Greetings! Here Are Tips to
CONVINCE YOUR BOSS
To Let You Attend a NALS Conference!
We understand that getting approval to attend the NALS 68th Annual Education and Networking Conference can be challenging. Therefore, we have included an editable  Convince Your Boss  sample letter to help you gain their support! 
  
The NALS 68th Annual Education and Networking Conference theme for 2019 is a celebration of NALS' 90th Anniversary.

Be a part of our 3-day educational event in Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn and engage with top professionals in the legal industry. Expand your networking reach while exploring downtown Little Rock and the state's natural landscape. Develop your professional skills by registering today!

Here Are Some Additional Tips That Can Be Useful When Talking To Your Boss:
  • Be Straightforward. Don't beat around the bush when it comes to such a considerable financial obligation. By being straightforward, your boss will understand how much you believe this will impact your job in a positive manner. This doesn't always lead to a positive answer, but it will give you a firm answer and a direction for your next move.

  • Prepare Your Pitch. Consider approaching your boss with a proposition. One example is negotiating to pay for half of the cost or agreeing to pay the airfare or hotel costs. Your employer may be more inclined to assist if they see you are dedicated to attend by providing this proposition.

  • Put It In Writing. It can be intimidating to ask your boss to support this type of financial commitment. Breaking down the highlights and important details in a well-written letter or email will show that you have done your research. We have provided a sample letter to help you get started. You are free to change the language to fit your specific situation.

  • Understand Your Boss's Point of View. More than likely your boss has other things that might require additional financial commitments. Remind your boss that investing time and money in this conference will be in the firm's best interest. Offer to share the information with your co-workers. Improving the firm in any way is usually a strong motivation for support. Explain that attending this conference has the potential to make the firm more profitable, efficient, and current!

  • Follow-Up Plans. If you are granted permission to attend the conference, then it is a great idea to have follow-up plans. Share the presentations or create a summary for others at your firm about what you learned at conference. Proving that the conference was rich with educational knowledge and professional improvement for you, the firm, and employees should be beneficial to you when you attend a future conference.
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Sample Letter Download
Use this text to convince your boss.

Hotel + Travel Information
Hotel Reservations

Holiday Inn Little Rock Conference Center
3201 Bankhead Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72206
 
Hotel Dates:  September 24, 2019 to September 29, 2019
 
Group Rate:  $99 per night plus tax (Single King or Double Queen)
 
Online Reservations:  This  registration link  is valid for Sunday, September 22, 2019, through Monday, September 30, 2019. The link works best when used on a desktop computer or laptop. Please note that if you try to book outside of the dates that the link is valid for, it will not work.
 
Phone Reservations : Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 501-490-1000 or 1-800-HOLIDAY.

Hotel Reservation Deadline:  Reservations should be made by 09/22/2019. After that date reservations will be accepted based on availability.
 
Travel Discounts + Information

Southwest Airlines®

To take advantage of this offer, copy the NALS company ID number (99231602), then click on this link:  https://www.swabiz.com/flight/search-flight.html?cid=99231602 . Enter the company ID in the appropriate field and proceed with booking. 

  • Booking dates: April 15, 2019 - September 9, 2019
  • Travel dates: September 23, 2019 - October 1, 2019

 
NALS Member Car Rental Discounts

Get NALS-only discounts from popular car rental companies, such as Hertz and Avis.  Click here to access.

2019 Conference Exhibitors + Sponsors