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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, 2021, used with permission.

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Save the date! Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - Noon CST - Lunch and Learn Webinar: 60 Apps in 60 Minutes - presented by Ensz & Jester, P.C. attorney, Remington Smith. More details TBA and registration will open soon on our website. Save the date; you wont want to miss this one! 

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Registration for our February webinar is live on the website now! Be sure to renew your membership so you can attend the webinar at no additional cost! 

We cant wait to see you at our first Lunch and Learn of the year, while the Parmele Law Firm, P.C. helps educate us on Social Security Disability law. 

#paralegals #lawlife #CLE #neverstoplearning #stayeducated #SSA #SSDI #disability
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