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

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
120 East Wilson Street
Madison, WI 53703

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
1:20 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
120 East Wilson Street
Madison, WI 53703

2018 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


MAPA Annual Meeting
Event registration by invitation only

2018 Half-Day Seminar
$40.00 for Active & Associate Members
$30.00 for Student Members
$50.00 for Non-Members
Click here to register before October 31, 2018
Approved for 3.0 CLE (2.0 Ethics CLE)

October 16 - Accounting 101 for Paralegals, 2.0 CLE (2:00 p.m.)

October 23 - Accuracy of Internet Information, 1.0 CLE (1:00 p.m.)

November 1 - The Care and Feeding of Your Court Clerk, 1.0 CLE (12:00 p.m.)

November 6 - Discovery Issues in Insurance Coverage Lawsuits, 1.0 CLE (2:00 p.m.)

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

November 16, 2018 - Legal Ethics

January 25, 2019 - State E-Filing Updates

February 15, 2019 - Ethics and Internet Security

March 15, 2019 - Technology Tools

April 26, 2019 - E-Discovery


Guest Lunch Speaker: The Honorable Catherine Furay, Chief Judge of the Western District of Wisconsin, Bankruptcy Court
Half day seminar: CLE’s to follow luncheon

1:20 - 2:20 pm
Truth, Trust and the Future of Journalism Ethics
Dr. Kathleen Culver, UW-Madison, Director of Center for Journalism Ethics
2:25 - 3:25 pm
Supported Decision Making
Atty. Jessica Trudell, Wisconsin Guardianship Support Center
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Working with Creatives: The Effect of the Copyright Termination Right on Estate Planning
Atty. Elizabeth Russell, Law Office of Elizabeth T. Russell LLC

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




Legal education workshops focused on law office efficiencies.  Cost $10 w. 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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