Become a Member
We are dedicated to the advancement of the paralegal profession.
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.
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.
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
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.