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

    • December 06, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • St. Arnold Brewery - Houston, TX

    Toys for Tots Winter Social 

    "The primary goal of Marine Toys for Tots is, through the gift of a new toy, help bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America's less fortunate children... The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is to assist the U. S. Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas"... learn more at Marine Toys for Tots.

    We want you to join us and Houston members of the U.S. Marine Corps to give a gift to children in need this holiday season at our Winter Social event.

    ***Admission is free to everyone in exchange for one new unwrapped toy or monetary donation to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation.***

    Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided at this event.

    WHEN: December 6, 2022 from 5:30-8:00PM CST

    WHERE: Saint Arnold Brewery, 2000 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020

    Parking Information: This event is located in the Red Brick Building  or "Investor's Pub: located on the campus on the 2nd level. There are 3 parking lots and all parking is complimentary.

    REGISTER HERE: TinyURL.com/ToysforTots2022

    DONATE HERE: TinyURL.com/ToysforTotsDonations

    Generously Co-Sponsored By: 

    • December 13, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, 1st Floor, Houston, Texas 77002

    DECEMBER In-Person CLE

    Join HMPA for our In-Person CLE on December 13, 2022! Our guest speaker Rob Hall will guide us in learning about the legal resources the Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library has to offer.

    This in-person event offers 1.0 CLE credit and is $10 for HMPA members and $15 for non-members. 

    Deadline to register is December 12th at Noon.

    This is an in-person event. Please find information on parking and interactive parking map here.

    Speaker: Rodney "Rod" L. Hall, JD, MLIS

    Assistant Law Librarian 

    Topic: "Got Legal Needs? How the Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library Can Help"

    About the Speaker:


    "Rod Hall received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Kentucky, Master’s in Library and Information Sciences from Florida State University, and a Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law. He holds the Certified Paralegal designation from the National Association of Legal Assistants and is currently a member of the Texas Library Association, American Association of Law Libraries, various other professional organizations, and is a past board member and current Emeritus/Lifetime Member of the Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association. 

    He currently serves an Assistant Law Librarian with the Harris County Robert W Hainsworth Law Library where he assists the legal community and general public.  He draws upon a diverse work history of legal, library, customer service, and management positions, to serve the needs of the most culturally diverse county in the country."

    Learn more about Rod Hall here

    Sponsored By: 

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 HMPAWebmaster@gmail.com.

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 HMPA.Office@gmail.com

Mailing Address: 

945 McKinney Street, Suite 578

Houston, TX  77002

Contact Treasurer@HoustonParalegals.org for address to mail checks.

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