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Welcome to the Missouri Paralegal Association!

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.

MPA Sustaining Members:

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Registration is open on our website for the August Lunch and Learn Webinar. Obtain your Diversity CLE credit by joining us for this one hour webinar from the comfort of your desk with this amazing speaker!

www.MissouriParalegalAssoc.org

#paralegals #lawlife #CLE #webinar #neverstoplearning
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Registration is open on our website for the August Lunch and Learn Webinar. Obtain your Diversity CLE credit by joining us for this one hour webinar from the comfort of your desk with this amazing speaker! 

www.MissouriParalegalAssoc.org 

#paralegals #lawlife #CLE #webinar #neverstoplearning

Save the Date!!
August 16th Noon CST
Lunch and Learn Webinar - "Unconscious Bias"
Presented by the amazing Carlean Miller, Managing Partner at Equality Consulting (equalityconsulting.com/).

Registration and more details TBA soon. Save the date; you will not want to miss this one!

#paralegals #lawlife #CLE #neverstoplearning #bias #diversity #equality #unconsciousbias
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Save the Date!! 
August 16th Noon CST 
Lunch and Learn Webinar - Unconscious Bias 
Presented by the amazing Carlean Miller, Managing Partner at Equality Consulting (http://equalityconsulting.com/). 

Registration and more details TBA soon. Save the date; you will not want to miss this one! 

#paralegals #lawlife #CLE #neverstoplearning #bias #diversity #equality #unconsciousbias

All members - and interested non members - are invited to the annual planning meeting. Next Thursday, July 22 beginning at 6:30 pm, we'll discuss all of the great leadership opportunities, committees, and other volunteer positions that we are looking to fill, plan our calendar of events through June 2022, and welcome all new and prospective members. Come join us! Members will recieve a WebEx Link via email. Non members can email us or post below and we'll send an invite. See you soon!

#paralegals #Lawlife #CLE #Networking #neverstoplearning #resume #careeropportunities #leadership #LeadershipMatters
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All members - and interested non members - are invited to the annual planning meeting. Next Thursday, July 22 beginning at 6:30 pm, well discuss all of the great leadership opportunities, committees, and other volunteer positions that we are looking to fill, plan our calendar of events through June 2022, and welcome all new and prospective members. Come join us! Members will recieve a WebEx Link via email. Non members can email us or post below and well send an invite. See you soon!

#paralegals #Lawlife #CLE #Networking #neverstoplearning #resume #careeropportunities #leadership #LeadershipMatters

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