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PACO Membership

PACO is always on the lookout for new paralegal members interested in promoting and supporting our chosen profession. One of the ways paralegals can accomplish this is by membership in the only professional association in central Ohio solely devoted to serving the needs and interests of paralegals.

Members of PACO automatically become members of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) and have the option to join the Columbus Bar Association (CBA) as an associate member.

PACO Membership Announcement

Beginning February 1, 2021 the Paralegal Association of Central Ohio (PACO) will be returning to a 2-in-1 membership. This means that your PACO membership will include membership to PACO and the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA), and Columbus Bar Association (CBA) Associate Membership will be an optional add-on, details will be posted on the PACO website under membership information.

Members who currently have an Associate Membership with the CBA, that membership will remain intact until their membership renewal, at which time the member would renew their PACO membership and CBA Associate membership separately.  Benefits of the CBA Associate Membership include free legal research from Fastcase, discounted CLE’s, complimentary membership to over 35 substantive law committees, access to the CBA’s new Learning Library, and many local discounts on a variety of services to learn more about CBA Benefits, click here.

With the recent membership vote to add membership categories, the PACO Executive Board has approved the following PACO membership costs beginning on February 1, 2021 for new and renewal of memberships on or after this date:

·$80 Paralegal Member or Paralegal Associate Member

·$50 Paralegal Student Member

·$50 Paralegal Military-Veteran Member

·$50 Paralegal Retiree Member

·$50 Paralegal Member-Out of Region

PACO and the CBA have enjoyed many years of collaboration, and the PACO Executive Board would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to the Columbus Bar Association for all of their assistance over the years. We look forward to continued collaboration and partnership with program planning with the CBA in the future!


Membership Benefits

  • Paralegal continuing education seminars
  • Free subscription to the National Paralegal Reporter, a publication of the NFPA
  • Networking opportunities and social events
  • Job placement services
  • Presentations by distinguished speakers on topics of interest to paralegals
  • Public relations outreach activities
  • Leadership opportunities to serve as an Executive Board member, Representative or Committee Chair

Membership Categories

  • Paralegal Membership 
  • Paralegal Associate Membership
  • Paralegal Student Membership
  • Paralegal Military-Veteran Membership
  • Paralegal Retiree Membership
  • Sustaining Membership 

Columbus Bar Association Associate Membership

All PACO members are extended the opportunity to join the Columbus Bar Association (CBA) as an Associate Member.  Benefits of the CBA Associate Membership include free legal research from Fastcase, discounted CLE’s, complimentary membership to over 35 substantive law committees, access to the CBA’s new Learning Library, and many local discounts on a variety of services.  To learn more about CBA Benefits, click here.

For CBA Associate Membership information click here.  If you have any questions about the CBA Associate Membership, contact Donna Sweet at 614-340-2062 or email at donna@cbalaw.org.

 PACO Membership Information

For additional information or inquiries, please contact PACO’s Vice President and Membership Coordinator at membership@pacoparalegals.org or go to the JOIN PACO tab to become a member!

Questions about PACO? : info@pacoparalegals.org

Mailing Address :
P.O. Box 1582
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1582

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