Events - Joint Conference

About the Joint Conference

The annual NFPA Joint Leadership/Regulation/Certification Ambassadors Conference is one of the most popular and most beneficial gatherings for paralegal leaders in their local association and their community. Attendees have the opportunity to share and network with professionals regarding association leadership, certification and regulation within the paralegal profession.

NFPA members may attend all three conferences; Non-members may attend the Regulation conference. 

Online Registration for Joint Conference is now closed. You may register on-site if you still wish to attend. Please contact Leslie Monahan with your intention to attend.

Just added! Group Dinner Friday, April 28, 7:00 pm at Pasta Lover’s

NFPA has reserved a private room for a delicious dinner and networking. The $47 ticket includes soft drinks, salad, appetizer, entrée and dessert.  Entrée options are:

  • Rigatoni Alla Vodka,
  • Whole Wheat Linguini,
  • Farfalle Rosatti,
  • Filet of Sole Francese, or
  • Veal Marsala. 

Online registration for this event has closed, you can still attend and pay on your own for dinner.

Joint Conference 2017
April 28-30, 2017
New York City, NY


Hosted by New York City Paralegal Association

Help NYCPA celebrate their 10 year anniversary!

Click the Topic to view the agenda:

Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30: Pro Bono

Friday, April 28: Leadership

Keynote Speaker
Hon. Lippman, Chief Judge of NY Court of Appeals, Ret.
Advocate for access to justice and the Navigator program

Saturday, April 29: Certification

Sunday, April 30: Regulation

Keynote Presentation
Justice Delayed is Justice Denied – Equal Access to the Courts
Marty Tankleff, J.D.
NYS Exoneree, Paralegal, Public Speaker
Vice President, Absolutely Innocent
Exoneree Advisory Committee Member, Innocence Project

Wrongfully convicted, Mr. Tankleff spent over 17 years (precisely 6,338 days) incarcerated. Following his release in 2007, he set to work obtaining a B.A. in Sociology and obtained his J.D. in 2014. Mr. Tankleff will discuss his case, life experience, and what he went through to gain justice in court. He will also discuss how difficult it is for innocent or wrongly convicted people to obtain justice.


CT Corporation

The George Washington University

Inter County Judicial Services

Serving Legal Process Since 1978

Service Partners Information Co.


International Business Company Formation, Inc.

U.S. Legal Support

Advanced Paralegal Institute


Hotel Information

The 2017 Joint Conference will be held at the NYC offices of Duane Morris LLP, located at 1540 Broadway, New York City right in Times Square. The office is on 7th Avenue between 45th and 46th Streets.

A hotel block of rooms with a group rate is not reserved for Joint Conference, but below are some options within walking distance.  Please keep in mind as you search for a hotel:

Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel (NFPA Board booked at this hotel!)
714 Seventh Avenue at W. 48th Street,
New York, NY

Crown Plaza Times Square
1605 Broadway (Between 48th & 49th Streets)
New York, NY

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
1568 Broadway
New York, NY

Hilton Garden Inn Times Square
790 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY

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View the recaps of past Joint Conferences.

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