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69th Annual Conference | presented virtually!
 

REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE

 

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

 

Cost:

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

Other important information to know:


Since this year's conference will take place virtually, it is suggested that attendees use a computer or laptop in order to best interact with presenters and other NALS members. Here are some recommendations on what you will need to easily transition to our virtual setting:

  • Internet connection (broadband wired or wireless)
  • Speakers and a microphone (can be built-in to your computer, or used as a device - either plugged in or wireless)
  • Webcam (built-in or USB plug-in)
  • Processor - Dual Core 2Ghz or higher
  • RAM - 4 GB

If you do not have access to a computer, you will also be able to call in and listen from a landline or cell phone.

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Schedule:

 

Friday, September 25

6 - 7 pm ET  NALS Got Talent showcase hosted by the NALS Foundation. Details on how participate and judge.

 

Saturday, September 26


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET

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!

1A 12:45 - 1:45 PM ET

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.

 

2A 12:45 - 1:45 PM ET       
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.

 

1B 2:00  - 3:00 PM ET            

Diversity in the Workplace          

Aaron Burrell, Esq., Dickinson Wright

 

2B 2:00  - 3:00 PM ET    

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.

 

1C 3:30 - 4:30 PM ET

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.

 

2C   3:30 - 4:30 PM ET             

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 - 5:30 PM ET

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!”

 

 


 

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunity:

Interested in connecting with NALS conference attendees and members, email rachel@nals.org.

 

All Sponsorship includes: 

  • Recognition on the exhibit and sponsor page
  • Full color 1/2 page ad in the September issue of @Law emailed to all members along with listing in exhibitor directory in the issue
  • Included in email to members recognizing all exhibitors and sponsors
  • Add swag item to attendee event box mailed pre-event
  • Recognition with your company tagged on all NALS social media

Friday Virtual Happy Hour Sponsor - $1,000
Sponsorship included in event script and welcome to attendees. Includes two registrations to online event.


Saturday Keynote Sponsor —$1,000  (1 available)
Sponsorship included in event script and welcome to attendees. Includes two registrations to online event.

 

Student Registration Sponsor - $1,000
Sponsor 10 students from a school of your choice (or any school) to attend the virtual event


CLE Session Sponsors
Three-Track CLE Session Sponsor - $1,250 (2 available)
Single Session CLE Sponsor - $500

 

Premium Exhibitor- $750

  • Recognition on the exhibit and sponsor page with logo, contact information, company description, images, links and video
  • Full color 1/2 page ad in the September issue of @Law emailed to all members along with listing in exhibitor directory in the issue
  • Included in email to members recognizing all exhibitors and sponsors
  • Sponsored question in Virtual Happy Hour Trivia
  • Add swag item to attendee event box mailed pre-event
  • Recognition with your company tagged on all NALS social media
  • One ticket to virtual event

Standard Exhibitor - $500

  • Recognition on the exhibit and sponsor page with logo, contact information, company description
  • Full color 1/4 page ad in the September issue of @Law emailed to all members along with listing in exhibitor directory in the issue
  • Included in email to members recognizing all exhibitors and sponsors
  • Add swag item to attendee event box mailed pre-event
  • Recognition with your company tagged on all NALS social media
  • One ticket to virtual event

Ala carte:

Swag item for the attendee box: $100



 

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