Winter Seminar


Each February, NAPPA hosts the Winter Seminar in a location determined by the Executive Board. During the Winter Seminar, each of the four Section Steering Committees put together a half-day of instruction. The four committees are:  Benefit, Fiduciary & Plan Governance, Investment, and Tax. The Section Steering Committees determine the topics based on current trends and issues. The Section Meetings are designed to allow members to participate in more extensive discussions on these four specialized areas of pension law. On the last half-day of the Winter Seminar, a session is held for Senior Counsel only. You must be a NAPPA member to attend the Winter Seminar.  

Legal Education Conference


Each year in June, NAPPA hosts its premier event the “Legal Education Conference." The educational conference is designed to provide members an opportunity to meet with peers in the public pension field, discuss current issues facing the industry, and to share practical solutions to common legal problems. The conference begins on Tuesday afternoon with a session for attorneys new to the public pension field and concludes at noon on Friday. You must be a NAPPA member to attend this conference.

The NAPPA Board is tasked with providing an educational conference that is relevant to all segments of the membership. Utilizing input from the membership via an annual survey, the Executive Board selects topics in the general areas of investments, fiduciary and plan governance, benefits, tax and ethics. In addition, historically the sessions have included an update on current litigation, Federal legislative activities, and industry hot topics.

The NAPPA staff pre-certifies continuing legal education (CLE) credits for this conference. This pre-certification eliminates the need for members to individually file with their respective states to obtain the credit. CLEs usually run from 15 to 18 hours, including 2 hours of ethics.

The location of the Legal Education Conference alternates between locations east and west of the Mississippi. Locations are nominated by the membership during the annual business meeting.