Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association

HMPA SealWelcome to Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association ("HMPA")!  HMPA, a non-profit organization, is one of the largest paralegal associations in the United States.  Founded on August 30, 1978, the HMPA formally changed its name in 2004 from Houston Legal Assistants Association.  HMPA's goal, then and now, is to promote the professional advancement of paralegals in the Houston metropolitan area.  As a non-partisan, non-bargaining association, HMPA strives for a heightened standard of excellence in the profession through the implementation of minimum education standards for its members, and the creation of the advanced Professional Houston Paralegal designation.  Although HMPA is not a regulatory board, our goal is to remain on the forefront of regulation, certificate and licensure issues facing the profession during the coming years.



MEMBERSHIP ($75 Voting, Associate/$35 Student/$150 Affiliate):

Membership renewals and applications are completely online for your convenience! Just click the Membership Tab above and your paperless experience is only a few clicks away!  

Congratulations to Virginia Barry, winner of the HMPA Membership Grand Prize Package including an Echo Dot, Amazon Firestick and $150 Amazon Gift Card!


MONTHLY CLE LUNCHEON:

TUESDAY, October 10th@ 11:30 A.M
Speakers: Dr. Gavin W. Manes
Topic:  "Cell Phone Forensics"
Sponsor: AVANSIC
 

Secure your spot today for HMPA's next downtown CLE luncheon and earn 1.0 hour of CLE credit! Always great food, amazing speakers, and an excellent networking opportunity! Space is limited, so don't miss out!


Aiding Hurricane Harvey Victims


Houston Association of Women Attorneys is collecting professional attire donations (professional clothing, shoes, and hand bags) for Hurricane Harvey victims.  


For more information, please visit www.helpprofessionalwomen.com


Our deepest regrets and condolences

It is with a heavy heart that I share the sad news that Pam Ford  passed away in the office late Thursday afternoon. Pam served as HMPA's 2nd Vice President- CLE Luncheons and gave back to the legal community. Pam had a passion for life, was a great friend and was loved by all who knew her. Please keep Pam's family (her husband, 3 sons, step kids and 10 grandkids), friends and coworkers in your prayers during this difficult time. Thank you!

In lieu of flowers, her family has asked that donations be made in Pam’s memory to The Refuge, an organization that she supported over the years and was very close to her heart. The funeral for Pam Ford will be held on Thursday, August 17 at 2:30 p.m. at Niday Funeral Home. Please see their contact information below.

Niday Funeral Home
6777 Fairmont Pkwy. 
Pasadena, Texas 77505
(281) 991-0575
www.nidayfunerals.com 

The Refuge
2005 Deervalley
Deer Park, TX 77536
(281) 380-7975
www.therefuge-itskingdombusiness.org


HMPA Member Appreciation Night

Open to all HMPA members (plus one)! Please come out and enjoy food, drinks, and piano fun with your HMPA family!

Our event will be held on November 4th at Pete's Dueling Piano Bar
1201 Fannin Street, Suite 310 @ 7:00 PM.


RSVP is Required by October 23rd! Click Here to Register!


HMPA 2017 TAPS Scholarship

In honor of Holly Huckabee (who tragically lost her life in the July 30, 2016 Hot Air Balloon accident in Texas), HMPA awarded the 2017 HMPA Scholarship to TAPS in Holly's name.

As a member of HMPA and the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas, Holly was the very definition of a committed, unifying leader. She was a passionate advocate for pro bono and community service initiatives and always, always stood for the professional advancement of the paralegal profession. As District 1 Director of the Paralegal Division, she gave tirelessly of herself to insure that all paralegals received the educational, networking and professional resources they needed.

Michelle Hendrickson submitted her 2017 HMPA Scholarship to TAPS application and two page essay on Why is CLE important to paralegals, even when certification or membership doesn’t depend on it? Michelle is the winner of the 2017 HMPA Scholarship to TAPS, which includes the TAPS three-day registration, socials and part of the hotel expenses to attend the TAPS 2017 seminarTAPS Unmasqued: The Mystery Awaits (up to $750). Congratulation, Michelle!


HMPA'S 3RD ANNUAL SOCIAL BENEFITTING RPM

HMPA is proud to announce yet another successful social fundraiser supporting Houston's very own Rescued Pets Movement. A big thank you to everyone who came out and joined us for food, fun, drinks, and prizes. With your help, HMPA was able to donate $900.00 to RPM! Stay tuned for our next social event, you won't want to miss it!


Exclusively sponsored by: Rimkus Consulting


HMPA -  CLE Luncheon Spotlight Sponsor

Special thanks to our Spotlight Sponsor for the September CLE Luncheon: 

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Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association
P.O. Box 61363, Houston, TX 77208-1363

Email:  HMPA-AA@HoustonParalegals.org
Phone: (855) 614-HMPA (Toll Free)
Fax: (713) 583-1902

HMPA's office hours are;
Monday - Friday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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