e-News: December 10, 2012

NALS e-News
Would you like to help NALS identify upcoming potential leaders? Do you have the ability to remain open-minded and unbiased? If so, the NEW Leadership Identification Committee may be for you!
The Leadership Identification Committee (LIC) will be responsible for selecting the best and brightest from within the legal industry to serve as candidates for each vacant position on the NALS Board of Directors. Any qualified member has the right to submit an application to be considered for appointment to the LIC. If you would like to apply, please read qualifications and complete entire application for consideration. Additionally, all members have the right to nominate or encourage qualified individuals to apply for the LIC. If you would like to nominate a qualified individual, please direct them to the application and encourage them to apply. All completed applications will be fully reviewed and considered.


The deadline to apply is December 15, 2012. Don’t delay!

Deadlines & Reminders

December 15, 2012

LIC Application Deadline


January 1, 2013

Certification Exam Registration Deadline for March exams


January 1, 2013

Deadline to Advertise in NALSPD 2013 Conference Program


February 1, 2013

Exhibitor Deadline for NALSPD 2013


February 8, 2013

Deadline to Donate Sweepstakes Items for NALSPD 2013.


February 13, 2013

Cut off date for hotel block for NALSPD 2013


May 1, 2013

Nomination Deadline For NALS Award of Excellence


November Issue of the NALS docket has arrived!


View NALS Committee Volunteer Opportunities! Chair and volunteer positions are available.


Follow the latest updates to NALS online at insideNALS!

Employer Support

Would you like to attend a NALS conference, but need assistance from your employer? NALS is making it easier than ever to ask your employer to support you in your efforts to advance your career. The employer-focused flyer for the upcoming Professional Development Conference can be given directly to your boss for review.


Click here to download flyer.

NALS Corporate Sponsors

If you would like information on becoming a NALS Corporate Sponsor, please contact us.
Calling All Exam Administrators!

If you are certified and are interested in administering the ALS, PLS, or PP examination, we need you! Administrators for the following cities have been identified, but we need to be able to offer more testing sites. If you are available the first Saturday of March and are willing to proctor the exams on behalf of NALS, please email price@nals.org immediately.


Cities identified to date are:

Anchorage, AK

Searcy, AR

Irvine, CA

Boise, ID

Baltimore, MD

Kalamazoo, MI

Jackson, MS

Minden, NV

Reno, NV
Eugene, OR
Horsham, PA
Nashville, TN
Corpus Christie, TX
Tacoma, WA
Madison, WI

If your city is NOT listed above, please help us broaden our available testing sites by volunteering to serve as an exam administrator. As a reminder, exam administrators can earn up to 8 hours of CLE credits!

December Educational Offerings


Check out the WebEd sessions below and be sure to reserve your spot today! Registration is required and space is limited. Registration fees are $35 for NALS members and $50 for non-members for each CLE session, unless otherwise specified. Lucky for NALS members, there are TWO free-to-members sessions this month! All sessions are held at 8 p.m. CST.


By Ben Ross
For better or worse, technology has impacted all of our lives. When a newsworthy event happens, it is broadcasted instantly thru many different technological outlets: the Internet, television, social media and blogs. Human memory research shows that after only 72 hours, typical jurors will only retain 10% of verbally presented information, while that number jumps to 65% when information is presented both verbally and visually. Therefore, trial attorneys who use and incorporate the use of technology in their courtroom presentation will have a significant advantage. This one hour CLE will provide simple techniques to incorporating the use of multi-media in your next courtroom experience and how to capture and engage your jury.
December 13, 2012  |  1 hr Litigation/Civil Law CLE  |  (FREE to members!)

By Patricia E. Infanti, PP, PLS and Brynne Williamson, PP, PLS-SC

Corporations, boards of directors, and businesses regularly plan for succession – it’s simply part of planning for the future.  But, did you know that leaders also should plan for the future.  What happens if you are unable to fulfill your leadership duties?  How should your chapter or state move forward on programs that overlap the fiscal year?  How do you plan for future success – what are the basics; what are the lofty goals? Join the Next Generation Leadership Committee as NALS Marketing Director Brynne Williamson, PP, PLS-SC, and NALS Past President Patti Infanti, PP, PLS, discuss this very important topic of transitioning in our chapters and states as well as other leadership aspects of succession planning.

December 18, 2012  | 1 hr Professional Development  |  (FREE to members!)

Featured Content

By Julianna Durie, PLS

In case you missed all the sale ads for “Black Friday,” or haven’t noticed that almost every radio station is playing “holiday music,” or that people are starting to decorate and say “Merry Christmas,” please be advised the holiday season is in full swing. Working in an office during the holidays can be a fun and/or stressful time. This [...]…»


By Karen McElroy, PP, PLS, NALS Secretary/Treasurer 2012-13

While attending the NALS 61st Annual Education Conference & National Forum in Portland this October, I was able to sign up to receive Nancy Noonan’s newsletter.  Ms. Noonan was the closing speaker at the conference and I received her newsletter earlier this week and thought you might [...]…»


The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires NALS to submit a list of subordinate organizations that are covered by the NALS group exemption each year.  For your state or chapter to be included in the NALS group exemption the IRS requires you, as the subordinate organization, to be in good standing with the IRS.  Good standing [...]…»

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