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Houston Legal Assistants Association


Welcome to HLAA!

The Houston Legal Assistants Association is the largest legal assistant association in the State of Texas and is in the top five of the largest metropolitan legal assistant associations in the United States. It is a non-profit organization and has more than 975 members. HLAA was founded on August 30, 1978 to promote the professional advancement of legal assistants in Houston. HLAA celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. Through its 20 years of professional service, HLAA has made immeasurable progress of heightened standards for professionalism, which is recognized statewide and nationwide.

HLAA has continued to strive for excellence in the legal assistant profession through the implementation of minimum educational standards, continuing legal education requirements and the creation of the Houston Professional Legal Assistant designation - "HPLA".

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HLAA was the first legal assistant association in the State of Texas to undertake and successfully implement the CLE requirements since 1995. HLAA also contributes to the community by participating in innumerable charitable programs. HLAA promotes high standards in their profession, has established principles, has networking resources and provides integrity and strength for its members.

21 Years of Service!