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The purpose of OCPA is to:

  • Increase the paralegal's knowledge and expertise by promoting and encouraging formal education, training, experience and continuing education
  • Provide a local voice for paralegals
  • Monitor developments in the paralegal profession
  • Encourage and promote the role of paralegals as a vital part of the legal team in furnishing more efficient legal service
  • Provide a network of support, communication and education for its members
  • Seek a more cohesive and active relationship between paralegals and attorneys as members of the legal profession

OCPA membership runs on an annual basis from January 1st to December 31st. OCPA does not offer a pro-rated membership fee based on when you join OCPA or renew from the previous year. As a courtesy, members who join after September 1st are automatically renewed for the following year. 

Effective January 1, 2016, OCPA no longer accepts checks or cash as a form of payment for membership or event registration.  Please log in to your OCPA account to submit electronic payment via credit card, debit card or PayPal.

As part of your membership will be required to accept OCPA's Photo/Image Release. Click HERE  for more information.

Please note that membership is not open to Legal Document Assistants. Legal Documents Assistants, please visit ALDAP.

ALL MEMBERS HEREBY CERTIFY THAT:

  • IF EMPLOYED AS A PARALEGAL, I WORK UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A LICENSED ATTORNEY
  • I DO NOT OFFER LEGAL SERVICES DIRECTLY TO THE PUBLIC, WHICH IS IN VIOLATION OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE 6125 AND 6126(a)
  • I UNDERSTAND THAT OCPA IS AN ASSOCIATION OF PARALEGALS, WHICH DOES NOT RECOGNIZE LEGAL TECHNICIANS, FORM PREPARERS, LEGAL DOCUMENT PREPARERS OR COMMUNITY ADVOCATES AS MEMBERS OF THE PARALEGAL PROFESSION
  • I UNDERSTAND THAT OCPA IS AFFILIATED WITH NALA AND AS SUCH I AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE NALA CODE WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED HERE

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