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As Missourians know, this is the Show-Me State indicating our devotion to common sense – an excellent trait for any paralegal. In 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor estimated Missouri to have over 4,600 paralegals and legal assistants working in the state.
The profession is also considered to have a much faster-than-average employment growth with an expected twenty-eight percent (28%) increase in the next 10 years. Common sense would dictate that the Missouri Paralegal Association is beneficial for such a large, growing group of workers.
The Missouri Paralegal Association (MPA) is a professional organization established in 1987. We are an association committed to the preservation and continued growth of the paralegal profession and are an affiliate of The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA).
The purpose of the Missouri Paralegal Association is to serve paralegals and to advance the paralegal profession by:
As a paralegal belonging to the Missouri Paralegal Association, you have chosen to be a paralegal as your career, not just as a job.
For more information on how to become a member, click on the “Join MPA” tab of this website.
MPA hosts a seminar each year which offers extensive legal education and continuing legal education opportunities for our members.
MPA members have access to current job openings that are specifically targeted to paralegal professionals in Missouri.
Get involved! Involvement in MPA looks great on your resume and connects you to a strong network. Committee positions are available for budget, membership, programs, elections, public relations, etc. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Barb Walters at email@example.com for more information.
Check with your local bar association – many are offering CLEs now. SmartPros offers discounted CLE packages for members. Check the NFPA website for more information.
Selected photos © Rufus Harmon, 2015, used with permission.
Put yourself in contact with all members of MPA across the state.
As part of our ongoing effort to provide support and growth to the members and the MPA, we’ve started a new email list group where MPA members can come together to post about topics involving the legal community, questions you may have about how to better perform in your position, how changes in the legal community impact our careers, and general networking across the state for all MPA members. Members are welcome to post questions they have regarding their work, their careers, or the legal field, in general.
Do you work in a small office and sometimes feel like you are “on your own” with no one to turn to for questions or support? Want to keep up-to-date on latest technologies that impact your career? Need to find a local vendor in a city other than your home city? Need to keep abreast of the latest happenings with MPA? Have questions about state and local rules or efiling? Looking for help on how to draft certain motions or pleadings?
Join the MPA eGroup and you are instantly in touch with every MPA member – we currently have over 60 subscribed members. It’s a great place to find the support you may need that you might not have.
If you want to join, email me with “subscribe MPA eGroup” in your subject line and I will add you to the eGroup, OR, if you are a current MPA member, you can join the MPA eGroup by clicking the “JOIN” button below and follow directions.
April D. McCart