5 Conferences for Paralegals in 2020
- Paralegals Navigating Perilous Waters Cruise
- National Association of Legal Assistants Conference and Expo
- Paralegal Technology Workshop
- The American Bar Association Annual Meeting
- The American Association for Paralegal Education National Conference
Maintaining a successful career as a paralegal requires three things: continued education, professional development, and networking. What if you could learn about the latest findings and trends in the legal field, hone your skills, and connect with other paralegals, all while traveling to an exciting destination? This is entirely possible if you attend events such as these five conferences for paralegals coming up in 2020.
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1. Paralegals Navigating Perilous Waters Cruise
As a paralegal, you navigate proverbial perilous waters every day. You are responsible for researching tough cases, providing valid information to attorneys, and keeping them up to date and organized. Reward yourself, and learn innovative new ways to navigate your metaphorical work ship, by purchasing tickets to the 7th annual Paralegals Navigating Perilous Waters Cruise. Join fellow paralegals from across the country in captivating seminars with leaders in the field and earn continuing education credits, all aboard an all-inclusive cruise ship in the breathtaking waters off the coast of Mexico. The 2020 event takes place May 1st through 6th.
2. National Association of Legal Assistants Conference and Expo
You are most likely already a member of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). Take advantage of one of the greatest membership perks, and attend the National Association of Legal Assistants Conference and Expo. This event is packed with opportunities to learn from renown paralegals, both in intimate, hands-on workshops and grand, inspiring symposiums. You will also enjoy fun networking events and earn a ton of continuing education units. A generous portion of the proceeds goes to a different charity each year. NALA is hard at work planning the 2020 event, which will take place July 9th to 11th in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
3. Paralegal Technology Workshop
The rise of technology has changed the way paralegals work immensely, and the speed with which technology advances means that the field is in a constant state of development. As an optional addition to the yearly Conference and Expo, NALA offers a Paralegal Technology Workshop. The 2019 workshop is focusing on best practices with Excel, Word, E-Discovery, and Cloud Security. Stay tuned to find out how the 2020 workshop will help you stay on top of the tech trends.
4. The American Bar Association Annual Meeting
Whether you are looking to cultivate a lifelong career as a paralegal, or transition into a new role within the field, the American Bar Association (ABA) is another professional organization you should join. You should also attend the American Bar Association Annual Meeting each year. It is one of the most exciting ways to network with legal giants and stay current on all aspects of the legal field. 2020’s even is still in the works, but check out plans for the 2019 meeting happening August 8th to 13th in San Francisco, California. The ABA also sponsors events specifically for paralegals throughout the year.
5. The American Association for Paralegal Education National Conference
The hallmark of a successful career is giving back to the next generation of professionals. Participating in the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE) is the ultimate way to support up and coming paralegals and help grow the field. Consider attending the 2020 American Association for Paralegal Education National Conference. This is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with colleagues lay the groundwork for the future of the field and connect with the students who will put those plans into action. The event takes place in the fall, so check back in for details of the 2020 conference.
Whether you are still a student, brand new to the field, or a seasoned paralegal, the time is right to literally take your career to new places. Attending conferences for paralegals such as these five will help you become a more connected and knowledgeable paralegal in 2020. Considering the destinations of the events, they will also be the best vacations you take all year!