Application for membership is open to all paralegals/legal assistants/students at a standard fee of R100.00 per person. The application forms can be downloaded here. Please use your ID number as reference for any payments to SAPA.

Levels of Membership:

Student Members: All individuals currently enrolled in an accredited paralegal program/ university at the time of application for membership. The Membership Fee is R200.00 per year.

Affiliate Members: All individuals doing legal work for and on behalf of clients, whether employed full time, part time, independent, or freelance, with 0-5 years’ experience. The Membership Fee is R200.00 per year. This also includes independent labour consultants, union organizers (negotiates employer/ee contracts), legal advisors or compliance officers.

Associate Members: Any employed paralegal/legal assistant, regardless of their job title, having a significant number of duties and responsibilities normally associated with a paralegal position and with 5 years’ experience. The Membership Fee is R200.00 per year. This also includes independent labour consultants, union organizers who negotiate employer/ee contracts, legal advisors or compliance officers.

Bank Details


The South African Paralegal Association

Business Transaction Account

Account No.: 070636672

Bank: Standard Bank of SA Ltd

Branch code: 051001
For any enquiries regarding membership, please contact Quinton D’Oliveira (Chairman) at q.doliveira@saparalegal.co.za.