Louisiana State Paralegal Association

Founder and Administrator of the LCP Certification


Louisiana Paralegals:
Join LSPA now in order to take advantage of our many membership benefits, including member discounts for continuing legal education seminars.  Our membership year is from May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020.

 LSPA Membership Application


Louisiana State Paralegal Association, Inc.



Louisiana State Paralegal Association, Inc.


                          New LSPA Membership Term:   May 1  to  April 30


 ¨ New first-time applicants for LSPA voting membership, who meet LSPA’s qualifications, shall be eligible to receive a 30% discount for their first-year LSPA voting membership dues, upon proof of a current voting membership in a local Louisiana paralegal association.

¨ New first-time LSPA voting members will receive a “25% off coupon” applicable to one LSPA CLE Seminar held between the effective date of their new membership and April 30, 2020! 

 ¨ All paralegal student applicants who qualify for the Rochelle Scholarship, will be eligible for free student membership in LSPA for the remainder of the then current membership year, upon verification of compliance from the LSPA Scholarship Chair.

  ¨ In recognition of earning the CP or LCP certification, new applicants or renewing members, who (within the first 12 months of certification) provide evidence of the certification date and a completed LSPA membership application, shall be eligible for waiver of a one-term payment of LSPA voting membership dues, effective during the then current, or immediately following full term.

  ¨Any current active voting member (having renewed for the past 2 years), who renews his/her membership for the next term, before the LSPA mid-year (Fall) seminar fee deadline, will receive a 20% off coupon applicable to one LSPA CLE Seminar, effective from the receipt of advanced-payment of dues, until April 30, 2020.

 ¨Every year LSPA awards $50.00 to the voting member who recruits the most “new” first-time members during each LSPA membership term!  This year’s winner will be recognized and presented with a $50.00 check at the LSPA Social, to be held in March or April 2020. 

(Remember, your name must be included on the new member's application form, space provided.)


            So, with these member incentives, what are we waiting for?!  Let’s get busy!  Just pick up the phone… type an email…contact your paralegal friends… have lunch, invite them to join LSPA, ask them to place your name on their application form(!); make plans to meet your paralegal friends and your LSPA Board at upcoming events, such as the LSPA Thursday evening social and (earn cle hours at) the all-day Friday Fall CLE Seminar in Lafayette on September 20, 2019; or maybe you’ve been considering paralegal certification to move forward in your paralegal career – click on the Certification tab and contact our LSPA NALA Liaison for more info, then make plans to attend the LSPA LCP Study Course (details coming soon), and form a CP or LCP Study Group with paralegal friends in your area; click on the Rochelle Scholarships tab to learn more about how to apply for the LSPA scholarship for paralegal students; and, oh yes, there’s the JMCS tab about even more scholarships for LSPA members..., and be sure to check out the members-only area for

            … The possibilities for LSPA Paralegals are endless….. 

                                                                                    ~ Rhonda McManus,

                                                                                                 LSPA President 2019-2020


CAREER OPPORTUNITY - Closing Date: 3/31/2023:

USDC - Western District, Shreveport, Louisiana:


Position: Case Administrator I

Vacancy Number: 23-WDLA-01

Salary Range: $41,368 - $67,231 (CL 24)

Starting salary will depend upon experience and qualifications.

Duty Station: Shreveport

Full-time Permanent

Opening Date: March 9, 2023

Closing Date: March 31, 2023


It is recommended that applications be submitted as soon as possible. To ensure consideration, promptly submit one of each of the following combined into a SINGLE PDF document:

(1)       letter of interest;

(2)       current resume;

(3)       list of three professional references with current contact information; and

(4)       completed and signed “AO 78, Application for Federal Judicial Branch Employment” (form can be obtained at http://www.uscourts.gov/forms/AO078.pdf ).

Application packages must be emailed to: lawdml_HR@lawd.uscourts.gov and will not be considered complete unless all items have been received by the Human Resources Department. Incomplete application packets will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Receipt will be acknowledged by someone in the Human Resources Department by return email. The deadline for submitting application packets is Friday, March 31, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.