Events - Annual Convention
hosted by the Minnesota Paralegal Association
Join us for NFPA’s first-ever Virtual Convention!
The Minnesota Paralegal Association is excited to share Minnesota with you – from a distance!
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. Meetings, education sessions, workshops, networking opportunities and other NFPA events will take place online. 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 for the virtual Convention is now open. Register today!
Start planning your Convention experience! The schedule overview is available.
NFPA is pleased to welcome Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Paul Thissen as this year’s keynote speaker. Learn more about Justice Thissen.
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 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’s 2020 Policy Meeting will be held electronically using Zoom. Virtual policy meeting instructions, including how votes and elections will be conducted, will be available prior to the Convention. The meeting will operate under the guidance of Parliamentarian Ramona Hill, who is helping to develop those procedures.
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 - Convention Videos
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 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
With all Convention events taking place completely online, we want to perfect this unique first-time virtual experience for all - regardless if this is your first or tenth year in a row! Participate in Pre-Convention Camp, hosted by NFPA’s Vice President & Director of Membership. These sessions will offer all attendees advice on how to maximize your Convention experience and tips on what you will need to be virtually successful. In the event you are unable to attend Pre-Convention Camp, a recording of the session will be included in the Participant Guide emailed to all registrants to watch at your convenience.
View these recorded sessions on NFPA’s Convention Packet site.
This year's designated charity is 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.
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2023: Date/Location TBD hosted by the National Capital Area Paralegal Association