Leading Middle Tennessee's Paralegals Since 1984
The Middle Tennessee Paralegal Association ("MTPA") was formed for the purposes of furthering education among members of the paralegal profession; advancing, fostering and promoting the paralegal profession; encouraging a high order of ethical and professional attainment; providing service to the community; and establishing good fellowship among members of the paralegal profession in Nashville, Tennessee and its surrounding areas.
MTPA has open monthly membership meetings on the first Thursday of each month, at noon on the 27th floor in the offices of Waller Lansden Conference Center, 511 Union Street, Suite 2700, Nashville, TN. Each month MTPA presents keynote speakers on topics of interest to paralegals in our area as well as a catered lunch. The cost is $15 for MTPA members who pay by check, $18 for MTPA members who pay by credit card and $18 for non-members and can be paid in advance via online registration.
What is a Paralegal?
As defined by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, a Paralegal is a person, qualified through education, training or work experience to perform substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts and is customarily, but not exclusively, performed by a lawyer. This person may be retained or employed by a lawyer, law office, governmental agency or other entity or may be authorized by administrative, statutory or court authority to perform this work. Substantive shall mean work requiring recognition, evaluation, organization, analysis, and communication of relevant facts and legal concepts.