The Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association is a nonprofit association formed in 2005. SMPA is dedicated to the promotion of the paralegal profession in Tennessee.

SMPA does this through the development of the highest standards of service, ethical conduct, continuing education and broadening the public understanding of the paralegal profession.

SMPA is an affiliated association of NALA – The Paralegal Association.


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Members of the Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association are encouraged to participate actively in the association. Volunteering to be on a committee can be a great way to get and stay involved with SMPA.

Community Outreach Committee

Promotes and organizes the charity events of the Association.

Academic Outreach Committee

Promotes SMPA, assists in the needs of the educational institutions, and maintains the Mentor Program.

Educational Program Committee

Coordinates educational opportunities for the membership.

Membership Committee

Develops programs to promote membership in SMPA.

Executive Committee

Acts as a governing board and planning committee bringing recommendations for SMPA to the membership for a vote.

Publication Committee

Provides a quarterly publication for the membership.

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.

The 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.


Sustaining Membership is available to law firms, corporations, schools or individuals who support the paralegal profession, and support the goals, activities and programs of the Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association.