2018 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, 2017, 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

2018 NALA Webinars
From the comfort of your computer.
Click on each date to register.  All times CST.


February 15 - The Collaborative Divorce Practice, 1.5 CLE (11:00 a.m.)

February 23 - Preparing for a Criminal Trial, 1.0 CLE (11:00 a.m.)

February 27 - Creating Clear Healthcare Documents that People can Understand,  CLE (1:00 p.m.)

March 7 - Defensibility and Best Practices in eDiscovery, 1.5 CLE (12:00 p.m.)

March 20 - eDiscovery: Do I Really Need to Know this?, 1.5 CLE (12:00 p.m.)

March 28 - ERISA 101: A Closer Look at Employee Benefits Law, 1.5 CLE (2:00 p.m.)

March 29 - Interviewing Reminders and Tips in the Digital World, 1.0 CLE hours (1:00 p.m.)


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


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