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Welcome to the Missouri Paralegal Association!



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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:

  • 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, 2020, used with permission.

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Did you know that MPA is co-hosting the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA) Region II meeting this spring? Held in downtown KCMO, paralegals from 17 states will convene to discuss all of the hot topics relevant to the paralegal industry, listen to a great CLE on Estate Planning, network, and walk away with tips and tricks you can use in your own professional lives.

ALL MPA members are invited to attend this jam--packed day - for the low cost of only $20! (Yep, this includes your CLE credit and food!)

Register here: www.kansasparalegals.org/event-3691051
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Did you know that MPA is co-hosting the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA) Region II meeting this spring? Held in downtown KCMO, paralegals from 17 states will convene to discuss all of the hot topics relevant to the paralegal industry, listen to a great CLE on Estate Planning, network, and walk away with tips and tricks you can use in your own professional lives. 

ALL MPA members are invited to attend this jam--packed day - for the low cost of only $20! (Yep, this includes your CLE credit and food!) 

Register here: www.kansasparalegals.org/event-3691051

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I will be there!

The online job bank is brimming with potential new opportunities for you! Log in to the website for more info. Here's a sneak peak:

- Jefferson City - agency/corporate position - Legal Coordinator
- Raymore (KC suburb) - family law paralegal
- Kansas City (MO) - plaintiff's personal injury paralegal
- Columbia - bankruptcy paralegal
- St. Louis - corporate paralegal (commercial contracts, regulatory)

www.missouriparalegalassoc.org
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The online job bank is brimming with potential new opportunities for you! Log in to the website for more info. Heres a sneak peak: 

- Jefferson City - agency/corporate position - Legal Coordinator 
- Raymore (KC suburb) - family law paralegal 
- Kansas City (MO) - plaintiffs personal injury paralegal 
- Columbia - bankruptcy paralegal 
- St. Louis - corporate paralegal (commercial contracts, regulatory)

www.missouriparalegalassoc.org

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA) - of which MPA is a part - has helped re-write a small part of an important dictionary! The American Bar Association announced this week they will formally adopt a revised definition of the term "paralegal." They will no longer use "paralegal" and "legal assistant" synonymously. The revisions are in the attached photo. Further, you can read more about the proposal and the work that went into it by following the link.

NFPA involvement is just one more benefit of being an MPA member - at no extra cost to you! Consider joining today to be a part of this awesome movement!

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National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA) - of which MPA is a part - has helped re-write a small part of an important dictionary! The American Bar Association announced this week they will formally adopt a revised definition of the term paralegal. They will no longer use paralegal and legal assistant synonymously. The revisions are in the attached photo. Further, you can read more about the proposal and the work that went into it by following the link. 

NFPA involvement is just one more benefit of being an MPA member - at no extra cost to you! Consider joining today to be a part of this awesome movement! 

https://bit.ly/32dzOHR
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