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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

 

2015 NALA NOMINATIONS

Rachel Nesbit, MPA Vice President of Membership, has been nominated for the position of NALA Affiliate Secretary for 2016. This is an awesome opportunity for Rachel to represent NALA’s Affiliates in Tulsa, OK. Further, it is also a great opportunity for MPA to showcase one of our own on a national platform.

Suellen Johnson, CP, MPA NALA Liaison, has been nominated to receive the 2015 NALA Affiliate Award. Her nomination automatically qualifies her as a nominee for the NALA Affiliates’ Outstanding Contribution Award. This is another great opportunity for MPA to award our members for their hard work and dedication to the association and the profession.

Please join me in congratulating Rachel Nesbit and Suellen Johnson on their nominations.

Let’s do something great!!!

Sincerely,

Steven J. Jones
MPA President

 

 

40th Annual NALA Convention 

The 40th Annual NALA Convention will be held July 22-24 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Your Designation of Proxy and Alternate Proxy form must be sent to both the NALA Secretary and the NALA Credentials Chairman in order for your proxy to be recorded. The form must be received by those listed on the form no later than June 24, 2015.

No proxy or alternate proxy holder may be designated after June 24, 2015. Please visit the NALA website at www.nala.org for more information (including the Designation/Proxy forms).

 

Paralegal Day 2015                                                                                  

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

PRO BONO OPPORTUNITIES

Stewpot Community Services

MPA will be volunteering at Stewpot on Friday, July 31, 2015. 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. on Friday, May 1st. 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.

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 February 2015 luncheon will be at 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at the Capital Club (Downtown Jackson), 125 South Congress Street, Jackson, MS 39201. Our speaker will be Ashlee Nolen, with Professional Staffing Group and the topic will be “How to Stay Relevant as a Paralegal”.  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.

 

Type of Participation
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