Agenda/Bylaw/Administrative Topics: The deadline to submit agenda topics, bylaw resolutions, and administrative topics is August 27, 2018. The Procedures are in Sections 22.7 and 22.8 of the NFPA Procedures Manual, or contact the Secretary and Director of Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If an association is submitting a “Discussion Topic” only and anticipate the “Discussion Topic” becoming a motion before the Delegate Assembly, please include a motion and proposed resolution for the Discussion Topic. Without a motion and proposed resolution, no action will be taken by the Delegate Assembly.
Convention Bids: We will be accepting bids for the 2022 Convention (which will be held in on the East Coast to the Midwest) on or before September 25, 2018. The Procedures are in Section 22.3 of the NFPA Procedures Manual, or contact the Secretary and Director of Operations at email@example.com for more information.
Thursday, May 31 | 11 a.m. ET
Speaker: Callie A Kessler, Paralegal
This presentation will give the audience real world tips and tricks to setting depositions. The presentation will cover all aspects of the deposition process from setting the date/time, tracking all potential deponents, developing relationships with the local court reporters, and making sure that all transcripts and exhibits received.
Session approved for 1.0 CLE credit
Cost is $25 for NFPA members and $50 for non-members.
Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 12 p.m. ET - ALL SEATS FILLED!
Webinar attendance is capped at 100 people and we have already reached that number. The webinar recording will be posted on the website and a second webinar is being scheduled. It is very exciting to see this level of interest in NFPA certifications!
The American Bar Association is launching a first-of-its kind nationwide study of diversity and inclusion among all legal professionals. The survey is being conducted by the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, The 15-minute survey is anonymous.
More than 50 positions posted in the last week including Commercial Litigation Paralegal, Senior Paralegal, Immigrant Rights, Probate and Trust just to list a few...https://www.paralegals.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=3293
Topics can include: Insurance, Medicare, In-house solutions, paralegal specialties, etc. Also accepting other articles on topics that would offer readers insights into various practice areas. Contact editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Award Nominations are now being accepted through July 1.
Full details and link to submit online.
NFPA/Thomson Reuters Scholarships - These scholarships are awarded to paralegal students and must be used to pursue a paralegal education. This year, two scholarships are available: a first-place scholarship, worth $3,000, and a second-place scholarship, worth $2,000.
William R. Robie Leadership Award -This award recognizes an NFPA member in honor of the Honorable William R. Robie and his dedication to the paralegal profession, the expansion of the delivery of legal services and equal access to justice for all Americans.
NFPA Justice Champion Award - This award recognizes a practicing paralegal whose conduct, actions and activities demonstrate extraordinary dedication to diversity and inclusion as defined in NFPA's Position Statement on Diversity.
Outstanding Local Leader Award - This award recognizes an individual NFPA member for outstanding local leadership contributions to his or her local association .
Paralegal of the Year Award- This award recognizes an individual NFPA member whose on-the-job achievements have contributed to expansion of the paralegal profession, including contributions to his or her employer, colleagues and the paralegal profession in general.
Association Pro Bono Award - This award recognizes an NFPA member association that has exhibited outstanding dedication and service in the area of pro bono services.
Individual Pro Bono Award - This award recognizes an individual paralegal who has exhibited extraordinary dedication to the delivery of quality legal services to a portion of the population that cannot afford to pay for legal services. This is open to non-members of NFPA.
Certification Ambassador Award - This award recognizes outstanding achievement in promoting the PACE and PCCE programs.
PACE and PCCE Scholarships - Sponsored by the Paralegal Education Group, these scholarships cover the costs of a review manual, a PEG online review course and the exam fee for either the Paralegal CORE Competency Exam™ (PCCE) or the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam® (PACE). Must be an NFPA member to apply.
Hotel and Travel
Hilton Seattle Airport Hotel & Conference Center
17620 International Blvd.
Seattle, WA 98188
Room rate: $189 (single and double)
Click here to book your room by October 2, 2018
Now booking exhibitors for 2018. Learn more about all of the exhibiting, sponsorship and advertising options to get your company in front of decision-makers and influencers in the legal community.
BAD FAITH CAUSE OF ACTION
a law suit that is based on an assumption that the opposing parties conduct showed reckless disregard of the suitor's right and was unreasonable.
The composition of the committee is set by Resolution 15-05, and 7 to 11 people from all of the following groups are needed: NFPA Board of Directors, delegates, association members, members of the Advisory Council, and non-attorney representatives. If you are interested in joining this Committee, please submit your letter of interest including your membership criteria per the Resolution for this Committee online through the Coordinator and/or Committee Member Interest Form available at
https://www.paralegals.org/i4a/forms/index.cfm?id=26&pageid=3526. Non-members may submit their letters of interest including membership criteria per the Resolution for this Committee to email@example.com. Responses by April 30 are encouraged.
In House Paralegal CLE Coordinator
Work In-house? Love what you do? Then NFPA could use you! This position will work with the Membership VP to coordinate CLEs specific to an in-house paralegal environment, develop marketing material to reach out to corporations and inform their law departments of paralegal associations, support and networking opportunities. Yvonne DeAntoneo, VPD Membership would love your assistance in supporting and networking with in-house paralegals & law departments. Submit your coordinator interest form today!
Marketing the Paralegal Profession
If you have a desire to help NFPA market the paralegal profession, the committee would love to have you! We especially need help researching contacts in companies and organizations that need to hear our voice. Please email your letter of interest to Lori Boris, RP®, MnCP, Vice President & Director of Positions and Issues. We can do this together!
Case Law Monitoring Committee Looking for Volunteers!!!
Remember those days when reviewing case law was exciting? It still is!!! Please consider joining the Case Law Committee; it is a great opportunity to be in the know and to share that knowledge with other NFPA members. If interested, please send your letter of interest and bio or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a copy to Lori Boris, RP®, MnCP, Vice President & Director of Positions and Issues. at VPPI@paralegals.org.
Pro-Bono Volunteer Registration Opportunity
The NFPA Pro Bono Committee is excited to announce a pro bono opportunity available to paralegals through the Veterans' Claims Assistance Network of the American Bar Association: Read more