Application & Agreement

Paralegal Association of Rochester, Inc.'s ("PAR") membership qualifications shall not exclude or discriminate because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical handicaps, or sexual orientation. However, any person who is incarcerated at the time of application or who has been disbarred from the practice of law is not eligible for membership.

PAR collects non-public personal information from its members on its membership application, such as name, address, telephone number, email address, and employer. The PAR Website contains member information. By becoming a PAR member, you agree to have this information available to other PAR members. This information is required in order to provide members with PAR and NFPA benefits and information.  Except for these purposes, PAR does not disclose non-public personal information collected from its members to any third party other than the NFPA, without the prior consent of the members.

By submitting an application:

  1. I attest that the information provided herein is true to the best of my knowledge;
  2. I attest that I am not incarcerated at the time of application;
  3. I attest that I have not been disbarred from the practice of law;
  4. I agree not to abuse the personal information of PAR members by exposing them to spam, unprofessional emails, etc.;
  5. I agree not to disclose any PAR member’s information to any outside parties; and 
  6. I hereby agree to abide by the New York Lawyer’s Code of Professional Responsibility, the NFPA Code of Ethics, the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy of this website, and any other code adopted by the Association. 

**FOR NEW MEMBERSHIPs:  Please do not make a payment until an invoice is generated and your application is reviewed and approved.**

ANNUAL RENEWALS:  If you are already a member, please choose "edit your profile" below and click on the "renew" button.  You can follow the prompts and pay online.  Alternative, you can open the renewal application with the link below, complete and mail payment.  Thank you.

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    If you would prefer to fill out a paper application, please use this New Membership Application or Renewal Form.

    This completed application form may be emailed as an attachment to or mailed to Paralegal Association of Rochester, PO Box 20106, Rochester, NY 14602.

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    Review & Approval Process

    The information contained in this application is subject to review by the Membership Commitee of the Paralegal Association of Rochester, Inc., (PAR) and may be disseminated to PAR's Board of Directors.

    Within a few days of your application submission, you will receive an email (at the email address you provide) stating we have received your application and it is being reviewed.


    PAR is a member association of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. ("NFPA"). By virtue of your joining this association you are a member of NFPA. NFPA is the largest and oldest national paralegal association in the USA, representing over 21,000 paralegals. NFPA provides an effective means of communicating issues of national importance and serves as a unified voice in the development of the profession. By belonging to PAR a portion of your dues is sent to NFPA for your membership in NFPA, of which $4.00 pays for your National Paralegal Reporter subscription.

    Also, PAR is a member association of the Empire State Alliance of Paralegal Associations, Inc. ("ESAPA").  The statewide alliance arose from the need to strengthen the paralegal profession in NYS through networking.  


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    Credit card payments are available.  **FOR NEW MEMBERSHIPs:  Please do not make a payment until an invoice is generated and your application is reviewed and approved.**

    Checks and Money Orders 
    Payable To:

    Paralegal Association of Rochester, Inc. or PAR
    PO Box 20106
    Rochester, NY 14602

    Returned Checks
    Checks returned to the Treasurer for non-sufficient funds, or any other reason, will be returned to the issuer for reimbursement of the face value of the check plus any fees incurred by PAR from its financial institution. A copy of the original check and a copy of the letter received from our bank will be sent to the issuer along with a cover letter signed by the Treasurer requesting reimbursement within 30 calendar days or membership will be revoked. The Membership Committee will be sent a copy of the letter.

    It is the issuer's responsibility to inform PAR of any bank and/or account changes if their check is still showing to be outstanding. 

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