NePA Looks at Future of Paralegal Profession at Fall Conference

By 
Scott Stewart
The Daily Record

The annual meeting and fall conference for the Nebraska Paralegal Association will look at the future of the profession with a visit from Melissa Hamilton, vice president of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).

Hamilton will discuss the paralegal profession in a keynote talk for the NePA recognition breakfast on Sept. 18. Later that morning, she’ll give an update on NALA and discuss the paralegal industry’s future during a conference session prior to NePA’s membership meeting and lunch.

A slate of conference sessions – held Sept. 18-19 at the Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine St. – also includes discussion of:

• The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, by Rick Jeffries, an attorney at Cline Williams.

• Getting Ready for the Emoji Law Revolution, by Jessica Forch, assistant general counsel at the Nebraska State Patrol.

• Effective Use of Exhibits at Trial, by Stephanie Caldwell, assistant attorney general at State of Nebraska

• Employment Law Basics, by George E. Martin III, an attorney at Baird Holm.

• Violence Against Women’s Act, by George Achola, attorney at Burlington Capital Real Estate.

• Nebraska Child Custody & Child Support Update, by Ryan H. Hoffman, attorney at Anderson Bressman Hoffman & Jacobs.

• Excel Tips & Tricks, by Kyle Kaldahl, budget and cost analyst, NMPP Energy.

• Ethics Panel: Navigating the Gray Areas, Part II, by Andrew Sagartz, paralegal program director at Metropolitan Community College, and Sally Bisson-Best, director of legal studies at College of Saint Mary’s.

• Finding Your Passion, by Candi Jones, certified professional career coach.

The cost for NePA members is $40 for one day and $70 for both days. Non-members are $50 or $90, and students are $20 or $30. The recognition breakfast is $20.

For more information or to register, visit nebraskaparalegal.org. Registrations are due by Sept. 11. Up to 9 hours of CLE, including 1 hour of ethics, will be available.

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