The terms paralegal and legal assistant are generally used interchangeable, like attorney and lawyer. MPA uses the word paralegal throughout its communication. 

Mississippi Paralegal Association

A Professional Organization

About MPA

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 at @MSParalegals on Twitter or Facebook and


Please join MPA January 17, 2020, to Meet the Board

at Iron Horse Grill in Jackson, Mississippi beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Monthly CLE Lunches

The Mississippi Paralegal Association ("MPA") was founded in 1980 by paralegals in Mississippi who wished to encourage a higher order of ethical and professional attainment. The main purpose of MPA is to promote the profession of paralegals statewide. MPA supports, encourages and maintains high standards for the service, conduct, and ethics of paralegals. 


MPA members have the opportunity to further their education and/or obtain CLE hours if needed. MPA sponsors monthly in-person CLE lunches, Spring and Fall Seminars, and we are happy to announce the option to purchase archived CLE hours, which will allow members to purchase CLE hours any time, anywhere. 

In an effort to inform and educate, MPA sponsors monthly  CLE 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, June, July, August, September, and October from 12:00 noon until 1:00.  Reservations are required. Please email by 12:00 noon on the Monday before the luncheon if you plan to attend.

MPA cannot handle any special dietary considerations on behalf of an individual. Please handle any dietary considerations with the facility.

MPA Gives Back!

Thank you to the following business for donations in 2019!




Mississippi Paralegal Association, Inc.
Post Office Box 996
Jackson, Mississippi 39205




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