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2019 NAPABA Convention

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  • Program proposals due: April 17 at midnight EDT
  • Notification to program chairs: June 6
  • Speaker release form/bios due: August 8
  • Written and course materials (timed agenda and specialty credit information) for CLE accreditation due: August 8
  • Audio visual request due: Sept. 15

*Late/incomplete submissions will not be accepted. If materials are not received by the CLE deadlines, NAPABA will NOT seek CLE credit for the panel and your panel may be removed with notice.


Speaker Release Agreement - Upload documents in the session management system by August 8.

CLE Information

Upload documents in the session management system by August 8.

To qualify as legal education, a significant portion of the content of the program must enhance the attendee's professional ability to practice law and be directly relevant to the member's current knowledge of the law, including the member's obligations and professional standards. Courses or programs qualifying for MCLE credit must provide attendees with written educational materials which reflect a thorough preparation by the provider of the course and which assist course participants in improving their legal competence. Materials must be specifically address the subject matter of the individual session. Materials provided should be sufficient to assist the attendee when questions regarding the particular subject matter covered are raised at a later date and to serve as a general resource after course completion.

ALL SESSIONS MUST PROVIDE WRITTEN MATERIALS unless prior authorization has been provided by Priya Purandare. One of the primary reasons for attendance at the NAPABA Convention is to earn CLE credits. Panels that do not provide CLE credit may have fewer attendees that accredited panels. 

Useful Hints:

  • Materials do not have to be lengthy, but they must be thorough, relate specifically to the subject matter to be discussed, be legal in nature, and a portion must be hand prepared by at least one faculty member for each session.
  • A mere agenda or topical outline will not be sufficient.
  • The distribution of copies of cases or statutes without customized materials is not acceptable.
  • Written materials which contain only hypotheticals will not satisfy this requirement. While the discussion of hypotheticals can be an appropriate teaching method, written materials including only hypotheticals to be discussed will not suffice as thorough, high quality instructional material. On the other hand written materials in which the hypotheticals are accompanied by (1) course materials which assist the understanding of the subject matter and have reference value to the participants or (2) course materials which provide a thorough written discussion and/or responses to such hypotheticals may satisfy this requirement. Such written discussion or responses to hypotheticals may be provided to the participants separately at any time up to the time of the conclusion of the course.
  • Bibliographies or a list of other reference materials, such as internet sites, standing alone, will generally not suffice as thorough, high quality instructional material. Similarly, sample pleadings, without instructional materials are inadequate to satisfy this requirement.

Before you Arrive

1. Register - Early-Bird Deadline: Aug. 26

  • All speakers must be registered for the Convention.
  • Speakers receive a complimentary registration the day of their speaking engagement. This permits speakers to attend the events scheduled for the same day as the panel. It DOES NOT include any special events, including the Anniversary Gala on Saturday evening. Speakers must register in order to obtain the complimentary pass.
  • If a speaker would like to attend more than one day of the Convention, they will be required to pay the full registration fee.

2. Book Your Hotel

  • Take advantage of the group rate at the Hilton Bayfront San Diego, NAPABA's host hotel. 

3. Scholarship Application Closed

  • Applicants will be notified in mid-August. 
  • NAPABA strives to keep the Convention affordable for our members and offers one of the best values among legal education conferences.
  • Take advantage of NAPABA's scholarship fund to help defray costs for attendees through registration fee waivers, travel stipends, and lodging stipends.

4. Touch Base with Your Fellow Panelists, Moderator, and Program Chair

  • Take part in a call with your Program Chair or Moderator to review the expectations of your particular panel.
  • All NAPABA CLE panels are allotted 75 minutes. Rehearse your presentation and be sure to stay within the time allotted so that all speakers have an opportunity to speak. A Q&A session with audience members should be slated for the end of the presentation.  

5. Audio Visual

  • All NAPABA CLE panel rooms are equipped with a projector and screen.
  • Speakers are responsible for bringing their own laptops with their presentation pre-loaded.
  • Mac users must bring their own cable hook-up for the projector. 

On-Site Tips

  • Arrive on-site early and pick up your badge and registration packet. 
  • Report to the room in which your presentation will take place 10 minutes early. 
  • A Speaker Ready room will be available at the Hilton Bayfront for you to practice your presentation with your fellow panelists. Location: Room 411B