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LEX Paralegal Honor Society

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Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) is the national honor society founded by the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE). There are 149 Chapters throughout the United States and thousands of paralegal student inductees who have been honored for their outstanding academic achievements.

Each year the host institutions select those students who meet high academic criteria and cite them for their accomplishments by inducting them into Lambda Epsilon Chi. These students are recognized through a formal ceremony and the awarding of a Certificate of Induction and a special pin. They are also entered into the permanent records of LEX.

II. PURPOSE

The purpose of LEX is to recognize persons who have demonstrated superior academic performance in an established program of paralegal/legal assistant studies offered at an Institutional, Associate or Affiliate Member of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE).

III. ELIGIBILITY OF INSTITUTION FOR CHAPTER OF LEX

In order to confer membership in LEX upon its students, an institution must comply with the provisions of the Charter and be an Institutional, Affiliate, or Associate Member of the American Association for Paralegal Education at the time it wishes to confer LEX membership upon any of its students.

IV. INDIVIDUAL CHAPTER OF LEX AT AN INSTITUTION

“The SCF Chapter of LEX, a National Honor Society in Paralegal/Legal Assistant Studies.”

V. ELIGIBILITY OF STUDENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN LEX

1) Membership in LEX is limited to students in good standing at the institution who are enrolled in a program of Paralegal or Legal Assistant Studies.

2) A student may not be eligible for induction into LEX unless the student, at the time of induction, has completed not less than two-thirds of the program requirements to complete such program as determined by the institution.

3) The student to be inducted must demonstrate “superior academic performance” which is evidenced by an overall grade point average of at least 3.25, plus a grade point average in their paralegal classes of at least 3.50, to qualify for membership in LEX.

A true and meaningful academic honor within the institution and a recognizable indication of superior academic achievement to members of the legal profession in the geographical area served by the institution.

SCF Chapter was begun in 1998, 15 years ago!  The SCF Chapter has inducted over 125 members.

Students of SCF's paralegal program who are interested in becoming members, can contact Suzanne Bechtol, the program manger at bechtos@scf.edu.

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