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

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Starting at 4:30 p.m.

Ale Asylum
2002 Pankratz Street
Madison, WI

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Great Dane Eastside
Cottage Grove Road

2019 NALA Webinars
Check back for new NALA Webinars

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

Madison College 2019-2020 Workshops
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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


Celebrate National Paralegal Day with MAPA
Free to all MAPA members

MAPA’S Annual Meeting and Half Day Seminar
Registration begins at 11:30
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Annual Meeting Presentation
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Half Day Seminar

October 23 - Introduction to Intellectual Property Law
12:00 p.m. - 1.0 hour CLE

November 1 - Appeals
10:00 a.m. - 1.5 hours CLE

November 20 - Persuasive Writing Techniques
12:00 p.m. - 1.0 hour CLE

Click on date for Eventbright link to register
October 18, 2019 - Wellness for Legal Professionals

November 15, 2019 - Legal Ethics

February 21, 2020 - Technology Ethics

March 13, 2020 - Technology Tools

April 17, 2020 - Inside the Clerk of Courts Office


MAPA will be accepting membership renewals/new membership applications at this event. If you have not renewed or know someone who wants to sign up, please bring your paperwork with you to the event and enjoy the event for free as a member.

Annual meeting free for members. Half Day Seminar $40.
Annual Meeting Speaker: Chief Probation Officer Tracy L. Russom, US Probation and Pretrial Services Office - “My Career in the US Probation Service”
Half Day Seminar speakers:
Dane County Sheriff’s Deputies Brian Harter and Brian Smith, “Writs of Replevin and Civil Forfeitures”
Geoff Thompson, Former Assistant Dean UW-Madison of L&S, “Social Justice and Unconscious Bias”
Attorney Christopher Shattuck, J.D., M.B.A., State Bar of Wisconsin, “Ethics in Technology for the Legal Profession”

$45 for NALA members; $65 for non-members

Educational workshops focusing on best practices for legal professionals
Lunch and workshop cost $15 per person
Payment due on day of event
Contact Jody Cooper for more information: jlcooper1@madisoncollege.edu

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