Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association


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.

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The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Moreover, the City of Houston and the CDC have recommended that private companies and organizations be proactive to "flatten the curve" of this worldwide epidemic. While our monthly CLE luncheons have been temporarily cancelled, we are excited to begin hosting live CLE webinars, along with a new series of skill-based CLE workshops! The health and safety of our members and their families is of the utmost importance to the Board of Directors of HMPA. We cannot wait to see everyone again in person!

Join HMPA for Our Upcoming CLE Webinar!

You won't want to miss our September 8th CLE webinar, where Diane St. Yves of Law Office of Diane St. Ives, PPLC will be presenting on "Achieving Balance and Self Care Together While Working in the Legal Field."  This virtual CLE event offers 1.0 CLE credit and is FREE for HMPA members and only $15 for non-members!                      

Attend HMPA's Upcoming Monthly Skill-Based CLE Workshop!

Join us on September 29th for the third installment of a new series of workshops designed to build and refine professional skill sets. This event is FREE for HMPA members and $15 for non-members.
Click here to register!
Speaker:Gena Seamster, CP
Topic: "Paralegal's Guide to Managing IP Cases"

HMPA's 41st Annual Full-Day Business & Litigation CLE Seminar was a hit!

We'd like to thank everyone who came out and joined us to help make our biggest CLE event of the year a success. We'd also like to give a special shoutout to our fantastic speakers, as well as our wonderful group of sponsors who provided awesome door prizes and made this event possible. It was an amazing event filled with lots of learning and laughter amongst friends and colleagues!
To view more photos from our event, please click here!


Join the Paramount Paralegal Mentorship Program!
The Paramount Paralegal Mentorship Program pairs participants with experienced paralegal mentors to help establish goals and take real steps towards success. The program is open to HMPA members and aims to help students, fresh graduates, and transitioning paralegals who are looking for guidance while entering a new field. HMPA is currently accepting new mentees and volunteer mentors who are interested in making a difference! Contact to get involved today!

Special thanks to the generous sponsors of our August CLE Webinar and Skill-Based CLE Workshop:

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Thanks to the generous sponsors of our 41st Annual Full-Day Business & Litigation CLE Seminar:




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

Phone: (855) 614-HMPA (Toll Free)

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




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