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! 

Announcing HMPA'S 4th Annual Social Benefitting RPM

HMPA is proud to announce our 2018 Cocktails for a Cause social event, supporting Houston's very own Rescued Pets Movement!
Join us on May 1, 2018 at 5:30 PM for free food, fun, drinks, and prizes! This event is open to all HMPA members and non-members, and entry is granted in exchange for a donation to RPM. 
Click here for more information!

Generously sponsored by: Tony's Mexican Restaurant


HMPA'S 39th Annual Full-Day Business & Litigation CLE Seminar

HMPA's 39th Annual Full-Day CLE Seminar was a success! 

We'd like to extend a huge thank you to each of the fantastic speakers, generous sponsors, and all who attended! Also, thank you to the HMPA Board of Directors for all of your hard work and dedication!

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 is turning 40!!!


What an exciting year to serve as President of HMPA, the largest paralegal association in Texas.
My first duties call for me to attend the annual meeting of the Texas Alliance of Paralegal Associations (TAPA) this weekend in Houston.  At the meeting, I will represent HMPA and meet with other paralegal association presidents and leaders from across Texas.
We are in the process of scheduling the first Board of Directors meeting of the term where we will carry out the installation of officers and chairs for the 2018-2019 term.
This term, in particular, we will need all the help we can get for the exciting events we are planning for the year.  For starters, we are planning our monthly CLE luncheon series which is definitely one of my favorite events of HMPA.  It is such an amazing opportunity for networking, learning, and meeting new people.  Please plan to attend our next CLE luncheon which is scheduled for April 10th and introduce yourself and/or sign up to be part of one of our wonderful committees for this term.
Pay close attention to your email and be on the lookout for our newsletter as we announce several free networking socials which will take place throughout the year.
The future looks bright for the continued success for HMPA this term! I look forward to serving you as President and hope to meet as many members as possible this year!
Nadja Moore
HMPA President

Special thanks to the exclusive sponsor for our May 2018 CLE Luncheon:

Generously sponsoring our 4th Annual Social benefitting RPM: 

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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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