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NALS 65th Annual Education Conference & National Forum

 Export to Your Calendar 10/6/2016 to 10/8/2016
When: October 6-8, 2016
Where: Map this event »
Embassy Suites Nashville SE - Murfreesboro
1200 Conference Center Blvd
Murfreesboro, Tennessee  37129
United States
Contact: NALS Meetings & Communications Manager
918-582-5188 x 10


Online registration is available until: 10/6/2016
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Order Your NALS Conference Gear (T-Shirts & Mugs): NALS.org/CONF16GEAR

 


Hotel Information

Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE Murfreesboro - NALS room block is now full. 
1200 Conference Center Blvd

Murfreesboro, TN, 37129
1-615-890-4464

 

$119 Room Rate 

 

For reservations click here to reserve online. You may also call 1-800-EMBASSY or 615-890-4464 and ask for the NALS group rate. The Group Code is NALAvailable dates for the NALS rate are October 4-9, 2016, based on availability. Make your reservations now! Deadline for making room reservations at the NALS group rate is September 13, 2016, or whenever block is full. If reservations are made after this date, the room rate cannot be guaranteed.   


Holiday Inn Murfreesboro - Overflow Hotel - Just opened!
1453 Silohill Lane  
Murfreesboro, TN, 37129
615-751-5300

 

$119 Room Rate 


Call the Front Desk at 615-751-5300 or go on line and reserve their rooms with Group Code NAL. For online reservations, click here to reserve onlineAvailable dates for the NALS rate are October 4-10, 2016, based on availability. Make your reservations now! Deadline for making room reservations at the NALS group rate is September 20, 2016, or whenever block is full. If reservations are made after this date, the room rate cannot be guaranteed.   



Need a Roommate for Conference?
Click here to access our Roommate Connection Forum. 

 



 

Travel/Transportation

We know that traveling to NALS conferences can get expensive. In efforts to help our members, NALS proudly announces travel discounts with Jarmon Transportation, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Avis Rent-A Car, and Hertz Car Rental. Read below for more details.

 

  • Jarmon Transportation
    A discounted rate on ground transportation has been arranged with Jarmon Transportation, the official airport ground transportation shuttle service for Nashville International Airport. Rates will be $40 per person one-way and $60 per person round-trip. Click here to make reservations.

  • Delta Airlines
    Delta Airlines will provide NALS Conference attendees a 5%—10% discount off airfare for the NALS 65th Annual Education Conference & National Forum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The valid travel dates for this discount are October 2-11 2016. 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 (NMJYM) 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 

  • Southwest Airlines  
    Southwest Airlines will provide NALS Conference attendees a 2%—8% discount off airfare for the NALS 65th Annual Education Conference & National Forum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The valid travel dates for this discount are October 2-11 2016. Reservations are available via http://www.swabiz.com/flight/search-flight.html?cid=9923160250% Rapid Rewards Frequent Flyer bonus points for all flown segments booked via SWABIZ/SGS CID # 99231602. Please note: Discounts not applicable for bookings made within two weeks of travel date. Booking dates are April 1, 2016 - September 20, 2016.
  • Car Rental Discounts
    NALS has partnerships with AVIS Rent-A-Car and Hertz Car Rental to provide discounts to NALS members. Please visit the Member Discounts/Resources page for more details. NOTE: members must logged into their NALS profile or the discounts/resources page will not be visible.

 


 

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Schedule at a Glance 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — All Committee Meeting

 

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. — Registration Open

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. — Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception (Included In Registration)

 

 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Registration Open

7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. — Coffee Break

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. — Welcome & Opening Keynote with Dale Smith Thomas (“Creating A Winning Edge”)

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. — Essential Estate Planning & Administration Tools for Today’s Legal Professional

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  — Should I Transfer My House to My Kids?

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  — Are You Scared? You Should Be! (Cybercrime)

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. —Exhibitor's Luncheon (Included In Registration)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  — Understanding the Federal Courts

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  — Useful Tips for Preparing Fiduciary Tax Returns

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. — The “Big Data” Challenge

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. — Immigration Law

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. — The Life of a Deal

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. — Legal Project Management - What Makes Legal so Special?

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Privacy, Posts, and Practices: Social Media and the Law of the Workplace In 2016

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Winding Down the Practice: A Staff Member’s Guide to Preparing for Retirement, Disability, or Death of a Lawyer

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. — Certification Exam - Beta Question Testing (Participation Requirement: must hold a valid Professional Paralegal (PP) certificate) - REGISTER HERE.

5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. — Free Evening

 

 

Friday, October 7, 2016

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Registration Open

7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. — Coffee Break

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. — America’s Game – Football and the Law

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. — Investigation into the Disappearance of Janet March

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. — The Importance of an Independent Judiciary

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. — Legal Ethics for the Paraprofessional—What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. — Entertainment Law Part I: Protecting Creative Works

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. — Evolution of eDiscovery

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — How to Build a Perfect Citation – Part 1

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Entertainment Law Part II: Copyright Infringement Litigation

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — A Few Things Everyone Should Know About Employment Law

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. — Networking Lunch (Included in Registration)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — The Ten Worst Errors in English and the Ten Indications of Superior English

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — How to be a Research Superstar

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — The Changing Law of Unmanned Systems (Drones)

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. — Legal Research 101–Using Secondary Sources and Finding Tools to Locate Case Law

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. — Ethical Dilemma Exploration

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. — Opportunities for Paralegals in Franchising

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. — Exhibitor Door Prizes & NALS Foundation Sweepstakes Drawings

7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. — NALS Foundation Event (Ticketed Event)  — Superstars!: Claim your spot and song by clicking here(This form will open in a new tab, please fill it out after you finish your registration.)

  

 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. — Registration Open

8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. — Coffee Break

9:00 a.m. –10:00 a.m. — Legal Research 101—Online Research Using Online Sources

9:00 a.m. –10:00 a.m.  — Everything You've Always Wanted to Know about the District Attorney's Office

9:00 a.m. –10:00 a.m. — CLE Topic TBD

10:15 a.m. –11:15 a.m. — Shut the Front Door! (Criminal Law)

10:15 a.m. –11:15 a.m. — Equal Justice for Same-Sex Couples: Reflections by a Tennessee Lawyer Who Helped Achieve National Marriage Equality

10:15 a.m. –11:15 a.m. — Tips/Pitfalls in Handling Clients

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. — Recognition Luncheon (Included In Registration)

12:45 p.m. –1:45 p.m.  — The Other Half of Law: The American Criminal Justice System

 

12:45 p.m. –1:45 p.m. — Holistic Law: What It Is and What It Has Done

12:45 p.m. –1:45 p.m. — Professional Development Topic TBD

2:00 p.m. –3:00 p.m. — Active Shooter/Intruder and How to Respond

2:00 p.m. –3:00 p.m. — CLE Topic TBD

2:00 p.m. –3:00 p.m. — Professional Development Topic TBD

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. — NALS Open Forum/Closing Session

6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. — Nashville Nights & Lights Tour (Limited Ticketed Event) - Tickets are now sold out. No more will be added. 

 


Additional Information

Conference Commemorative Lapel Pins
A commemorative lapel pin has been created for the NALS 65th Annual Education Conference & National Forum which will be held this October in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. There are a limited number of pins available, and they will be sold for $5 each on a first-come basis. Click here to order today.

 

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be given (less a $50 processing fee) for cancellations received no later than August 1, 2016. No refunds will be granted for requests postmarked after that date. Refunds will not be given for no-shows. Substitutions will gladly be accepted prior to the conference! Only one (1) substitution is permitted per original registrant. Must be substituted for the original conference; no transfers to a future conference will be allowed.

 

Session Handouts

In an effort to be environmentally responsible, NALS is reducing the amount of paper we use at our conferences. Electronic session handouts will replace paper and will be accessible online before, during, and after the conference. Access the conference handouts here:  NALS.org/Handouts16.
 

Conference Mobile App
Visit https://guidebook.com/g/nals2016/ to download the latest NALS Conference App! 

 

NALS Foundation Sweepstakes

Submit your NALS Foundation Sweepstakes items by going here: https://www.nals.org/?sweepstakesauction

 

Ticketed Events & Sightseeing Options


NALS Foundation Lip Sync Battle

 

Superstars!: Claim your spot and song by clicking here(This form will open in a new tab, please fill it out after you finish your registration.) 

 

Lip sync battles have become a huge viral sensation thanks to popular segments on “The Tonight Show” and the “Lip Sync Battle” on SPIKE. Now the NALS Foundation is taking it to the next level with its very own Country Music Lip Sync Battle, hosted by the NALS Foundation Trustees! Not only do we encourage attendees to dress the part of their favorite country music icon, we also encourage attendees to come prepared to sync their hearts out in hysterically epic performances. The mic is off, the battle is on! Are you up for the challenge? Price includes dinner and a very entertaining show where YOU are the star!

 

Dress Attire: Casual. Country-attire encouraged. 

Date: Friday, October 7, 2016

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

 

 

 

Nashville Nights and Lights Tour

 

We have filled the bus space for this event. Please do not send payment to NALS for this event.

Experience a night to remember in Music City! Start the night off right by feasting on a down-home, tasty dinner at Jack’s BBQ—a locally owned eatery—and experience a drive-by tour of Nashville’s major attractions including the Parthenon, the Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Riverfront Park, Bicentennial Park (including a breathtaking view of the Tennessee State Capitol building), Music Row, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and much more. After your city tour and dinner, set off to enjoy some time at your leisure in the downtown area, where you can listen to all kinds of live music and visit the world famous honky-tonk bars. Live it up without worry, as a professional Gray Line driver will be on stand-by to give you a safe ride home at the end of the night. Price includes driver/guide, BBQ dinner at Jack’s BBQ (1 entrée, 2 sides, and 1 beverage), city tour of Nashville, and time on your own downtown. Driver gratuity not included in price. 

 

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 

 

 


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.


NEW FEATURE: Vendors can now register (conference & ticketed lunches) and pay online by clicking 'Register' button at the top of this page. If there are any further questions, email me at communications@nals.org.

 


Don't miss the opportunity to make crucial business connections with exhibitors who have products/services matching your needs. Below is a listing of all sponsors & exhibitors for this year's event. Please show your support by visiting their websites and with each exhibitor in the NALS Exhibit Hall. One-on-one appointments are highly encouraged and may be scheduled directly with exhibitors as needed:

Exhibitors

UniSearch Inc.

Alpha Reporting Corporation

George Washington University - College of Professional Studies

Realtime Advantage LLC 

Pulaski Technical College

Corporate & Event Sponsors

Capitol Lien

 

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