HOUSTON METROPOLITAN PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION


Empowering Paralegals Since 1978

HMPA's UPCOMING EVENTS 

Full Day Business and Litigation CLE

Please join us for our Full Day Business and Litigation CLE on Friday February 11th, 2022! 

This CLE event offers 7.0 CLE credit including 1.0 Ethics credits. 



 Dress for Success Houston 

HMPA is proud to be teaming up with Dress for Success Houston to collect women's work attire at our Full Day CLE on February 11, 2022.

Make a pile for Dress for Success Houston as you're cleaning out your closets at the beginning of the year!


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

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

    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!



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.



houston metropolitan Paralegal association

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Questions?

Contact HMPA at HMPA.Office@gmail.com

Address: 

P.O. Box 61363

Houston, Texas  77208-1363

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