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NALS 2017 Virtual Leadership Course and Education Series
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NALS 2017 Virtual Leadership Course and Education Series

Enjoy continuing legal education and leadership development right from your desk, home, or phone! NALS introduces its first ever online leadership course and education series. Over a three-month period, Ed OnDemand Task Force will cover topics on leadership, professional development, and continuing legal education.

2/15/2017 to 4/1/2017
When: February 15, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Where: This series will be virtual.
United States
Contact: NALS Ed OnDemand Task Force

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In the past NALS has offered only 8 hours of CLE with their leadership development sessions at the NALS Annual Professional Development and Education Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2015, the NALS board decided to discontinue the NALS Annual Professional Development and Education Conference. Since then, the NALS Board along with the NALS Ed OnDemand Task Force have teamed together to determine the best action to continue offering leadership development and education to NALS members and future members. Out of this collaboration came the NALS Virtual Leadership Course and Education Conference.


NALS Resource Center, NALS Board, and NALS Ed OnDemand Task Force hope you partake of the 22 hours of CLE (the most of any NALS conference) that can be earned from registering for this online conference!


During the three-month period, NALS Resource Center staff and Ed OnDemand Task force will be releasing a variety of topics that are prerecorded and through our online learning management system.



Full-Access Pricing and Registration 


Early Bird Rate (February 1-15, 2017): $250.00

Full Registration (After February 15, 2017): $299.00


Registration will be open during the duration of the event. 


Individual Package Access

Leadership Course Access Only:

Education Series Only: $199.00


By Mail: Download the PDF registration form here.



Release Dates & Sessions:


February 15, 2017 - NALS Leadership Course Release (earn up to 8 hours of CLE) (granted 30-day access)


This course is offered through NALS online learning system. It covers topics that a chapter leader would need to start their term off on the right foot.


Resources and information contained in the Course include such topics as: certification, education, marketing, membership, local and state program enhancement, personal and professional advancement, and special recognition programs to be used at the local and state levels, as well by you individually. This course is viewed as the “encyclopedia” to the inside look at NALS and what it has to offer to its leaders, members, and the legal profession.  The course also contains helpful information, ideas, and resources for you to succeed as a leader. 

It has also been enhanced with video and links on where to find tips and tricks to enhancing your members' experience with NALS. 


March 20, 2017 - Professional Development and CLE (7 CLE Hours)


Session Titles:

  • The Art of Customer Service and How It Applies to Your Office — Presented by Maria Easterly
  • Stop Asking "How High?" and Start Asking "Why?" — Presented by Brandi Hobbs
  • Résumé Writing and Your Career  Presented by Tashania Morris
  • Nuts and Bolts of Personal Injury - A basic overview of the how’s, why’s, when’s and what’s, of plaintiff’s personal injury will be presented to provide a better understanding of how a case is handled beginning from the moment the file is handed off to you.  Presented by Toni Van Schaick
  • Apps to Enhance Your Productivity  Presented by Lydia Goodner
  • Using the Internet to Assist During Trial Preparation — Presented by Scott Greene
  • 'A Paralegal Walks Into A Bar...' (Ethics) — Presented by Amylyn Riedling

April 1, 2017 - Professional Development and CLE (7 CLE Hours)


Session Titles:

  • An Overview of the Bill of RightsPresented by Maria Easterly
  • So, You Have the Judgment...Now What?Presented by Tina Zeigler
  • It's All About the Ask: Inclusion, Engagement, and Enrollment—Presented by Kerie Trindle Byrne and Tara Hughes

  • Website Planning Basix and an Brief Introduction to Wordpress and Wordpress PluginsPresented By Lydia Goodner
  • The West Memphis Murders: A case study in Criminal Justice ReformPresented By Judge Dan Stidham

  • Nuts and Bolts of Immigration Law— Presented by Abigail M. Peterson and Jeremy D. Litton

  • TORTS — Presented by Maria Easterly

*Subjects and titles may change based on availability. 



Receiving Your Sessions: 


On the education release dates, listed above, you will receive a series of links to those education sessions.


Test your system and view an example of a session page by using this link: Emotional Intelligence and Your Career Webinar



CLE Information:


CLE Total: NALS provides an opportunity to earn 22 CLE hours in this series. Eight (8) hours can be earned by completing the Leadership Course and 14 hours from viewing all Professional Development and CLE sessions.


CLE Entries into NALS.org Account: It is the responsibility of each registrant to enter your viewed CLE within your professional development journals on your NALS.org account. Here is a complete how-to on journal entries. 


Registrants cannot share the content of this conference or login details. Only paid registrants are allowed to add the provided CLE sessions to their NALS.org Professional Development Journal. 




Cancellation Policy:  


Due to the nature of the content and that access cannot be revoked, refunds will be given less the amount of sessions that are currently published (each session is approximately $14.00 each, for only this series) and the Leadership Course fee (approximately $108.00, for only this series). Cancellations must be received no later than March 1, 2017. No refunds will be granted for requests postmarked after that date.


Sponsorship Opportunities: 


Sponsors, your target market awaits! NALS offers such quality education, attendees are career driven and highly motivated—the ideal target market. 


Please contact Lydia Goodner, NALS Communication & Meetings Manager at this email address and request a sponsorship packet. 


NALS would like to express appreciation for the following sponsors. Without their support, this conference would not be possible. Attendees, please show your support by visiting our sponsors' websites below.




NALS Foundation



Call for Presenters: 


NALS 2017 Virtual Leadership Course and Education Series is looking for speakers to cover topics that benefit our membership and future members! 

NALS Ed OnDemand Task Force strives to offer quality continuing legal education; this only happens through the great speakers that offer their services to NALS.

Click here for more information.

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