Empowering Paralegals Since 1978



Please join us for our CLE Webinar on August 9, 2022! Our incredible guest speaker Scott Nelson a Partner at Hunton Andrew Kurth LLP will present on The Great Resignation!

This CLE event offers 1.0 CLE credit.

 August Spotlight Sponsors

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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

    • September 10, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 9950 Katy Hockley Rd., Cypress, TX 77433

    HMPA is excited to join Tunnel to Towers Foundation in their annual 5K Walk and Run!

    "The Tunnel to Towers Run & Walk Series was created to honor the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers. We always honor all of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and support our first responders and military who make extraordinary sacrifices in the line of duty because we have vowed to NEVER FORGET!" 

    To learn more about Tunnel to Towers click here.

    Grab your coworkers, family and friends and sign up to join the efforts in honoring the courage and bravery displayed by our nation's first responders and miliary members on 9/11/ 2001!

    RACE DAY: September 10, 2022

    WHERE: John Paul Landing Park, Environmental Education Center in Cypress, TX

    REGISTER TODAY AT TinyURL.com/TunneltoTowers22!

    Registration Pricing: 

    Adult (18+) - $35.00

    First Responder and Military Members - $25.00

    Child (13-17yrs) - $20.00

    Child (12 & under) - $15.00

    Be sure to share you run or walk with us on social media and use #TunneltoTowersHMPA, #HMPAWalkandRun and #HoustonMetropolitatnParalegalAssociation. 

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.


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.


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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