Learning and growing is essential in any profession, but especially in the legal field. Paralegals, legal assistants and other legal professionals have to be dedicated to the improvement of their skills and open to learning new ones to stay at the top of their field. Conferences are a great way to do this while networking and building a list of resources for future careers. Check out some of the conferences below that focus on professional development and networking for paralegals and legal assistants.
The NALS Annual Education and Networking Conference is excited to offer up to 16.5 CLE hours across more than twenty educational sessions. Legal professionals will be encouraged to learn new skills and improve upon existing skills while expanding their network to professionals across the nation. The mission of the National Association of Legal Secretaries is to engage and inspire legal professionals by enhancing their careers and promoting the industry.
When: September 25-28, 2019
Where: Holiday Inn Little Rock Conference Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
This year's NFPA conference is titled "Continued Focus on Legal Rights". The National Federation of Paralegal Associations is a non-profit organization focused on issues and policy and is the first national paralegal association. The annual conference boasts CLE sessions designed to enhance practice area knowledge, abundant networking opportunities and a large number of exhibitors and sponsors. Find inspiration and renew your passion for the legal field at the NFPA 2019 annual convention.
When: October 10-13, 2019
Where: Hyatt Regency, Rochester, New York
The American Association for Paralegal Education is a leader in the paralegal education space dedicated to providing exceptional paralegal and legal studies education to develop the profession. AAfPE's 38th National Conference offers more than 25 educational sessions based on research and assessments presented by thought-leaders in the space. Connect with faculty and program directors as well as other paralegals and professionals to learn new and improved ways to work more effectively.
When: November 6-9, 2019
Where: Westin Book Cadillac, Detroit, Michigan
The 7th Annual Paralegals Navigating Perilous Waters cruise is an exciting opportunity for fun learning and networking. Every year, the cruise promises a minimum of 25 hours of continuing legal education credit among practical education and relationship building skills and a full seminar schedule.
When: May 1-6, 2020
Where: NCL Breakaway, Harvest Caye, Belize & Costa Maya, Mexico
The National Association of Legal Assistants has been providing continuing legal education and professional development since 1975. Their annual upcoming conference is filled with networking opportunities and over thirty sessions dedicated to helping paralegals excel in their profession. NALA offers up to 13 CLE hours for attending. Aside from their conference, NALA provides other continuing legal education courses, professional certification programs and publications to help paralegals elevate their skills.
When: July 9-11, 2020
Where: Harrah's Atlantic City, New Jersey