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.


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Our March Luncheon will be held at the Capital Club (Downtown Jackson), 125 South Congress Street, Jackson, MS 39201 on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 12:00 noon. The luncheon will be buffet style. Our guest speaker will be Jackson Municipal Court Judge, Ali Shamsiddeen.  His topic will be “Ethic in the Courtroom and Office”.

The luncheon fee is $17.00, which includes parking for the Capital Club. Please let me know by 12:00 noon, Tuesday, March 21, 2017 if you plan to attend. Please remember if you make reservations to attend the luncheon and do not attend, you will be responsible for the $17.00.

We will have our 50/50 raffle and will continue at each of our luncheons this year meaning a lucky winner will be drawn at EVERY luncheon. Last month’s raffle was a success and our winner, Amanda Powell, went home with some extra cash in her pocketbook!!! Each ticket will cost $1 and gives you a chance at half of the total money collected.  The money collected will be divided evenly between MPA and the winner of the raffle. It is a fun way to raise money for our association.**     

We look forward to seeing you there!

Shantaye Q. Payton
MPA Secretary

 **There is no limit on the number of tickets you may purchase and your participation is NOT mandatory, but will be greatly appreciated.  ** If you have any comments, concerns or questions, please feel free to contact any Board member. 



Hello and Happy New Year!  The start of a new year brings hope and determination.  For MPA we are looking forward to many new challenges and victories this year.

I have hope that MPA provides not only educational opportunities but a sense of community to all its members.  I am determined to do everything possible to open doors and minds to the possibilities our profession offers.

To accomplish this, we must all commit to doing our part to contribute to our profession and to our communities. Would you join me in a commitment to helping MPA bring recognition to our Members, our Profession, and our State?

MPA is OUR organization.  MPA represents OUR profession in Mississippi. MPA represents all OUR members.

Let’s make 2017 a year for us all to celebrate success!

Decide – Commit – Succeed


Betty Todd 



In an effort to inform and educate, MPA sponsors monthly luncheons.  Our luncheons are held at the Capital Club (Downtown Jackson), 125 South Congress Street, Jackson, MS the fourth Thursday of January, February, March, April, May, July, September, and October from 12:00 noon until 1:00.

This year we will hold two luncheons in North Jackson at the Hilton on County Line Road on June 22, 2017, and August 24, 2017, also from 12:00 noon until 1:00.

 Reservations are required. Please email secretary@msparalegals.org by 12:00 noon on the Monday before the luncheon if you plan to attend.



 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 interim MPA Job Bank Coordinator at btodd@mississippi-law.com with the job information you want posted.


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