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MPA 2015 Spring Seminar

MPA’s Spring Seminar will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This professional development event is a great opportunity to learn something new, enhance your current skill(s), and network with fellow paralegals. Do you need CLE credits? Well if so, look no further. This event is perfect for you. The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) has approved the event for 4.0 CLE hours. The speakers and topics are as follows:

8:15 – 9:15 a.m. Mike Lavender, Esq., The University of Southern Mississippi
Topic: Real Property Law

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Kathryn G. Ford, J.D., Hinds Community College
Topic: Why Every Fashion House Needs a Good Legal Department

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Harold Brittain, Esq., U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District
Topic: The Criminal Justice System and the Paralegal’s Role

Jessica I, Morris, Esq., from Adams & Reese will be our speaker for the lunch hour (12:00-1:00 p.m.). Her topic is “Employment Law”.

MPA members were sent the registration form via email. If you are a member and did not receive a copy of the registration form, please contact MPA’s Secretary, Shantaye Payton via email at (Shantaye.Payton@formanwatkins.com). Non-Members and students are welcome to attend. If you are a non-member or student who is interested in attending, please email Shantaye at the email address provided above and she will email a copy of the registration form to you.

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Space is very limited for this event. Walk-ins will not be permitted, so please hurry to submit your registration forms as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Paralegal Day 2015                                                                                  

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has declared Thursday, September 24, 2015 Paralegal Day.


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.


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.


The February 2015 luncheon will be at 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Capital Club (Downtown Jackson), 125 South Congress Street, Jackson, MS 39201. Our speaker will be Assistant District Attorney Walter Bleck, Esq., with the Hinds County District Attorney’s Office, and the topic will be “Grand Jury Process and Jury Nullification”.  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 not meet this month. 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.

To pay online for attending the luncheon, please see below.


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