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Join Maria Easterly, NALS National Certification and Education Manager, on January 13, 2020, for the year's first online membership meeting. On the Agenda:

  • Announcements from NALS Headquarters
  • Discussion with NALS Staff Host  
  • CLE Topic Presentation (1 CLE credit)

The Perfect Way to Start 2020!
NALS…the association for legal professionals is hosting a winter sale for annual national memberships. This 20-DAY SALE will run from January 2 – 22, 2020.

All new individual members who register are eligible for a 50% discount on their annual national membership dues.

New Member Orientation
If you have questions regarding your membership benefits, please join us the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM CST! This is a national, online event designed to answer your membership inquiries and introduce new members to one another. The goals of the program are:

  • To assist interested parties with answers to questions regarding NALS Membership.
  • To actively engage the entire membership in a coordinated and shared effort in providing a warm welcome to the new members of our community.
  • Become familiar with NALS website as a learning environment. 

Amnesty Now!
From November 2019 through March 2020, NALS will hold an amnesty recertification period. Any individuals with a lapsed or expired certification are eligible to participate in this event and take advantage of this opportunity.

Recertification literally is the act of having one’s certification renewed. NALS considers recertification to be continuing... 

We've Partnered with RGI
As discussed with the membership during the NALS Board meeting in November 2019, the Board of Directors has been in talks with an association management company to help us with NALS’ day-to-day operations.

We have finalized that agreement and we’re all set to begin working with Raybourn Group International (“RGI”) effective immediately. This decision was not made hastily. The NALS Board met several times in addition to our monthly meetings.

This online quiz will test your knowledge on legal citations. Those who score a 70% or better will receive 1 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit automatically upon completion! Please log in prior to taking this quiz or your free CLE credit will NOT be awarded to your account.You may use outside sources for the answers, if necessary.
ROTKISKE v. KLEMM ET AL
The court affirmed the decision of the 3rd Circuit, holding that the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act's (FDCPA) "statute of limitations begins to run when the alleged FDCPA violation occurs, not when the violation is discovered."
PETER, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE v. NANTKWEST, INC. 
NantKwest, Inc. was a case argued before the Supreme Court of the United States on October 7, 2019, during the court's October 2019-2020 term. ... The court affirmed the decision of the Federal Circuit in a unanimous ruling, holding the "PTO cannot recover the salaries of its legal personnel under §145."

We Would Love To Hear From You! NALS Board of Directors and Resource Center Staff would love to hear from you. You can reach us directly at NALS.org/Contact or Board@NALS.org .

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