1 See you in Las Vegas /Summerlin, Nevada! Registration Brochure
2 About AAfPE Since 1981, the American Association for Paralegal Education has been the only national organization serving paralegal educators and institutions that offer paralegal programs. AAfPE has over 500 member institutions. AAfPE National Conference Committee Laura Alfano, Education Corporation of America Ethel Badawi, George Washington University Page Beetem, University of Cincinnati Corey Brooks, Georgetown University Virgil Costley, Jr, Georgia Piedmont Technical College Steve Dayton, Fullerton College Nicole Fackina, Montclair State University Scott Haddock, Edmonds Community College Toni Marsh, George Washington University Jill Martin, Quinnipiac University Tom Pokladowski, UC Irvine Extension Nicholas Riggs, Sullivan University Emma Wright, University of Cincinnati
3 Conference Information It s time to think about making all the arrangements necessary to meet your peers at the AAfPE 33rd Annual Conference. With numerous quality educational sessions to choose from, this year s program promises to be the best ever! Our vendors will provide a look at the future of paralegal education while giving us tools for today. Conference Registration The registration desk will be open: Wednesday November 5, :00 am 6:00 pm Of course, the ABA will be a presence at the conference. The ABA Approval, Re-Approval, and Interim Report session will return as well as other ABA sessions. Product demonstrations will be back again for your educational enhancement, thanks to the support from our vendors. They continue to show how much they believe in AAfPE by participating in a number of ways. Please be sure to stop by the Exhibit Hall to thank them! Thursday November 6, :00 am 5:30 pm Friday November 7, :00 am 5:00 pm Saturday November 8, :30 am 12:30 pm
4 33rd Annual Conference Schedule Pre/Post Conference Workshops Please note additional fees Wednesday, November 5, 2014 (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM) Teaching Technology Across the Curriculum ($75, includes lunch) Teaching tech including social media and the cloud using Clio, Dropbox; keeping up with technology through blogs, websites; technology as a legal ethics issue Presented by: Matthew Cornick, Clayton State University and Tom Goldman, Bucks County Community College Saturday, November 8, 2014 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM) Limited License Legal Technicians (no charge) This presentation will focus on the adoption and implementation of the Limited License Legal Technician Rule adopted by the Washington State Supreme Court. The discussion will focus on the scope and purpose for adoption of the rule, the history of the rule and the anticipated future of the rule in Washington and across the nation. Presented by: Stephen Crossland Steve has been practicing law for over 40 years. He is a 1969 graduate of Stanford University with a degree in Political Science. Lewis and Clark College, Northwestern School of Law in Oregon conferred a JD in The Washington State Supreme Court appointed Steve to Chair the Limited License Legal Technician Board in December Steve was President of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) in 2011 and also served on the WSBA Board of Governors from In 2002 he received the Award of Merit from the WSBA, which is the highest award conferred upon a lawyer in the association. Over the past 25 years, he has served on a variety of committees and task forces dealing with the unauthorized practice of law, access to justice and related subjects. Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Afternoon Opening Session (2:30 3:45 PM) Newcomers Orientation If you are a new director, new faculty, or a first-time attendee at conference, plan to attend the Newcomers Orientation to learn about the Association and how you can become involved. Meet the Board of Directors and past presidents and discover how AAfPE operates, what benefits AAfPE offers, what tools are available and what the future may hold. Presented by: Patricia Lyons, University of Maryland, University College Afternoon Sessions (4:00 5:30 PM) Program Director Organization to Save Time and Effort Working organization how to track students/grads, how to track semester work and instructors, how to prepare exhibits in advance of an audit or accreditation visit, etc. Presented by: Joyce McMillan, Northern Virginia Community College and John Schlageter, The University of Toledo Assignments that Teach Professionalism Struggling with how to teach soft skills to today s students? Join us for classroom exercise and assignment ideas that help with the transition from student to paralegal professional. We ll offer suggestions and encourage group sharing of successful strategies. Presented by: Mary Fenske, North Hennepin Community College and Diane Pevar, Manor College
5 Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Beginning Digital Tools for Teachers Digital tools are revolutionizing the engagement in education. This session will address effective, but easy to use, digital tools that will take instruction into the new digital age. Presented by: P. Darrel Harrison, San Diego Miramar College; Norma Kroop, Madison Area Technical College; Sally Dahlquist, Inver Hills Community College and Anne W. Scharcherl, Madison Area Technical College Debate on Campus-Bound vs. Online Ed Resolved: That online education is not only comparable to traditional learning in all respects, but may be the best modality for educating today s learners. Watch your colleagues debate one of the most important issues in higher education today. Facilitator: A. Page Beetem, University of Cincinnati, Clermont University Panelist: Doris Rachles, South University (Pro) and Steven A. Dayton, Fullerton College (Con) Opening Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall (5:30 6:45 PM) Join us for the grand opening of the 2014 Exhibit Hall and Welcome Remarks by AAfPE President Steve Dayton. Talk with peers, and meet and/or reacquaint yourself with our many vendors. Making contacts and developing strong working relationships provide an intrinsic reward with numerous benefits. There will be plenty of hors d oeuvres and a cash bar. Product Theater (6:15 6:45 PM) Dine-arounds will be available after the reception. Join old and new colleagues for a dining experience! Dine-arounds are led by AAfPE Board members to bring people together to popular restaurants in the JW Marriott Resort. Sign up sheets will be available in the AAfPE Registration area. Exhibit Hall Hours Don t forget to visit all of our generous and supportive vendors in this year s Exhibit Hall. We ve made sure that there is ample time during the breaks for you to mingle with them without worrying about missing any of the sessions. The Exhibit Hall will be open 5:30 am 6:45 pm on Wednesday for the Welcome Reception 8:45 am 2:30 pm on Thursday 7:15 am 3:45 pm on Friday Check out all of the dedicated exhibit hall times: Wednesday, November 5: Welcome Reception and Product Theater (5:30 pm 6:45 pm) Thursday, November 6: Morning Break with the Exhibitors and Product Theaters (8:45 am 9:45 am) Afternoon Break with the Exhibitors and Product Theaters (1:30 pm 2:30 pm) Friday, November 7: Continental Breakfast with the Exhibitors (7:15 am 8:00 am) Morning Break with the Exhibitors and Product Theaters (9:15 am 10:15 am) Afternoon Break with the Exhibitors and Product Theaters (2:45 pm 3:45 pm)
6 Product Theaters A designated area located directly adjacent to the exhibit hall will be set aside for exhibitors to present an in-depth focus of their products. Attendees are encouraged to bring their refreshments into the comfortable seating area and see what products are available to assist with their educational programs. Presentations will be conducted during the conference breaks. A schedule of the participants and times will be available prior to the conference. Thursday, November 6, 2014 Opening General Session / Meet the Candidates (8:00 8:45 AM) This is the official opening to the 2014 AAfPE Annual Conference. Join us in meeting the candidates for the 2014 Board of Directors, as well as mingling with fellow conference goers, and enjoy continental breakfast as you start the day. Break with Exhibitors and Product Theaters (8:45 9:45 AM) Product Theater (8:50 9:10 AM) Product Theater (9:20 9:40 AM) Concurrent Sessions (9:45 11:00 AM) Alternative Careers for Paralegals Not every paralegal works at a law firm. There are many exciting, challenging and rewarding alternative careers for today s highly educated and professionally sophisticated paralegals. This session will explore some of those alternatives. Presented by: Cynthia Bynum, DeKalb County District Attorney s Office; James Croft, St. John s University; Cynthia M. Macsherry, Stevenson University and Nicholas Riggs, Sullivan University Teaching Competition Come watch your brave colleagues present their best teaching! Presented by: Mary Kubichek, Casper College Engagement in Online Classes It is important to engage students in all forums, but it is crucial to engage them in online courses. Because we don t have our students in the room with us, we program directors must design engagement into the online classroom. This panel explores creative and effective ways to do that. Presented by: Toni Marsh, George Washington University and Deb Quentel, CALI ABA: Preparing for a Site Visit The ABA site visit is scheduled. What do I, as a program director, need to do now? This session describes the expectations of the ABA site team before, during and after the visit, and what you can do to prepare for the visit. Presented by: Ruth Stevens, Grand Valley State University, ABA Approval Commission, Former Commissioner, and Kathleen Smith, Community College of Philadelphia, Commissioner - ABA Approval Commission
7 Thursday, November 6, 2014 Concurrent Sessions (11:15 AM 12:30 PM) Social Media: In the Courtroom and in the Classroom Social media has moved well beyond the realm of purely social interaction. News is not just reflected in but made in social media. The consciousness of an entire generation is profoundly and innately different from those of previous generations because of this. Professors and program directors would do well to understand and use this powerful tool in the classroom. This session explores the implications of social media and outlines practical ways to exploit it. Presented by: Laura Alfano, Education Corporation of America Getting a Fulbright Award: The Benefits of an International Experience Fulbright Scholars from Paralegal programs will present the enriching experiences you can have as a Fulbright Scholar. There are many different Fulbright Scholar opportunities to choose from in over 100 countries. Learn how to find the right opportunity for you and how to apply for one of these international opportunities. Find out why it is important for legal educators to become Fulbright Scholars. Enriching experiences as a Fulbright Scholar will be shared. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Presented by: Danixia Cuevas, Miami Dade College; James Spann, Miami Dade College and David Tushaus, Missouri Western State University Scholarship and Research Come hear the research and scholarship done by members of AAfPE. Presented by: Stephen Arnott, Hamline University; Evidence beyond the Rules; Teaching Evidence Law to Undergraduates and Paralegal Students; Suzanne Bechtol, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota; Career and Technical Education Instructors Perceptions about Teaching Methods for Workforce Entry and Susan Harrell, University of West Florida; Court-Mandated Financial Literacy Education The Importance of the Imperative Soft Skills There are two elements successful paralegals must master: substantive knowledge of the field and the soft skills required to succeed as professionals. Academic programs teach students the hard skills but don t always impart the soft skills paralegals required to be successful in the professional world. This session will discuss the importance of soft skills, outline the soft skills that our students require, and demonstrate how to teach those skills. Presented by: Regina Grazini, University of Hartford and Judith Mathers Maloney, Long Island University, Post Campus Seated Networking Lunch and Exhibitor Presentations (12:30 1:30 PM) Break with Exhibitors and Product Theater (1:30 2:30 PM) Product Theater (1:35 1:55 PM) Product Theater (2:05 2:25 PM)
8 Thursday, November 6, 2014 Concurrent Sessions (2:30 3:45 PM) Paralegal Education as a Traditional Academy Field of Study This panel will explore the role of paralegal education in the traditional academy where four-year paralegal programs struggle for acceptance. As more four-year institutions embrace paralegal education, universities expect paralegal educators to follow the tenure-track teacher/scholar model. This is an issue on which AAfPE, as the preeminent association of paralegal educators, should take the lead. Presented by: Susan W. Harrell, University of West Florida; Patricia Lyons, University of Maryland, University College and Robert E. Mongue, University of Mississippi Flipped Classrooms Learn how to use the flipped concept in the classroom to integrate collaborative and active teaching methodology into the learning experience for your students. In a flipped classroom, the focus in the classroom is on completing homework while the students mostly learn the substantive material outside the classroom. This is truly a way to think outside the box by using technology and other tools to give your students a way to acquire knowledge and information, explore concepts and theories, and apply all they have learned differently than in the past. Presented by: Wm. Bruce Davis, University of Cincinnati, Clermont College and Jane Breslin Jacobs, Community College of Philadelphia ABA: Approval for New Program Directors This session highlights some of the nuts and bolts of achieving and maintaining compliance with the ABA Guidelines for the Approval of Paralegal Education Programs, specifically for new paralegal program directors. Presented by: Joyce Becker, Stevenson College, ABA Educational Consultant; Mattie Evans, ABA Approval Process Manager; Janis Walter, University of Cincinnati, ABA Approval Commission, Chair and Jessica Watson, ABA Report Review Coordinator Seasoned Director s Roundtable Learn from those who have been in the paralegal trenches for years! This roundtable discussion will consider lessons learned, the biggest challenges over time, staying on top of the game year after year, and the rewards of experience. Anticipated topics include recruitment and admissions, administrative challenges and the changing paralegal marketplace. Time will be allotted for questions. Presented by: Bernadette Agresti, Gannon University; Barbara Craft, Davenport University- Grand Rapids; Dianna Murphy, Morehead State University and Kathy Smith, Community College of Philadelphia
9 Thursday, November 6, 2014 Concurrent Sessions (4:00 5:15 PM) How to Navigate Higher Ed - Academia for Non-Academics Colleges and universities have a culture that rivals that of legal practice for its intricate politics and mysterious procedures. Four veteran program directors share their insider tips and survival strategies. Presented by: Laura Barnard, Lakeland Community College; Chicago; Jill Martin, Quinnipiac University; Thomas McClure, Illinois State University and Jean Hellman Ryan, Loyola University, Technology Roundtable The Tech Roundtable provides technology updates, tips and tricks. Expect some splashy demonstrations and information you can use every day in your programs. Presented by: Jeff Rubel, University of Cincinnati, Clermont College and Kelly Hebron, Northern Virginia Community College eportfolios Employment Opportunity with a WOW factor: This session will focus on the value of the eportfolio as a culmination of course work, work experience, assessment, and placement. Implementing technology tools for eportfolio development engages students, reinforces technology skills and provides a body of legal work for reflection on knowledge and skills acquired. Join the panel as we explore how to introduce eportfolios into your program, utilize the different methods to create those eportfolios. Presented by: A. Page Beetem, University of Cincinnati, Clermont College; Kathryn L. Myers, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College; Richard Opie, Lakeshore Technical College and Deb Walsh, Middlesex Community College Convert Print Library to Online Library This session will address the issues, concerns and methods of converting a print library to an online library. Is this something your program should do or consider? What needs to be done before making a conversion? Presented by: Jeffrey Herron, Middlesex County College; Donna Schoebel, Capital University Law School AAfPE Sponsored Shuttle buses depart to the Las Vegas Strip at 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM, returning at 10:00 PM and 11:00 PM.
10 Friday, November 7, 2014 Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall (7:15 8:00 AM) Product Theater (7:40 8:00 AM) Concurrent Sessions (8:00 9:15 AM) Executive Function, Deliberative Practice, Grit and the Paralegal Student The criteria in posted paralegal job opportunities invariably begin with Excellent organization skills required. Lists of general tasks paralegals perform in the workplace include such taxonomic participles as communicating, organizing, maintaining, reviewing, researching, reporting, keeping track of, etc. Paralegal employers seek candidates with a high degree of executive function skills in self-regulating behavior to manage time and work efficiently. Join this discussion of what strategies we employ or might employ to advocate for deliberate practice, enhance executive function skills, and impassion our students for paralegal studies and their chosen career. Joining us at the table will be Martha Nesbitt, MS, CCC-SLP, who is an adjunct professor in Education at Stevenson University, Director of Admissions at The Odyssey School in Maryland, and an executive function coach to high school and college students. Presented by: Martha Nesbitt, Stevenson University and Harry B. Turner, Stevenson University From Courtroom to Classroom: Converting Lessons Learned to Lessons Taught Who doesn t like to tell stories about their experiences? This session will focus on how to convert your experiences in the law to lessons for your classroom by the use of storytelling. Presented by: Amy Bills, Montgomery College; M. Mark Grobosky, University of Great Falls Michael Speck, Tulsa Community College and Carlotta Ann Woodward, Montgomery College Cyber Idol See what the best teachers do online. You be the judge as you watch the most creative teachers demonstrate their best online courses. Attend, watch, learn, vote and use the information you gain in your own program. Presented by: Donna Schoebel, Capital University Law School and Doris Rachles, South University Adjunct Professional Development Good instruction is essential to a successful program. This session will address strategies to help part-time instructors and adjunct faculty develop their teaching techniques and classroom management skills. Presented by: Dwight Dickerson, California State University, East Bay and Brian Gravely, National American University Break with Exhibitors (9:15 10:15 AM) Product Theater (9:20 9:40 AM) Product Theater (9:50 10:10 AM)
11 Friday, November 7, 2014 Regional Meetings: (10:15 11:15 AM) Concurrent Sessions (11:15 AM 12:30 PM) Teambuilding A fun, interactive exercise that teaches how to effectively facilitate team building. Personality profile exercises teach individuals how to ascertain their own and others personality types. The exercise will progress to learning how to create a good team and work well within that team. Prtesented by: Loretta Calvert, Volunteer State Community College; Sheila Guillot, Lamar State College Port Arthur and Bill McSorley, Midlands Technical College Teaching with Games Brain science shows that this generation of learners is wired differently. Growing up with video games has literally created a generation of students whose brains look different from yours and mine (if you are over 30). Because their brains are different, they learn differently. They respond best to the teaching they are used to: teaching with games. You probably just gasped. But we can show you how to do it with the resources you already have. It s not expensive. It s not labor intensive. And it s fun. Warning: If you object to students having fun while they are learning, this seminar is not for you. Presented by: Laura Alfano, Education Corporation of America Promoting the Paralegal Profession Paralegals are important members of legal services delivery teams. This roundtable will explore strategies to promote the paralegal profession and paralegal education. Participants will engage in small group collaborations and the session will end with an opportunity for the groups to share their promotional ideas. Presented by: Lisa S. Hutton, John F. Kennedy University; Cynthia Bynum, Dekab County District Attorneys Office and Channet Jusino, New York Blood Center Teaching Factual Investigation Skills This presentation will show how a legal studies professor collaborated with a former paralegal who is a liaison librarian to develop and incorporate factual investigation assignments into legal studies courses. The presentation will show lesson plans for factual investigation that can be easily incorporated into a variety of legal studies classes. These plans can be updated and personalized based on resources available to any program. Presented by: Patricia Bravender, Grand Valley State University; Barbara Craft, Davenport University and Ruth Stevens, Grand Valley State University Awards Luncheon (12:30 1:15 PM) Join AAfPE in honoring your friends and colleagues for their contributions to the Association, and to the paralegal education community. (Luncheon is included with all full-conference registrations.)
12 Friday, November 7, 2014 Business Meeting Check-in (1:15 1:45 PM) AAfPE Annual Business Meeting (1:45 2:45 PM) This is an important part of the conference wherein AAfPE holds its annual elections, presents strategic planning initiatives and board reports, propose changes to Bylaws, and more. This meeting is open to all attendees. If you can t come, send your proxy! Final Break with Exhibitors (2:45 3:45 PM) Product Theater (2:50 3:10 PM) Product Theater (3:20 3:40 PM) Concurrent Sessions (3:45 5:00 PM) Ten Ways to Retain Students This panel will examine strategies and best practices for retaining a diverse student population. Topics will include: Institutional commitment to students, academic involvement and support, effective assessment of student learning, academic advising, common retention-related measures, and institutional intervention. Presented by: Nicole Fackina, Montclair State University and Creola Johnson, Ohio State University-Moritz College of Law Assessment Techniques for Legal Research Classes The panel will discuss formative and summative methods of assessing student understanding in a first legal research class. This will include immediate feedback techniques that can be used to assess student understanding during class and more formal techniques such as exams, papers, and research exercises. Included will be a report on the results of experiments at Utah Valley University in using individual oral final exams to ensure that students are knowledgeable and conversant with legal research resources and techniques and in statutory briefing. Presented by: Teresa L. Conaway, Utah Valley University; Jordan Jefferson, Yale University School of Law; Alyssa Rock, Utah Valley University and Kenneth Rudolf, University of La Verne College of Law Advocating for the Greater Use of Paralegals Paralegals play an integral role in increasing and improving access to the legal system. This roundtable will explore advocating for the greater use of paralegals. Participants will engage in small group collaborations and the session will end with an opportunity for the groups to share their advocacy ideas. Presented by: Julia Dunlap, University of California, San Diego Extension; Tom Pokladowski, University of California, Irvine Extension and Laura Haske, Elgin Community College What Brain Science Tells Us About Good Teaching Based on neuroscience, there are practical ways to maximize your students learning in the classroom. Come away from this session with tips to boost your teaching and their brain power. Presented by: Laura Alfano, Education Corporation of America and Teresa L. Conaway, Utah Valley University
13 Saturday, November 8, 2014 Coffee and Donuts (7:30 8:00 AM) Concurrent Meetings (8:00 9:15 AM) The Who, What, Why, How of the Paralegal Profession This presentation educates lawyers on WHO their paralegals are, WHAT they know and WHAT they can do, WHY they should use paralegals more, HOW to use their paralegals best and HOW to develop their paralegals full potential. It also teaches paralegals about themselves and how to advocate for increased responsibilities. Program directors will learn how to do this presentation themselves and discuss the benefits of doing so. Nevada attorneys invited to attend FREE. Approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE including.5 ethics credits Presented by: Toni Marsh, George Washington University Ten Ways to Promote Your Program The days of lavish, richly appointed marketing divisions are well behind us. These days we need to effect major results with minor resources. This session will explore creative, effective ways that you can do just that. Presented by: Deborah Geiger, Savannah Technical College; Meena Mohanty, Eastern Kentucky University; Donna Decker Morris, University of New Haven and Shaun Tyler, University of California, Los Angeles Access to Justice: Adding Value to your Program and Community without Cost Have you ever wondered how you might implement an Access to Justice Program on your campus, but have been concerned about time constraints and cost? This session will explore how programs are demonstrating a commitment to Access to Justice and making an impact on their communities while enriching the educational experiences of their students. Presented by: Mark Barker, Chippewa Valley Technical College; Anne Murphy Brown, Ursuline College; Nancy Caine Harbour, Eastern Michigan University and Buzz Wheeler, Highline Community College Break (9:15 9:30 AM) Concurrent Meetings (9:30 10:45 AM) Bringing Diversity to Your Program The US Supreme Court s recent decision adds fuel to the fire of those who oppose diversity in higher education. As a result, colleges and universities have to think creatively and innovatively to achieve a diverse student body that can succeed in an increasingly diverse global economy. Presented by: Creola Johnson, Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law and Toni Marsh, George Washington University
14 Saturday, November 8, 2014 Looking Toward the Future: Promoting Effective and Productive Working Relationships with the ABA There is an on-going interest in establishing a productive relationship between the ABA and paralegal educators. Developing and maintaining an effective working relationship is the key to the success of many paralegal programs throughout the United States. This session will discuss tips for maintaining productive and effective techniques in meeting the requirements for approval and reapproval with the advent of the new and anticipated online report filing requirements. Presented by: Gerald Brask, Portland Community College; Steven A. Dayton, Fullerton College Dwight Dickerson, California State University, East Bay and Scott Hauert, Phoenix College Brunch: (11:00 AM 12:30 PM) Preview of 2015 National Conference Hyatt Regency Hotel, Milwaukee, WI October 12-15, 2015 Post Conference Session Saturday, November 8, 2014 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM) Limited License Legal Technicians (no charge) This presentation will focus on the adoption and implementation of the Limited License Legal Technician Rule adopted by the Washington State Supreme Court. The discussion will focus on the scope and purpose for adoption of the rule, the history of the rule and the anticipated future of the rule in Washington and across the nation. Presented by: Stephen Crossland
15 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN! 1. Wednesday, September 24, 2014 (prior to midnight), is the cut-off date to qualify for the early bird registration fees. 2. Each attendee MUST complete an individual registration form in its entirety, including payment information. Registration is also available online by visiting the AAfPE website at or by clicking here: Online Conference Registration. 3. Registrations paid by credit card will be accepted via fax to DO NOT mail registration form if faxing as it may result in duplicate charges to your credit card. 4. All fees must be payable to AAfPE, paid in U.S. funds, and drawn on a U.S. bank. No registration will be processed without receipt of payment. 5. Full registration includes the following events: Wednesday Welcome Reception Thursday/Friday Continental Breakfast Daily Morning Coffee, Tea and Soft Drinks with Exhibitors Thursday-Friday Afternoon Refreshment Breaks with Exhibitors Thursday Lunch Friday Awards Luncheon Saturday Brunch Note: Tickets may be purchased for guests not registered for the meeting. Advance purchases are encouraged. 6. All cancellations or requests for refunds must be received in writing by mail, or fax to AAfPE Headquarters as follows: a) Registrations cancelled on or before Wednesday, September 24, 2014 are eligible for a full refund. All fees paid will be refunded minus a $50.00 processing fee. b) Registrations cancelled between Thursday, September 25 Wednesday, October 15, 2014 are eligible for a 50% refund. c) Registrations cancelled after Wednesday, October 15, 2014 are non-refundable and cannot be applied as credit to the following year. d) Member substitutions may be made at any time upon payment of a $25.00 administrative fee. e) Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel and travel reservations, as well as any cancellations for these arrangements.
16 7. Guest policies: Unregistered guests who intend to accompany you to any food functions must purchase a ticket for the event. Availability of tickets is limited and advance purchase is encouraged. Please indicate the name of any registered guest(s) at the time of your registration. Guest registration includes: Wednesday Welcome Reception Thursday Breakfast Thursday Lunch Friday Breakfast Friday Awards Luncheon Saturday Brunch 8. Attendees will receive registration confirmation via or standard mail after receipt of payment either by check or credit card. Please allow two weeks for receipt of your confirmation. Purchase orders will not be accepted unless accompanied by payment. Should you not receive a registration confirmation after payment is received, please call Payment Information 1. Checks should be made payable to: AAfPE (drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. funds). Checks should be mailed to: AAfPE, ATTN: Conference Registration, 19 Mantua Road, Mt. Royal, NJ Credit card payments may be made by mail, or you may fax to NOTE: PLEASE! If faxing registration, DO NOT also mail as duplicate charges may be incurred. 3. Purchase order registration requests will not be processed until payment is received. Purchase orders will not be accepted at the conference as payment for registration. Photography Please Note: On occasion, an AAfPE photographer may take photos of participants at AAfPE s annual conference, or of people participating in conference functions or activities. Please be aware these photos are for AAfPE use only, and may appear in AAfPE s conference programs, brochures, newsletter, Web site and other publications and materials. Your attendance constitutes your permission and consent for this.
17 HOTEL INFORMATION The 33rd Annual Conference will take place at the JW Marriott Hotel and Spa. The resort, near Las Vegas in beautiful Summerlin, features Spa Aquae, eleven on-site dining options, Rampart Casino, and a golf concierge. Elegance and excitement combine at this gorgeous retreat just 15 minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The guaranteed AAfPE room rate for the conference is $ single/double occupancy plus applicable state and local taxes. To make your reservations, please call , or click on the Online Hotel Reservations Link. Please identify yourself as attending the AAfPE Conference. Hotel reservations must be made by Wednesday, October 1, 2014 to receive the conference rate and are based on availability. Reservations made after October 1, will be based on availability at the Hotel s prevailing rates. The group block historically sells out, so make your reservations early! Discount Airport Transportation AAfPE has arranged discounted shuttle transportation from McCarran International Airport directly to the JW Marriott on Wednesday, November 5th from 11am 7pm leaving every ½ hour for $30 one way. Service is based on availability. Taxi service to/from airport is approximately $60 one way. Please make sure to check off the appropriate box on the registration form to be included. Click Here if you need to pay separately and require an invoice. Shuttles from the hotel back to the airport can be arranged directly through the hotel s front desk at least 24hours in advance for $30. Hotel Guarantee Policy All reservations require credit card guarantee at time of reservation. Hotel Cancellation Policy Reservations must be cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty of one night s room and tax. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: American Association for Paralegal Education 19 Mantua Road, Mt. Royal, NJ Phone: Fax:
18 Registration Fees On or Before 9/24/14 After 9/24/14 FULL CONFERENCE First AAfPE Member $425 $525 Additional Representative $360 $415 Non-Member $900 $900 (Includes a complimentary one-year membership in AAfPE) Additional Non-Member $525 $525 PRE/POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS $75 BOTH SESSIONS Teaching Technology Across the Curriculum $75 $75 Limited License Legal Technicians No Charge No Charge ONE-DAY FEE Educators/Paralegals $175 $200 Students $55 $85 SPOUSE/GUEST REGISTRATION Includes all on-site meals $100 $120 Discount Shuttle One Way from McCarran Airport to JW Marriott (per person) $30
19 Visit Las Vegas with AAfPE Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known as simply Vegas, is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Nevada and the county seat of Clark County. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city known primarily for gambling, shopping, fine dining and nightlife and is the leading financial and cultural center for Southern Nevada. The city is one of the top three leading destinations in the United States for conventions, business and meetings. Today, Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Things to Do, Places to See The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement (The Mob Museum) is an interactive museum presenting a bold and authentic view of organized crime s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on America and the world. The exhibits, programs and experiences offer multiple perspectives and provide a contemporary, engaging, challenging and educational experience. The $42 million museum is located in the heart of Downtown s urban core and housed in the former federal courthouse and United States Post Office. The museum opened on February 14, The Neon Museum Focused on preserving one aspect of Las Vegas vibrant history, the Neon Museum is a collection of classic neon signs from the 1940s to present day. The collection currently features 11 refurbished, vintage neon signs on display downtown at the Fremont Street Experience. The Neon Museum has recently opened and houseshistoric signs, currently displayed on a 3-acre outdoor site called the Boneyard. Part of the new museum includes the historic La Concha Motel Lobby. The Hoover Dam Hoover Dam is a testimony to a country s ability to construct monolithic projects in the midst of adverse conditions. Built during the Depression; thousands of men and their families came to Black Canyon to tame the Colorado River. It took less than five years, in a harsh and barren land, to build the largest dam of its time. Now, years later, Hoover Dam still stands as a world-renowned structure. The Dam is a National Historic Landmark and has been rated by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of America s Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders. Tivoli Village For a shopping and dining experience with a pleasant outdoor atmosphere that s away from all the hype. Great place to shop as well as experience a taste of the local life. And where to eat Inside the JW Marriott The Carmel Room is fine dining featuring Mediterranean-influenced Continental cuisine. Las Vegas Visitors Guide J.C. Wooloughan Irish Pub This authentic Irish pub features traditional Celtic fare, Irish beers, whiskey & live music Spiedini Ristorante Famed chef and restaurateur Gustav Mauler combines a classic Milanese menu, modest yet excellent wine selections and a chic setting Or nearby P.F. Chang s China Bistro The Cheesecake Factory Click on the Las Vegas logo for more information on attractions, dining and shopping!
20 November 5-8, 2014 JW Marriott Resort & Spa REGISTRATION FORM American Association for Paralegal Education Wednesday, November 5, 2014 (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM) Teaching Technology Across the Curriculum ($75, includes lunch) Saturday, November 8, 2014 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM) Limited License Legal Technicians (no charge) Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Afternoon Opening Session (2:30 3:45 PM) Newcomers Orientation Afternoon Sessions (4:00 5:30 PM) Program Director Organization to Save Time and Effort Assignments that Teach Professionalism Beginning Digital Tools for Teachers Debate on Campus-Bound vs. Online Ed Thursday, November 6, 2014 Concurrent Sessions (9:45 11:00 AM) Alternative Careers for Paralegals Teaching Competition Engagement in Online Classes ABA: Preparing for a Site Visit Concurrent Sessions (11:15 AM 12:30 PM) Social Media: In the Courtroom and in the Classroom Getting a Fulbright Award: The Benefits of an International Experience Research and Scholarship The Importance of the Imperative Soft Skills Concurrent Sessions (2:30 3:45 PM) Paralegal Education as a Traditional Academy Field of Study Flipped Classrooms ABA: Approval for New Program Directors Seasoned Director s Roundtable Concurrent Sessions (4:00 5:15 PM) How to Navigate Higher Ed - Academia for Non-Academics Technology Roundtable eportfolios Convert Print Library to Online Library Friday, November 7, 2014 Concurrent Sessions (8:00 9:15 AM) Executive Function, Deliberative Practice, Grit and the Paralegal Student From Courtroom to Classroom: Converting Lessons Learned to Lessons Taught Cyber Idol Adjunct Professional Development Concurrent Sessions (11:15 AM 12:30 PM) Teambuilding Teaching with Games Promoting the Paralegal Profession Teaching Factual Investigation Skills Concurrent Sessions (3:45 5:00 PM) Ten Ways to Retain Students Assessment Techniques for Legal Research Classes Advocating for the Greater Use of Paralegals What Brain Science Tells Us About Good Teaching Saturday, November 8, 2014 Concurrent Meetings (8:00 9:15 AM) The Who, What, Why, How of the Paralegal Profession Ten Ways to Promote Your Program Access to Justice: Adding Value to your Program and Community without Cost Concurrent Meetings (9:30 10:45 AM) Bringing Diversity to Your Program Looking Toward the Future: Promoting Effective and Productive Working Visa MasterCard American Express (Please use one form for each person. Photocopy as needed.) CONTACT INFORMATION - PLEASE PRINT: Full Name First Name on Badge Title Institution/Organization Mailing Address City/State/Zip Phone (please include area code) Fax (please include area code) Spouse/Guest Full Name (only if paying Spouse/Guest registration fee) Special Needs? AAfPE complies with ADA requirements. If you have special needs, please contact the AAfPE Meeting Manager at Dietary Need? Vegetarian, Kosher Newcomer - Check all that apply First-time attendee to AAfPE s annual conference New Program Director/Faculty Plan to attend the Newcomer Orientation and learn about the association and how you can become involved ON or REGISTRATION FEES BEFORE AFTER Full Conference All Tickets Included in Registration First AAfPE Member $425 $525 $ Additional Representative $360 $415 $ Non-Member $900 $900 $ (Includes a complimentary one-year membership in AAfPE) $ Additional Non-Member $525 $525 $ 2. Pre/Post Conference Workshop Teaching Technology $75 $75 $ LLLT member non-member Both Sessions $75 $75 $ 3. One-Day Fee Indicate which single day (cannot combine day) Thursday Friday Saturday Educators/Paralegals $175 $200 $ Students $55 $85 $ 4. Spouse/Guest Registration $100 $120 $ (includes all on-site food events-please list name above) 5. Discount Shuttle One Way from McCarran Airport to JW Marriott(per person) $30 x $ TOTAL REGISTRATION FEES: $ PAYMENT INFORMATION: Name on Card (Print) Authorized Signature Date Your signature authorizes AAfPE to charge your credit card the amount due. AAfPE reserves the right to charge the correct amount if different from TOTAL REGISTRATION FEES DUE above. Cancellation/Refund/Substitution Policy All cancellations or requests for refunds must be received in writing by mail, , or fax to AAfPE Headquarters as follows: a) Registrations cancelled on or before September 24, 2014 are eligible for a full refund. All fees paid will be refunded minus a $50.00 processing fee. b) Registrations cancelled between September 25, October 15, 2014 are eligible for a 50% refund. c) Registrations cancelled on or after October 15, 2014 are non-refundable and cannot be applied as credit to the following year. d) Member substitutions may be made at any time upon payment of a $25.00 administrative fee. e) Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel and travel reservations and any cancellations for these arrangements. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: American Association for Paralegal Education, 19 Mantua Road, Mt. Royal, NJ Phone: Fax: Account No. Exp. Date: /
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