2019 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

2019 NALA Webinars

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


2018-2019 Madison College Paralegal Program Workshops

Madison College Protective Services Building
1701 Pearson Street
Madison, WI 53704


Lunch and Learn - OLR: Overview of How to Avoid Grievances
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Presented by Keith Sellen, Director of Office of Lawyer Regulation
Approved by NALA for 1 CLE ethics credit
Deadline to register: 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Lunch will be DLUX Burger Bar

March 26 - Workers Compensation-A Guide for Paralegals to Effectively Handle WC Cases
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., 1 CLE hour

March 29 - Justice on the Reservation: Access to Justice in Indian Country
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1 CLE hour

April 23 - Jury Research: Intersection of Psychology and Law
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1 CLE hour

April 24 - Shovel Ready? Digging into Transactional Due Diligence
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1.5 CLE hours

April 25 - The Grandma Hustle: A Look at Physical and Financial Abuse of Elders
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1 CLE hour

May 9 - Excel - Basics
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 1 CLE hour

May 21 - Utilizing Revocable Trusts in Estate Planning
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1 CLE hour

All workshops from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

April 26, 2019 - E-Discovery


Members, Student, and Government: $15.00
Teleconference: $10.00
Non-members: $20.00

1.0 and 1.5 hour webinars - $45 NALA member/$65 non-member
2.0 hour webinars - $55 NALA member/$75 non-member


Legal education workshops focused on law office efficiencies.  Cost is $10 with lunch included.
For more information or to register, email Jody L. Cooper at jlcooper1@madisoncollege.edu
Payment can be made by cash or check on day of event.
*For each session, one hour of CLE will be applied for as requested.


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