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Houston Legal Assistants Association


Membership & HPLA Information


HLAA has adopted minimum education standards for membership with HLAA. All Voting Members of HLAA must have an Associates Degree or higher. HLAA has several membership categories including: Voting, Regular, Associate, Advocate, Student, Affiliate and Subscribing.

HLAA provides many membership benefits and services. Some of these benefits and services are low cost monthly CLE seminars, a monthly newsletter, salary survey issued every two years, membership directory, scholarship monies awarded every year, Job Bank Hotline access, professional recognition with the HPLA designation, Career Development Opportunities, Social events and networking resources.

In June of 1998, HLAA adopted heightened HPLA criteria effective January 1, 1999. All HPLA members utilize their designation after their name and are recognized in the legal community for their dedication, commitment and pursuit of distinguished standards within our profession.