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We are a professional organization dedicated to the paralegal profession. We support paralegal/legal assistants by promoting professional development, education, and the Certified Legal Assistants (“CLA”), Certified Paralegal (“CP”) and Advanced Certified Paralegal (“ACP”) examinations. Please contact us concerning membership or for additional information about MPA.

 

Current News

Stewpot Community Services is in urgent need of donations.

The city of Jackson received less money from the Federal Housing and Urban Development Agency (HUD) for emergency shelters. Therefore Stewpot’s grants from the City have been reduced from $127,000 to $38,000, a reduction of $89,000. The United Way decided they could no longer disperse funds to Stewpot’s programs which represents a loss in revenue of $60,000. In a final granting area, HUD has declined to renew funding to Matt’s House Emergency Shelter for Women and Children, resulting in another loss of $50,000.

It faces closing two of its shelters, one for men and one for women and children.  Please help if you can by donating.

Here is how:

http://stewpot.org/donations/

or

http://www.gofundme.com/gge314

 

 PRO BONO OPPORTUNITIES

 Blair E. Batson Children Hospital

MPA is currently accepting donations for the Blair E. Batson Children Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Donations will be accepted from now until December 1, 2014. Please contact a MPA board member should you wish to donate to this worthy cause.

  Items Needed:

1.     Toiletries – Any type of toiletry such as soap, lotion, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, wipes, and any other type of toiletries. This is much needed at both hospitals.  Usually parents do not know when they are coming to Blair E. Batson, so the hospital provides the parents toiletries. This is very much needed;  and/or

 2.     Magazines – Any type of magazines that are in good condition.  Parents like to have them and read them. Sometimes they do not want to turn the television on after their son or daughter has drifted off to sleep, so they read magazines.

MPA JOB BANK

Attorneys…law firms…businesses …take notice…

MPA Job Bank is available to you. Instead of paying for expensive advertising to attract qualified paralegals and assistants, why not advertise with MPA? Let MPA post your job openings and contact information on our Job Bank. The MPA Job Bank is only viewed by MPA members.  Qualified applicants will contact you and you can begin the process of choosing your next employee. Give us a try!

Contact  the MPA Job Bank Coordinator, Tina G. West, at WestTG@fpwk.com with the job information you want posted.

MONTHLY LUNCHEON

The January 2015 luncheon will be at 12:00 noon on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Capital Club (Downtown Jackson), 125 South Congress Street, Jackson, MS 39201. The luncheon will be buffet style. Please make plans to attend.

The luncheon fee for all locations is $17.00, which includes parking for the Capital Club. The Remote Location will be announced soon. Please email secretary@msparalegals.org by 12:00 noon on the Monday before the luncheon if you plan to attend – and designate which location you will be attending. Please remember if you make reservations to attend the luncheon and do not attend, you will be responsible for the $17.00.

Since we will be celebrating Paralegal Day this month and our Annual Meeting next month, there will NOT be any remote meetings. Live stream has been SUSPENDED for the remainder of the year.

To pay online for attending the luncheon either in person or via Livestream, please see below.

 

Type of Participation
Full Name
Address

 

 

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