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 

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


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