NALS News and Updates for June 2018
Are you thinking of ideas on how NALS can be better?

Do you have the passion, innovation, and vision to bring NALS into a strong future? Can you help NALS navigate a changing association world to meet the needs of future generations and still remain relevant? If so, consider applying to the NALS Board of Directors today!

NALS Resource Center and NALS Foundation Address Changes

Effective immediately, NALS Resource Center and NALS Foundation have implemented mail procedures to further our goal of going fully virtual. This means that the NALS' mailing address for general correspondence will be different than the address used to submit payments.

There are so many components of life, from career to social life to self-care, that it can become difficult to balance each to the level of our own personal satisfaction and achievement.  There are a number of ways to better achieve balance in life, just need a dose or two of self-reflection and extra effort to find time for everything.  We are healthiest and happiest when our needs are met.

While I've written about reflexive pronouns before, it is important enough that some of it bears repeating.
Pronouns are words that substitute for nouns and other pronouns. Personal pronouns are what we will be talking about here and they indicate the person speaking, the person spoken to, or the person or object spoken of. 
Ask Eula Mae
How To Prioritize A Mess

I work in a relatively small law firm with three attorneys and three legal assistants. Two of the bosses were out of town today when one of the legal assistants was fired. I was assigned the duty of getting her files and other tasks in order before her boss comes back.
Need ideas for an Event Fundraiser?

How about Lawyers & Basketball; a Golf Tournament; an Ice Cream Social in Summer; Dinner Theatre (Murder Mystery Anyone?); Mock Court Trial (with actors) and attendees can serve as jury; Barbecue Family Picnic at the Park with outside games; Cocktails, Romantic Dancing, Silent Auction.

View the archives of State/Local Chapter programs  at for more great ideas!
Latest News and Updates
Conference Hotel Has Added More Rooms to the NALS Block

The Phoenix Marriott Mesa has added more rooms to the NALS Education Conference hotel block. Please reserve your rooms today and do not hesitate. Space is limited, so book early! 

If you have any issues booking, please email with your issue. 

National Conference Education Schedule Now Online

NALS 67th Annual Education and Networking Conference is now online. You can see all the great topics and CLE hours you can earn by attending this national event.  

National Conference Pins Now Available

A commemorative lapel pin has been created for the NALS 67th Annual Education + Networking Conference, which will be held this September in Phoenix, AZ (Mesa). There are a limited number of pins available and they will be sold for $5 each on a first-come basis.

Membership Coordinator is Expecting A Baby Boy!  

Morgan Ballou, NALS Membership Coordinator, is expecting a baby boy to arrive July 13, 2018. She is extremely excited to become 'Mommy' to Rhys Breckenridge Ballou.  

She is overwhelmed by all the well wishes from NALS members, family, and friends but welcomes them all! 

Summer 2018 @LAW Is Now Available Online
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The Summer 2018 issue of the @LAW has arrived to your email! 
NALS' Accredited Legal Professional Exam Now Online!

After over a year and half of work and development between NALS Certification  and Education Manager, Maria Easterly and the NALS' National Certifying Board, the Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) exam is now online!  

Save $40 on National Conference Registration Until August 15, 2018

Register for NALS 67th Annual Education and Networking Conference in Phoenix, AZ (Mesa) area. Earn 17 hours of CLE, while having fun with your #NALSPALS in the surrounding area and during the conference. 

NALS Foundation News
Join NALS Foundation for Prom Night Dance and Dinner Event

During the NALS 67th Annual Education and Networking Conference (Phoenix, AZ), the NALS Foundation Trustees  invite you to an evening of throwback to your prom! There will be everything from awkward photo booth moments, dancing to pop music from various decades, and the crowning of a King and Queen to top off the night. Click below to register for the event. Tickets are only $50.00 per person. 

Want to take the fun a step further? We are also asking registrants who attend to provide their own prom pictures to use as decor during the event, so dig out your photo albums and submit them to Dinner will be served at this event and we ENCOURAGE all registrants to participate to the fullest by dressing in your prom formal wear. 

NALS Foundation Fills Registrations for Full Circle 5K!

The NALS Foundation hosted a virtual 5K this Spring to raise money for its continued mission of enhancing educational opportunities. The NALS Foundation Trustees would like to say 'Thank you' to all participants!

Thank you NALS 2017 Circle and 2018 Full Circle Donors! 

The NALS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational foundation working hand-in-hand with NALS...the association for legal professionals to enhance educational opportunities. Since its inception, the NALS Foundation has awarded grants and contributions of over $200,000 for the benefit of chapters and states.

A special thanks to each of our individual and organizational donors!
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Events & Deadlines

01/01/18 - 09/15/18 - NALS Traveling Gavel Challenge

07/18/18  - TV Talk

NALS Networking and Specialty Sections are organized, virtual communities to pose questions about specific topics. Subscribe to access the section topic(s) that will assist you in your career journey.



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Undergrad Students,
International Deposition Guides
State/Local Chapter News
Submit Your 2018 Officer Rosters
If you have not submitted your 2018-2019 officer roster, please submit this so that rebates and other mailings will be delivered correctly. 
Membership and Certification Chairs! Please Request Updated Forms. 
NALS official forms and applications have been recently updated or converted. Please send an official request to the proper department for documents and links. 

For the latest NALS Membership Application, contact Morgan Ballou.

For the latest Certification and Education Forms, such as exam application,  recertification or specialty certificate applications, contact Maria Easterly.

How Are You Handling Your Members' Data?

NALS Resource Center Staff follow various association management outlets that provide top-notch information and keep us up-to-date on new technologies, ideas for engagement, and rules and regulation changes to managing our association. This article is to introduce you to a new compliance rule known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Be sure your account (email) is up-to-date to receive all alert details regarding this.
Tech Tip
NALS Facebook Events

Did you know you can follow along with NALS event updates through your personal Facebook? Simply access the link below and click 'Interested' on events you see that you would like to know about. Then, when NALS posts updates about the events, you will receive a simple notification. 

NALS Resource Center Flash Sale Facebook Group! 

With only three full-time staff members remaining in the building, it is appropriate to go virtual.

In preparation for this transition, the NALS Resource Center building has recently been placed on the market for sale and we are selling some items from the Resource Center.

We are forever grateful for the ten years' worth of memories and we look forward to creating new memories!

The NALS Resource Center is here for you!

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Building Recognition Plaques
As most of you are aware, the NALS building is up for sale. In preparation for our move to a virtual office, we are dismantling the donor wall in the building.  If you or your association had a plaque on the wall and would like it back, NALS will mail it to you for a $10 shipping and handling fee per plaque.
To have a plaque mailed to you, please provide the name on the plaque, address where you would like it sent, along with the $10 fee per plaque. Send the mail request to:
NALS, Inc.
Dept. #170
P.O. Box 701683
Tulsa, OK 74170
The request should be received by July 1, 2018.
Continuing Legal Education Opportunities
Resource Center Staff 
Tammy Hailey, CAE
NALS Executive Director -  NALS Foundation Director 
Maria Easterly  - Certification & Education Manager 
Lydia GoodnerMeetings & Communications Manager
Morgan Ballou - Membership Services Coordinator 

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