Welcome to the
Western Massachusetts Paralegal Association Inc. ("WMPA") Website.

WMPA is a voluntary, nonprofit association that formed in 1988 to promote the professional development and continuing education of paralegals in the Western Massachusetts area.

 
Click here for the 2018 WMPA membership form.
2018 WMPA Membership Application.pdf
Fillable pdf.

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Why Join a Professional Association?


If you are interested in furthering your career, joining a professional association is a good start. There are associations for nearly every profession or area of interest and many have national, state and regional chapters available to join. An association is a synergistic group, meaning that the effect of a collection of people is greater than just one person. So, how exactly can becoming part of this synergistic group help further your career goals? Here are some benefits of joining an association.

Enhance your network:

For most people, creating professional relationships is important, and joining a group allows you to have a sense of security and trust. From this, you are able to support and help one another in reaching your professional goals. Associations sponsor numerous events throughout the year that allow you to connect with your peers. You can share ideas, ask for advice, volunteer to be a speaker or become a member of a committee. Since most associations have national or local conferences, you can participate and have the opportunity to learn about breaking news in your career, learn "best practices" or new ideas, hear about key achievers in your field and also meet and brainstorm with others who are also looking to share and learn new information. Another benefit of enhancing your network is that you may find a mentor to help you with your professional needs or you may be in a position to become a mentor to someone else. Giving back can be the greatest reward and benefit. Participating in forums, chat groups or discussion boards sponsored by the association is also a great way to grow your network. This allows you to use your peers as sounding boards and often make some great friends with the same interests as you.

 

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2018 ConnACC Paralegal Conference (FREE)

MAY 15, 2018

9am – 3pm

Chrysalis Center

255 Homestead Ave.

Hartford, Connecticut

***Breakfast and lunch provided

Keynote Speaker:

Toni Marsh, J.D.

Toni Marsh is the founding director of the award-winning George Washington University paralegal studies program, an Associate Professor of Paralegal Studies and Faculty Director of the GW Global Leadership Development Program.

Download the pdf below for more information:

ConnACC 2018 Paralegal Conference.pdf


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June 20th was Massachusetts Paralegal Day! 

See the proclamation of the Governor here! Thank you all for your hard work - you deserve to be honored. 

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Job posting to the WMPA site

        Are you looking for a paralegal? Are you looking for a paralegal position?

Post your job opening with WMPA. Join WMPA to access job postings.      


Paralegal/Legal Assistant positions can be posted to the Members section of the WMPA website for a

period of 30 days free of charge. A job description should be sent to

 webmaster@wmassparalegal.org.

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