Missouri Paralegal Requirements & Resources
Becoming a Paralegal in Missouri
Missouri does not place any education or certification requirements on those seeking to become a paralegal. Prospective paralegals may become a paralegal through on-the-job training opportunities or by pursuing a certificate program, an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree.
Professional Paralegal Associations
Kansas City Paralegal Association (KCPA)
The Kansas City Paralegal Association (KCPA) is a professional association for paralegals in the Kansas City area. Incorporated in 1975, the goals of KCPA are promote, enhance and encourage the development of the paralegal profession, offer opportunities for networking among paralegals on the local, state and national levels, and offer high quality continuing education for paralegals.
St. Louis Association of Legal Assistants (SLALA)
The St. Louis Association of Legal Assistants (SLALA) is a non-profit association formed to promote the advancement of the legal assistant profession in the St. Louis area through encouragement of high ethical and professional standards and to provide access to information and education for legal assistants, and other legal professionals. SLALA is affiliated with NALA.