e-News: January 14, 2013


NALS e-News
Greetings!
Attention! Some important NALS deadlines are happening TOMORROW, January 15:
Be sure to check out the information below regarding educational offerings and certification study options available this month. Make the most of your NALS membership!

Deadlines & Reminders

January 15, 2013

Deadline to submit proof of IRS Form 990N acceptance to NALS

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January 15, 2013

Deadline to register at regular rate for NALSPD 2013

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February 1, 2013

Exhibitor Deadline for NALSPD 2013

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February 8, 2013

Deadline to Donate Sweepstakes Items for NALSPD 2013

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February 13, 2013

Cut off date for hotel block for NALSPD 2013

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February 15, 2013

Deadline to purchase ticketed events for NALSPD 2013

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Feb. 28-March 2, 2013

NALS 2013 Professional Development & Education Conference (NALSPD)

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March 1, 2013

NALS Foundation Grant Deadline

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May 1, 2013

Nomination Deadline For NALS Award of Excellence

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December Issue of the NALS docket has arrived!

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

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Follow the latest updates to NALS online at insideNALS!

NALS Corporate Sponsors

If you would like information on becoming a NALS Corporate Sponsor, please contact us.
Online Study Group – Week Two

The NALS Online Study Group kicked off this past week with a session over written communications. Just like in the Fall, the Winter Online Study Group is now being held in webinar format. Join us this Tuesday, January 15, for Office Procedures & Technology. All sessions will begin at 8:00 p.m. CST and pre registration is required. Once you register, you will be emailed instructions for accessing the webinar, including a toll free number and a website link to view the presentation.

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!

Educational Offerings

2013 is off to a great start with an education lineup that cannot be beat! Check out the January schedule below and register today for sessions that appeal to you. All sessions will be held at 8 p.m. CST. Registration is required and space is limited, so do not delay!

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January 16, 2013  | Next Generation Leadership

Generational Differences: Bridging the Gap (free to members!)

By Vicki Ballinger, PLS

Have you ever heard the phrase “generation gap?” It was a term used back in the 1960′s referring to differences between people of younger generations and their elders. Nowadays, there is more than one “gap.” Whether you are a member of the Baby Boomer generation, Generation X, or a Millennial, you can learn what these terms mean, what has influenced each group, and ways to reach across the “gap” to develop better relationships. Join us for this fun and educational webinar presented by the NALS Next Generation Leadership Committee.

Click here to register!

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January 17, 2013  |  Corporate Law  |  CLE

Revisions to Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code Are Coming:  Are You Ready?

By Janis Timlick, Unisearch
A clear understanding of Revised Article 9 (RA9) is critical for successfully navigating the nuances of the Uniform Commercial Code. Article 9 is being revised again!  An important change is the definition of DEBTOR name.  Failure to get it right could risk your perfection. Also coming are new forms.  This class will focus on the new amendments, including the effect on your filing and searching.

Click here to register!

Featured Content
By Dr. Gavin W. Manes and Mr. Joe Mulenex
It is the latest thing, the coolest, most stylish gadget, and it is here to stay. The iPad, in its all-familiar Apple design, is now an integral part of many people’s daily lives. But can it help you at work in the legal profession? Can an [...]…»
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By Terry Houston, PP Emerita

Meet Cheryl Summerhill, PLS, of Searcy, Arkansas, the 2012 NALS Award of Excellence recipient. The role of the legal assistant has evolved over the years, and we have all heard about how “back in the day” the legal secretary “did it all.” Well, in Cheryl Summerhill’s world, “doing it all” is still the order of the day. [...]…»

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By Vicki Voisin, AACP, The Paralegal Mentor

As you kick off the New Year, instead of “resolutions” look for “real solutions” that will help you grow and flourish in the 12 months ahead. Here are 12 tips to help you make 2013 one of your best years ever. …»

Call For Legal Vendors!

Exhibit opportunities are now available for NALS 2013 conferences!
NALS invites all legal support industry vendors to participate as exhibitors and/or sponsors during our Spring and Fall conferences, both of which are excellent opportunities to promote products and services to legal support staff nationwide.
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2013 Professional Development & Education Conference will be held in the historic city of Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 27-March 2, 2013. Deadline to reserve booth space is February 1, 2013.
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62nd Annual Education Conference & National Forum will be held in the beautiful Atlanta, Georgia on October 17-21, 2013. Deadline to reserve booth space is August 1, 2013.
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Know of any great vendors in your area who could benefit from these opportunities? Be sure to provide them with the links above and tell them to ask April about the double conference discount!

Check out www.nals.org for more information and news from NALSthe association for legal professionals.
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