Well, today was the last full day of the convention. This morning SFPA had an affiliate association booth, along with about 25 other associations. It was really nice being able to talk and exchange ideas with other paralegal associations. It was nice to see how they deal of memberships, seminars and fund raising. It was particularly nice to see that we do some things other associations haven't even thought of. Most of the associations, for example, also hold CP Exam reviews, but they are either 1 day or 2. Our review is 10 Saturdays. I collected brochures and newsletters for every association which had them available. I wanted to share the ideas and maybe we can utilize some of them to update our look. I also took some pictures of the various booths which I will give to Jessica for her newsletter.
After the affiliate exchange this morning, NALA held its annual membership meeting. Awards were given to various associations. One of the awards was given to the president of the Mississippi Paralegal Association for her work in moving the association to the internet with their simulcast of their monthly seminars, as well as the other cyberspace movements she has initiated.
Later this evening we will have the closing reception with the installation of the newly elected officers. Tomorrow morning are the final seminars but no additional NALA business.
It has truly been a very rewarding convention. I met other NALA Liaisons and we talked about things we are doing and things they are doing. I hope that we all learned from each other. I know that I certainly have some new ideas. Hopefully, our association can adopt some of the ideas that I have posted or will bring back with me.
Anyway, good night from Dallas.