Call for 2025 Conference Speakers

Call for 2025 Conference Speakers

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2025 Conference Call for Speakers

Join the celebration of NALA’s 50th anniversary at the 2025 NALA Conference & Expo in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Be part of this iconic milestone event by transforming your experience, ideas, and best practices into presenting a session for the conference.

Venue and Date

July 10-12, 2025, at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City


Conference Registration
Speakers receive complimentary full conference registration, which includes access to educational sessions, receptions, meetings, and the Expo Hall.

NALA will make and pay for all travel arrangements based on the speaker’s teaching schedule. Arrangements include round-trip airfare tickets from the speaker’s airport to the venue’s airport.

NALA will cover the lodging costs, including the night before the speaker’s first session through the night after their final session.

Ground Transportation
Round-trip transportation from the speaker’s home to their local airport and from the conference city’s airport to the conference hotel is covered by NALA.

Reasonable meal expenses for travel days and days at the conference are covered by NALA (not to exceed IRS per diem rates).

You may submit a proposal for a feature session and/or a CP® review session.



Our feature sessions are specialized topics that help legal professionals:

  • Stay up to date on legal trends
  • Gain exposure to other practice areas of interest
  • Grow professionally
  • Learn about important ethical topics

Substantive and legal ethics topics are preferred to ensure sufficient continuing legal education (CLE) credits for conference attendees. However, non-substantive topics are welcome. You can find definitions and examples of each CLE type here.


We acknowledge that paralegals vary greatly in their experience and the type of work that they do. We are looking for a variety of topics to cover various levels:

Basic – A basic level is most appropriate for the professional with little or no experience in the subject area being taught. This level may also benefit the seasoned professional with limited exposure to the subject area or someone merely looking for a refresher course.

Intermediate – An intermediate level is most appropriate for the professional knowledgeable in the subject area. This level deals with less common legal situations and may include a more in-depth presentation of topics.

Advanced – An advanced level is designed for professionals with specialized knowledge or experience in the subject area. This level would also be appropriate for experienced professionals pursuing knowledge to deal with more complex issues. For the 2025 conference, we are looking to increase the number of advanced sessions.


Some topics we would like to include in 2025 are:

  • Gambling
  • Immigration
  • Pollution
  • International Law
  • Military Law
  • AI
  • Technology
  • Family Law
  • Ethics
  • Cryptocurrency/Blockchain
  • Criminal Law
Feature Session Eligibility

To be considered, presenters must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Attorney or paralegal in good standing with any applicable regulatory authority or certifying body
  • Faculty member of a college or university
  • Legal vendor or another professional working in the legal field

And have one of the following:

  • Specialized training in the subject of the proposed presentation
  • Extensive experience involving the subject of the proposed presentation
Best Practices
  • Submit two or three proposals on any combination of feature and CP review topics (three proposals are preferred to ensure the best diversity of topics)
  • Topics MUST be related to the legal profession.
  • Speakers must agree to present at least two different topics at conference and present each session up to two times during conference (for up to four total sessions).





These sessions assist those preparing for the Certified Paralegal (CP®) Exam.

CP® Review Topics
  • Civil Litigation
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Critical Thinking (Skills)
  • Debtor/Creditor and Bankruptcy
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Legal Essay Writing
  • Legal Ethics
  • Real Estate and Property
  • Torts
  • United States Legal System
CP® Review Session Eligibility

To be considered, presenters must meet the following criteria:

  • Professional qualifications
  • In good standing with their professional regulatory board (if applicable)
  • Legal or technical expertise necessary to present effectively on a subject

And be one of the following:

  • Attorney or NALA Certified Paralegal in good standing
  • Faculty member of a college or university

Presenters cannot be a:

  • Certified Paralegal Exam Proctor within the last two years
  • Volunteer for reviewing or updating the Certified Paralegal Exam
Best Practices
  • Submit two or three proposals on any combination of feature and CP review topics (three proposals are preferred to ensure the best diversity of topics).




Selection Timeline

June 1 to September 1, 2024 – Accepting proposals.
September 1 to October 1, 2024 – Proposal reviews.
October 1 to November 30, 2024 – Selected speakers are contacted; agreements sent and signed.
December 1, 2024 – Non-selected speakers are contacted.

Notification of Selection

All applicants will be notified of their selection status. Please add to your contact list to ensure communications are received.

If you have any questions, please email