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April 9th 2020
Paralegal Role in the Courtroom
Courtroom Etiquette and Ethics
Presenter: Honorable Debra C. Poplin
United States District Court
Feb 13th 2020
Presenter: Hillary Dewhirst, Esq.
Law Office of Hillary Dewhirst
he 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.
The Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association offers its over 100 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. 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 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.