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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 Communications/Meetings Manager
539-302-9934


Online registration is available until: 9/10/2018
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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.  

 


 

Registration

Early Bird
(Postmarked June 1, 2018):
Regular
(June 1, 2018 to August 15, 2018):
Late
(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
    Total Continuing Legal Education: 17 hours

     

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    • 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM - National Committee Introduction (Open to All) (1.5 CLE Hours)
    • 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - National Task Force and Committee Strategic Planning Meetings
    • 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Game Night Welcome Reception and Board Meet-Up

    Thursday, September 20, 2018

    • 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM - Keynote Speaker Session with Jeff Barnes AKA Dr. Disneyland (1.5 CLE Hours)
    • 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM (1 CLE Hour)
      • Indiana Jones and the 2017-2018 Federal Rules Amendments | Jimmie Pursell, Esq. 
      • Ten Trends in Legal Ethics in 2019 | Lynda Shely, Esq.
      • Motivating Millennials: Meet The New Boss – Definitely NOT Like The Old Boss | James Goodnow, Esq.
    • 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Exhibitor's Luncheon (Join the lineup by becoming an exhibitor, click here.)
    • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (1 CLE Hour)
      • How to Avoid ADR Hazards and Get Amazing but Different Results | Andrew Turk, Esq.
      • Federal Employment Discrimination Law: an Overview of Title VII and Managing Cases Before an Agency or Court | Jeff Silvyn, Esq.
      • TMI: The “Sweeter” Side of Your Business | Dean Naughton
    • 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (1 CLE Hour)
      • EDD 101: eDiscovery Introduction and Solutions | Jay White, Skyline Omega Discovery
      • The “Exceptional” Fourth Amendment (Fourth Amendment and Administrative Searches) | Mark Willimann, Esq.
      • Leadership: Paying it Forward | Gina Sanfillippo, PHR, SHRM-CP
    • 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (1 CLE Hour)
      • Utilizing an Expert Witness | Nick Vakula, Esq.
      • Developments in Fair Housing | Scott Clark, Esq.
      • Leadership | Allister Adel
    • 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM - NALS Escape Room Event (Registration Opening Soon!)

    Friday, September 21, 2018

    • 8:15 AM to 9:15 AM (1 CLE Hour)
      • Federal Rules of Evidence: Social Media Capture and Production | Marci D. Seek
      • Tea for Two: Sitting Down and Working with Your Legal Assistant in Estate Planning | James Whitehill, Esq.
      • Consumer Justice: Serving The Underserved Through Advocacy and Protection | Rick DeBruhl
    • 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM (1 CLE Hour)
      • Motion Practice | Devin Sreecharana, Esq.
      • Social Security Disability: Changes and Challenges | Brian Clymer, Esq.
      • No Soup for You! The Do’s and Don’ts of Billing in a World of Guidelines | Justin Folkerth
    • 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM (1 CLE Hour)
      • Jury Selection | Neil Alden, Esq.
      • Empowerment in the Workplace: Creating a Bully Free Zone | Nicole Stanton, Esq.
      • Real Estate Litigation: Effective Communication & Process Flow in the Digital Age | Michael Fleishman, Esq.
    • 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM - Networking Luncheon
    • 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM (1 CLE Hour)
      • Motions in Limine: The Final Frontier | John Kelly, Esq.
      • Innocent But Incarcerated | Lindsey Herf, Esq.
      • The Devil is in the Details: Creditors’ Rights & Remedies | Steven Itkin, Esq.
    • 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (1 CLE Hour)
      • Opening Statement and Closing Argument - Bookends for Best Sellers | Ryan J. Lorenz, Esq.
      • Lessons from Hollywood Will Making | Allison Kierman, Esq.
      • The Constitution & Practice Issues in Awarding Legal Decision Making to Non-Parents | The Honorable Greg Sakall
    • 4:15 PM to 6:00 PM - Exhibitor Door Prizes and NALS Foundation Sweepstakes Drawings
    • 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM - NALS Foundation Prom Night Dance and Dinner Event (Register here.)

    Saturday, September 22, 2018

    • 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM (1 CLE Hour)
      • You Have a Trial, Now What? | Andrew Becke, Esq.
      • Trans 101 For Legal Professionals | Nathan Arrowsmith, Esq.
      • Tax Issues for Decedents, Estates, and Trusts | Daren J. Layton, Esq.
    • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (1 CLE Hour)
      • Specialty Law Session TBA | Nathan J. Kunz, Esq.  
      • Evaluating the Family Law Case for Appeal | Keith Berkshire, Esq.
      • Personal Jurisdiction (Federal and State) and Recent Law | Ted Schmidt, Esq.
    • 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Recognition Luncheon
    • 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM (1 CLE Hour)
      • Judgment R&R (Remedies and Results) | Tina Ziegler, ACP 
      • Developments in Higher Education Law & Policy | Brian Roberts, Esq.
      • The Tribal Law and Order Act | Kristyne Schaaf-Olson, Esq.
    • 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM (1 CLE Hour)
      • The Legal Professional’s Role in Appeals | Charles Anthony Shaw, Esq.
      • Federal and Arizona Criminal Procedure and Plea Bargaining:  How it All Works | Robert McWhirter, Esq.
      • What Legal Professionals Should Know About Transactions and Assets in Mexico | Michael Patterson, Esq.
    • 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM - Conference Closing Session (1 CLE Hour)

      

    * This is a complete list of our current confirmed sessions and schedule. Sessions and schedule subject to change. 

     


     

    Hotel Information


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

    Space is limited, so book early!

    Hotel Dates: September 14, 2018 to September 28, 2018.

    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 28, 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, copy the NALS company ID number (99231602), then click on this link: https://www.swabiz.com/flight/search-flight.html?cid=99231602. Enter the company ID in the appropriate field and proceed with booking. 


    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.

    3 Peas: Baby Product Rentals


    3 Peas helps make traveling to Phoenix/Scottsdale and surrounding areas with babies, toddlers, and children of all ages a tad easier. Our baby gear rental service in Phoenix and Scottsdale allows you to rent high-end, modern, new(ish) items from premiere brands. Our team is a a group of professionals (aside from two small peas) who provide JPMA certified, safety recall checked, quality gear that was always purchased new and come from the top rated manufacturers in the industry. Our products are all twice cleaned and also disinfected using multiple processes including steam, traditional method and natural and organic methods not available to other baby gear rental companies.

    Use the code 'NALS' to receive 10% off your baby rental needs for this conference. Visit 3PeasBabyGear.com
     to start your rental today!



     

    Additional Events + Conference Gear

     

    Events Included in Registration: 

     

    Game Night Welcome Reception

    This year NALS Resource Center and the sponsor for this event, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC - Family Law Department, will be hosting a game night event with light hors d'oeuvre and a drink on us. Meet up your #NALSPALS and play fun games, meet with the NALS Board, and organize a night out to have a relaxing dinner to prepare for the next three days of education. 

     

    Ticketed Events: 

     

    NALS Foundation Prom Night Dance and Dinner Event | Friday, September 21, 2018  |  7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  |  $50 per person | Register Today!
    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.

     

    NALS Escape Room: Team Challenge | Thursday, September 20, 2018 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | $35 per person | Register Today!
    Join NALS for a new, simple, and fun live game that will challenge your team. This 60-minute team-building event will deliver creative problem-solving challenges to your assigned team so get ready! The goal is simple—get out as fast as you can! The winning teams will receive prizes. Your teams will be assigned to you by NALS so you will get to meet new people who are passionate about being a legal professional! We encourage each team to organize a time to have dinner together and meet other attendees, as there will be no dinner service provided for this event.

     

    Already registered for the conference but need to add an event? No problem! Here are the instructions to editing your current event registration.  

     

    Conference Gear: 

     

    Conference Lapel Pins

    A commemorative lapel pin has been created for the NALS 67th Annual Education + Networking Conference which will be held this September in Phoenix, AZ (Mesa). There are a limited number of pins available and they will be sold for $5 each on a first-come basis. Click here for full purchase details and a photo of the pin.

     

    Conference T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, and Gear

    More information 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. Please note a change in address for shipping!

    • 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

     

    Current Event Exhibitors + Sponsors:

    • 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. 

    • 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.

    • Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC - Family Law Department - JSSLaw.com - The Family Law and Domestic Relations practice at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon supports clients by helping them emerge from divorce with a sense of peace about the decisions they have made and hope for a future that is manageable and just. Our professionals are strong, compassionate and skilled in all of the legal facets of a divorce. They understand that each family is unique and assist clients by listening to their needs and guiding them through the best process to achieve their goals.  Our Family Law and Domestic Relations practice also includes collaborative divorce, mediation and negotiation, pre- and postnuptial agreements, divorce litigation, child custody and support, spousal maintenance, property division, paternity, adoption and guardianship.

    • First Legal - FirstLegal.com - We are a file through trial support firm, providing court and process, investigations, digital, records, and depositions.

    • National Association of Professional Process Servers (NAPPS) - NAPPS.org - The National Association of Professional Process Servers (NAPPS) is a Worldwide Organization of the largest community of professional process servers and the first resource for credible information regarding the profession. Founded in 1982 in Las Vegas NV, NAPPS today has well over 2,000 members representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, seven Canadian provinces and nearly two dozen foreign countries. It is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

    • Naegeli Deposition and Trial - NaegeliUSA.com - Naegeli is a full-service court reporting and litigation support firm that has been serving the legal industry for over 35 years. All production is controlled and centralized in our corporate headquarters with court reporters and videographers locally and nationwide. We are available 24 hours a day to provide you with the support necessary for the most efficient and accurate service.

    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.

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