e-News: February 4, 2013

NALS e-News

The 2013 Professional Development & Education Conference will be here in just 4 short weeks!  Hopefully you have registered for this conference, booked your hotel room at the DoubleTree Warren Place, and made your travel arrangements.  If you have not, there is still time! Deadline to reserve hotel rooms at the NALS group rate is February 13.  Visit our conference page where you will find links to help you secure your place at this year’s conference.  Once you have done so, check out our schedule of events to see what is in store!  Be sure to order your event tickets for the Certification Cram Session, Executive Coaching Session, and Networking Dinner by February 15.  At this year’s conference, 11 hours of CLE will be available total, with 9 hours being specialty specific.  Prepare to gain more CLE and leadership training than ever before!

Deadlines & Reminders

February 8, 2013

Deadline to Donate Sweepstakes Items for NALSPD 2013


February 13, 2013

Cut off date for hotel block for NALSPD 2013


February 15, 2013

Deadline to purchase ticketed events for NALSPD 2013


Feb. 28-March 2, 2013

NALS 2013 Professional Development & Education Conference (NALSPD)


March 1, 2013

NALS Foundation Grant Deadline


May 1, 2013

Nomination Deadline For NALS Award of Excellence


January Issue of the NALS docket has arrived!


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


Contribute to the NALS President’s Gift Fund to show support of Helene L. Wood, PP, PLS-SC, TSC-RE, our 42nd President!


Follow the latest updates to NALS online at insideNALS!

NALS Corporate Sponsors



If you would like more information on becoming a NALS Corporate Sponsor, please contact us.

Online Study Group – ALS Review
Are you registered to take the ALS Exam this March? Join the NALS Online Study Group on Tuesday, February 5, for ALS Review. This session will be held in webinar format with time for Q&A at the end. All Online Study Group 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. This is a FREE benefit for NALS members. Fee for nonmembers is $35.


February Educational Opportunities

NALS will be offering great CLE and leadership development webinars throughout the month of February. All sessions will be held at 8 p.m. CST. Registration is required and space is limited, so do not delay! Cost is $35 for NALS members; $50 for non-members, unless listed otherwise. Check out the sessions below and register today!


February 7, 2013  |  General Law  |  CLE

What to Expect when your Boss is Expecting…Expecting to Go to Trial That Is (free to members!)

By Jennifer Zimmermann

Join NALS this Thursday, February 7, for an informative session on the pretrial process for litigators and the best tools to aid attorney’s in their preparation for trial.

February 12, 2013  |  Litigation/Civil Law  |  CLE

What is Trademark Registrable and Copyrightable on the Internet?

By John Di Giacomo of Revision Legal

Click here to register!

February 20, 2013  |  Next Generation Leadership

Interpersonal Skills for Effective Leaders (free to members!)

February 21, 2013  |  Estate Planning/Family Law  |  CLE

Final Session: Picking the Right Estate & Life Plan For You & Your Family

By Michael J. Faehner, Esq. of M. Faehner, Esq. LLC (FL)

Featured Content

By Marie Schoenfeldt, PLS, CLA

Whether planning a wedding or an organization event, you need a plan, a schedule, a list-something to use as a guide. Planning consists of setting goals. However, do not plan out of your reach so that expectations are impossible to attain right from the start. Goals should be realistic and [...]…»


NALS of Oklahoma has a new lapel pin for the March 2013 Professional Development & Education Conference.  There are a limited number of pins available, and they will be sold for $8 each on a first-come-first-served basis.  If you would like to order your pin before the conference, please email Gay Sellers on or before [...]…»


We strongly encourage all conference attendees to download our mobile guide to enhance your experience at NALS13. You will be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule and browse exhibitors, hotel maps, and general show information. The app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches, and Android devices. Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry users [...]…»


The NALS Foundation is seeking donated items for the annual sweepstakes to be held during the 2013 Professional Development & Education Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Items may be donated by individuals, groups, local chapters, state associations, regions, etc. We will gladly accept all donations. Items such as handcrafted wares, purchased items, gift certificates, etc. are welcome. Donated items, along with Sweepstakes Donation Form, MUST be received at the NALS Resource Center no later than February 8, 2013 [...]…»


By Vicki Voisin, ACP, The Paralegal Mentor

News headlines this week proclaimed that Casey Anthony, the Florida resident who was acquitted in the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, wants to be a paralegal. I am incensed over this because, in my opinion, Casey’s “interest in the justice system” does not qualify her to use the title “paralegal”.  The American Bar Association defines a paralegal [...]…»

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