2020 Annual Convention
hosted by the Minnesota Paralegal Association
Join us for NFPA’s 2021 Convention!
2021 has presented our communities with difficult decisions in terms of the correct approach to “return to normal” while also attempting to ensure everyone’s health and safety. As a result, NFPA, Oregon Paralegal Association (OPA), and Management Headquarters have partnered to present NFPA’s 2021 Annual Convention as a hybrid convention. We hope that the hybrid format will provide an opportunity for all members to attend: whether you are physically and financially able to travel or whether you are unable to travel for any reason, including financial restrictions, pandemic or other social and health concerns, or employer or home state-mandated travel restrictions.
The Annual Convention provides you an opportunity to attend continuing legal education sessions, network with paralegals from across the country, and set policy during the policy meeting. Participate in Convention and return to your local associations and workplaces with fresh ideas, knowledge and excitement.
Check out the details below and register to join us!
Registration: Registration for Convention is open. Review the details and register by Aug. 22 to take advantage of early bird rates!
Schedule-at-a-Glance: Start planning your Convention experience! The schedule is available.
Keynote Speaker: NFPA is pleased to welcome Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha L. Walters as this year’s keynote speaker. Learn more about Chief Justice Walters.
Continuing Legal Education: The educational sessions are designed to enhance your knowledge of specific areas in ways that can elevate your paralegal career. View the session details and presenters for Thursday’s CLEs.
Workshops: Workshops are interactive and informative sessions, providing you with new tools and skills to help you grow in your profession. Check out this year’s workshops.
NFPA Convention Packet for Association Leaders
Access the 2020 Virtual Convention and Policy Meeting packet here. The packet provides access to documentation such as Governing Documents, NFPA's budget, Agenda Topics, and Bylaw Resolution.
MPA Shares Minnesota With You
The Minnesota Paralegal Association has put together the interactive videos below to share the sights of Minnesota with you:
- Learn more about Minnesota with Maren as she talks about the Keynote Speaker
- Join Jaime at Boe Lake and watch the Convention Welcome video
- Join Amy and learn more about the 2020 Convention Charity
- Explore Minnesota with Convention Host Minnesota Paralegal Association
- View the Registration and Promo video
Exhibitors & Sponsors
Thank you to this year's Convention exhibitors & sponsors!
This year's designated charity was Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness. This non-profit organization formed in May 1976, with a mission to "protect, preserve and restore the wilderness character of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Quetico-Superior Ecosystem." Please consider supporting this organization.
A special thank you to the Minnesota Paralegal Association (MPA) for being the hosts of this year’s Convention. Learn more about MPA.
2022: September 15-18 at Westin Cleveland Downtown hosted by the Cleveland Association of Paralegals
2023: Date/Location TBD hosted by the National Capital Area Paralegal Association
NFPA takes the health and safety of our members, guests and staff seriously. In-person meetings and functions will be subject to public health and safety guidelines in effect by state and local ordinances, including U.S. CDC guidelines. NFPA is committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming event where Convention attendees can unite as a dynamic, inclusive and professional group whether participating virtually or in-person. NFPA has the right to convert to a fully virtual event if health and safety restrictions require and will update registrants of any changes.