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 spring 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The 2014 Annual MPA seminar will be held June 20, 2014, at the Country Club Hotel, Lake Ozark, Missouri.
Please save the date! Join MPA members in our hospitality room on Thursday evening, June 19, for snacks, beverages and networking. The day-long CLE will kick off Friday morning with registration and refreshments at 8 a.m. The Winter edition of the MPAlert! will describe the course offerings and offer more details of the seminar.
Selected photos © Rufus Harmon, 2014, used with permission.