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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.  

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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.  


Upcoming events

    • June 13, 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hampton Inn Houston Downtown: 710 Crawford Street

    JUNE CLE Webinar

    Join HMPA for our in-person CLE seminar on June 13, 2023! Our guest speaker Teneshia Hudspeth will speak on her work as Harris County Clerk and updates regarding services and technology. 

    This is an in-person event and offers 1.0 CLE credit.

    Speaker: Hon. Teneshia E. Hudspeth, Harris County Clerk

    Topic: Harris County Clerk 

    Learn more about Teneshia E. Hudspeth, Harris County Clerk here.

    Cancellation/No Show Policy:

    Due to the contractual requirements imposed by the venues we use for our in-person events, cancellations are required to be made no later than 12PM at least four days before the event. Cancellations for our webinars must be made at least 24 hours before the event.  

    Cancellations must be in writing and emailed to Any cancellations not made by the deadline will be non-refundable. Any payment pending for a registrant who does not attend the event, will be charged the registration fee. Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to Thank you for your cooperation!

EXPEREINCE HMPA & Exlpore 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. 

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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! 

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Contact HMPA at:

Mailing Address: 

945 McKinney Street, Suite 578

Houston, TX  77002

Contact for address to mail checks.

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