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Institute of Paralegals

Supporting paralegals nationally and internationally

CLT are pleased to recommend the Institute of Paralegals (IoP) to all students in England and Wales.

This is the oldest not-for-profit, incorporated professional body for paralegals in the UK.

Membership benefits include:

  • Complimentary webinars
  • Discounts on goods and services
  • Io Professional Designation
  • Annual Hallmarked Membership Certificate
  • Free daily e-news legal updates from Lexology
  • Free monthly paralegal publication in collaboration with the New Law Journal
  • Access to the IoP paralegal forum
  • Eligibility to become a registered and or regulated member of the Professional Paralegal Register
  • Free affiliate membership to the New York City Paralegal Association
  • Discounted membership with the Royal Over-Seas League
  • Confirmed right to countersign passports

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There are advantages for employers too:

  • Risk reduction through increased paralegal professionalism
  • Enhanced professional qualifications allows higher charge-out rates
  • Aids creation of a standardised core skills set in your work force
  • Helps attract, retain and motivate fee-earners
  • Guidance on paralegal professional development
  • Qualified support teams bolsters your reputation with clients

Membership grades

Membership of the IoP provides professional recognition of expertise with a designation and a multitude of membership benefits.

Members can join at the following levels:

  • Affiliate member
  • Associate Paralegal (A.Inst.Pa)
  • Qualified Paralegal (Q.Inst.Pa)
  • Fellow of the IoP (F.Inst.Pa.)

For more information visit or call +44 (0)20 3034 1487 or email

Don't take our word for it...

Make sure you have a CLT answer when a prospective client or employer asks what legal qualifications you have.

David Holland, CEO, Institute of Paralegals

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