Empowering Paralegals Since 1978

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

    • September 10, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 9950 Katy Hockley Rd., Cypress, TX 77433

    HMPA is excited to join Tunnel to Towers Foundation in their annual 5K Walk and Run!

    "The Tunnel to Towers Run & Walk Series was created to honor the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers. We always honor all of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and support our first responders and military who make extraordinary sacrifices in the line of duty because we have vowed to NEVER FORGET!" 

    To learn more about Tunnel to Towers click here.

    Grab your coworkers, family and friends and sign up to join the efforts in honoring the courage and bravery displayed by our nation's first responders and miliary members on 9/11/ 2001!

    RACE DAY: September 10, 2022

    WHERE: John Paul Landing Park, Environmental Education Center in Cypress, TX

    REGISTER TODAY AT TinyURL.com/TunneltoTowers22!

    Registration Pricing: 

    Adult (18+) - $35.00

    First Responder and Military Members - $25.00

    Child (13-17yrs) - $20.00

    Child (12 & under) - $15.00

    Be sure to share you run or walk with us on social media and use #TunneltoTowersHMPA, #HMPAWalkandRun and #HoustonMetropolitatnParalegalAssociation. 

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. 





Empowering Paralegals since 1978!


Contact HMPA at HMPA.Office@gmail.com


P.O. Box 61363

Houston, Texas  77208-1363

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