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


Happy New Year Members! I welcome each of you and hope that you all have had a prosperous year thus far. This year MPA has put together various events and activities for our members. We have an interesting line up of speakers and topics for our luncheons and seminars. I encourage each member to participate in MPA activities and functions we have planned for the year. Within the next couple of weeks, I will send out notices to all members of the upcoming events and activities. With the involvement of all members, MPA will have a successful year!

This year I will be attempting to fill vacant board member positions and committee chairman positions. I have attached a printout of the vacant positions and their responsibilities. If you are interested in serving on the board in one of the vacant positions, please send an email of interest to me your MPA President at glenisajiles@gmail.com or glenisa@myattorney.net . If you are interested in serving on a committee, please send an email of interest to our VP of Membership, Peggy Haralson-Cox at haralsonpa@fwpk.com.

Again, welcome and I wish all a successful year!

2016 NALA Convention

The 2016 NALA Convention is scheduled for July 13-15 in Las Vegas, NV.  We encourage those who are interested in attending to start making travel plans soon. Please continue to monitor this website as well as NALA’s website (www.nala.org) for more information. We look forward to seeing you in Vegas.


Stewpot Community Services

MPA will be volunteering at Stewpot on Friday, April 29, 2016. MPA members who are interested in volunteering should email Shantaye Payton, MPA Secretary as soon as possible. You should arrive at Stewpot no later than 11:30 a.m. We look forward to seeing you there!!!


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, 2015. 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 2016 luncheon will be at 12:00 noon on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the Capital Club (Downtown Jackson), 125 South Congress Street, Jackson, MS 39201. The speaker is Matthew A. Baldridge, Esq., of the Baldridge Law Firm, PLLC. His topic is entitled, “How to Marry Yourself to Divorce Law.” 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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