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NALS 63rd Annual Education Conference & National Forum

The NALS 63rd Annual 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. 17.75 hours of CLE will be available, with 43 sessions to choose from, all wrapped around 4 days of networking.

10/2/2014 to 10/4/2014
When: October 2-4, 2014
Where: Crowne Plaza Houston Near Reliant-Medical
8686 Kirby Drive
Houston, Texas  77054
United States


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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. 17.75 hours of CLE will be available, with 43 sessions to choose from, all wrapped around 4 days of networking. No matter what your learning style may be, you will find the solutions you are looking for with a wide mix of educational offerings at this year's event. In an effort to cut back on waste at meetings, NALS is posting handouts that we receive prior to the conference on our website. Click here to access handouts.

Do you need a little help convincing your employer to a) let you attend, and b) pay your way? Give this 2-sided, employer-focused flyer to your boss as you make your request. 

 


Travel/Transportation

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

  • American Airlines will provide NALS Conference attendees a 5% discount off ANY published airfare on www.aa.com for the 2014 Education Conference & National Forum in Houston, TX. The valid travel dates for this discount are September 29, 2014 through October 14, 2014. You can easily access American’s fares and apply this discount by going to www.aa.com to book your flight. Place the Promotion Code (8994AZ) in the promotion code box and your discount will be calculated automatically. This special discount is valid off any applicable published fares listed for American Airlines, American Eagle, and American Connection. You may also call 1-800-433-1790 to book your flights. Please refer to the Authorization Number below when you call. Please note there is a reservation service charge for all tickets issued by phone.

    Authorization Number/Promo Code: 8994AZ
  • Delta Airlines will provide NALS Conference attendees a 5% – 10% discount off airfare for the 2014 Education Conference & National Forum in Houston, TX. The valid travel dates for this discount are September 29, 2014 through October 7, 2014. Reservations are available via www.delta.com or by calling the Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. Please note that a direct ticketing charge will apply for booking by phone. When booking online, select Meeting Event Code (NMGSA) and enter the meeting code in the box provided on the Search Flight page. Note: To receive discount, a minimum of 10 total passengers must fly with Delta Airlines using the Ticket Designator Code.

    Meeting Ticket Designator/File Number: NMGSA
  • SuperShuttle, the easiest and most cost-effective airport shuttle service, has partnered with NALS to offer conference attendees discount rates on shuttle transportation to and from the airport to our host hotel. To get from the airport to the host hotel, schedule a shuttle in advance using SuperShuttle, www.supershuttle.com. Discount code (Z7EKV), which will provide $2 off one-way or $4 off roundtrip, is valid between September 29-October 7, 2014 for NALS conference attendees. Click here for additional information.

    SuperShuttle Discount Code: Z7EKV
     

Travel Tips!
Airport Options (NOTE: Hobby Airport is closer to conference host hotel)
Climate and Weather
Metro Rail


 

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 TAL. 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.



Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, October 1

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Registration

Thursday, October 2

7:30 a.m. 
Registration & Coffee Break

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
KEYNOTE: It's About How You Deal, Not What You're Dealt
By Courtney Clark, Speaker, Survivor, Optimist
Sponsored By The NALS Foundation

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

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Seven Significant Signs of a Serious Liar
Real Estate Recovery Solutions
Revocable Living Trusts
Intersection of Marketing and Intellectual Property


12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Exhibitor Luncheon (Included in Registration)

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Bankruptcy in Practice
Professional Responsibility Issues in an Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Practice
Pet Trusts
Workflows With Acrobat XI

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

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Military Law vs. Civil Law
The Role of Paralegals in Corporations
Estate Administration A to Z

Ethics and the Holocaust
Create Winning Presentations With Avery Products Corporation


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


4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Networking Lounges Open


7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Welcome Party

Friday, October 3

8:00 a.m.
Registration & Coffee Break

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
The Rules Are Changing: Recently Implemented and Recently Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures
What the Frack is Fracking? Its Impact and Legal Issues for the Energy Industry
The ABCs of a Social Security Disability Claim
What I’ve Learned as “The People’s Lawyer


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

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Federal Statutory Rights
Corporate Entities
Tax Planned Wills and Lifetime Gift Planning Strategies
Changes: Turn and Face the Stranger—Modern Trends in Patent Law in View of AIA


11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Networking Luncheon (Included in Registration)

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Mysteries of the Court
Practicing Ethically in Rule-of-Law Challenged Countries
Estate and Gift Tax Returns Start to Finish
Who Knew Outlook Could Do All This?


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

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Criminal Law: From the Fire to the Courthouse
Due Diligence and Checklist for a Commercial Real Estate Loan
How to Identify and Address Substance Abuse Problems in Family Law Cases
To Be LinkedIn or Not to Be? Enhance Profile Searches and Optimize Results

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
NALS Foundation Sweepstakes Drawings

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Networking Lounges Open

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.
Registration & Coffee Break

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Nuts & Bolts of Internal Investigations
Insurance & Risk Allocation—You May Not Always Get What You Want But It’s Important to Get What You Need
What is Special Needs Estate Planning?
The Strategic Use of Online Resources to Research Experts


10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Military and Veterans’ Court
What Legal Professionals Should Know About Bank Transactions With the FDIC
Finding a Voice for the Children
Intellectual Property Law


11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Recognition Luncheon (Ticketed Event) 

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Building a Trial Notebook the Paralegal Way
Real Estate: Survey Review
The Affordable Care Act in 2014
More Than Legal Research: An Integrated Start to Finish Legal Workflow Experience


2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
NALS Open Forum

4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
BONUS SESSION: Preparing For Retirement 101


Additional Information


Ticketed Events & Sightseeing Options

NALS has two ticketed events available for purchase. Deadline to order is September 19, 2014. NALS is also partnering with Houston City Tours Sightseeing and Charter Services to offer daily tours of the city’s must-see sites and attractions. 


NALS Foundation Sweepstakes 
The NALS Foundation is seeking donated items for the annual sweepstakes to be held during the 63rd Annual Education Conference & National Forum in Houston, Texas. 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 September 22, 2014. Click here to learn more about donating an item. 

Houston Conference Pins
Houston ALP will be selling conference pins for the upcoming 63rd Annual Education Conference & National Forum, which is being held in Houston, Texas. The cost is $5/each. Order now as the quantity is limited! Click here to learn more. 

Conference Mobile App
We strongly encourage all conference attendees to download our mobile guide to enhance your experience at #NALS14. You will be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule and browse exhibitors, hotel maps, general show information, etc.



Exhibit/Sponsorship Opportunities

Vendors, 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. Attendees, 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

Avery Products Corporation
Houston Association of Legal Professionals
Kim Tindall & Associates, Inc.
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Paralegal Today
Registered Agent Solutions, Inc.
Texas Association of Legal Professionals
Unisearch
U.S. Legal Support
Event Sponsors

The NALS Foundation




Corporate Sponsors

Avery Products Corporation
Liberty Mutual Insurance

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