About MPA

About Missouri Paralegal Association

History

On January 15, 1987, by formal declaration, the Missouri Alliance of Paralegal Associations (MAPA) was created as a central forum and unified voice for Missouri paralegals. MAPA perceived the need for an organization with membership open to all Missouri paralegals. On November 12, 1998, the delegates unanimously agreed that, because representation by MAPA was contingent upon membership in a local paralegal association, MAPA was not able to meet the needs of all paralegals throughout the state. MAPA created a new organization and, upon doing so, was dissolved.

The Missouri Paralegal Association (MPA)

was incorporated in 1998 as a Missouri non-profit corporation. In 2009, the Missouri Paralegal Association became a member association of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA).