NALS News and Updates for June 2017
Early American law came together in Philadelphia following the American Revolution and freedom from British rule, so it is only fitting that NALS of Philadelphia is one of NALS' largest and most active chapters. 

An affirmative defense to a civil lawsuit or criminal charge is a fact or set of facts other than those alleged by the plaintiff or prosecutor which, if proven by the defendant, defeats or mitigates the legal consequences of the defendant's otherwise unlawful conduct..

Grammar Nuggets
Capitals, Colons, and More!

Get answers to questions about capitalizing the word "internet," "web," and "website." Then peek over to learn about word choice clarity, possessives, and giving your colon some space. 

I have worked in a legal office for four years, two as a word processor and two as a legal assistant.  I do not want to be stuck as a legal assistant forever because, in a big firm like this, there are many roads from which to choose such as office manager, human resources manager, paralegal, or even attorney...

NALS Foundation News
NALS Foundation assists in Missouri, Alabama, and Nevada for June grant period

The NALS Foundation has reviewed and awarded the following state and local chapters with their grant project requests! NALS Foundation Trustees are excited to announce the recipients of Summer 2017 Grant. . . 
NALS Foundation hosts NALS' first ever virtual 5K

As a way to support health and wellness, the NALS Foundation is hosting a virtual 5K. This means you can run (or walk!) anytime and anywhere, even on a treadmill or on your breaks. All participants will be earning awesome medals for themselves while raising money to support the enhancement of the legal support profession.

Mystery Suitcase Raffle

Enter for a chance to win a carry on suitcase crammed full of items worth over $300! NALS Foundation will draw the winner at the NALS 66th Annual Education and Networking Conference in October BUT you do not have to be present to win. 

NALS Association News
NALS Paralegal Certification Recognized by Supreme Court of South Carolina

On April 19, 2017, the Supreme Court of South Carolina signed an order to include the NALS Professional Paralegal (PP) examination as an accepted examination for application to the South Carolina Certification Board for Paralegals. 

NALS Introduces New Way to Connect Online Based on Your Specialty or Resource Needs

NALS Networking and Specialty Sections are organized virtual communities to pose questions about specific topics. From office management to basic legal training, these sections are here to assist you in your career journey. Join a section today!

NALS Board Blog
What's New At NALS?

Are you taking advantage of new and exciting member benefits being offered? NALS has made a big push to update and improve member benefits. We recognize times are changing and we refuse to be left behind. You, of course, are invited along for the ride! As an organization, we know our most valuable assets are our members.

Events & Deadlines

NALS 66th Annual Education & Networking Conference
Registration Now Open

Take advantage of NALS Early Bird Registration by July 1, 2017! 

Reserve Your Hotel Today 

If you are planning to attend the NALS 66th Annual Education & Networking Conference, please note that last year's room block was filled well before the time of the hotel deadline. Reserve your space today!

NALS introduces two new networking events for you!
NALS introduces two new events for the NALS Annual Conference. One will be a Scavenger Hunt through the local Waterside district across the street from the conference center/hotel. This allows any registrant the ability to participant in an event for a small fee. The other event is the Escape Room Event. NALS has organized a fun, live game that will challenge you and your team to escape the room using creative problem solving to get free!
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State/Local Chapter News
Submit Your 2017 Officer Rosters
If you have not submitted your 2017-2018 officer roster, please submit this so that rebates and other mailings will be delivered correctly. 
June 2017 National Program Resource Guide
Be sure to login and access the NALS Leadership Tools and Resources page. Note: You will not have access to the page if you have not informed the Resource Center of your chapter leadership status. 
Webinars + 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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