Membership Terms and Conditions
For the purpose of membership status, regardless of the applicant's job title, a "Paralegal" shall be considered anyone qualified through education, training or work experience to perform substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts and is customarily but not exclusively performed by a lawyer. This person may be retained or employed by a lawyer, law office, governmental agency, corporation or entity, or may be authorized by administrative, statutory or court authority to perform this work.
Substantive legal work shall mean work requiring recognition, evaluation, organization, analysis and communication of relevant facts and legal concepts.
Membership qualifications shall not exclude or discriminate because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or physical handicaps. However, any person who is incarcerated at the time of application, who has been disbarred from the practice of law, or who has been convicted of a felony is not eligible for membership.
Please review the following terms and conditions for membership in the Vermont Paralegal Organization: