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About NALP's Conferences

Annual Education Conference:

The NALP Annual Education Conference is the premier event bringing together law school and legal employer members each spring for four days of plenary and concurrent educational programs. Topics addressed include career counseling, entry-level and lateral recruiting, lawyer and law student professional development, diversity management, and more. The conference also features a range of opportunities for employer and law school members to network, including a member celebration, a diversity reception, regional meetings, and NALP Section meetings. Conference registration includes admission to NALP’s Resource Center, a showcase of useful products and services for the profession.

  • 2015 Event: April 22-25, 2015 in Chicago, IL
  • Future dates and locations available here
  • For an example of programming offered at the Annual Education Conference, see the 2014 conference program (PDF).


Newer Professionals' Forum:

The NALP Newer Professionals’ Forum is specifically focused on the needs of newer legal recruitment and career services professionals. This one-of-a-kind program each winter provides two and a half days of intensive, information-packed programming for those with less than four years of experience in our field. The Forum includes NALP’s acclaimed Management Foundations programs for career services and legal recruitment professionals and also provides an opportunity for participants to build a solid professional network that will add to their effectiveness within their organizations.

  • 2015 Event: February 19-21 in Charlotte, NC
  • For an example of programming offered at the Newer Professionals' Forum, see the 2014 conference program (PDF).


Professional Development Institute:

The NALP and ALI CLE Professional Development Institute is for those involved in any aspect of lawyer training and professional development. This two-day program takes place in early December and features cutting-edge information on professional development topics. Participants explore successful practices with professional development experts; increase their knowledge and skills in lawyer training and development; and build invaluable connections with colleagues.

  • 2014 Event: December 4-5, 2014 in Washington, DC
  • For an example of programming offered at a past Professional Development Institute, see the 2013 conference program (PDF).


Diversity Summit:

The NALP and ALFDP Diversity and Inclusion Summit is designed to bring together NALP members, members of ALFDP, law school deans, hiring and managing partners, and others who have an interest in continuing to expand the diversity of the practice of law. The chief purpose of this exciting one-day conference, co-sponsored by the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals (ALFDP), is to provide a forum for a robust exchange of information about the current challenges and innovations surrounding the issue of diversity in the legal employment arena.

  • 2014 Event: June 6, 2014 in Chicago, IL
  • For an example of programming featured at a past Diversity Summit see the 2014 conference brochure (PDF).


Public Service Mini-Conference:

The NALP/PSJD Public Service Mini-Conference is an annual gathering of NALP members who counsel law students and lawyers on public service careers. This event takes place in Washington, DC each fall, typically in October on a date contiguous with the Equal Justice Works Annual Conference and Career Fair. The Mini-Conference presents an ideal opportunity to meet and network with colleagues, attend timely substantive programming, and learn more about NALP/PSJD activities.



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