SDPA offers a variety of paralegal-oriented MCLE seminars each year. SDPA members are allowed to attend these seminars for free. As paralegals, we are responsible for keeping up with our continuing legal education pursuant to Business & Professions Code Section 6450. These seminars are a great way to fulfill your requirements while supporting your organization that supports you.
As SDPA members, you are eligible to participate in our highly enriching mentorship program. Mentees are matched based on practice area, interests, and location to an experienced Mentor to facilitate career development and educational growth. Mentees and Mentors meet once per month and are supported with quarterly check-ins and mixers by the School-Liaison and PR committee chairs. For more information, we encourage you to visit our Mentor page for details and to apply.
SDPA maintains a Job Bank Bulletin Board so prospective employers, including law firms, corporations, businesses, government offices, employment agencies are able to post current job opportunities. Members can log into the site to view and respond to these leads. Job openings are posted for a 30-day period of time unless otherwise requested by the employer. Please submit all potential listings to firstname.lastname@example.org or please submit the information here.
Periodically throughout the year, SDPA publishes an e-newsletter, Precedent§ for its membership. This full color newsletter is packed full of events, noteworthy articles, interviews among your peers, helpful tips and tricks, and much more. We encourage members to submit their ideas and articles to us at email@example.com.
SDPA believes in reaching out to our community and giving back, especially in the legal field. We regularly post court filing parties, legal clinics, beach clean-ups, and other volunteer events that enrich our profession. Please submit all potential listings to firstname.lastname@example.org
SDPA offers monthly and quarterly networking events for its members to mix and mingle with other paralegals, students, attorneys, and legal vendors to facilitate the strengthening of the legal community in San Diego. Join us for discounted entry to various mixers, social hours, hikes, fitness activities, and more as a member of SDPA.
As a SDPA member, you are automatically a member of CAPA as well. CAPA is the California Alliance of Paralegal Associations and it connects SDPA members to a wider network of paralegals. CAPA represents California paralegals at the state level in affecting policy change, connecting paralegals under a state-wide vision, and provides additional educational opportunities for its members. Added benefits of CAPA Affiliation include:
* Discount with AFLAC insurance
* Spreebird Daily Deals
* Office Max supply savings
* Paralegal Today magazine
* CEB 10% Discount
* 1-800 Flowers 15% Discount
* Working Advantage reduced rates
* United Insurance Partners discounted rates
* RECAP (Quarterly Newsletter)
* CAPA Resource Directory
* CAPA Paralegal Guidebook
* Affiliate Association newsletters throughout California
For more benefits, please see CAPA’s website or our webpages under the CAPA toolbar.
NALA is the National Association of Legal Assistants*Paralegals. Our NALA Liaison Committee connects SDPA members to this national association for a wider network and stronger paralegal community on a national level.
Added benefits of NALA Affiliation include:
* NALA Newsletter
* National MCLEs
ADDITIONAL SDPA MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
* Networking and select complimentary events
* Complimentary admission to special SDPA events (June Paralegal Day, Holiday Party, mixers, etc.)
* Complimentary monthly MCLEs, dinner, and membership meetings
* Discounts offered through our Sustaining Members
* Opportunity to enter/win the (1) Student Paralegal Scholarship and (1) Working Paralegal Scholarship
* 10% discount on Litigation By The Numbers®