NALS News and Updates for March 2018
Paralegal Legal Education Event in Phoenix_ Arizona
NALS Resource Center will be closed at 11:00 AM CST on Thursday, March 29, 2018, and all day on Friday, March 30, 2018.
IMPORTANT: Chapter Compliance Changes
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).

Grammar Nuggets
For Want Of A Comma
The Oxford Comma Update

Nearly a year ago, I wrote an article about a case, the crux of which was the lack of an oxford comma. 

Ask Eula Mae
Where Do I Begin?
Some Basics of Becoming a Legal Secretary

I've worked as a temp for a long time, as a data entry person, receptionist, and typist for various legal offices.  Recently I had the opportunity to fill in for a few weeks at a law office as a legal secretary, and as it turns out, the person I was covering for won't be back.
Latest News and Updates
NALS' Phoenix-Area Conference Keynote Announced

Jeff Barnes is the best-selling author of  The Wisdom of Walt: Leadership Lessons from the Happiest Place on Earth  and  Beyond the Wisdom of Walt: Life Lessons from the Most Magical Place on Earth . Known as Dr. Disneyland, he teaches the only accredited college course on the History of Disneyland.

NALS Partners with Paralegal Education Group to Bring a PP Review Program

This is a series of interactive online materials that will help paralegals prepare for the Professional Paralegal (PP) examination. Registration for this course is available 365 days a year, so you can study at any point in time throughout the year.
NALS National Recognition Award Deadline Announced

The NALS Award of Excellence is presented annually to recognize outstanding achievement in association leadership and professional development. It is the top honor a member can receive from NALS. From now until May 1, 2018, nominations can be submitted to the NALS Resource Center. Nominate and recognize NALS' great leaders by clicking the 'read more' below. 

Step Up To The Plate and Lead NALS Into The Future By Applying For The NALS Board of Directors

NALS is looking for the best and the brightest candidates to bring their passion, energy, innovation, time, and vision to its leadership team.

Do you have the passion, energy, 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, please consider applying today!

NALS Foundation News
NALS Foundation Opens Their Full Circle 5K Registration Today!

The NALS Foundation is hosting a Virtual 5K this Spring to raise money for its continued mission of enhancing educational opportunities. Now is the time to start planning your office-wide exercise initiative! 

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

04/06-07/18 - Adventure Tulsa 2018

05/01/18 -  ABA Law
Day 2018

05/19/18 - ALP Certification Exam Date

06/01/18 - Chapter Deadline: NALS Foundation Grant Deadline

07/05/18 - NALS 2018 Leadership Appreciation Day (Save the Date!)



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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. 
2018 Traveling Gavel Challenge

As a way to promote #BetterTogether, each Board Member has a traveling gavel, a gavel shaped thumb drive assigned to him or her.  The Board Members encourage members and chapters who want to participate to take photos with the traveling gavel once they receive it.  These gavels will be sent around until the  NALS 67th Annual Conference in Mesa, Arizona (Phoenix)

NALS Social Media Corner
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. 

Continuing Legal Education Opportunities and Updates
NALS Professional Paralegal Certification Exam Review Course
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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