Education Conference

October 2-4, 2014 | Houston, Texas

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Hotel Information

Crowne Plaza Houston Near Reliant-Medical
8686 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77054

$109 Single & Double Rate


For reservations call 713-748-3221 or (800) 227-6963 and ask for the NALS group rate. Group code is TALS. Available dates for the NALS rate are September  25 – October 9, 2014, based on availability.  Make your reservations now! If reserving rooms online, click here to reserve online

Deadline for making room reservations at the NALS group rate is September 16, 2014, or whenever block is full. If reservations are made after this date, the room rate cannot be guaranteed.


Are you looking to share a room? Find a roommate using the Houston Roommate Connection Forum.


Conference Schedule

The NALS Education Conference & National Forum offers attendees more CLE than any other conference dedicated to legal professionals. With tracks focusing on Litigation/Civil Law, Corporate law, Estate Planning/Family Law, and General Practice, you will find sessions that directly impact your career. 16.5 hours of CLE will be available, with 42 sessions to choose from, all wrapped around 4 days of networking. Session titles are color coded by track.

Litigation/Civil | Corporate | Estate Planning/Family |General

Wednesday, October 1

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 2

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Coffee Break

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Keynote Speaker
Sponsored By The NALS Foundation

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Open

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
What a Paralegal Needs to Know About Handwriting Analysis
Real Estate Financial Recovery Solutions
Revocable Living Trusts
IP Brands

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Luncheon

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hot Topics in Bankruptcy and Claims Litigation
Professional Responsibility Issues in Oil, Gas, and Energy Law
Pet Trusts

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Criminal Justice Program (Institute for the Study of Violent Groups)
You Deleted What?! How to Meet the Duty to Preserve Electronically Stored information and Avoid Spoliation of Evidence
Snowbirds Fleeing State Taxing Authorities—Becoming a Resident of Another State for Estate Tax Purposes
Ethics: Medical

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open
NALS Foundation Silent and Live Auction

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Networking Breakout Groups

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Welcome Party


Friday, October 3

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Coffee Break

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
In-Depth Review of Federal Rules of Evidence and New Discovery Rules
What the Frack is Fracking?
Social Security—Disability
TV Law Advice

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Building a Trial Notebook
Corporate Law Session
Child Advocates
General Law Session

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Networking Luncheon

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Litigation/Civil Law Session
Practicing Ethically in Rule-of-Law Challenged Countries
What the Wind Blew In—Coping With Health Care Reform – 2014 and Beyond (ACA)

2:15 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Criminal—From the Fire to the Courthouse
Land Use and Environmental: The Evolving WOrld of Confiscatory Takings
How to Identify and Address Substance Abuse in Family Law Cases
To Be LinkedIn or Not to Be? Enhance Profile Searches and Optimize Results

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open
NALS Foundation Sweepstakes

5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Networking Breakout Groups

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
NALS Foundation Gala (Ticketed Event)
Sponsored By The NALS Foundation.



Saturday, October 4

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Coffee Break

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Trial Strategy: From Contract to Verdict – Trial Preparation
Hide the Scars to Fade Away the Shake Up—The New Patent Law
Special Needs Trust
Board Management Software v. Matter Management Software

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Military Law—Military Courts/Veterans Court
Accessing Hospital Medical Records Without Authority
Intellectual Property

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Medical—Paid and Incurred Medical Bills
Land Use and Environmental—Inside Scoop on the FTC Green Guide
Estate Planning/Family Law Session
Law Office Technology: What You Need to Know as an Educated Paralegal in 2014

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Recognition Luncheon (Ticketed Event)

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
NALS Open Forum

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Possible Offsite Event (TBD)




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Are you attending the NALS 63rd Annual Education Conference & National Forum in Houston, Texas, October 2-5, 2014? Do you need a roommate? If so, this is your forum to connect with other NALS members who are looking to share a room.

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We know that flying to NALS conferences can get expensive. In efforts to help our members, NALS proudly announces travel discounts with American Airlines and Delta Airlines.


Exhibit/Sponsorship Opportunities

Your target market awaits! NALS Education Conference & National Forum offers attendees more CLE than any other conference dedicated to legal professionals. By offering such quality education, attendees are career driven and highly motivated—the ideal target market.

Click here to view vendor/sponsor information packet.

NALS would like to express appreciation for the following exhibitors & sponsors. Without their support, this conference would not be possible. Please show your support by visiting our sponsors’ websites and visiting with each exhibitor in the NALS Exhibit Hall on October 2 and 3.

Exhibitors Registered Agent Solutions, Inc.Unisearch Event Sponsors The NALS Foundation Corporate Sponsors AveryHosted~FTP~

Liberty Mutual Insurance