Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association
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Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association (SMPA)

The Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association (SMPA), a NALA affiliated association, welcomes members from any where in the state of Tennessee. While our emphasis is on promoting paralegals in Tennessee, SMPA does not restrict membership by state of residence or employment and has welcomed paralegals from other states that wanted to take advantage of our membership benefits.

Membership in the Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association is open to paralegals, students in paralegal programs, attorneys, law firms, corporations and businesses promoting the paralegal profession, and educational institutions providing paralegal programs based on the requirements approved by the Executive Committee. ...more about the Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association.

SMPA Today

Earn CLE Credits Online
The Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association offers its 102 members the opportunity to earn 1.0 CLE credits each month by viewing our CLE presentations online via rebroadcast in the SMPA Members Area.

CLE rebroadcasts are typically available within 48 hours of the meeting date and time. This benefit is available only to SMPA members and is included with membership. Contact Us About Becoming a Member

Are you a Certified Paralegal?

Paralegal Certification vs. Certificate Program

There are significant differences between achieving a nationally recognized paralegal certification such as those available through an organization like National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and a certificate program offered by some colleges and universities. Continued...

CP Exam Review Class
SMPA recognizes the importance of achieving a nationally recognized certification to a paralegal. SMPA is hosting a CP exam preparation class. The CP Exam review class is a member benefit and available to SMPA members only at no cost.

For more information about SMPA CP Exam review class, please contact us.

Student Members
We encourage every student member to engage your mentor. For more information about the SMPA Student Mentor Program, please contact us.

Monthly Paralegal CLE Opportunities

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Main Conference Room of the U.S. Attorney ’s Office, Knoxville, TN

April 09, 2015 -  Federal Defender Services
Presenter: Beth Ford, Esquire of the Federal Defender Services

To be announced

Full SMPA CLE Meeting Schedule

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SMPA Member attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance for 1.0 hour CLE credit verification. Non-member attendees are provided the option to receive a 1.0 hour CLE Certificate of Attendance verification form for a fee of $10.