HOUSTON METROPOLITAN PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION


Empowering Paralegals Since 1978

HMPA's UPCOMING EVENTS 

SEPTEMBER CLE WEBINAR 

Please join us for our CLE Webinar to be held on September 14th, 2021! Our guest speaker, Attorney Beverley S. Brown, will be presenting on "2021 Immigration Updates".

This virtual CLE event offers 1.0 CLE credit and is FREE for HMPA members and only $15 for non-members!


    MAY SKILL-BASED WORKSHOP

Join HMPA on May 25th, 2021, for our newest installment in a new series of workshops designed to build and refine professional skill sets. This month HMPA Treasurer and Certified Paralegal, Valerie Rucker, will present on, "Data Privacy and Cyber Security For Paralegals"

This virtual CLE event offers 1.0 CLE credit and is FREE for HMPA members

and only $15 for non-members!


SPONSOR OF THE MONTH:

"The only thing that matters to a U.S. Legal Support client is the current case. We share that commitment and focus.

Whether it’s a massive class action, a highly technical construction dispute, or an international criminal matter, our team delivers the services clients need, professionally, expertly and consistently..."


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

    • October 02, 2021
    • Remote
    Register

    Houston Metropolitan is more than pink! Join Team HMPA as we join in the fight to end breast cancer.

     The Susan G. Komen Foundation is a global nonprofit that has created a community dedicated to help fund the fight against breast cancer. They aim to help fund research for treatment, advocate for those affected, improve the access to care, and much more. 

    Our goal is to raise $2,500 to help support Susan G. Komen's incredible actions and we can't do it alone. We need you to help us race for the cure by joining Team HMPA and share your walk to raise awareness. Sign up and learn more on how to donate on our team page

    Grab your coworkers, family and friends and sign up to join Team HMPA. When you register for our team you will receive a t-shirt and race packet from Susan G. Komen. 

    RACE DAY: October 2, 2021

    WHERE: Virtual, Walk from anywhere

    REGISTER TODAY AT Tinyurl.com/TeamHMPARacefortheCure!

    Share your walk with us on social media and get creative! You can use hashtags: #HMPAracethecure #breastcancerwalk, #morethanpink, #RaceForTheCURE. We are excited to see you help us fight breast cancer! 




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

Empowering Paralegals Since 1978!


Questions?

Contact HMPA at HMPA.Office@gmail.com

Address: 

P.O. Box 61363

Houston, Texas  77208-1363

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software