Member Requirements

All applicants for membership in the National Association of Legal Investigators must complete this application and meet all requirements. LEGAL INVESTIGATION is defined in our bylaws as conducting litigation support investigative services to attorneys in the private practice of law in the common law courts and in the courts of equity and who are employed by law firms engaged in the private practice of law, a public defender’s office, and/or privately-owned investigation firms.

MEMBERSHIP CLASSES AND REQUIREMENTS:

Active Member $175
Membership in this association shall be open to all legal investigators of professional competence and integrity who provide litigation support investigative services to attorneys in the private practice of law in the common law courts and in the courts of equity and who are employed by law firms engaged in the private practice of law, a public defender’s office, and/or privately-owned investigation firms. To qualify for active membership, an applicant must have a minimum of twenty-four (24) months (or 4000 hours) of documented full-time employment in these fields. Two (2) letters of recommendation (LOR’s) are required from attorneys
who employ you to provide Legal Investigation if you are an independent investigator; one (1) LOR is required if you are a staff investigator for a law firm or a public defender’s office.

Additional Agency/Firm Member $100- Active or Associate (chose one)
An active member in good standing may propose up to four (4) additional qualified investigators who are employed by that member for active or associate membership in the association at a reduced rate. A letter of recommendation (LOR) from the sponsoring member verifying you conduct legal investigation is required.

Professional Affiliate $175
Professional affiliate members are licensed attorneys or individuals who are qualified as experts in their field, hold at least a Bachelor’s degree and practice as expert witnesses. Professional affiliates enjoy all Association benefits except the ability to vote or hold office. Please provide verification of BAR licensing and/or qualifications of an expert witness.

Associate Member $175
Associate membership is open to investigators of professional competence and integrity who provide litigation support for attorneys, and who are employed by law firms, corporations, governmental entities and/or privately-owned investigative firms, but do not otherwise qualify for Active Membership. Associate members enjoy all Association benefits except the ability to vote or hold office. NOTE: Associate Membership may be converted to Active Membership when the Member attains qualified status. Please provide one (1) letter of reference from your employer to verify you conduct Legal Investigation.

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