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

    • October 11, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Norris Conference Center - CityCentre

    OCTOBER CLE In-Person Seminar

    Join HMPA for our CLE Seminar on October 11, 2022! Our guest speakers from Beck Redden will present on how to ethically and effectively communicate in the modern-day office to better improve your client satisfaction and workplace culture.

     1.0 CLE credit 

    Speakers:  Cari Matias and Allison Miller from Beck Redden 

    Topic: "Ethical Communications in the Age of Flexible Work"

    Arrive early to celebrate Paralegal Day and enter to win HMPA's door prizes!

    Event Pricing:

    Members: $30

    Non-members: $35

    Walk-ins: $45

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER - October 7, 2022

    Generously 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. 





Empowering Paralegals since 1978!


Contact HMPA at HMPA.Office@gmail.com


P.O. Box 61363

Houston, Texas  77208-1363

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