Please complete the membership application MALA Membership Application 2018.pdf and submit it with your check for $30.00 made payable to the Montana Association of Legal Assistants, or apply online and pay only $26.00 and email the Attestation Information.pdf and appropriate documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org and mail the check to the following address. We look forward to hearing from you.
MALA Vice President/Membership Chair P.O. Box 9016 Missoula, MT 59807-9016
Why Join MALA?
Membership in our Association is based on requirements approved by Association members. There are three membership categories which includes Active Membership, Student Membership and Associate Membership. Only Active Members may vote and hold office in the Association.
Active Member (VOTING): This membership comes with full voting rights. Active membership is open to any individual who meets at least one of the following requirements (please check one):
Student Member (NON-VOTING):
Student membership is open to any individual who is a full-time or part-time student in good standing in any college, junior college, community college, or other school pursuing a course of study as a paralegal. A student that has graduated from the above outlined paralegal educational programs may retain their membership status as a student member for one year after the date of their graduation or until such time as they qualify as an Active member. This classification of membership has no voting rights and those members of this classification cannot serve as an officer, director, committee chairperson, or member of the Executive Committee.
Associate Member (NON-VOTING):
Associate membership is open to any individual new to the paralegal industry who do not qualify for membership under MALA’s Active or Student membership types listed above, or those individuals who are members of the Bar Associations endorsing the paralegal concept or involved in the promotion of the paralegal profession; those individuals who are members of the educational field endorsing the paralegal concept or involved in the promotion of the paralegal profession; and those persons involved in the supervision of paralegals and not actively working as a paralegal. This classification of membership has no voting rights and those members of this classification cannot serve as an officer, director, committee chairperson, or member of the Executive Committee. This classification of membership may be a member of any committee, except Executive committee, and may have a vote on the committee, but cannot serve as the committee Chairperson. Once the Associate Member has acquired more experience and/or education, the Associate Member may be converted to an Active MALA membership type with all the rights of an active MALA membership.