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, December 12th@ 11:30 A.M
Speakers:  Frank Carroll, Attorney at Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC
Topic:  "Vex my Soul": A Primer on Vexatious Litigants

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!


2017 Paralegal of the Year Nominations

Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association is proud to announce the commencement of the 2017 Annual Paralegal of the Year Contest!
HMPA is accepting nominations for Paralegal of the Year now through December 19th. Simply complete this Nomination Form and email your nomination to president-elect@houstonparalegals.org
The winner will be selected by HMPA’s POY Committee and announced at the January 2018 HMPA CLE Luncheon where they will receive an engraved award and $250.00 in cash! 


39th Annual Full Day Business & Litigation CLE Seminar

The event will be held on February 23, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at The Downtown Club at Houston Center 1100 Caroline St., 11th Floor Houston, Texas 77002. This event will offer 6.0 hours of CLE credit. 

Registration opens on December 11, 2017.
Stay tuned for more details!


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. Please see their contact information below.
 

The Refuge
2005 Deervalley
Deer Park, TX 77536
(281) 380-7975
https://www.facebook.com/Therefuge.itskingdombusiness/


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 December CLE Luncheon: 

"We founded Paradigm-ES because we saw a void for customizable solutions in an environment of "one size fits all" solutions. We have worked on numerous discovery projects for top Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Corporate Legal and Law Firms. We have experience in handling complex projects – including: SEC, DOI, FBI, US Postal General Investigations, compliance & international discovery." 

Paradigm is a minority owned and operated business with a strong focus on building trust and delivering quality work product. Visit their website to find out more!


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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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