Madison Area Paralegal Association (MAPA) is a non-profit organization affiliated with the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). We are a strong group of paralegals, legal professionals and students who live and work in Madison, Wisconsin and the surrounding areas. MAPA's primary purposes are to provide educational opportunities for professional development and to promote the paralegal profession.
Message from the President:
Welcome to Madison Area Paralegal Association. MAPA is a local non-profit association formed more than 20 years ago to provide continuing education and networking opportunities for paralegals. MAPA’s more than 130 members come from a broad array of legal disciplines including government, corporate, civil, family, real estate, etc., but we have one thing in common: to encourage and support work in the legal community.
Since 2012, MAPA has offered Continuing Legal Education credits to members and non-members alike at the Lunch & Learns. (see Events Calendar).
MAPA continues to support new paralegals and paralegal programs through the scholarship program, and accepts applications on an annual basis for two scholarships.
Giving back to our community through charity work has been a hallmark of the holiday season. Each and every year MAPA members partner with Joining Forces for Families, as well as the downtown YWCA, to help children obtain much needed school supplies, or Christmas presents; things that many of us take for granted.
Access to due process may be a foregone conclusion at law firms, but to the disadvantaged, it may be thwarted by simple economics. MAPA members have supported and participated in access to justice through participation in pro bono legal clinics such as the Small Claims Assistance Center at the Dane County Court House, and more recently, the new Veteran's Law Center in partnership with the UW Law School Pro Bono Programs Department.
There are countless avenues to become involved in MAPA. We encourage you to join, become active in a committee, attend an educational function, read the newsletter, and above all- network! Contact a committee chair to learn more. Through all of these activities we in MAPA support our local legal community and strive to improve the Madison area community for the good of many.
Madison Area Paralegal Association
News & Announcements
MAPA has joined forces with JFF (Joining Forces for Families) to coordinate the sponsorship of 50 children’s holiday gift wishes and will be donating $300 for MAPA's 5th Annual Toy Drive.
JFF is a voluntary, community based County agency organized under the Dane County Human Service umbrella that assists with supportive services for families to address their basic human needs. JFF works to keep families stable, deflects them away from costly formal interventions, and encourages cooperation between agencies in caring for the families.
Families who sign up with this agency need to show proof of residency and financial need before they are accepted to the program. JFF is one of the few County agencies that offer a toy drive program because it is all done on volunteer time. JFF has over 300 children to sponsor. The children are distributed to sponsors randomly by going down the list of names.
MAPA kicks off participation in the toy drive at the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 4. Bring wrapped, name-tagged toys or cash/check donations to the meeting or to Boardman & Clark through December 13. For further questions, contact MAPA’s President Tiffany Storch or visit JFF.
*Click here for the list of children
Special NALA Promotion for Affiliate Members:
A special $25 rate for a one-year subscription to Facts & Findings is being offered to members of NALA affiliate associations to encourage sustained membership in the affiliate associations and to introduce the advantages of individual membership in NALA
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