HOUSTON METROPOLITAN PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION


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HMPA's UPCOMING EVENTS 

MONTHLY CLE EVENT

Please join us for our in-person CLE event on December 13, 2022! Our incredible guest speaker Rodney "Rod" Hall will guide us in learning about the legal resources the Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library has to offer. 

This in-person CLE event offers 1.0 CLE credit.



 December Spotlight Sponsor: 





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Contact us at HMPA.office@gmail.com

HMPA Membership Benefits

 Your HMPA membership comes with many perks, one of which being discounted CLE rates and exclusive access to member-only events. Want to check out more perks of becoming a HMPA member? Check our Membership page for more information. 


HMPA Events

    • December 06, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • St. Arnold Brewery - Houston, TX
    Register


    Toys for Tots Winter Social 

    "The primary goal of Marine Toys for Tots is, through the gift of a new toy, help bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America's less fortunate children... The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is to assist the U. S. Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas"... learn more at Marine Toys for Tots.

    We want you to join us and Houston members of the U.S. Marine Corps to give a gift to children in need this holiday season at our Winter Social event.


    ***Admission is free to everyone in exchange for one new unwrapped toy or monetary donation to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation.***

    Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided at this event.


    WHEN: December 6, 2022 from 5:30-8:00PM CST

    WHERE: Saint Arnold Brewery, 2000 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020

    Parking Information: This event is located in the Red Brick Building  or "Investor's Pub: located on the campus on the 2nd level. There are 3 parking lots and all parking is complimentary.


    REGISTER HERE: TinyURL.com/ToysforTots2022

    DONATE HERE: TinyURL.com/ToysforTotsDonations





    Generously Co-Sponsored By: 










    • December 13, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, 1st Floor, Houston, Texas 77002
    Register

    DECEMBER In-Person CLE


    Join HMPA for our In-Person CLE on December 13, 2022! Our guest speaker Rob Hall will guide us in learning about the legal resources the Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library has to offer.


    This in-person event offers 1.0 CLE credit and is $10 for HMPA members and $15 for non-members. 


    Deadline to register is December 12th at Noon.


    This is an in-person event. Please find information on parking and interactive parking map here.

    Speaker: Rodney "Rod" L. Hall, JD, MLIS

    Assistant Law Librarian 

    Topic: "Got Legal Needs? How the Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library Can Help"



    About the Speaker:

         

    "Rod Hall received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Kentucky, Master’s in Library and Information Sciences from Florida State University, and a Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law. He holds the Certified Paralegal designation from the National Association of Legal Assistants and is currently a member of the Texas Library Association, American Association of Law Libraries, various other professional organizations, and is a past board member and current Emeritus/Lifetime Member of the Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association. 

    He currently serves an Assistant Law Librarian with the Harris County Robert W Hainsworth Law Library where he assists the legal community and general public.  He draws upon a diverse work history of legal, library, customer service, and management positions, to serve the needs of the most culturally diverse county in the country."

    Learn more about Rod Hall here





    Sponsored By: 




What are CLE Events? 

HMPA has successfully implemented continuing legal education requirements since 1995. HMPA's CLE criteria mandates 8 hours of CLE per year for Voting Members and has recently increased the CLE criteria for PHP members from 8 hours to 10 hours per year effective January 1, 1999.

CLE Luncheons are scheduled on the 2nd Tuesday of every month and cover a wide variety of substantive legal topics. The CLE Committee also schedules 1/2 day and full day seminars throughout the year.  These seminars encompass a wide range of specialized practice areas and topics such as Business & Regulatory, Ethics, Oil & Gas, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Rules of Evidence, and Trial Preparation and Assistance at Trial.

*Due to Covid-19 all events will be held virtually until further notice

  • HMPA CLE Policy: Summary of the rules and guidelines for earning Continuing Legal Education
  • Verification of Self Study: Two (2) hours of self-study may be submitted along with 6 hours of classroom continuing legal education to satisfy the requirement. Self study includes reading on legal issues, paralegal issues, administrative issues pertaining to law office administration and management.  Evidence of self study must be submitted using the Verification of Self Study form.
  • Contact the CLE Staff: How to reach members of the Continuing Legal Education department for questions or assistance.




GET CERTIFIED! 

Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) Announces New website for paralegals.

Subject: tbls-bcp.org Goes Live!

TBLS is pleased to announce the official launch of our new website specifically for the Paralegal Specialization program.  This site is an informational, public-facing web site designed to promote the presence, and exclusive status, of the TBLS paralegal certification process. It also acts as an Intranet for the Board Certified Paralegal (BCP) community and Texas attorneys interested in specialized paralegal matters.

We have just concluded final stages of development and want you to have the first look this weekend of our new site at www.tbls-bcp.org.   This is only the initial phase of the website with plans for more video, online member services and social media options.

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization would greatly appreciate your feedback and/or comments, please let us know what we can do to enhance the site.

Sincerely,

Gary McNeil, Executive Director
Texas Board of Legal Specialization

National Association of Legal Assistants:

NALA = http://www.nala.org/certification.aspx

National Federation of Paralegal Associations:

NFPA = http://www.paralegals.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1



Continuing Education Discount for HMPA Members!

HMPA is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Lorman Education Services. In order to stay up to date in today’s ever changing regulatory environment, you are now eligible to receive a 15% discount on all seminars and teleconferences. Register online or call Lorman at (866) 352-9539. Mention Priority Code 16204 and Discount Code V3524723 to receive your 15% discount!

Visit http://www.lorman.com/training/HMPA for a complete list of upcoming courses.



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