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!   

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 MPA Membership runs over a calendar year.  Click here for an NEW 2017 membership.  Click here to RENEW your membership in 2017.  Click here for your 2017 Sustaining Member/ Individual Sustaining Member and Sponsorship Application.

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

View our Events Calendar for more details.


 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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