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.

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. To that end, HMPA will be cancelling all scheduled activities for the next 30 days, including the April 14, 2020, CLE luncheon. The health and safety of our members and their families is of the utmost importance to the Board of Directors of HMPA. At this time it is hard to determine when this warning will be lifted for normal activities to resume. We are hopeful that the May CLE luncheon will not be affected, but will continue to keep you all posted as we move forward in the coming weeks. Take care, and we will see you all soon!

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!


HMPA Hosted a Successful 2019 Winter Social!

HMPA hosted a successful Winter Social! A big 'thank you' to everyone who came out and made generous donations toward the Toys for Tots foundation - it was a blast!
Special thanks to Capitol Services and Pathway Forensics for sponsoring this event!
For a special message from our president or to view photos from our event, click here!


HMPA celebrates at our 2018 Member Appreciation Night!

HMPA had a blast celebrating 40 wonderful years with our members at Pete's Dueling Piano Bar. Thank you to everyone who came out and made this amazing night by joining us for drinks, dance, and laughter. A special 'thank you' to Guadalajara's, who perfected the night with their delicious food on short notice. Thank you, and we look forward to celebrating again next year!

Click here to check out photos from our event!

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 Elisa Calderon at to get involved today!

Special thanks to the exclusive sponsor for our January CLE Luncheon:

"Since 1987, we have built our company upon a belief that having strong personal relationships with our clients, and providing reliable, accurate and professional services is the driving force of our success and continued growth.Lexitas is a professional family of litigation support companies that offers an array of litigation support services including expert court reportingstate-of-the-art realtime and internet deposition services, and specialized medical records retrieval services for workers' compensation casesplaintiff counseldefense counsel, corporations and insurance companies."

To learn more about our sponsor and their services, visit them at!

Special 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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