Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association (SMPA) monthly meetings are open to the public, so everyone is invited to attend. Meetings consist of a one hour presentation from a Speaker of Interest unless otherwise noted on the meeting schedule below.

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Blount Mansion Visitor Center conveniently located at the corner of Gay and Hill Streets. Free parking is available for those who do not work downtown.

While our meetings are open to the public, please note that only Active SMPA members may vote in elections or on issues presented before the membership.

January  9th 2020
Presenter:  Jane Morris, Esq., Managing Partner of Legal Aid of East Tennessee

Used Car Sales: Financing and Reposessions

February 13th 2020
Presenter:  Hillary Dewhirst, Esq. of the Law Office of Hillary Dewhirst

An Overview of Adoption Law

March  12th 2020
Presenter:  Clark Eckert, DC, of Eckert Chiropractic

Understanding Soft Tissue Injuries

April 9th 2020

May 2020 by Rebroadcast Only
Presenter: Kelly D. Tanner, Esq., of Kelly Tanner Law 

The Impact of COVID 19 on the Criminal Law Process in East Tennessee 

June 2020 by Rebroadcast Only
Presenter: Jackson Fenner, Esq. of the Fenner Law Firm 

Ethics for Paralegals 

July 2020 by Rebroadcast Only
Presenter: Rachel E. Donsbach, Esq. of the Law Office of Rachel E. Donsbach

The Role of the Guardian ad Litem in Neglect and Severe Abuse Cases 

Our CLE Meetings are recorded and available to our members online as a rebroadcast of the current month.
 Members Only

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