About Membership

Group Legal Services Association (GLSA) provides the legal services plan community with education, support, collaboration and advocacy. GLSA members are committed to providing affordable access to legal services.

Joining GLSA

Joining GLSA is a simple process that requires a quick application and the submission of your membership dues. Your membership will connect you with professionals throughout the legal services plan industry.

GLSA Membership is available to:

  • Lawyers
  • Legal Plan Sponsors
  • Union Plan Trustees and/or Administrators
  • Marketers
  • Insurers/Brokers
  • Anyone interested in Access to Justice through legal plans

GLSA Membership Categories

GLSA has four membership categories, depending on your needs.

Professional Member - Professional membership is available for an annual fee of $100 and is open to lawyers who provide services to consumers through legal plan members or are interested in handling matters for legal plan members. Professional membership is also available to individuals working with legal plan sponsors, legal plan administrators and legal plan trustees. Complete this form to join us as a professional member.

ABA GP Solo Membership - This is a professional membership, but is discounted for joint members of the ABA's GPSolo Division and GLSA. Access the GPSolo membership application here.

Regular/Voting Members - Voting membership is available for an annual fee of $325 and affords you all the benefits of membership listed above plus full voting rights, eligibility to serve on the GLSA Board of Directors, and substantial conference fee discounts for additional attendees from their organization. Apply for regular membership here.

Emeritus Members – A new, non-voting category intended to retain the expertise and institutional memory of our most experienced members. There is no membership fee and there are discounts on conference attendance. The Emeritus category is available to members who meet the following criteria: they have been a member of API/GLSA for 15 continuous years or have served at least two terms on the Board of Directors or served as an officer (President, Treasurer or Secretary) AND are at least 70 years of age or are at least 60 years of age and fully retired or incapacitated so as to be unable to work. Emeritus members are encouraged to participate on committees, but are not able to serve on the Board of Directors. Apply for emeritus membership here.

Member Benefits

Our members have access to a wide variety of benefits including:

  • Business Development Opportunities
    • Access to the GLSA Universal Application Program
    • Ability to meet legal plan administrators at the GLSA Annual Conference
    • A customized listing on the searchable GLSA member database
    • Online membership renewal
    • Potential to grow your practice and referral base
  • Information
    • Bimonthly delivery of the GLSA Newsbriefs, the legal services plan industry newsletter
    • Premier access the Members Only portal which includes special news items, articles, practice management and technology resources
  • Access to the GLSA community
    • Mentoring Program - a one-to-one relationship with a veteran GLSA member
    • Access to specialized listserves available only to GLSA Members
    • Network with other members at the GLSA Annual Conference
  • Advocacy and Regulatory News
    • Regulation Reporter Service to track regulatory developments in each state jurisdiction. (subscription required)
  • Discounts
    • Recruit a new GLSA member and receive $25 per new member off your conference registration for that year.
    • 25% discount on all GLSA publications
    • Discounts with our affinity partners.
  • Affinity Benefits - Join Now and Start Saving
    • Office Depot
    • Ruby Receptionist
    • UPS
    • Avis and Budget Rental Cars
    • Lenovo Computers
    • TSYS Merchant Credit Account
    • Intercall Conference Calling Systems
    • Lorman Continuing Legal Education
    • Customizable Newsletters for your clients

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Many of our membership benefits are available thanks to the support of sponsorship for and volunteer work by LegalShield.  Consider coming to ELEVATE, their conference in San Diego, this July - after  attending GLSA's conference in Scottsdale this May!


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