To become a member of ICAP, identify your membership class, complete and mail in the membership application and dues. There are four classes of membership. The qualifications for each class shall be as follows:
Regular Member: $65 Annually.
A regular member is a paralegal (1) who is a graduate of a paralegal training certificate program or who is in-house trained with a minimum six months of paralegal experience under the supervision of a licensed attorney and (2) who is currently employed as a paralegal under the supervision of a licensed attorney or who is employed as a paralegal in a corporate legal department or other similar department. Only Regular Members of ICAP have the right to vote and each Regular Member shall be entitled to cast only one (1) vote.
Associate Member: $65 annually. Non-voting.
An Associate Member (1) is a paralegal qualified to be a Regular Member but who is unemployed, or (2) is a person who is in-house trained as a paralegal with less than six months of experience under the supervision of a licensed attorney and has not met the qualifications under Business & Professions Code Section 6450
- Student Member: $45 annually. Non-voting
A student member is a student currently enrolled in a paralegal certificate program.
Sustaining Member: $65 annually. Non-voting.
A sustaining Member is any person, law firm, corporation, institution or entity interested in supporting the goals of ICAP.
(Sustaining) Paralegal School Member: $65 annually. Non-voting.
As a sustaining member of ICAP, the paralegal college/institution/program receives emails that include jobs and internships available in the Inland Empire, affordable MCLE meetings hosted by ICAP, and ICAPtions. Please note an ICAP student membership is $40.00
ICAP is a California nonprofit mutual benefit corporation which was founded in 1985 to promote the paralegal profession in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.
Whether you are a working paralegal, student in paralegal studies or one who wishes to support the paralegal profession; your membership in ICAP is valuable to you, ICAP and the paralegal profession. On a personal level, it offers an avenue for networking, continuing education, and personal professional growth. On a larger scale, it contributes to the development, growth, and strengthening of the paralegal profession as a whole.
Some of the benefits of ICAP membership are:
A quarterly newsletter which keeps you up-to-date on important legal announcements and changes, continuing education programs, employment opportunities, and the happenings of your association.
Monthly Membership Meetings
A forum for exchange of valuable information via interaction with other paralegals and presentations by scheduled speakers. Many of our monthly meetings offer MCLE Credits.
Rewards of participating in one or more of ICAP's committees, should you choose to do so.
Annual Salary Survey
Opportunity to participate in annual salary survey and receive results/report.
Opportunities to network with other paralegals via membership rosters and/or face-to-face encounters at meetings/events. This is often the best way to obtain employment leads.
Members Only Section Access
You get access to the members only section of the ICAP website which provides on-line newsletters, and current and past annual salary surveys, and access to the Job Board which provides current employment opportunities.