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Associate Members. (0 to 2 yrs. with KPA).  To be eligible to become a Associate Member, and to maintain active membership in the Association, an applicant must pay the dues (see application) and must be an active Prosecutor (as defined below in this Section).  “Prosecutor” shall refer to any licensed attorney employed by local, state, or federal government to represent the government in a criminal case, including, but not limited to, City Attorney/Prosecutor, District Attorney, State Attorney, U.S. Attorney, Attorney General, Solicitor General, or special prosecutor, whether such special prosecutor is assigned to prosecute or merely investigate a matter regarding a government official who is involved directly or indirectly in an alleged criminal activity.  Government attorneys prosecuting regulatory offenses, members of a state bar, and civil enforcement actions are also designated as “Prosecutors.”

Regular Members. (3 years and more with KPA).  To be eligible to become a Regular Member, and to maintain active membership in the Association, an applicant must pay the dues (see application) and must be an active Prosecutor (as defined below in this Section).  “Prosecutor” shall refer to any licensed attorney employed by local, state, or federal government to represent the government in a criminal case, including, but not limited to, City Attorney/Prosecutor, District Attorney, State Attorney, U.S. Attorney, Attorney General, Solicitor General, or special prosecutor, whether such special prosecutor is assigned to prosecute or merely investigate a matter regarding a government official who is involved directly or indirectly in an alleged criminal activity.  Government attorneys prosecuting regulatory offenses, members of a state bar, and civil enforcement actions are also designated as “Prosecutors.”

Honorary Members Prosecutors who are either elected or appointed official prosecutor of a prosecuting office or no longer active prosecutors may be elected to honorary membership by vote of the Board of Directors provided that such Prosecutors have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to advancing the goals of the Association.  Honorary Members shall not pay any dues, shall not have the right to vote, shall not be eligible to be officers of the Association, and shall not be eligible for any membership insurance program, but shall have all other rights of membership in the Association.

Volunteer Members.  Any individual who (i) is attending law school or is a graduate of a law school, and (ii) volunteers his or her services to any local, state, or federal Prosecutor’s office as a legal intern, law clerk, volunteer attorney, or similar position or is a paid intern or law clerk, is eligible to be a Volunteer Member.   Any individual initially admitted to the Association as a Volunteer Member shall automatically cease to be a Volunteer Member upon becoming employed as a Prosecutor.  Volunteer Members shall not pay any dues, shall not have the right to vote, shall not be eligible to be officers of the Association, and shall not be eligible for any membership insurance programs, but shall have all other rights of membership in the Association.

Admission to Membership.  Any person desiring to become a Member shall file with the Association a written application for membership in such form as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors.  Upon presentation of an application for membership, the applicant shall pay the full amount of the annual dues payable.  The provisions of the immediately preceding sentence do not apply to Honorary Members or Volunteer Members.

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