Welcome to the Missouri Paralegal Association!

MPA Sustaining Member:


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:

  • Developing and advancing the highest quality standards for education, ethical responsibility and professionalism;
  • Serving as a unified voice for Missouri paralegals;
  • Promoting the independence and self-direction of the paralegal profession;
  • Monitoring, supporting and participating in changes and developments in the paralegal profession on local, state, national and international levels;
  • Increasing the knowledge of the public, the judiciary, and the legal community regarding the paralegal profession; and
  • Advancing, fostering and promoting the paralegal profession.

As a paralegal belonging to the Missouri Paralegal Association, you have chosen to be a paralegal as your career, not just as a job.

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For more information on how to become a member, click on the “Join MPA” tab of this website.

MPA Annual Seminar

MPA hosts a seminar each year which offers extensive legal education and continuing legal education opportunities for our members.

Careers/Job Bank:

MPA members have access to current job openings that are specifically targeted to paralegal professionals in Missouri.

MPA Today:

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 Rachel Fuhrman at Landesr@gmail.com for more information.

Get your CLEs!

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, 2019, used with permission.

MPA on Facebook

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12 hours ago

Helen Wade

We are seeking a paralegal/skilled legal assistant for a busy family law practice in Columbia, MO:

The successful candidate will be a paralegal/skilled legal assistant and case manager in the family law division. This position includes daily communication with our clients throughout the duration of their case, progress management of their cases including petition preparation and motion practice, filing and organizational tasks, and discovery and investigation. This person will also perform administrative functions including billing and accounting for all cases utilizing the TimeSlips program; processing of all incoming and outgoing court notices, mail, and other correspondence; and attorney calendar management.

Call Helen at 573-442-1660 or email to hwade@lawmissouri.com with interest or referrals.
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