How do I join?

Process

The application form is the same for both accredited paralegals and trainee accredited paralegals and can be downloaded and emailed to accreditedparalegals@lawscot.org.uk.

The application process is a two part process. Part one is submission of your application form and part two is submission of your provision of evidence form.

Once you have submitted your application form you will be allocated an online account and sent an email with your username and password.  You will use these login details to log onto the members section of our website where you will be able to download the provision of evidence form for completion of part 2 of the application process. You can also view your personal details, upload trainee quarterly reviews if you are a trainee accredited paralegal and submit CPD.  

You will receive emails throughout your application process advising you of the stage you are presently at and throughout the process you can contact the accredited paralegal account manager with any questions you have.   

Once your application has been approved you will receive an invoice for the membership fee due. Upon payment of this you will receive a certificate from the Society.   A copy of this certificate should be passed to your current employer for their records. 

Practice year

The practice year for accredited paralegals runs from 1st February to 31st January and you can join at any time. 

Joining fee

The joining fee is  £110 per annum and is payable when your application has been approved by the Accredited Paralegal Committee.

This fee can be paid by cheque/electronic transfer or credit card