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Welcome Future DCPA Members!
Please review our membership levels in the table below. Application methods are listed below the table.

 Type  Prerequisites

Voting Membership


  • am a resident of Denton County, Texas, or
  • am currently employed in Denton County, Texas and
  • have valid proof of completion of a full course of studies prescribed for training as a paralegal or legal assistant at an institutionally accredited college, university or other post-secondary school; or
  • have been previously employed as a paralegal or legal assistant for a minimum of three consecutive years; or
  • have been employed as a paralegal or legal assistant for six months immediately preceding application for membership
  • work under the ultimate supervision of a duly licensed attorney at all times, and I qualify as a member
NOTE: If applying online for or renewing an Voting membership, you will need to fill out the Supervising Attorney Verification form to complete your registration. Your membership will not be complete until the Supervising Attorney Verification form is received.  Please download Voting Member Supervising Attorney Verification and email it to dentoncopa@gmail.com

Associate Membership
  • have valid proof of completion of a full course of studies prescribed for training as a paralegal or legal assistant at an institutionally accredited college, university or other post-secondary school; or
  • have been previously employed as a paralegal or legal assistant for a minimum of three consecutive years; or
  • am currently enrolled and actively participating in a post secondary Paralegal Education Program; or
  • meet the requirements of voting membership but choose to be listed as an associate member; and
  • am not a resident of Denton County, Texas; or
  • am not currently employed in Denton County, Texas

Professional Colleague Member
  • am currently employed in the legal community, but am not employed as a paralegal or legal assistant and do not meet the requirements for Voting membership; and
  • am interested in participating in the DCPA as a business colleague member and pledge to provide support for the Association, its members and the paralegal profession

Business Membership
  • I pledge to provide support for DCPA, its members, and the paralegal profession

Emeritus Membership
  • am a current Voting member of the Association; and
  • am no longer employed as a paralegal and who has retired from the profession; or                                                                                                            
  • moved out of state; or
  • taken a leave of absence; or
  • begun work in another profession                                                                                                             
Student Membership
  • am currently enrolled in an accredited Texas paralegal program leading to a degree or certificate of completion                                                                                                  


To Apply by Mail: Please click on the appropriate membership title from the table above to download the application. Please print and mail a completed member application to:

Denton County Paralegal Association
P.O. BOX 2641
Denton, TX 76202

To Apply Online: Please select the appropriate membership level below and click Next to get started! You will have the option of paying online at the end of the application process. If you would rather pay by check, please mail your check to the address above and you membership will be activated upon review and approval.
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