Events - Annual Convention

2015 Annual Convention and Policy Meeting in Honolulu, HI

For Exhibitors and Sponsors:

Awards and Scholarships

  • PACE Scholarship Application and PCCE Scholarship Application (both PDF) must be postmarked by 8/1/2015.
  • The Thomson Reuters Scholarship applications and nominations for awards must have been postmarked by July 1, 2015 - that window is now closed.
  • View the 2015 Awards Brochure (PDF)
  • Important! Incomplete applications/nominations will be ineligible for consideration. When multiple copies of a document are specified, they are required. 
  • View the NFPA Award Procedures. (PDF excerpted from NFPA Procedures Manual March 2014)

Sponsors as of 9/15/2015

Convention Program Printing & Copier
Aloha Data

Thursday Break
Carlsmith Ball, LLP

Five Star Legal & Compliance

Convention Bags and Lapel Pins

Thursday Luncheon

Convention Signage

PACE and PCCE Scholarships
Paralegal Education Group

Friday Break
Professional Image

Thursday Break
Ralph Rosenburg Court Reporters

NFPA ScholarshipsThomson Reuters  

Convention Mobile App

This year, NFPA has an app for our Convention, compliments of Thomson Reuters.  The App is called CONVENE.  You can access the schedule, descriptions of programs, speaker bios, FAQ’s, exhibitor information, etc.  To download the app, go to either the Apple Store or Google Play.  Search for CONVENE.  Once you download it, put in the temporary password of NFPA2015.  You’ll be able to change your password and link your LinkedIn profile (if you desire) once you log in.


NFPA’s 2015 Convention Host Hotel is the

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
2552 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815

Guest room rates are as follows:
City View Single Occupancy $199
City View Double Occupancy $199

Day Use Only - $8 for self-parking/$12 for valet
Overnight Guests Only - $32 for self-parking/$37 for valet

Reservations must have been made by September 6, 2015 in order to guarantee the room rates above.  To make your reservation call 1-800-367-5370 and reference the National Federation of Paralegal Associations.  Convention rate is available three days pre and three days post the Convention dates.


Resort Fee

In addition to the rates set forth, there will be a daily optional resort charge of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per room, per night, plus tax that will cover the following:

  • Fitness Classes Daily
  • Hawaiian Cultural Classes Daily
  • 800 & Local Calls
  • 60 minutes Long Distance or International Calls per day
  • Local Newspaper Daily. Language specialized newspaper available, first come first serve basis
  • Enhanced High Speed Internet Access
  • 1 Cup of Seattle’s Best Coffee, Tea, Iced Coffee or Iced Tea per day per room
  • Photo Session with 4x6 Souvenir
  • Unlimited DVD rental
  • 1 Chocolate Mac nut Candy Amenity on arrival per stay, subject to change with other amenity
  • 2 Mai Tai Punch (regular or non-alcoholic) per stay, 12 oz. beer or soft drink at Moana Terrace or Kuhio Beach Grill – No other substitutions
  • $10 Off SUP or Surf Lesson from Kai’s Surf Shop, Ext. 7169, not combinable with any other offers.

Wireless Internet is included in the daily room rates.  You will be given the choice to opt out of the Resort Fee when checking in.  If they do not give you this information at check-in, please make sure to point out that you would like to opt out of the resort fee.

CLE Seminars
Early Bird Rates:
                Full Day – Member - $215
                Full Day – Non Member - $265
                Full Day – Students - $160
                ½ day (no lunch) – NFPA Member - $145
                ½ day (no lunch) – Non Member - $175
                ½ day (no lunch) – Student - $95

Non-Early Bird Rate:
                Full Day – NFPA Member - $230
                Full Day – Non Member - $285
                Full Day – Student - $180
                ½ day (no lunch) – NFPA Member - $155
                ½ day (no lunch) – Non Member - $185
                ½ day (no lunch) – Student - $105

                Single Session (No Early Bird):
                NPFA Member - $77.50
                Non Member – $92.50

Policy Meetings
$255 Delegate/local association board member (early bird)
$270 Delegate/local association board members
$75 member observers (early bird)
$80 member observers
$200 non-member observers (early bird)
$220 non-member observers
$25 student observers (early bird)
$45 student observers

Thursday, Friday, Saturday Lunches $40 each ($50 non-member)

Chief's LuauChief’s Luau Friday, October 9, 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Registration Fee is $73.50 for Adults, $65.50 for Youth; and $57.25 for Children and includes transportation, all-you-can-eat luau buffet, shell lei greeting, 1 adult beverage and Chief’s Journey Through the Polynesian Island Show.  Buses will depart at 4:30 pm so that all attendees can participate in interactive Hawaiian activities including hula lessons, headband weaving, tattooing, spear throwing and firemaking.

NFPA Convention Charity
Friday, October 9 is “Aloha Friday” .  Make a minimum donation of $5 and wear your best Aloha Shirt, and Jeans.  Proceeds will benefit the Hawai’i Children’s Justice Centers.

What are the Hawai’i Children's Justice Centers?  The Hawai’i Children's Justice Centers provide a warm, homelike setting where children can feel as comfortable and safe as possible while being interviewed about reports of child abuse, particularly sexual abuse, and as witnesses to crimes. Working together at the Centers to coordinate efforts to help abused children and their families are:

  • The Department of Human Services Child Welfare Services.
  • The County Police Department.
  • Offices of the Prosecuting Attorney.
  • Victim Witness Assistance programs.
  • The Department of the Attorney General.
  • Crisis counseling and medical services.
  • Treatment providers.
  • Community volunteers.
  • The Armed Forces.
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigations.

Exhibitors as of 9/15/2015

Aloha Data –

Aloha Jar Company

Fairchild Record Search –

Hawaii Information Service –

Hawaii Paralegal Association –

Impartial –

Lexis Nexis


Naia Wood Designs

National Network of Reporting Companies –

Paranet Corporation Services, Inc. –

Parasec –

Perla Tahiti

Registered Agent Solutions –

Simplifile –

T-Scan Corporation –

The Coconut Lady

Thomson Reuters - ONESOURCE

United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps

WTS Article Delivery –

2014 Convention Recap

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2013 Convention Recap

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2012 Convention Recap

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2011 Convention Recap

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modified 10/1/2015

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