CLE and Materials


The written materials for the Convention will be offered in electronic format (online and on CD-ROM). All registered participants will be able to access the written materials for the Convention before, during, and after the program. This format allows you access to the latest information, whether you are in the office or traveling. It also enables you to review the written materials prior to the Convention in order to maximize your learning experience.

  • Prior to the Convention, registered participants will receive an email announcing when the written materials are available online for download. The email announcement will refer you to a link to a secure area on NELA’s website to review and download the written materials. You may print them out in advance at your convenience. 
  • On-site, at registration, you will receive the Convention Manual on CD-ROM, which will contain the written materials for the Convention. Insert the Convention manual on CD-ROM into your laptop to follow along during the program, or visit the hotel’s business center to print the materials on-site (at your own expense).
  • After the Convention, written materials (including supplemental materials and PowerPoint® presentations received after the Convention) will be available online to registered participants for a limited time, enabling you to continue accessing the Convention’s written materials after you return to your office.

Please note that hard copies of the Convention’s written materials will not be provided, so be sure to bring your printed copies if you wish to use them for taking notes. Charging stations will be available outside of the plenary and concurrent session meeting rooms. Convention participants are encouraged to bring their laptops with their downloaded Convention materials and to access the Convention Manual on CD-ROM (to be provided on-site).

Continuing Legal Education
NELA has requested continuing legal education credit for the Convention in applicable states. This activity qualifies for 11.25 hours (based on 60 minutes) of Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit, of which 2.50 hours will apply to legal ethics. NELA certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. NELA is an approved continuing legal education provider in California, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Vermont. To contact your CLE administrator for more information about your local rules, please visit www.clereg.org/index.asp.

Boston Public Library

Thank You

Production of the 2014 Annual Convention Manual on CD-ROM is generously sponsored by LexisNexis.

Missed A Session?

Hungry Mind Recordings will professionally record the Convention’s plenary and concurrent sessions. Individual audio CDs and MP3 files will be available for purchase at the Convention. Pre-orders are welcome.

Bringing A Laptop?

Please note that hard copies of the Convention’s written materials will not be provided, so be sure to bring your printed copies if you wish to use them for taking notes. Charging stations will be available outside the plenary and concurrent session meeting rooms. Convention participants are encouraged to bring their laptops with their downloaded Convention materials and to access the Convention Manual on CD-ROM (to be provided on-site).