Paralegal honor society Lambda Epsilon Chi begins at KCC

Beginning this semester, students in Kellogg Community College’s Paralegal Program will have the opportunity to apply to join Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX), a national academic honor society for paralegal students.

To become a member of LEX at KCC, a student must be enrolled in the College’s Paralegal Program, have a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and have two-thirds of their paralegal degree or certificate program requirements completed.

Susan McCabe, coordinator of the Paralegal Program at KCC and advisor to the College’s LEX chapter, said eight students have applied and qualified for membership this semester.

“It’s a national honor society that recognizes excellence and achievement in their paralegal studies,” McCabe said of LEX. “What I always tell my students is that lawyers are the world’s biggest overachievers, so when they’re hiring paralegals what are they looking for? Overachievers.”

This semester’s members will be inducted during a ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the auditorium of the Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center on KCC’s North Avenue campus.

Among them will be Caity Benham, president of LEX at KCC and a student who was key to bringing the organization to campus. Benham said membership in LEX will offer opportunities to network with others in the legal community and will look good on a resume.

“It’s a great way to signify that you’ve gone above and beyond, that you’re willing to do everything that it takes to succeed,” Benham said.

The LEX induction ceremony also will include a keynote address from U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan Patrick Miles, Jr.

For more information about Lambda Epsilon Chi of Kellogg Community College or about the College’s Paralegal Program, contact Paralegal Program Coordinator Susan McCabe at 269-965-3931 ext. 2520 or at

Pictured above are Caity Benham, president of LEX, on the left, and Susan McCabe, coordinator of the Paralegal Program at KCC and advisor to the College’s LEX chapter, on the right.