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

    • February 11, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Norris Conference Center at CityCentre

    HMPA is proud to present our 42nd annual Full Day Business and Litigation CLE!  Join us and your fellow paralegals in attending this extraordinary educational event. We are looking forward to fantastic speakers, great door prizes, and the opportunity to network with premier vendors.

    This event includes 7.0 hours of CLE credits across 7 exciting presentations from our guest speakers.

    WHEN: February 11, 2022 from 8:00AM - 5:00PM CST

    WHERE: Norris Center

    816 Town & Country Blvd, Suite 210

    Houston, TX 77024

     Check out a sneak peak of our speaker lineup below!

    Generously Co-Sponsored By: 



    We share your concerns about the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

    We want you to know that precautions are being taken for your safety:

    - Masks will be required on entry and when not seated at your table

    - The event room is very spacious, and table seating will be spaced

    - The lunch buffet line will be a managed line to avoid crowding 

    We miss your company and can't wait to see everyone!

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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