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

2014 Fall Seminar and Vendor Fair

August 28, 2014

The Capital Club

125 S. Congress Street, Jackson, MS

 Make your plans now to attend.  Please contact Christy Roberts, CP at (601) 519-0325 or email at christy@cs-law.com for more information or to register.

8:30 – 9:00

REGISTRATION AND WELCOME – Steven J. Jones, President and Christy Roberts, CP, Vice President of Education

9:00 – 10:00

Adam Kilgore, Attorney -  Ethics

10:00 – 10:30

1st Morning Break – Exhibition Opens – President, ALA Mississippi

10:30 – 11:30

Michael R. Brown, AttorneyEmployment Law

11:30 – 12:00

2nd Morning Break – Exhibition Continues

12:00 – 1:00


Timothy Smith, Attorney - Gun Laws

1:10 – 2:10

Rickey Acker, Merrill - How to Create Your Own Page/Line Video Depositions for Trial

2:10 – 2:30

Afternoon Break – Exhibition Closes - ALA & Vendor Door Prize Drawings

2:30 – 3:30

Pieter Teeuwissen, AttorneyMunicipal Law

3:35 – 4:35

Andrew Payne and Matt Vitart - A Paralegal’s Role in Helping Associate Attorneys Succeed

4:40 – 4:50

DOOR PRIZES & CLOSING -Steven J. Jones, President




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 July 2014 luncheon will be at 12:00 noon on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Capital Club (Downtown Jackson), 125 South Congress Street, Jackson, MS 39201. The luncheon will be buffet style. This month’s speaker will be Timothy Smith and his topic will be “Gun Laws”.  This is also our annual Fall Seminar and Vendor Fair.  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.

As in the past year with Skype, members can view the luncheon speaker individually but the method is now through Livestream. If you plan to participate via Livestream, please notify Rachel Nesbit (rnesbit@heilmanlawgroup.com ). You will be responsible for the full cost of the luncheon ($17.00).

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


Type of Participation
Full Name



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