2018 NALP Newer Professionals' Forum

A Conference Designed for Newer Professionals

The Newer Professionals’ Forum (NPF) on March 1-3, 2018 will bring together newer professionals and experienced faculty members for two and a half days in San Diego, California, to focus on the career development of newer professionals in the fields of legal recruitment, law student and lawyer professional development, and career services. Participants will engage in meaningful education tailored to the unique needs and perspectives of newer professionals, including learning about trends facing the legal employment industry and the role NALP plays in member professional development.

“This was a terrific conference. I had no idea how many resources that NALP provides for legal career professionals, and I made valuable connections that will help me develop my career further.” — 2017 NPF Attendee

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NPF brochure

Why should I attend this conference?

The Newer Professionals’ Forum is the one essential educational conference for anyone with less than four years of experience as a legal career professional. In addition to Management Foundations Programs and one-on-one consulting, this conference provides a framework for understanding counseling skills, competencies and evaluations, summer programs, lateral hiring, associate orientation, public interest counseling, lawyer training programs, diversity and inclusion, and much more! You can count on the Newer Professionals’ Forum to provide you with the skills and tools to ensure that you succeed in your organization.

“All the programming was geared towards newer professionals just like me from around the United States and Canada. It was great to hear from experienced faculty members and to learn tangible ways to be better at my job and advance my career.” — 2017 NPF Attendee

Why should I send my new staff member or coworker to NPF?

The Newer Professionals’ Forum will provide attendees with opportunities to learn fundamental skills while growing their professional networks in legal recruitment, lawyer professional development, and career services. Legal employers and law schools that send new employees to NPF will immediately see results in increased job proficiency and efficiency. The organization benefits immediately from having a well-educated and well-connected professional staff member.

“I have sent my newer staff members to the NALP Newer Professionals' Forum every year and I am always amazed at their increased confidence when they return. To gain skills and education as well as their own networks is important to their careers but also adds tremendous value when they return to the office.” — Supervisor of a 2017 NPF Attendee


  • When

  • Thursday, March 1, 2018 - Saturday, March 3, 2018

  • Where

  • Double Tree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
    7450 Hazard Center Drive
    San Diego, California 92108

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