2022 Annual Convention

September 15-18, 2022

Westin Cleveland Downtown

Thank you for joining us for NFPA’s 2022 Convention!

The Cleveland Association of Paralegals, Inc. (CAP) was thrilled to offer the first in-person Convention in over two years!

NFPA's Annual Convention and Policy Meeting provides attendees an opportunity to attend a wide variety of Continuing Legal Education sessions, network with fellow paralegals from across the country, and collaborate, discuss, and vote to enact policy during the Policy Meeting. The Annual Convention offers you the chance to return to your local associations, employers, and fellow paralegals with new ideas, knowledge, connections, vendor information, and a renewed passion for the profession. 

Schedule-at-a-Glance & Convention Program

Check out what happened at Convention! The schedule-at-a-glance is available.

Review the Convention program for the detailed schedule.

Policy Meeting

The Policy Meeting was held September 17 & 18. Click here to access the packet of meeting materials.

Here is the recording of the virtual First Timers' Meeting, which included a Parliamentary overview led by Dr. Ramona Hill.

Keynote Speaker

NFPA was pleased to welcome Ohio Supreme Court Justice Michael P. Donnelly as this year’s keynote speaker. Learn more about Justice Michael P. Donnelly. 

Continuing Legal Education

The educational sessions are designed to enhance your knowledge of different areas and elevate your paralegal career. Review the CLE session details


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.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Thank you to this year's Convention supporters & vendors!

The following exhibitors were featured in Cleveland:

  • Boerger Investigative Services, LLC
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Cobblestone Software
  • Computershare
  • CSC
  • CT Corporation
  • Cuyuhoga Community College Paralegal Studies Program
  • International Business Company Formation, Inc
  • Intoxalock
  • Language Pickup by Horizon Legal
  • Naegeli Deposition and Trial
  • National Association of Professional Process Servers (NAPPS)
  • Proof Technology
  • QuikData
  • Registered Agent Solutions, Inc.
  • Steno Agency, Inc.
  • The George Washington University
  • Trustpoint.One
  • Unisearch, Inc.

Check out the Convention program to learn more about the exhibitors & sponsors.

Convention Charity

Kids Book Bank | Promoting Children's Literacy

Through a network of more than 1,000 partner organizations - including government agencies, school districts, non-profits, libraries, and more - the Kids Book Bank distributes tens of thousands of books every month to children throughout Greater Cleveland. From our largest partners to smaller, grassroots partners, every book makes a difference. Volunteers sort books by reading level and box them for pick up from our warehouse by our partner organizations who distribute them directly to kids and families in need to keep and build their home libraries.

Learn more about the Kids Book Bank online.

About the Convention Host

The Cleveland Association of Paralegals, Inc. (CAP) began in 1975 and is still going strong today. CAP has a network of over 160 members and through its affiliations with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc., which has combined over 14,000 members. CAP enjoys the support of, and works closely with, many area law firms, corporations, banks, educational institutions, local bar association and the public sector.

Together, with our members we can continue to represent, grow, and enhance the paralegal profession!

CAP has been, and continues to be, instrumental in allowing paralegals to keep up to date with the rapid growth and technological changes in various legal sectors while advancing continuing education and the individual role of the paralegal in executing legal services.

Check out all that Cleveland has to offer and get the most out of your stay!

Future Conventions

2023October 5 – 8, 2023 | Hyatt Regency Crystal City (Arlington, VA) | Hosted by National Capital Area Paralegal Association

2024: September 26 – 29, 2024 | Hilton Portland Downtown (Portland, OR)

Past Conventions

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