2016 Annual Education Conference

2016 Annual Education Conference & Resource Center Exhibition
April 13 - 16, 2016 | Boston, MA

NALP in Boston: Going the Distance

The NALP Annual Education Conference is the largest, most comprehensive, and well-respected educational program in our profession. The programming offered covers all areas of our profession from recruiting and career counseling to professional development, diversity and inclusion, and more.

Specific sessions will target the current challenges members face in a changing legal environment, including issues in lateral hiring, delivering bad news, change management, understanding the ins and outs of judicial clerkships, presentation skills, summer program updates, etc. You will also hear three remarkable plenaries that will offer insights into dealing with adversity, millennials in the workplace, and current issues in diversity and inclusion.

The 2016 Annual Education Conference is the product of a year-long planning effort by a dedicated group of elected and appointed individuals who are committed to a conference with unlimited opportunities. This planning team listened to your feedback and has planned a conference with premier educational programming, networking and wellness activities, and many opportunities to gather with peers.Get a glimpse of the planning process in January's NALP Bulletin article.

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2016 Charity

NALP Honors Adrianne Haslet-Davis with Contributions to Limbs for Life

Limbs for Life Foundation provides payment for lower limb prosthetic care to amputees who are U.S. Citizens or legal residents who have no other means of obtaining a lower limb. Over 3,000 amputations occur in the U.S. each week. While some people have resources to obtain prosthetic care, many more do not. Amputees are faced with staggering emotional and financial lifestyle changes. While high-tech prosthetic devices are available, they are out of reach for many low-income amputees. The cost for a prosthetic can range from $10,000 to over $100,000. Through partnerships with prosthetic clinics and donations of component parts, Limbs for Life pays $2,500 for a below-knee prosthetic limb and $3,500 for an above-knee limb. We are happy to support this cause in honor of our opening plenary speaker!

Adrianne is running the 2016 Boston Marathon to support Limbs for Life. Watch her interview with CBS This Morning here.


  EARLY BIRD (by March 11*)   REGULAR (after March 11)
Full Conference** Member Non-Member
Member Non-Member
Schools, Private Employers, Government $725 $1,450   $800 $1,600
Non-Members Employed at Member Institutions*** $925
Affiliate Members $725
Public Interest Employers $525 $750   $575 $800
One-Day Registration**
Schools, Private Employers, Government $425 $725   $485 $795
Affiliate Members $425
Public Interest Employers $395 $695   $445 $715


* To qualify for the early bird rate, your registration and full payment (by check or credit card) must be received in the NALP office by Friday, March 11, 2016. Registrations at the regular rate will be welcomed thereafter and on-site at the conference. When registering online, please remember to print your receipt. NALP does not invoice for conference registration fees.

** Full conference registration includes all events and meals described in the program. One-day registration includes events and meals described in the program ONLY for the one day that you are registered.

*** Non-members employed at member institutions applies to those attendees who are not themselves NALP ­members but are employed by a NALP member institution. You can join NALP as an individual associate member for $175, entitling you to the
member rate of $725 (plus all NALP benefits) for a savings of $25.

Cancellation Policy

Your registration fee will be refunded, less a $100 processing fee, if a request is received in writing by the refund dates listed in the following schedule:

  • Full refund for cancellations received by March 11 (minus processing fee).
  • 75% refund for cancellations received March 12 – 19 (minus processing fee).
  • 50% refund for cancellations received March 20 – March 28 (minus processing fee).
  • No refunds after March 28.

Foundational Coaching Skills Series

Pre-conference Workshop: Coaching 101

Monday, April 11 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Offered by the NALP Foundation and NALP, Coaching 101 is the first course in the NALP Foundational Coaching Skills Series and is for legal professional development administrators, law school career services professionals, and lawyers who want to understand coaching competencies and develop successful coaching skills to use in individual and team settings. Whether you are new to coaching or have been using coaching skills for some time, this interactive program will help you develop or further hone your coaching skills. It is designed to guide participants through the coaching process, covering the principles, competencies, and skills of coaching. The program curriculum is aligned with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Code of Ethics and uses the ICF Core Coaching Competencies.

  • This session requires advance registration and an additional $175 registration fee. Cost is $250 if only attending this pre-conference workshop. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited.

Pre-conference Workshop: Coaching 201

Tuesday, April 12 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Offered by the NALP Foundation and NALP, Coaching 201 is a “next level” workshop for legal professional development administrators, law school career services professionals, and lawyers who want to continue to build on the coaching skills and principles learned in the Foundational Coaching Skills 101 program. Participants will “hit the ground running” in this highly interactive workshop, where they will learn additional tools and techniques for effective coaching. The principles, competencies, and skills of coaching for development will be a focal point. Participants will have the opportunity to apply these principles and skills in small working groups and gain valuable feedback from faculty coaches and peers. Topics include developing a coaching outlook, elements of the coaching outlook, engaging and developing others, balancing your approach, advanced levels of listening, and challenging cases. Similar to the 101 program, this 201 workshop will draw from the best practices of the Center for Creative Leadership, ICF, and ATD’s coaching research and programming and will be aligned with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Code of Ethics.

  • This session requires advance registration and an additional $175 registration fee. Registration fee is $250 if only attending this workshop. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited.
  • Coaching 101 is a pre-requisite for this course. (Note: Coaching 101 will be offered on Monday April 11, and was also offered at prior NALP conferences. Participants who have completedor will have completed Coaching 101 are eligible to register for this program).

Additional Information

Order Conference Recordings When You Register and Save!

NALP conference attendees can purchase a CD-ROM with MP3 files of over 70 hours of conference programming for just $99 when registering online for the conference. Take this year’s conference educational programming with you whenever and wherever you want! This is a savings of more than $700 over what it would cost you to purchase each session individually.

The $99 price is only available as a pre-conference option when registering online. The price for attendees will increase to $149 on-site and $199 after the conference. Prices for non-attendees will be $495 (NALP members) and $995 (non-members). The $99 price is contingent on full conference registration. Purchase of the full conference program includes audio files of every session that is recorded. Because presenters have a right to decline being recorded, no guarantee can be made that any particular session will be recorded. Historically, recordings have been available for 70% to 80% of the sessions.

Mandatory CLE Credit

The NALP Annual Education Conference is accredited in several mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) jurisdictions for varying numbers of credit hours. Please note that some jurisdictions do not accredit courses on law practice management. To obtain specific information on MCLE accreditation of this program, please call Crystal Finch at 800-CLE-NEWS (800-253-6397), ext. 1692 (toll-free, U.S. and Canada) or email cfinch@ali-cle.org.

Free Professional Headshots

Visit the photography booth in the Resource Center and get your picture taken for your use at work or on social media sites. Pictures are free and photo files will be made available after the conference.

NALP Open Meeting Policy

NALP is committed to the free exchange of information and open meetings at its annual conference. Therefore, in addition to member participants, NALP opens registration to non-members, including program speakers, vendors, and members of the press. NALP will have members-only business and regional meetings and retains the right to determine whether specific section meetings will be closed to non-members.

No solicitations: This conference is specially designed to be an open forum for NALP conference attendees. Solicitation is strictly prohibited unless you are an official conference sponsor or vendor. If you are interested in being a conference sponsor or vendor, please contact Christopher Brown, NALP’s Director of Meetings and Sponsorship, at cbrown@nalp.org or (202) 835-1001.

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