Events - Joint Conference


2022 NFPA Joint Conference

May 19-21, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN

Register Online

Daily Conference Schedule


  • In-person conference registration closes May 10, 2022
  • Virtual conference registration closes May 18, 2022
  • Social registration closes May 13, 2022

Certification Conference - Thursday, May 19, 2022

Certification agenda

9:00 am – 4:40 pm CDT

University of St. Thomas Law School
1101 Harmon Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Regulation Conference - Friday, May 20, 2022

Regulation agenda

8:30 am – 4:30 pm CDT

University of St. Thomas Law School
1101 Harmon Place
Minneapolis, MN 55043

Social Event - Friday, May 20, 2022

6:00 - 10:00 pm CDT

Minnesota History Center
345 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Leadership Conference - Saturday, May 21, 2022

Leadership agenda

9:00 am – 4:15 pm CDT

DoubleTree Suites
Nicollet Ballroom
1101 Lasalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Thank you to our Joint Conference sponsors!

Sponsor Opportunities

The National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc.’s (NFPA) Joint Conference is a resource for the membership of NFPA to learn about Leadership, Certification, and Regulation, along with a social event at the Minnesota Historical Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. As a sponsor, your support provides NFPA the opportunity to advance the paralegal profession with the highest quality and most accessible information to legal professionals throughout the United States. Approximately 75-100 participants are expected for each day of Conference.

View sponsorship opportunities here.

Ready to sign up? Contact Maren Schroeder, RP®, MnCP, at

Travel Information


DoubleTree Suites
1101 Lasalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403


The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has two terminals - Lindbergh (Terminal 1) and Humphrey (Terminal 2). Most attendees will arrive at Terminal 1, but there is free light rail transit between the two terminals. It is approximately 15-20 minutes by car between the airport and Conference hotel, depending on traffic.

Getting Around the Twin Cities

  • Ride sharing: Lyft and Uber operate throughout the Twin Cities metro area
  • Light rail and Bus: The METRO Blue Line will take you from the airport to downtown Minneapolis. Bus routes run from the various light rail stations if you’re hoping to visit a restaurant or attraction not on the line. Plan your trip with Metro Transit. Please note that the nearest light rail stop to the hotel is 0.6 miles from the hotel.
  • Taxis are available throughout the Twin Cities (suggestions below listed in alphabetical order):
  • Driving: the Twin Cities are very drivable and if you want to visit areas outside of the metro (like Paisley Park), we recommend checking the bus schedule well in advance, or renting a car for the day.  Consider checking out the app Turo for rentals.

Tourism Resources

Meet Minneapolis – the Minneapolis Visitors’ Bureau
Explore Minnesota – Minnesota tourism information

Additional Information


This year’s Joint Conference provides attendees the opportunity to participate in-person or virtually. Registration includes access to the recorded session following the event. Lunch is provided each day for in-person attendees.

Rates: $60 per day in-person | $40 per day virtual

Registration is now open. Secure your spot & register today via this link!

The National Federation of Paralegal Association, Inc. (NFPA) is committed to ensuring a safe and engaging environment for the 2022 Joint Conference. The health and safety of all participants is our main priority.
NFPA will require proof of full vaccination as defined by the CDC or a negative viral COVID test administered by a health care professional taken within 3 days of arrival at the meeting. You will be asked for proof of vaccination or negative test at check-in. If an attendee cannot show proof of vaccine or negative test, they will be provided access to the virtual conference and not admitted to the in-person event. If a shorter interval is required by local or state regulation, NFPA will abide by that regulation. Additionally, if an attendee (participant, speaker, staff, etc.) is feeling sick or experiencing COVID-like symptoms prior to traveling or while onsite, they should not participate in the in-person event and will automatically be provided with access to the online version of the conference.

Given the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, NFPA may, at its discretion or at the direction of a venue or local/state government, institute additional safety measures, including, but not limited to masking, social distancing, etc.  The NFPA intends to hold this meeting in person but reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this event or convert it to a virtual event if health and safety restrictions require it.
As of May 1, 2022, the City of Minneapolis recommends indoor masking due to high community transmission of COVID-19. Consistent with this recommendation, NFPA will require masks for attendees. 3M has donated a supply of N95 masks, will which be available for attendees at check-in. NFPA will continue to review local, state, and CDC guidance and requirements, and will update this policy as the situation changes.

Continuing Legal Education

Details on CLEs will be made available soon.

Order Your 2022 Joint Conference Swag

We have created a t-shirt for attendees to order via Custom Ink. Get your super soft, tri-blend t-shirt today!


Contact Maren Schroeder, RP®, MnCP, Joint Conference Chair 

View the recaps of past Joint Conferences

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