Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association



he Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association (SMPA), is an affiliated association of NALA - The Paralegal Association. SMPA welcomes new members. 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 who 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.

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Become a Member

We are dedicated to the advancement of the paralegal profession.

Join a Committee

Volunteering on a committee is a great way to get involved!


Membership fees can be paid online!

Sustaining Members

Earn CLE Credits Online

The Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association offers its members the opportunity to earn 1.0 CLE credit 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. Find out more about SMPA Membership.

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. Read more

CP Exam Review Class

SMPA recognizes the importance of achieving a nationally recognized certification to a paralegal. SMPA hosts a CP exam preparation class. The CP Exam review class is a member benefit available to SMPA members only.

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

Student Mentor Program

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