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. While our monthly CLE luncheons have been temporarily cancelled, we are excited to begin hosting live CLE webinars, beginning with our upcoming June CLE webinar! 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!

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Registration is now open for HMPA's July CLE Webinar!

HMPA is excited to announce our upcoming CLE Webinar, to be held on July 14, where J. Crispin Clark will be presenting on "The Role of the Paralegal in the Estate Planning Context." This virtual CLE event offers 1.0 CLE credit and is only $15 for HMPA members and $20 for non-members!

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 Gena Seamster at to get involved today!

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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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