Frequently Asked Questions

 

We’ve provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about LSI below. Please feel free to contact us if your question isn’t here.

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How much does it cost to join?
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Each local association has a set dues structure. Generally, the dues are no more than $60 per year.

 

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What is the difference between joining a local association and being a Member-at-Large?
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Legal professionals may join LSI as a Member-at-Large if a local association is not within a reasonable distance. Both Members-at-Large and members of local associations are eligible for all LSI benefits. Local association members have the added value of attending educational meetings and networking with other legal professionals in their area.

 

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What is the California Certified Legal Secretary (CCLS)?
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The CCLS is a certification program sponsored by LSI. To attain certification, a rigorous 8-hour exam must be passed, and to keep certification active, CCLSs must accrue continuing education hours every three years.

 

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What educational opportunities are available?
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LSI offers multiple educational opportunities via both live and online programs. The Legal Secretarial Training Chair offers online educational programs, the CCLS Chair offers online study groups, and the Legal Specialization Sections offer online seminars. In addition, the Continuing Education Council, CCLS Chair, and Legal Specialization Sections offer seminars at each of LSI’s quarterly conferences.