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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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An updated newsletter for all the important MPA happenings can be found here: https://bit.ly/37q10pO 

Members, if you did not get this sent to your email directly, please comment below or message us. We want to be sure youre getting all the fun stuff and able to make the best use of your membership benefits! Thanks for your support of MPA!

As we begin our membership renewal period, we are reminded of the things that bond us all: stress, chaos, putting out fires every day. Join or renew your MPA membership today to network with paralegals and paralegal students across the state who share similar experiences, backgrounds, challenges, and questions. We learn from each other, get first notice about the hot paralegal jobs that often aren't advertised publicly, attend a number of high-quality CLE webinars, obtain leadership skills and opportunities, and continue our efforts in the advancement of the paralegal profession.

Check out all our benefits and renew/join today! www.missouriparalegalassoc.org

#paralegals #lawlife #membershiphasitsprivileges #networking #professionalassociations #chaosmanagers
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As we begin our membership renewal period, we are reminded of the things that bond us all: stress, chaos, putting out fires every day. Join or renew your MPA membership today to network with paralegals and paralegal students across the state who share similar experiences, backgrounds, challenges, and questions. We learn from each other, get first notice about the hot paralegal jobs that often arent advertised publicly, attend a number of high-quality CLE webinars, obtain leadership skills and opportunities, and continue our efforts in the advancement of the paralegal profession. 

Check out all our benefits and renew/join today! www.missouriparalegalassoc.org 

#paralegals #lawlife #membershiphasitsprivileges #networking #professionalassociations #ChaosManagers
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