Membership

The Center for International Legal Studies (CILS) as the paradiGM Community’s administrating body advises on the following Terms of Membership:

1. Eligibility

Eligible for membership in the paradiGM Community are:

  • Immigration professional (consultants, global immigration coordinators, lawyers, migration agents);
  • Global mobility supplier/ relocation professional;
  • Tax professional;
  • In-house/Corporate professional;
  • Other professional;
  • University student; 
  • Employee of a non profit organisation (NPO) or non government organisation (NGO);
  • Junior Professional (5 years or less post qualification experience);
  • Professional services staff (paralegals, administrative staff)

who work in the global mobility sector and share a passion for our mission of connecting with other global mobility practitioners in genuine, meaningful ways that helps us to grow and thrive professionally while giving back to diverse communities and having a bit of fun along the way.

Membership in other professional affiliations, groups or networks does not per se preclude membership in the paradiGM Community.

2. Membership Benefits

3. Cost

The regular membership fee is €200 p.a. and the discounted membership fee is €100 p.a.

The discounted membership fee is available to:

  • Professional from a Medium or Low HDI country (<0.700 HDI Value) country;
  • University/law student;
  • Employee of a non profit organisation (NPO) or non government organisation (NGO);
  • Junior professional (within the first five years of professional work);
  • Professional services staff (paralegal, administrative staff).

4. Renewal

The membership renews automatically on the anniversary of approval of membership. If a valid credit card is on file at the time of renewal, the membership fee will be charged automatically and a receipt sent to the renewing member for their book keeping. Automatic renewals keep staff cost at a minimum and allow for keeping registration fees low while still being able to donate 10% of the proceeds.

5. Cancellation

A paradiGM Community Member or CILS may terminate membership on written notice given 30 days before the end of each subscription period, ie, 30 days before the anniversary of approval of membership.

6. Amendments

Recepients of discounted memberships must advise CILS of any change of location (e.g. especially when moving from a medium/low HDI country to a high/very high HDI country) or status (e.g. graduating from junior professional to lawyer).

7. Giving Back

As part of its commitment to giving back, paradiGM will donate 10% of its membership proceeds to a charity that supports refugees, immigrants or other vulnerable populations. Members will have a say in choosing the charity.

8. Financial Transparency

In keeping with our commitment to transparency with our members, membership revenues will be used in the following ways: to make the aforementioned donation to charity, and to compensate CILS for their time in administering the community and to cover operational expenses (i.e. website, technology platforms). 

Any amounts beyond what is needed for these areas will be used in a manner consistent with the mission of paradiGM to connect global mobility practitioners in a way that helps them to develop and thrive professionally while giving back to diverse communities and connecting with one another in genuine, meaningful ways.  Members of the paradiGM Leadership Team and mini-teams are volunteers and will not be compensated for their time.