MTPA is an exceptional resource for available positions in the mid-State area. Our Job Bank Director is in direct contact with area firms, attorneys and businesses who look to our association for educated, professional, well-rounded individuals to fill those positions. The Nashville legal community is no different that other cities in that it is very much about who you know. MTPA receives job postings from attorneys, law firms, businesses and recruiters. Many of whom have contacted us first before advertising the position which is an incredible advantage to MTPA members!
MTPA JOB BANK (Members Only)
Networking is key in the Nashville legal community, and our members know it. Due to the fact that the paralegal profession is not currently regulated, paralegal roles, salaries and benefits can differ greatly in this region alone, depending on practice area, education, experience and employer. MTPA provides its members with ample opportunity to interact with one another and better communicate in order to find some sort of common ground upon which we can stand. In addition to the legal community in the immediate area, MTPA's connection to NFPA provides for a much broader view of the profession at both a regional and national level.
New to town? MTPA is a great way to fast-track into the legal community as described herein, and learn more about what area firms and employers have to offer!
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Professionalism and Ethics
The paralegal profession has faced issues regarding professionalism and ethics. Accordingly, in September 1997, NFPA's members merged elements of two previously adopted documents, the Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Model Disciplinary Rules. The merged document, Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Guidelines for Enforcement (Model Code and Guidelines), shows the commitment of NFPA's membership to increase the quality and efficiency of legal services. It also recognizes the profession's responsibility to the legal community and the consumer. The Model Code and Guidelines provides paralegals with ethical standards and disciplinary guidelines for breach of those standards. NFPA is assisting paralegals who have an interest in adapting this Model Code and Guidelines to their local jurisdictions. It also offers ethical opinions to assist the profession with complex legal issues.
MTPA understands that educational standards of those entering the paralegal profession, both in terms of general education and formal paralegal training, are important in order to further the advancement and expand the role of paralegals. MTPA encourages its members to continue to expand their knowledge and keep abreast of relevant statutory and legislative changes that could affect their work. Education is also about making the right choices, and as an affiliate of NFPA, members have access to excellent resources to in aid in making those decisions. NFPA and the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE) joined forces to set basic guidelines and principles on which to build a strong foundation to identify quality paralegal education programs. NFPA's Suggested Curriculum for Paralegal Studies and the Guide to a Quality Paralegal Education are available on NFPA's Website.