We invite you to join the Marin County Legal Professionals Association (MCLPA). Applicants must have been continuously employed in Marin County for six months or elsewhere for a continuous period of one year. Associate and Student memberships are available for those not meeting active membership requirements. Annual dues (including LPI per capita tax) for active membership are $65 for membership beginning May 1st. Our fiscal year is from May 1 to April 30, and dues for members joining after November 1 of the fiscal year are pro-rated to $52.50. Associate and Student memberships are $12.50 per year, pro-rated to $6.25 after November 1. If Associates or Students desire LPI membership, an additional $40 per capita tax is collected. Members at Large membership dues are $60 per year, payable directly to LPI (see link above).
Membership in MCLPA provides many benefits to you, including the following:
- MEMBERSHIP in Legal Professionals, Incorporated
- Bi-Monthly EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS
- NETWORKING with legal assistants and other professionals working in law
- PUBLICATIONS that keep you up-to-date about the law, court information and other news affecting the legal profession including:
- Quarterly magazine – The Legal Professional
- Legal Professional’s Handbook at members’ price
- Law Office Procedures Manual at members’ price
- Legal Secretary’s Reference Guide at members’ price
- EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS with CLE
- Opportunity to participate in many webinars offered by LPI
- AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
- MEMBERS ONLY ACCESS to LPI and MCLPA websites
- HEALTH-CARE & FINANCIAL RELATED BENEFITS including:
- Individual and Family Medical Insurance
- Financial Planning
- Long Term Care Insurance and Planning
- Life Insurance
- Disability Insurance
- 401(k) Plans and Mutual Funds
- Dental Plans
- Homeowner’s Insurance
- Automobile Insurance
- Retirement Investment/Estate Planning
- MISCELLANEOUS BENEFITS
- Credit Union Membership
- Working Advantage
- Hertz Corporation
We believe you will agree that no matter where you work, membership in the Marin County Legal Professionals Association will be of great benefit to you. We look forward to including you as one of our members and a participant in the Marin County legal community.
Continuing Legal Education covers the gamut when it comes to procedural and training topics. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional, these live seminars and webinars offer something for everyone. Subjects include civil litigation, probate and estate planning, criminal law, family law, federal law, law office administration, calendaring, ethics, and more. All Continuing Legal Education live webinars and seminars are FREE for LPI members.
Legal Technology Training classes meet California’s requirement for attorneys and law office staff to be technically competent. Classes include training in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel), Adobe Acrobat, Best Authority, Electronically Stored Information (ESI), tips and tricks, and more.
LPI University offers multi-week training courses such as Trial Preparation, Advanced Discovery, Beginning Legal Secretarial Training, Intermediate Legal Professional Training, etc. We categorize our multi-week study courses under the name “LPI University,” as each course uses a textbook, requires the submission of homework, taking quizzes, and completing a final examination. Some courses are administered in real-time, via Zoom; others are offered in an online, study-at-your-own-pace platform. Students who successfully pass the course are provided with a certificate of completion. Courses are offered at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. The courses are challenging and fast-paced. It is recommended that you try to devote at least 4-5 hours each week outside of class for studying, reading, and completion of assignments/quizzes. Our goal is to make sure that at the end of the course, you have an expanded understanding of court practices, legal procedures, and have built upon the skills and training you already possess.
LPI is a California State Bar-approved MCLE provider, and the majority of Its seminars and webinars qualify for both MCLE and CCLS credit.
Member at Large
You may join LPI by becoming a Member-at-Large. As a Member-at-Large, you will be eligible for the majority of benefits of membership, and are eligible to attend local association meetings and events throughout California. Complete the application and process your payment online, or mail the completed application and your check made payable to LPI for $60 to LPI’s Corporate Office. Please note that the fiscal year is May 1 through April 30. LPI does not pro rate annual dues. Approval process may take 7-10 days.