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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.  

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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.  


Upcoming events

    • October 14, 2023
    • January 27, 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Lone Star College, North Harris Campus - 2700 W.W. Thorne, Suite A-126, Houston, TX 77073

    HMPA CP Exam REview Course   

    We want to help you pass the NALA CP Exam! Join us for this in-depth 5-day study course to dive deeper into the materials and information you will need to know in order to pass this NALA exam and become a certified paralegal.

    Course Sessions:

    This review course offers in-person sessions on Saturdays only.

    All sessions will be held from 8:30am - 4:00pm CST.

    October 14, 2 023

    October 21, 2023

    November 4, 2023

    November 11, 2023

    January 27, 2024

    All sessions will be help at Lone Star College - North Harris Campus

    2700 W. W. Thorne, Suite A-126, Houston TX, 77073

    Scholarship Opportunity for a Senior Paralegal Student

    HMPA will hold a scholarship drawing to cover the costs of sitting for the NALA CP test for one (1) senior paralegal student (a $175 value).  To qualify for this drawing, you must be registered for HMPA's CP Review Course and have attended at least three of the four in-person sessions by November 11, 2023. 

    The drawing will be held durding the November 11, 2023 class. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Attendees are responsible for providing their own study materials. The NALA Certified Paralegal Exam Fundamentals, 2nd Editon is available at

    Payment/Cancellation/No Show Policy for this event:

    Tickets to this event are non-transferable.  You must pay for your tickets at the time that you RSVP for this event or your reservation is subject to being canceled without notice. 

    Cancellations to this event must be made in writing and emailed to no later than 12 p.m. on Monday, October 9, 2023 in order to receive a refund.  Any cancellations not made by the deadline will be non-refundable.  

    Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to Thank you for your cooperation!

    • December 12, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online - Zoom link will be provided day of the event.

    December CLE Webinar

    Join HMPA for our CLE Webinar on December 12, 2023! Our HMPA Board members will present on Ethics and lessons learned from their personal experiences as paralegals. 

    This is a virtual event and offers 1.0 CLE Ethics credit.

    Speakers:  HMPA Board Members

    Topic: "Paralegal Ethics: Challenges, Pitfalls and Successes"

    Cancellation/No Show Policy:

    Due to the contractual requirements imposed by the venues we use for our in-person events, cancellations are required to be made no later than 12PM at least four days before the event. Cancellations for our webinars must be made at least 24 hours before the event.  

    Cancellations must be in writing and emailed to Any cancellations not made by the deadline will be non-refundable. Any payment pending for a registrant who does not attend the event, will be charged the registration fee. Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to Thank you for your cooperation!

    • March 01, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hampton Inn Downtown Houston: 710 Crawford Street Houston, TX 77002

    Full Day CLE

    HMPA is proud to present our 44th Annual Full Day 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.

    Sneak peek at our event agenda coming soon!

    March 1, 2024

    8:00AM - 5:00PM CST

    Hampton Inn Downtown Houston

    710 Crawford Street

    Houston, TX 77002


    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.

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EXPERience HMPA & Exlpore 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

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: 

P. O. Box 941726

Houston, TX  77094

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