Good afternoon, AALS Members,
As you may or may not be aware, Cindy Squier, Carl Morrison, Janice Miller, and I are members of a Task Force hosting a national conference in Fort Smith, Arkansas in July – “Law and Order on the Border.” Since NALS has dissolved the regional setup, we want to provide an opportunity for our former region (and whoever wants to attend) to gain some continuing legal ed (CLE) this summer. Families are welcome to attend and participate in as much or as little of the conference as they want. There are many things to see and do in Fort Smith. With the thought in mind that these few days could evolve into a mini-vacation, the hotel has extended the room rate through Saturday night.
Because NALS does not have a current chapter in the immediate Fort Smith area, we will host a reception for local legal support staff, attorneys, and educators in the legal arena right after work on Thursday, and then begin our conferenceon Friday with offsite visits to historical places in the Fort Smith area, followed by “hands on” CLE on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. On Saturday, we have planned four sessions of CLE in the Convention Center adjacent to the hotel with a break for lunch on the premises. The hotel we have chosen is the Courtyard by Marriott located at 900 Rogers Avenue, right downtown and close to many historical sites. We hope to have folks from AR, MO, MS, OK, LA and TX in attendance. Since there is no “region”, we won’t have to take care of any business– just some networking and CLE on Friday and Saturday.
I have attached a “Save the Date” flyer giving details as they stand right now and a registration form. We have contacted additional CLE speakers for the Saturday afternoon sessions, and as soon as those are confirmed, we will send additional details. Please share the information with all of your friends and associates. If you have questions or need further information, please contact any member of the Task Force. Thanks.
I hope to see you in Fort Smith in July!