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Welcome to Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association ("HMPA")!  HMPA is a non-profit organization, and 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 is a NALA Affiliated Association.  

Upcoming Events

    • February 14, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online

    February CLE Webinar

    Join HMPA for our CLE Webinar on February 14, 2023! Our guest speaker Steve Page will present on "Teamwork Makes the Dream Work" and how you can develop a collaborative workplace.

    This is a virtual event and offers 1.0 CLE credit.

    Speaker: Steve Page, Paralegal at Michelman & Robinson LLP 

    Topic: "Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Collaboration Between In-House & Outside Counsel Paralegals"

    "Steve Page is currently a litigation paralegal at Michelman & Robinson ,LLP., one of the nation’s premier boutique litigation firms. Prior to joining his clients at Michelman & Robinson, LLP., Steve spent over fifteen years in various roles on the vendor side of the litigation support business. During his time as a vendor, managed operations and software development teams, and spent considerable as a front-line consultant advising legal teams and managing their cases. From 2003 to 2007, Steve managed the defendants’ side of the Enron litigation and criminal cases, including the 6-month trial of Jeffrey Skilling & Kenneth Lay. Steve has a BBA in Business Administration, an AAS in Paralegal Studies, and he holds a CEDS certification as well as numerous software-specific certifications."

    To learn more about Steven Page click here

    • March 03, 2023
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Norris Conference Center at CityCentre

    Full Day Business and Litigation CLE

    HMPA is proud to present our 43rd annual Full Day Business and Litigation CLE!  Join us and your fellow paralegals in attending this educational event. We are looking forward to fantastic speakers, great door prizes, and the opportunity to network with members and premier vendors.

    This event includes 7.0 hours of CLE credits.

    *1 Ethics credit included

    See below for a sneak peek at our event agenda. Topics Include:

    • Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity in the Workplace – Ashley Addo and Ariel Perez

    • Trial Preparations – Reece Rondon

    • Insurance defense – Matt Gelina

    • How to React in an Active Shooter Situation – Stephen Daniel

    • Ethics and Compliance – Joya Williams

    • The Legal role On Incident Responses – Lauren Woodard

    March 3, 2023 from 8:00AM - 5:00PM CST

    Norris Center

    816 Town & Country Blvd, Suite 210

    Houston, TX 77024


    Ready to relax and unwind? Join us for Happy Hour at the end of the event. Details will be provided on the day of CLE.

    Thank you to our Affiliate Members for sponsoring this event! 


Our photo gallery

HMPA has hosted countless CLE presentations and socials over the years.  We hope you enjoy our photo gallery from our events.  Be sure to check back here often to see our updated photo gallery. 

Did you take any photos at an HMPA event?  We want to see them!  Please email them to

Are you looking to advance your paralegal career?  become an hmpa member today!  

  • HMPA is a nonprofit, non partisan, non bargaining association, organized in 1978 to promote the professional advancement of legal assistants in the Houston area.   We provide more CLE opportunities than any other local paralegal organization in the state.  

Join us now!

DISCLAIMER:  HMPA is a paralegal association and, as such, is not permitted to provide legal advice, legal representation, or other legal services. If you need legal assistance or representation, contact your local county Bar Association or, in Houston, the Houston Lawyer Referral Service (713-759-1133) for referral to an attorney practicing in the area of your needs. 





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Contact HMPA at

Mailing Address: 

945 McKinney Street, Suite 578

Houston, TX  77002

Contact for address to mail checks.

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