MPA President’s Message

Missouri Paralegal Association is YOUR organization!

The MPA Board of Directors recently met and approved a new slate of officers for the 2020-21 fiscal year. The directors and the positions they were appointed to can be found on the website along with their contact information. I have the honor of serving as your president for the remainder of the year. Please feel free to reach out to me or one of the other directors if you have any questions or concerns or if you have any ideas for events that MPA can sponsor or provide to you as members. Remember MPA is YOUR organization!

As you all know, we are currently operating in a world that is completely different from normal. MPA will also be operating a little differently this year. The Board’s primary focus is going to be on revamping the bylaws and policies and procedures of MPA as needed. Our intent is to update and focus on the future of our organization and where we think MPA needs to go from here. Therefore, the input of all members is needed. I urge you to become more involved with the association if you are not already.

Although we do not intend to hold an annual seminar this year, we will be holding an annual meeting at some point and time. Whether that will be in person or virtual will depend on the pandemic. The Board will still be offering other benefits in lieu of the annual seminar in the way of webinars and virtual social events so that you can continue to network with each other and receive CLE. Please take advantage of these opportunities in addition to attending the monthly meetings.

Karla J. Hardin

MPA President