|2020 NAPABA Convention|
Call for Programs Now Closed
Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal for the 2020 NAPABA Convention. The Call for Programs is now closed. All submitters will receive a decision via email the week of June 22-26. Please keep in mind that NAPABA receives over 100 submissions and can only accommodate a portion of the submissions received.
General CLE Programming
We strive to represent a broad range of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds in our Friday and Saturday CLE programming so as to appeal to the broadest extent of NAPABA’s diverse and multi-faceted membership.We are also mindful of the feedback we have received from past attendees, such as requests to include more programs about public interest and non-traditional lawyering. We are committed to inclusivity and innovation, but we need your help to expand the scope of submissions to include all of the topics that are of interest to our membership.
Thursday Specialty Programming
What is Thursday Specialty Programming? On Thursday of the Convention, special workshops and programs are held by our committees and networks to provide you with the deep-dive skills and knowledge to excel in your practice and career. This series of workshops is designed to give you experiential learning opportunities in an immersive and interactive environment and provide you with the opportunity to get into the details with experts in the field, beyond what may be possible during a general CLE session. This year’s Thursday Specialty Programming tracks, held concurrently, include:
NAPABA is seeking interested speakers for the 2020 NAPABA Convention, taking place in Los Angeles, CA from November 5-8. Lend your expertise to a CLE panel! Should an opening need to be filled in the Convention program,
you may be contacted by NAPABA staff.
Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee a speaking role. Speakers will be notified on a rolling basis.Speaker Database Application Form
NAPABA members are eligible to save up to $165 off their registration. Become a member or renew your membership today! Click here to learn more about our membership benefits.
Before registering, please ensure that your NAPABA membership is current to receive member discounts. NAPABA will not reimburse you the difference if you become a member after you have already registered for the conference.
Questions about your membership? Contact email@example.com.
2020 NAPABA Convention | Virtual Experience
Introducing NAPABA's new digital experience, bringing meaningful insights, networking opportunities, and perspective to the legal community. With face-to-face no longer a viable option, the 2020 NAPABA Convention | Virtual Experience, gives you direct access to our extended community through a network of digital broadcasts and curated content to help you achieve your goals.
Whether you are looking to network with others, learn the latest legal insights and trends, or find your next career or business opportunity, the NAPABA Convention is sure to have something for you!
Sexual Harassment Policy
NAPABA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment at all of its events and does not tolerate sexual harassment in any form.
2020 Continuing Legal Education
CLE course materials will be available in the Fall.
Thursday, Nov. 5
Friday, Nov. 6
CLE Certificate of Attendance
All Convention attendees will receive an email following the Convention with a link to our online CLE system. This email will contain instructions on how to confirm your participation and print your CLE certificate of attendance.
Need to obtain your CLE Certificate of Attendance from previous NAPABA Conventions? Click here to log in to the NAPABA CLE Management System!
If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 Speaker Resources
Registration is now open! Click over to the Registration tab to register for the NAPABA Convention.
CLE panelists will receive a 50% discount off their conference registration rate. NAPABA staff will be reaching out to each program chair to provide a discount code.
If you are a panelist who is not attending the Convention, please email Pang Moua so we can provide you access to your session on the day of your program.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 15 at 5 p.m. ET
Unless prior authorization has been provided by Senior Meetings Manager Pang Moua, each program is REQUIRED to submit written materials relating to their program for continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation. NAPABA will apply for CLE credit on behalf of all programs; however, each program must prepare and supply NAPABA with the required written materials. Please review our CLE Written Materials Guidelines (see below) on how to prepare your materials.
Failure to submit CLE written materials by the CLE deadline or to comply with the guidelines may result in no CLE credit or cancellation of your program. Additionally, programs that do not provide CLE credit may result in fewer attendees than accredited programs.
Completed materials must be in PDF format and combined in one single PDF file. Completed materials must be submitted by Tuesday, September 15 at 5 p.m. ET to email@example.com.
Your program details and speaker information will be published on the virtual conference agenda and virtual platform. Please review your information on the conference agenda periodically for correctness. Should you need to make minor edits to your program, speaker information, or speaker lineup, please email Pang Moua with your edits. Major changes to your program—such as title or description change or substituting/adding speakers—must be raised with your CLE Committee Liaison and authorized by Pang Moua.
Your CLE liaison is available throughout the year to provide content suggestions and recommendations as you prepare your program for NAPABA Virtual Experience. Check your acceptance email for your assigned liaison.
CLE programs will be pre-recorded in advance with a live Q&A on the day of your presentation. While sessions will be pre-recorded, they will be shown on the day of the virtual conference "live" and speakers will have the chance to answer questions "live" after the recording is played. This will require coordination on two different occasions—during the taping and during the “live” screening of the CLE. We recognize that we are asking more of our speakers in this virtual realm, but it is important that we prioritize both the interactivity of each program and high-quality production that we will achieve by pre-recording through a skilled audio visual company.
NAPABA staff will reach out to each program to schedule a time in October for recording.
We recommend structuring your program for 50 minutes with 10 minutes for the live Q&A. Rehearse your presentation and be sure to stay with the time allotted so that all speakers have an opportunity to speak.
Slide Deck Template - Please use the slide deck template for your presentation. Click on the link to download the slide deck template.
Interested in speaking at the NAPABA Convention | Virtual Experience? Join our speaker database! Should an opening need to be filled in the virtual conference program, you may be contacted by NAPABA staff. Submit an application here.
Programs seeking additional speakers may contact Senior Meetings Manager Pang Moua.
NOTE: Speakers and moderators may not serve on more than one panel at the NAPABA Virtual Experience. NAPABA may exercise discretion to add, remove, or substitute speakers.
Q. How long are sessions?
Q. Will my session be recorded?
Q. Can a family member or colleague watch my presentation without registering for the conference?
For other questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAPABA Scholarship Program
We recognize that our members may be facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we understand the financial impact many in our community are facing, we also know that now more than ever, the need to connect is powerful. In partnership with Prudential, NAPABA will offer scholarships to waive the registration fee for members that have been financially impacted by COVID-19.
Scholarships will be awarded in the form of a discount code equal to the amount of your NAPABA Convention registration fee at the early bird rate. Because the application period closes after the early bird deadline, NAPABA will extend the early bird rate to awardees.
Application Deadline | 5 pm ET, Monday, October 12
To be considered for a scholarship, applications must be received by 5 pm ET, Monday, October 12. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered for an award.
Note: You must be logged in to NAPABA Social to view the application form.
The NAPABA Scholarship Program is generously supported by
The 2020 NAPABA Convention | Virtual Experience will showcase an exciting Keynote Series, featuring conversations with legal luminaries and leaders from our community and beyond. Whether you are seeking inspiration or looking to gain
valuable insight from experts in the field, the NAPABA Keynote Series is sure to have something for you.
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