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.



HMPA Announces Our 2018 Membership Drive

For the 40th year, it's renewal time again at HMPA! This year we are continuing our paperless application process - whether you are a new or renewing member, your application can be completed entirely online, including CLE reporting! Just click the Membership Tab above and your paperless experience is only a few clicks away! We look forward to spending another great year together! 

Voting, Associate, and Student members who renew or join by 2/28/18 are automatically entered into our Early Bird Drawing to win a $300 Visa giftcard. Click here for more information!


MONTHLY CLE LUNCHEONTUESDAY, March 13th@ 11:30 A.M

Speakers:  Geoff Schultz, Partner at Porter Hedges LLP
Topic: "Choice of Entity Just Got Tax Bombed"
Sponsor: EPIQ Systems

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!


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, including 1.0 hours of Ethics! Click here to view the full agenda!

Register now!                                  
[EXTENDED!] Registration closes at NOON Monday, February 19th.                                 
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This seminar has been approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for certification and recertification continuing legal education.

            APPROVE         SPECIALTY
            1.00                    Civil Trial Law
 


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 March CLE Luncheon: 

Epiq is a worldwide provider of legal services, serving law firms, corporations, financial institutions & government agencies—helping them streamline the administration of business operations, class action & mass tort, court reporting, eDiscovery, regulatory, compliance, restructuring, & bankruptcy matters. 
You can choose from a comprehensive range of service solutions, all backed by deep expertise, global reach, and exceptional client service. To find out more about how Epiq can help you, visit their
website!


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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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