Membership in the IPMA is available to all managers and supervisors of personnel in law firms, corporate legal departments, and government, judicial, and legal agencies. Membership is also available to those individuals who serve as paralegal, law clerk, or other legal educators and to providers of services and products of interest to managers and supervisors of legal personnel.
Check out the list of membership qualifications.
New Member Discounts
The IPMA reserves the right to request a job description, if it is deemed necessary, to process an application and/or determine the correct membership category.
All IPMA dues, including discounted dues, are based on a calendar year ending December 31. Click here to read the IPMA's refund policy. Please contact IPMA Headquarters if you need a Membership Application in PDF Format.
For those who manage or supervise personnel within a legal environment.
$220 USD Non-Profit Rate
Up to 10 Regular Members from the same organization can now join for a flat rate of $1,980. After the first 10 Regular Members, each additional Regular Member can join at a discounted rate of 50% off Regular membership rates, PLUS an unlimited number of Affiliate or Associate Members can join at no charge. The Enterprise membership will apply to organizations with international offices as well.
ENTERPRISE MEMBER RATE: $1,980
Email headquarters to setup an Enterprise Membership.
For non-managerial paralegals, law clerks, attorneys or administrators.
Associate Members are not entitled to vote or run for elective or appointed office.
Subject to the provisions of the IPMA's Policies & Procedures Manual and with the approval of the Board, Associate Members may hold a Committee Chair, Task Force Chair, or Chapter Chair position and shall have all rights and privileges prescribed by the Association's policies and procedures.
Consultants, service providers, and employees of service providers may not become Associate Members of the Association, even if they meet the criteria for this class of membership.
2021 DUES: $340 USD
For aspiring managers and supervisors in the legal field.
Affiliate Members shall have access to specified IPMA resources. They shall be able to access all information on the Association website, be able to attend Affinity Group calls and webinars, and be eligible for membership discounts for Managerial Skills, the Annual IPMA Conference and Expo, or similar Association educational activities. Affiliate Members shall not be eligible to attend Chapter or Committee meetings without prior approval of the Chapter or Committee Chair and any Regular Member from the same organization who regularly attends that meeting. However, Chapters may invite Affiliate Members to social and/or community service activities or any local educational activities from which they would benefit. Learn more about this membership here.
2021 DUES: $165 USD
Apply Online - Affiliate Membership
For educators of paralegals, law clerks and similar positions.
2021 DUES: $225 USD
Emeritus membership in the Association shall be open to former Regular member who do not meet the requirements of any other membership category.
2021 DUES: $50 USD
MEMBERS: REFER A NEW COLLEAGUE AND THE NEW MEMBER GETS 50% OFF!
For 2021, the IPMA will again offer its "Membership Referral" campaign as a simple and fun way to increase the ranks of the IPMA. New first-time members (or those who haven't been members in at least three years) qualify for a special introductory dues rate of 50% off in 2021 when referred by a current member! To take advantage of this special offer, use the appropriate promotional code in the new member application process.
HALFOFF-NR (Non-profit Regular)
Please keep in mind that promocodes only work for individual memberships and only work on 2021 membership dues. If you use the wrong promocode, you will be invoiced for the difference.
Non-Business Partner Members who recruit new members will be entered in a drawing to receive a $100 Visa Gift Card. Your chances of winning increase with each new member you recruit.
Get started today! The deadline to be entered in the drawing is October 1, 2021. See Recruiting Tools for lists of prospective members.