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NALS 66th Annual Education & Networking Conference

 Export to Your Calendar 10/4/2017 to 10/7/2017
When: October 4-7, 2017
Where: Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
777 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, Virginia  23510
United States
Contact: NALS Meetings & Communications Manager
918-582-5188 x 10

Online registration is available until: 9/15/2017
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Hotel Information

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel 

777 Waterside Dr.

Norfolk, VA, 23510

(757) 622-6664


The NALS group room rate will be $119 per night. For reservations, you may reserve online at www.StarWoodMeeting.com/Book/NALS or call 1-800-325-3535 and ask for the NALS group rate. Available dates for the NALS rate are September 30 – October 13, 2017, based on availability. Make your reservations now! Deadline for making room reservations at the NALS group rate is September 3, 2017, or whenever block is full. If reservations are made after this date, the room rate cannot be guaranteed.

**PLEASE NOTE: 2016 Hotel Block was full two months before the event date. Please reserve your room as soon as possible. 


Travel + Transportation

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


  • 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.

  • Airport Transportation
    Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel recommends using James River Transportation to and from the hotel. James River Transportation is located at a counter in the Baggage Claim area (beside door #3) inside the Norfolk International Airport. They also offer transportation to and from the Richmond International Airport. They offer fixed rate services. You can reserve your transportation from Norfolk International Airport by visiting https://jamesrivertrans.com/norfolk-airport-shuttle-service/ or call toll free at 866-823-4626 or 757-963-0433 (Norfolk).



Norfolk 2017 — Roommate Connection


Are you attending the NALS 66th Annual Education Conference & National Forum in Norfolk, VA? If so, this is your forum to connect with other NALS members who are looking to share a room.


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Ticketed Events

Spirit of Norfolk River Cruise
Saturday, October 7, 2017  |  6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.  |  Rate Varies

Come aboard the Spirit of Norfolk for NALS Night! Cruise includes: Dinner Buffet, DJ Entertainment, Interactive Games, Largest Rooftop Lounge in Norfolk and the best Panoramic Views! A Spirit dinner cruise gives you the chance to dine, dance, play games in our lounge spaces as well as catch spectacular views of the mighty ships and submarines of the Navy's Atlantic Fleet from our skyline deck. Newly renovated Spirit of Norfolk is set to show you Hampton Roads.
Special Conference Pricing: (March 1 – April 1) $71 inclusive per person (REG $95.82) | After April 1 - $81 inclusive per person | *Offer based on availability

To Register: Call Paula Racey to reserve your seat at 757.217.0627 or email at pracey@entertainmentcruises.com


NALS Foundation Event

Friday, October 6, 2017  | $50/person | Order Your Ticket Through NALS

The NALS Foundation Trustees invite you to an evening of intrigue and excitement as we celebrate superheroes, both old and new, at the NALS Foundation Event on Friday, October 6, 2017. Come dressed as your favorite superhero or be creative and innovative and come dressed as the newest paragon of greatness.  Our festivities will be hosted by Captain Innovator, who will be making a special appearance on her night off from saving the world from old, boring ideas!  You won’t want to miss out on this marvelous evening that will include many extraordinary heroes – including you!



Escape Room Event (Registration Closes July 1)

Thursday, October 5, 2017  |  5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  |  $35.00

Join NALS for a new, simple, and fun live games 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.



Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, October 7, 2017  |  7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  |  $35.00

The scavenger hunt is designed to get you out of the hotel and to see some area attractions, shops, bars and more nearby. You and your NALS PALS teams will be pitted against others for a prize. NALS will be using the new NALS.org SocialLink mobile application, which will be provided to your prior to the event, to keep track of your teams progress so be sure your NALS.org profile is up-to-date with your information and get ready to HUNT!
We encourage each team to organize a time to have dinner together and meet other attendees BEFORE this event, as there will be no dinner service provided.



Things to Do + Local Information


Keynote Speaker


As an award-winning international speaker, author, coach, and entrepreneur, Cheryl Wood impacts audiences around the world with her bold and audacious approach to living life. Individuals and corporations have been impacted by her relevant, relational, and riveting message of unleashing your personal power to excel at your next level. She trains audiences to overcome self-limiting thoughts of doubt and fear by giving strategic steps to help them ultimately reach their goals. Through telling her inspiring journey of moving from secretary to stadium speaker in six years, Cheryl empowers her audience to embrace their next level, personally and professionally.  Men and women who have been positively impacted by Cheryl’s content are more empowered to create the best version of themselves and become intentional in their performance and execution of their goals.


Cheryl is the CEO of Personal Power Enterprises, LLC and founder of the Play Time Is Over Women in Business Conference, and the Do It, Love It, Rock It training program which includes the Rock Your Stage University. She has been featured on the Dr. Oz show, ABC, Radio One, Fox 5 News, ESSENCE Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine. and multiple other media outlets. Cheryl has delivered the keynote for numerous organizations including: Federally Employed Women, Department of Defense Media Activity, Virginia Women in Public Finance, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, and Blacks in Government. Previous clients include: Verizon Wireless, Small Business Administration, eWomen Network, National Association of Professional Women, Bowie Chamber of Commerce, and Morgan State University.

Visit her online at CherylEmpowers.com



Education + Schedule At A Glance


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

  • All-Committee Orientation
  • All-Committee Strategic Planning Meetings
  • Conference Kick-Off Reception

Thursday, October 5, 2017

8:30 am to 10:00 am -


Keynote Speaker Session with Cheryl Wood (1.5 CLE Hours)


10:30 am to 11:30 am -

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -

  • Federal Criminal Defense | Emily Munn
  • Bankruptcy | Steven L. Brown
  • Court of Appeals | Kevin E. Martingayle

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm -

  • Intermediate Civil Litigation Session:
    • Last Voyage of Commander William Lewis Herndon, the gold of the S.S. Central America, and the legal case (Maritime Law) | Robert Tata
  • Natural Law of 2017 | Gary Porter
  • DUI/Criminal Law | Stephen Pfeiffer

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm -

  • Intermediate Civil Litigation Session:
  • Asset Protection | C. Arthur Robinson, II
  • Civil Litigation Session Title TBA | Adam M. Carroll

Friday, October 6, 2017

8:15 am to 9:15 am -

9:45 am to 10:45 am -

11:15 am to 12:15 pm -

  • Immigration | Olya Antle, Esq.
  • Medicare + Social Security (Part 1) | Jolie Steffens
  • Intermediate Civil Litigation Session:
    • Commercial Civil Litigation | United State Air Force Captain Justin D. Haselden

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm -

  • Military Criminal Law | United State Air Force Captain Justin D. Haselden
  • Medicare + Social Security (Part 2) | Jolie Steffens
  • Civil Litigation Session TBA

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm -

  • Conservator/Guardianship | John Sawyer
  • Veteran's Benefits | Nancy L. Foti
  • Civil Litigation Session TBA


Door Prizes and NALS Foundation Sweepstakes

NALS Foundation Event

Saturday, October 7, 2017

8:30 am to 9:30 am -

  • Specialty Law Session TBA
  • Specialty Law Session TBA
  • Civil Litigation Session TBA

10:00 am to 11:00 am -

  • Why the Constitution is Not Operating as Designed | Gary Porter
  • Specialty Law Session TBA
  • Civil Litigation Session TBA

12:45 pm to 1:45 pm -

  • Intermediate Civil Litigation Session:
    • The University of Virginia, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Defamation Law (Part 1) | Conrad M. Shumadine & Brett A. Spain
  • Specialty Law Session TBA
  • Specialty Law Session TBA

2:15 pm to 3:15 pm -

  • Intermediate Civil Litigation Session:
    • The University of Virginia, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Defamation Law (Part 2) | Conrad M. Shumadine & Brett A. Spain
  • Specialty Law Session TBA
  • Specialty Law Session TBA

Closing Conference Session

Offsite Events


Additional Information

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be given (less a $50 processing fee) for cancellations received no later than August 1, 2017. 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

Details coming in September 2017.

Conference Mobile App
Details coming in September 2017.


NALS Foundation Sweepstakes and Auction

Details coming soon.



Exhibit + Sponsorship Opportunities

Vendors, your target market awaits! NALS 66th Annual Education Conference 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 NALS Meetings Manager 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 years 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:


UniSearch Inc.

Corporate & Event Sponsors

NALS Foundation


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