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

Types of MPA Memberships 

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Employed Paralegals and any Paralegal who has successfully completed the Certified Paralegal Exam by the National Association of Legal Assistants. 

Active Members $65.00

An individual who does not meet the requirements for active membership, but works as a legal assistant. 

Inactive Members


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Members of Bar Associations, educators, individuals, law firms, corporations and/or legal assistant program representatives who endorse the paralegal/legal assistant concept or are involved in the promotion of the paralegal/legal assistant profession.

Associate Members


An individual who is in good standing in any university, college, junior college, or other approved school pursuing a course of studies as a paralegal/legal assistant. 

Student Members