MPA has been in
existence for 22 years, and currently has approximately 55 members in the Michiana area.
We are very proud of the quality
of the speakers at our membership dinner meetings, which are held every other
month. Many of our meetings also include CLE credit. Topics from our latest
Notaries, Are You Following the Law?
Seminar on Marketing Your Professionalism
Restorative Justice: Old-Fashioned Values at Work in a Modern Society
Legal Research Tips for Paralegals
How Forensics Build a Criminal Case
Paralegal Support Program
Marketing Techniques for Paralegals
Conflicts and Confidentiality
Intellectual Property 101
Westlaw for Paralegals
Seminar on Real Estate Law
Our e-newsletter, Footnotes
is published monthly. The editors are excited about their ideas for the newsletter and are
always happy to accept article contributions. There are many ways to participate in the Association.
Our committees are growing and always looking for new members. MPA committees
include Membership, Meetings, Pro Bono, Newsletter, and others. Participating in
committee work allows members to get to know each other better, which is helpful
in networking within the paralegal profession.
Members also enjoy the benefit of
the MPA Job Bank, offered free of charge to MPA members. Advertisements of
available local job positions are issued to Job Bank participants by email or
fax and a number of local employers regularly utilize the MPA Job Bank. Through
an agreement with IUSB, MPA also advertises job notices made available to the
IUSB paralegal program.
On the national level, MPA
is a voting member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (“NFPA”),
a professional organization of state and local paralegal associations with over
17,000 members nationwide. Through this affiliation MPA members receive “The
National Paralegal Reporter,” NFPA's nationally circulated magazine, as well
as numerous membership benefits on the national level. MPA sends a
representative to NFPA conventions each year to cast its vote on issues of
This is just a sample of what the
Michiana Paralegal Association is about. Feel free to email any board member
with questions. We would like to have you and a paralegal friend of yours join
us at our next membership dinner meeting. Check the calendar page for the date
and location. We look forward to seeing you there.