2017 Education & Social Opportunities

Madison Area Paralegal Association (MAPA) meets a minimum of five times a year to provide its membership with educational and networking opportunities. Reservations for MAPA events are required to attend all events unless otherwise noted. CLE credit is available for attendance (.1 units for Lunch &  Learns, .4 units for seminars). 

Through MAPA's partnership with NALA, MAPA receives information and access to multiple webinars a month, certified paralegal (CP) information and more, which are updated here frequently. Lastly, MAPA works with other paralegal associations and local educational institutions to feature event information here. Additional costs may apply.     

Annual MAPA networking opportunities include the Annual Membership Meeting, social and volunteer events, and field trips such as a Dane County Courthouse tour. Student members also benefit from educational and networking events geared toward their needs such as the annual Student Reception held at MATC. In addition, the Executive Committee (Officers,  Committee Chairs, and Appointees) meets six times per year and other committees meet on an “as needed” basis.

Events are added once speakers and venues are confirmed.  Check back again soon to see what educational events--including installments in MAPA's Lunch & Learn series (luncheons with guest speakers), full- and half-day seminars and networking/social opportunities are in store.


Dane County goes e-Mandatory
Thanks to all that attended the Q&A panel discussion on April 12 at the Dane County Courthouse sponsored by MAPA with panelists Crystal, Hunter, and Elizabeth of the Clerk's offices. The panel lead the discussion and answered questions that can be found HERE More information can also be found directly at Wisconsin Court System Q&A page at https://www.wicourts.gov/ecourts/efilecircuit/faq.htm .  All participants were reminded that this is new process for all, so procedures will evolve as the systems takes hold, so don't be afraid to contact the specific Court if unsure of a procedure.

Date & Location

Thursday, June 15, 2017
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Boardman & Clark Atrium
1 S. Pinckney Street, 4th Floor
Madison, WI  53703

June 27, 2017

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Mariner’s Inn, 5339 Lighthouse Bay Drive, Madison

July 19-21, 2017
Wyndham Orlando Resort
International Drive
Orlando, FL

2017 NALA Webinars
From the comfort of your computer.
Click on each date to register.  All times CST.


Lunch & Learn: U.S. Immigration Law
Click here to register by June 8th!


MAPA's 25th Anniversary Betty Lou Cruise


2017 NALA Conference & Expo
Learn how to use your skills to advance your career and network with people knowledgeable and passionate about the paralegal profession

August 24 - So The Plaintiff's on Medicare, 2.0 CLE hours (12:00 p.m.)

September 14 - Effective Time Management for Today's Paralegal, 1.0 CLE hours (11:00 a.m.)

September 20 - Law Practice in the 21st Century, 1.0 CLE hours (12:00 p.m.)

October 3Modern Due-Diligence Signposts!, 1.0 CLE hours (12:00 p.m.) 

October 11 - How Bias Plays a Role in Wrongful Convictions, 1.0 CLE hours (12:00 p.m.)

October 17 - Using Coaching Skills to Improve Communication, 1.25 CLE hours (10:00 a.m.)

November 10 - Practical Applications of Legal Project Management for Today's Paralegal, 2.0 CLE hours (10:00 a.m.)

November 17Dram Shop Case: What is it and Do I Have One?, 1.5 CLE hours (10:00 a.m.)  


Presented by Attorney Raluca (Luca) Vais-Otoosen, Dewitt Ross & Stevens, S.C.
$13 Active/Associate Members
$10 Student Members
$15 Non-Members

This is a free event for MAPA MEMBERS ONLY.  Watch for sign-up details and more information in the weeks to come. 

Best member rate: $535
Best non-member rate: $590 (price increases June 1, 2017)
Best student rate: $199
Hotel room rates: $129

1.5 hour webinars - $39 NALA member/$59 non-member
2.0 hour webinars - $49 NALA member/$69 non-member


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