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NALS 67th Annual Education and Networking Conference

 Export to Your Calendar 9/20/2018 to 9/22/2018
When: September 20-22, 2018
Where: Phoenix Marriott Mesa
200 N Centennial Way
Mesa, Arizona  85201
United States
Contact: NALS Meetings Department

Online registration is available until: 9/10/2018
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Registration is Now Open to All!
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NALS is excited to announce the 67th Annual Education and Networking Conference will be held on September 20-22, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona, at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa!


About This Event


We are working on some fun and unique education and networking opportunities for all legal professionals.  Mark these dates on your calendar, plan to arrive before the conference or stay after the conference to  explore Arizona--from the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Sedona, and Prescott in Northern Arizona to the Sonoran Desert, Saguaro National Park, Tombstone, and Tucson in Southern Arizona, and the Phoenix Metropolitan area in between, there is something for everyone.  




Early Bird
(Postmarked June 1, 2018):
(June 1, 2018 to August 15, 2018):
(August 15, 2018 to September 5, 2018):

• Member: $349
• Nonmember: $449
• Student: $299

• Member: $399
• Nonmember: $499
• Student: $319
• Member: $439
• Nonmember: $539
• Student: $319


How to Register:

Online (Most Popular)

By Email 

By Mail or Fax

Click on the 'Register/RSVP' button at the top of this page.

Download the registration form here. Then, email it to the NALS Meetings Manager here.

Download the registration form here. Fax # and address located on the form.


Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be given (less a $50 processing fee) for cancellations received no later than August 1, 2018. No refunds will be granted for requests postmarked after August 1, 2018. Refunds will not be given for no-shows. Substitutions will gladly be accepted 45 days 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. By submitting your registration, you are confirming that you have read and understood the cancellation policy.


    Education + Schedule


    Current Session Titles

    • Jury Selection
    • Trans 101 for Legal Professionals
    • Evaluating the Family Law Case for Appeal
    • Opening and Closing Statements - Your First Chance to Make a Lasting Impression
    • Developments in Fair Housing Law
    • Social Security Disability: Changes and Challenges
    • Effective Communication and Process Flow in the Digital Age
    • “No Soup for You!” – The Dos and Don’ts of Billing in a World of Guidelines
    • Motivating Millennials
    • Creditors' Rights and Remedies: The Devil is in the Details
    • Lessons from Hollywood - Will Making
    • Probate: Tax Issues for Decedents, Estates, and Trusts
    • The Tribal Law and Order Act
    • Developments in Higher Education Law and Policy
    • The Constitutional and Practice Issues in Awarding Child Custody and Visitation to Non-Parents
    • Products Liability Litigation: Personal Jurisdiction (Federal and State) and Recent Law
    • The Federal Rules of Evidence: Social Media Capture and Production
    • Ten Trends in Legal Ethics for 2018-2019
    • Federal Employment Discrimination Law: An Overview of Title VII and Managing Cases Before an Agency or Court
    • Empowerment in the Workplace: Creating a Bully-Free Zone
    • How to Avoid ADR Hazards and Get Amazing - but Different - Results
    • Estate Planning: Two for Tea - Sitting Down and Working with Your Legal Assistant in Estate Planning
    • How Understanding the Difference Between Administrative and Fourth Amendment Searches Changed 45 Years of Legal Precedence

    * This is not the complete list but a sample of confirmed sessions. Sessions subject to change. 



    Hotel Information

    Phoenix Marriott Mesa (200 N Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201)

    Online Reservations

    You can make your reservations online at the group rate of $119.00 a night plus tax. Click here to make your online reservations.


    Phone Reservations

    Additionally, you can call Marriott Central Reservations at 1-800-835-9873 and ask to book in the “NALS Education Conference” room block.


    Hotel Reservation Deadline

    The group has a cut-off date of August 28, 2018 and after that date, any remaining rooms in the block will be released. If any reservations are needed after August 28th, they will be subject to hotel’s availability and cannot be guaranteed at the group rate.



    Travel Discounts + Information


    Southwest Airlines®

    To take advantage of this offer, click on this link: https://www.swabiz.com/flight/search-flight.html?cid=99231602

    By flying Southwest Airlines, as a NALS traveler, you will also receive the following benefits:

    • 50% bonus Rapid Reward points for your travel to & from the convention with Rapid Rewards # added to your reservation. To enroll in the Rapid Rewards program, visit www.southwest.com/corporaterapidrewards
    • No baggage fees (first two bags)
    • No change or cancellation fees
    • No peak travel or fuel surcharges
    • Consistently ranked the “Best in Customer Service” by DOT


    NALS Member Car Rental Discounts

    Get NALS-only discounts from popular car rental companies, such as, Hertz and Avis. Click here to access.


    Additional Events


    Ticketed Events: 


    More information about NALS additional ticketed events and NALS Foundation event coming soon.


    NALS Foundation Event + Donation Opportunities


    What is the NALS Foundation? The NALS Foundation was established in 1989 and is dedicated to ensuring a rewarding future for you and all legal support professionals.  It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational foundation working hand in hand with NALS… the association for legal professionals to enhance educational opportunities. Since its inception, the NALS Foundation has awarded grants and contributions of over $200,000 for the benefit of chapters and states. Each year, the NALS Foundation sponsors the Keynote Speaker at this conference. 


    At this year's conference, the NALS Foundation has two ways for you to participate: 

    • Donation Opportunity - In conjunction with NALS' national conference, held in the fall, the NALS Foundation hosts "Sweepstakes" and "Auction" events, during which member-donated gifts in-kind are raffled off to lucky winners! Any person, organization, or company can donate. Items such as jewelry, electronics, handcrafted wares, purchased items, or gift certificates are welcome. The NALS Foundation will gladly accept any and all donations! Go to NALS.org/SweepsDonation and follow the donation instructions listed.

    • NALS Foundation Prom Night Dance and Dinner Event | Friday, September 21, 2018  |  7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  |  $50 per person
      The NALS Foundation Trustees invite you to an evening of throwback to your Prom! There will be everything from awkward photo booth moments, dancing to pop music from various decades, and the crowning of a King and Queen to top off the night.

      Want to take the fun a step further? We are also asking registrants who attend to provide their own prom pictures to use as decor during the event, so dig out your photo albums and submit them to Foundation@NALS.org.

      Dinner will be served at this event and we ENCOURAGE all registrants to participate to the fullest by dressing in your Prom formal wear. 


    Sponsors + Event Exhibitors


    Become an Event Exhibitor or Sponsor: The NALS Annual Conference attracts the top echelon of legal support professionals—from paralegals and legal secretaries to legal administrators and office managers. Over 60% of NALS attendees have some type of buying power in their firms. This year NALS has included unique sponsorship opportunities for your company to be directly visible to attendees. All opportunities are available on a first come, first served basis. Visit NALS.org/PHXSPONS to view the full prospectus or contact our Sponsor Coordinator, Morgan Ballou, at Membership@NALS.org.

    Current Event Exhibitors + Sponsors:

    • UniSearch - UniSearch.com - UNISEARCH Inc. is a public records research firm that specializes in the search, retrieval, and filing of public documents in all 50 states and internationally. With our services and tools we offer an extensive range of Uniform Commercial Code/Lien and Corporate services to the legal, financial and business communities.

    • Perfectly Paralegal Consulting Inc. - PerfectlyParalegal.com - Perfectly Paralegal is a community resource for all paralegals who strive to be perfect in an imperfect field. Through our blog, Facebook communities, YouTube tutorials, and other online resources, we welcome and support paralegals in all areas of the law and from all backgrounds and experience levels. Perfectly Paralegal is the host of the annual Paralegals Navigating Perilous Waters cruise event and unique practical education events. Visit our website today to learn more about how we can support your needs.

    • HPN Global - HPNGlobal.com - HPN Global has grown to be one of the largest, most global Site Selection and Venue Finding companies through its unique business model and unparalleled service. Our team is the most experienced in the industry. Our pre-negotiated global hotel contracts are specifically designed to mitigate your risk. Our unique value proposition includes one of the industry’s largest purchasing powers, deep vendor relationships, world-class service and the most effective procurement platform in the industry.

    • Nationwide Legal - NationwideASAP.com - The Nationwide Legal, LLC team provides a broad spectrum of services to assist the legal community. We maintain fully staffed operational divisions which specialize in numerous areas including, but not limited to: service of process, court filings, e-Filing, e-discovery, ground courier and messenger services, document retrieval, photocopy services, digital document solutions, subpoena preparation and service, deposition officer services, investigation services, out-of-state and international services, as well as collection and unlawful detainer services.

    • NALS Foundation - NALS.Foundation - The NALS Foundation was established in 1989 and is dedicated to ensuring a rewarding future for you and all legal support professionals.  It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational foundation working hand in hand with NALS… the association for legal professionals to enhance educational opportunities. Since its inception, the NALS Foundation has awarded grants and contributions of over $200,000 for the benefit of chapters and states. 

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