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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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We had a great time at this week's ethics presentation. SAVE THE DATE for our next Webinar in the Lunch and Learn series, this time team taught by our very own MPA members as part of our "Team Teaching: Opposing Viewpoints" series!

We're so excited to have member Debbie and former member/life-long supporter Jeannean present on Tuesday, August 18th at noon - Opposing Viewpoints: Prosecution vs. Criminal Defense. This is one you won't want to miss!
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We had a great time at this weeks ethics presentation. SAVE THE DATE for our next Webinar in the Lunch and Learn series, this time team taught by our very own MPA members as part of our Team Teaching: Opposing Viewpoints series! 

Were so excited to have member Debbie and former member/life-long supporter Jeannean present on Tuesday, August 18th at noon - Opposing Viewpoints: Prosecution vs. Criminal Defense. This is one you wont want to miss!

Don't forget that today's to-do list should include attending tonight's Virtual Board Meeting - open to all members. If you need an invite, comment below with your email or send an email with your full name to webinars.mpa@gmail.com.

7 pm - first regular meeting of the 2020-2021 year!

If you're interested in volunteering on a committee, obtaining leadership roles, or curious what happens at a board meeting, come check it out!
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Dont forget that todays to-do list should include attending tonights Virtual Board Meeting - open to all members. If you need an invite, comment below with your email or send an email with your full name to webinars.mpa@gmail.com.

7 pm - first regular meeting of the 2020-2021 year!

If youre interested in volunteering on a committee, obtaining leadership roles, or curious what happens at a board meeting, come check it out!

We are so excited about today's Lunch and Learn Webinar, "Ethics and the Paralegal: It's the Real World Out There!." Today's education is being provided by Caren Mansfield, board member of sister Region II National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA) association - Illinois Paralegal Association. Thank you, Caren! ... See MoreSee Less

We are so excited about todays Lunch and Learn Webinar, Ethics and the Paralegal: Its the Real World Out There!. Todays education is being provided by Caren Mansfield, board member of sister Region II National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA) association - Illinois Paralegal Association. Thank you, Caren!
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