What is the Minnesota Paralegal Association?


MPA is a voluntary, non-profit professional association composed of paralegals living or working in the State of Minnesota dedicated to fostering the growth and development of the paralegal profession by:

  1. Promoting a high standard of professionalism to the legal community as well as the general public; 
  2. Encouraging communication among paralegals and related organizations;
  3. Supporting the ongoing education and professional development of paralegals; 
  4. Encouraging pro bono or community service involvement through MPA or other non-profit organizations; 
  5. Promoting diversity of its members; and 
  6. Demonstrating a commitment to honesty and integrity of all members.

When you join the MPA, you automatically become a member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) - giving you two memberships for the price of one!   

                          Current Events                 

Millennials, Medical Mariguana, Medicare & more - Strategies for Handling Cases in a Changing World

September 30, 2016 - AT&T Tower Conference Room

Attendees of the CLE will receive current, relevant, and useful information on a variety of topics that will assist you in your day to day performance on the litigation legal team (4.5 CLE Credits).  See the below brochure for additional information and registration details - Registration ends Friday, September 23, 2016.

*Early Bird Pricing Extended Through September 15, 2016*

Click here to see the brochure

2016 MPA Outstanding Paralegal and Paralegal Newcomer Award

Do you know an amazing paralegal who deserves a little recognition?  Let the Minnesota Paralegal Association reward them for a job well done by nominating them for the 2016 MPA Outstanding Paralegal Newcomer Award or the Outstanding Paralegal Award!

The candidate must be a member of the MPA.  The nomination must be on the official nomination form (click here).  Paralegals may nominate another member or submit a self-nomination.  Nominations from attorneys and law firm administrators will also be accepted.

The general criteria are set forth below:

  • Dedication to the paralegal profession;
  • Service to the legal community;
  • Leadership skills;
  • Participation within the MPA and/or NFPA; and
  • Demonstrating a positive and progressive attitude toward paralegal development.

Nominations are due no later than Monday, October 3, 2016, and should be sent to:

Scholarship & Achievement Committee: scholarship@mnparalegals.org

Winners will be announced at the MPA Fall Gathering on October 27, 2016, and will be featured in the MPA Citations newsletter.



2016 MPA Student Scholarship Application

The Minnesota Paralegal Association’s Scholarship and Achievement Program will award two (2) Scholarships in 2016 to Paralegal Students (both members and non-members are eligible). The Scholarship provides Students a one-year free membership in the MPA.

See here for further details.



 Please join the MPA for this month's Sectional Meetings.

View our Events Calendar for more details.

 MPA Membership runs over a calendar year.  MPA is not currently accepting membership applications.

 The MnCP is a voluntary certification that seeks to establish a standard of competency for paralegals in Minnesota.  This program is an opportunity for Minnesota paralegals to validate their qualifications and offers a credential to paralegals that meet certain education and experience requirements.  Here is a list of the current MnCPs.  Click here to find out why you should become and MnCP.  To go directly to the application click here.  For a credit card payment option click here.

Are you interested in volunteering for an MPA Committee Chair or Sectional Chair position? We are accepting Self-Nomination forms for these positions! Please submit your self nomination form to 
info@mnparalegals.org. Open positions for 2016 are located under the Leadership Directory tab above along with position descriptions. Click Here to obtain a Self-Nomination Form.  



Find us on Facebook and Linked In - The Minnesota Paralegal Association has active communities on Facebook and Linked In.

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MPA AMAZON.COM STORE!!! - Don't forget to use the MPA Amazon.com Store! By doing so, a small portion of each sale will be donated to your favorite Non-Profit.  Click below to access!


Pro Bono Opportunities - Interested in pro bono work?  Take our Pro Bono Survey and let us know what you want and how we can help.  Also check out our Pro Bono Page for volunteer opportunities!

2016 MPA LEADERSHIP Opportunities- It is that time of year again! Ever thought about becoming a leader of the MPA?  Now is the perfect time to seize that opportunity and begin making a difference.  If you're interested in becoming a MPA leader (must be a Voting Member to fill an Officer, a Director or a Sectional Chair position), please fill out the 2016 Self-Nomination Form and submit to info@mnparalegals.org.

NEW MEMBER BENEFIT! Check out the MEMBERS ONLY - Bulletin Board where members can discuss hot topics in their specific area of law!

MPA CAREER CENTER - Check out our new and improved Job Bank, powered by career services leader JobTarget.  It provides the perfect gateway to assist our members to find job opportunities throughout the State of Minnesota.    If you are a MPA Member and purchase a package, your Member Number is the same as your Member Password.



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