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When: September 26, 2020
11:30 am ET to 5:30 pm ET
Where: Online
United States
Contact: NALS Office

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69th Annual Conference

Saturday, September 26

Legal Professionals Excel Virtually

Our new virtual setting will allow you to:

  • Obtain 5 hours of CLE credit through a variety of sessions
  • Hear important information from NALS directly to you
  • Receive updates from around the legal industry
  • Engage and interact with fellow professionals




  • Member (Live Conference Only) - $99
  • Member (Live Conference + Session Recordings) - $149
  • Non-Member (Live Conference Only) - $199
  • Non-Member (Live Conference + Session Recordings) - $249

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be given (less a $20 processing fee) for cancellations received no later than September 12, 2020. No refunds will be granted for requests after that date. Substitutions will gladly be accepted 3 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 this registration form, I am confirming that I have read and understood the cancellation policy.


Education and Events Schedule


Saturday, September 26, 2020


11:30 AM to 12:30 PM ET (1 CLE Hour)

  • Opening Keynote - Advancing the Cause of Racial Justice as Legal Professionals NOW: From Emmett to Floyd & Freedom - Terrell Strayhorn, PhD

Citizens are calling for the elimination of racial injustice in the United States after incidents involving Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin, and George Floyd, among others. Dr. Strayhorn will help you:

  • Understand the roles and obligations of legal professionals in social justice/equity work, especially in the area of civil rights.
  • Identify ways to actively engage in advancing racial justice in the country.
  • Learn, find inspiration, and be ready to act!

12:45 PM to 1:45 PM ET (1 CLE Hour)

  • Freelance Isn’t Free: How to Start Your Own Successful Freelance/Virtual Paralegal Business - Wil Antonides, J.D., NALS of West Michigan

This session, based on personal experience and lessons learned, will provide the how-to's of starting a freelance paralegal business. You will learn how to get (and keep) your own clients, define who your “client” is, find out how to avoid the dreaded “unauthorized practice of law,” and learn about the serious considerations needed before starting out on your own.


  • How COVID-19 has Changed the American Workplace - David M. Buday, Esq., Miller Johnson
COVID has impacted every aspect of our lives. This session will discuss what is the new normal for our workplaces and the lasting changes COVID has triggered.


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET (1 CLE Hour)

  • Diversity in the Workplace - Aaron Burrell, Esq., Dickinson Wright 


  • Overview of U.S. Immigration Issues - Reginald A. Pacis, Esq., Butzel Long

Immigration laws is a rapidly changing field. In this session you will learn essential concepts of U.S. immigration issues, including what a visa allows, what an immigration status allows, and the implications of lawful versus unlawful presence.


3:30 PM to 4:30 PM ET (1 CLE Hour)

  • The Michigan Innocence Clinic - Imran Syed, Esq., University of Michigan Law School Innocence Clinic

Learn from the first exclusively non-DNA innocence clinic in the country. Founded 11 years ago, the MIC has won the successful release from prison of 23 clients, who served anywhere for a few months to several decades in prison for crimes they did not commit. This session will describe the intake, evaluation, investigation and litigation components of this unique law school clinical program, before closing with stories of a couple of the Clinic's most recent cases.

  • Conducting Remote Depositions with Ease - Shaun Fitzpatrick, Fortz Legal Support, LLC

Legal professionals are learning to work virtually but handling remote depositions can be challenging. During this session you will learn:

  • An overview of video conference features
  • Requirements of each participant
  • How to easily introduce exhibits during the deposition
  • How to record a video conference deposition

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM ET (1 CLE Hour)

  • Closing Keynote - Choosing a JoyPowered® Life - JoDee Curtis, PurpleInk LLC

Whether you call it work-life balance, work-life integration, or work-life choices, the JoyPowered® philosophy helps organizations and individuals understand how to improve relationships and environments by focusing on their strengths and bringing out the best in others and themselves. Focus on what is “right!”   



* This is a complete list of our current confirmed sessions and schedule. Sessions and schedule subject to change without prior notification. 



By registering for the conference, attendees are agreeing to the NALS Virtual Meeting Code of Conduct, which can be reviewed at this link.



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