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Certified Paralegal Program Receives National Accreditation

The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) has accredited the NALA Certified Paralegal certification program for a five year period, expiring April 30, 2019 ...

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Paralegal CLE App for iPad and Androids Now Available

NALA Advanced Paralegal Certification courses, and NALA Campus self-study programs are now available from the Apple Store and Google Play! Paralegals may now purchase or login to courses in which they are currently enrolled through this app. The app features a free course preview for each of the 32 programs, and access to course pre-tests for CP Exam prep courses!

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New Advanced Certification Course - Child Custody

A new Advanced Paralegal Certification (APC) course in Family Law – Child Custody, Support and Visitation is now available to paralegals seeking advanced certification in this specialty practice area ...

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Certifying Board Releases Job Analysis Report

The report is used by the Certifying Board to validate and update the Certified Paralegal exam as needed and ensure NALA has current information about the roles and responsibilities of paralegals.

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General - Practice Areas and Skills
Registration fees are $80 per course for NALA members, and $105 for non-members. Fees vary for courses presented in two parts.

The audio portion of the presentation is conducted via telephone conference call. This is a toll free call.

For groups, more than one participant per site, is $80 for one NALA member or $105 for one non-member registrant plus $45 for each additional person. Participants must register in order to receive Certificates of Attendance and CLE credit. Registrations of groups are handled through NALA Headquarters. Contact Mariah Williams at
mwilliams@nala.org.

CLE credit toward maintenance of the CP credential is available for completion of NALA Campus LIVE! programs. The maximum credit available is two hours per course.

For a list of the courses as in date order please click here.

Advances in Courtroom Technology
Rebecca E. Patty, JD
Monday, January 26, 2015
Noon - 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3911

The course content will include the following subject matter: an overview of the new technology used by lawyers and paralegals both in preparation for trial and presentation during trial.  The many applications discussed are Ipad specific; however everyday others are being made available for download that mirror the Ipad apps for other tablets; a specific discussion of the applications which demonstrate what can be accomplished from a courtroom during downtime is included; and the many places one can search via the web to ensure they are up to date in the ever changing legal world of technology.
 
Rebecca E. Patty, JD currently serves as an Associate General Counsel for the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, having served in that position since 1992.  As such, Ms. Patty conducts the negotiation and complex litigation of all types of administrative, civil, and personnel proceedings.  She also conducts legal research and opinion writing for the Department, supervising rulemaking and regulation adoption for the Land Division, prosecution of administrative orders to ensure environmental compliance, assistance in permit writing and rendering advice and counsel to the Land, Air, Water, and Coastal Divisions of the Department.  (RCRA, CWA, CERCLA).    In the past Ms. Patty has served as an Administrative Hearing Officer for the Department during public notice hearings on regulation changes.  Ms. Patty’s qualifications also include conducting defensive litigation on behalf of ADEM during appeals of terminated employees, and EEOC.
 
In 1987, Rebecca E. Patty, JD received her B.A. degree in Political Science and English from Jacksonville State University.  She received her J.D. degree from the Cumberland school of Law in May, 1990.   She was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in September, 1990.  Ms. Patty is admitted to practice in the state and all federal courts in Alabama, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the District of Columbia Courts and the United States Supreme Court.
 
Ms. Patty also is a distinguished professor having taught at Samford University, Troy University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the Birmingham School of Law.

In 2008, Ms. Patty was awarded the Alumna of the Year award by Jacksonville State University for her career achievements and work with her alma mater.
 
In 2010 Ms. Patty published an article in September/October 2010 issue of Facts & Findings.  Ms. Patty also that year presented her first seminar for NALA Campus LIVE!
 
Karen Sanders-West, ACP, JD
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
3 – 5 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3981

This course is a basic overview of the system of law in the United States.  Because of the nature and amount of information covered, it is presented in two parts.  This first session of the American Legal System topic discusses the history and sources of the law, including the constitutional history of the American Legal System.  This session also covers the structure of the federal court system which includes a discussion of the types of courts in our federal judicial system and the concept of due process in our legal system.
 
Ms. Sanders-West was President of NALA from 1986–1988, and is a familiar instructor in Certified Paralegal Review Courses. She has served as Chair of the national Certifying Board for Legal Assistants, and is a former instructor in the Legal Assistant Program at Wichita State University, Wichita, KS.
 
Karen Sanders-West, ACP, JD
Thursday, April 30, 2015
3 – 5 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3983

This second session of the two-part topic will cover the various aspects of jurisdiction in our court system, the distinction between procedural and substantive law, conflicts of law, a discussion of the United States Constitution, and a look at the executive and legislative branches of government.
 
Ms. Sanders-West was President of NALA from 1986–1988, and is a familiar instructor in Certified Paralegal Review Courses. She has served as Chair of the national Certifying Board for Legal Assistants, and is a former instructor in the Legal Assistant Program at Wichita State University, Wichita, KS.
 
The Art and Science of Witness Interviews
Elizabeth H. Nellis, ACP
Friday, April 17, 2015
1 – 3 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3973

This program covers techniques and suggestions for successful witness interviews or client intake interviews. A summary of psychological techniques is included, and the lecture is especially beneficial to paralegals working in litigation or as jury consultants, counselors, social workers, or mediators. Crisis intake professionals, law enforcement professionals, rape counselors and legal advocates will also benefit, as well as personnel/human resource directors, insurance specialists, and insurance adjustors/investigators. The lecture will include guidelines for using interview skills to enhance career development, and handouts will include outlines for designing a witness interview questionnaire with suggestions for customizing the questionnaire to your particular field of interest.
 
Elizabeth H. Nellis is a NALA Advanced Certified Paralegal who has specialized in civil litigation for most of her career.  She has been active in local, state and national paralegal organizations including a two-term presidency of the Tulsa Area Paralegal Association, co-founder of the Oklahoma Paralegal Association, charter member of the Paralegal Division of the Tulsa County Bar Association, two-term NALA Region 4 Director in addition to serving on statewide paralegal program advisory boards.

Elizabeth co-authored and presented “The Art and Science of Witness Interviews” at the Members Exchange at the NALA Convention in Kansas City, MO and continues the presentation twice yearly for NALA Campus Live!; she has been interviewed by Paralegal Today, profiled in the nationally recognized internet “e-zine” The Paralegal Mentor and Tulsa Lawyer.  Most recently she co-authored and presented “Transitioning from School to Work” for NALA at the Tulsa Community College Paralegal Program and conducted “The Professional Identity Project” podcast on The Paralegal Voice program on Legal Talk Network.

Elizabeth H. Nellis is a NALA Advanced Certified Paralegal who has specialized in civil litigation for most of her career.  A graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law Paralegal Program, she has been active in local, state and national paralegal organizations. Ms. Nellis was a two-term president of the Tulsa Area Paralegal Association, co-founder of the Oklahoma Paralegal Association, charter member of the Paralegal Division of the Tulsa County Bar Association, two-term NALA Region 4 Director (Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana). Currently Ms. Nellis serves NALA on the Professional Development committee, is a member of the University of Tulsa Paralegal Program Advisory Board and volunteers for the Tulsa District Courthouse Assistance Program.

Ms. Nelis co-authored and presented “The Art and Science of Witness Interviews” at the Members Exchange at the NALA Convention in Kansas City, MO and continues the presentation twice yearly for NALA Campus Live!; she has been interviewed by Paralegal Today, profiles in the Tulsa Lawyer magazine and the nationally recognized internet “e-zine” The Paralegal Mentor.  Most recently she co-authored and presented “Transitioning from School to Work” for NALA at the Tulsa Community College Paralegal Program and co-authored and presented “The Professional Identity Project” podcast on The Paralegal Voice program on Legal Talk Network. Ms. Nellis’s article “The Courthouse Assistance Program” was published in the May 2013 issue of NALA’s national magazine, Facts and Findings. Ms. Nellis is now employed at Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma.\
 
Amy H. Johnson
Monday, February 9, 2015
Noon – 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3917

This presentation focuses on techniques, strategies, and applications for effective use of medical records by litigation paralegals. There will be a brief examination of the uses of medical records in different types of cases, as well as defining steps to ensure that records received are certified and ready for use at trial. The impact of HIPAA and other privacy acts as they apply to this process will be covered, and various methods of organizing and reviewing records upon receipt will be presented, including a review of resources to aid non-medical reviewers in identifying possible issues for the attorney or expert to consider in more detail. Examples will be presented to demonstrate how medical records can serve as demonstrative aids in litigation, and how they can be most successfully presented at trial. A number of useful handouts will be provided.
 
Amy H. Johnson works primarily in medical malpractice, catastrophic injury, and business litigation for Yarborough Applegate LLC, in Charleston, South Carolina.  She was formerly a paralegal at the firm of Pajcic & Pajcic in Jacksonville, Florida, and worked as a consultant in the field of statistical and economic analysis, and curriculum development.  She also spent three years as a high school teacher of economics, world geography, and American History in Jacksonville, Florida.  In addition to her NALA membership, she is a Past President of the South Carolina Alliance of Paralegal Associations, Past President of the Charleston Association of Legal Assistants, and most recently served as NALA Liaison for Charleston Association of Legal Assistants.
 
Amy H. Johnson
Monday, February 23, 2015
Noon – 2 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3930

This intermediate level presentation will focus on identifying subtleties within the medical records to assist in proving your case.  Examples will be discussed including lab reports and expected values, considering the health care providers’ rationale for ordering tests, creating timelines for prescriptions and vital signs, filtering useful medical information, and other techniques for using the medical records to bolster your case.  Several handouts and a list of helpful resources will be provided.

Amy H. Johnson works primarily in medical malpractice, catastrophic injury, and business litigation for Yarborough Applegate LLC, in Charleston, South Carolina.  She was formerly a paralegal at the firm of Pajcic & Pajcic in Jacksonville, Florida, and worked as a consultant in the field of statistical and economic analysis, and curriculum development.  She also spent three years as a high school teacher of economics, world geography, and American History in Jacksonville, Florida.  In addition to her NALA membership, she is a Past President of the South Carolina Alliance of Paralegal Associations, Past President of the Charleston Association of Legal Assistants, and most recently served as NALA Liaison for Charleston Association of Legal Assistants.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Social Media
Jason A. Pill, Esq.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Noon - 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3987

Facebook and Instagram and Twitter, oh my!  With the proliferation of social media and the rapid expansion of litigants’ digital footprint, social media discovery has become a paramount issue in the broad litigation spectrum.  Ranging from employment claims, traffic incidents, contract breaches, and global patent disputes, social media has become an accepted form of discovery with the potential for extremely valuable and damaging information.  This presentation will include an overview of various social networks, the data available from those networks, how to ethically and effectively get that data, and how to use that data in litigation.  Additionally, the presentation will discuss various objections or obstacles to social media discovery and how to best overcome them.
 
Jason Pill practices in the area of labor and employment. He represents employers regarding claims involving employment discrimination laws, wage and hour laws, family and medical leave laws, whistleblower laws, union-management relations, employee benefits, enforcement of non-competition agreements, and various employment-related torts. He prepares employment contracts, non-competition agreements, personnel policy manuals, and employee handbooks, and assists clients in training employees on various employment laws.
 
Mr. Pill also focuses on electronic discovery, data management, and privacy laws, and works with clients to develop strategies for electronic data organization, retention, and collection – both before and during litigation – so that they are prepared to actively avoid, pursue, or defend disputes in the most efficient way possible.
 
His experience also includes commercial litigation, business torts, franchise litigation, and securities arbitration.
 

Improving Case Management with LPM
Megan McGrew, Esq., PMP
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Noon - 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID - 3962

This webinar serves to provide an insider's perspective into the innovative world of Legal Project Management, and how, when paired with case management processes, the Legal Project Management process can invigorate a firm's practice and also ease one's workload.

Megan McGrew is the Legal Project Management Business Support Project Manager at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz, PC in the Firm's Jackson, MS office. Ms. McGrew is an alumna of Mississippi College (B.A., '04) and The University of Mississippi (J.D., '07) and was licensed to practice law in Mississippi in 2007.

Prior to her licensure, Ms. McGrew worked primarily in the political sector in both administrative and campaign management positions for local, statewide and national campaigns. Upon licensure, Ms. McGrew began working in the disaster recovery efforts to assist the Mississippi Gulf Coast repair and rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. During this time, she served in both project management and legal capacities. She joined Baker Donelson's Legal Project Management Office in May of 2013.

Judgment and Legal Analysis
Virginia Koerselman Newman, Attorney
Friday, April 24, 2015
11 am – 1 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3978
 
Basic techniques in legal analysis, including categorization of facts and evidence, are covered in this review. Examines the practical aspects of the legal assistant’s relationship with the lawyer, the legal secretary, the court, and other law firms. Exercises in reading comprehension, data interpretation, and document preparation are included.

Virginia Koerselman Newman, Esq. is a sole practitioner with emphasis in business litigation, and is a frequent speaker at seminars and workshops. A graduate of Creighton Law School, she has been an instructor in the paralegal program at Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE, since 1987 and has been the program director since 1990. She is well known as the author of the Certified Paralegal Review Manual and has written, co-authored, and edited many paralegal texts, study guides, and instructor manuals. She also developed the content and is principal author for NALA Campus.
 
Rebecca E. Patty, JD
Monday, February 2, 2015
Noon – 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3913

The course content will include the following subject areas from the Certified Paralegal Exam: word usage and vocabulary, grammar/punctuation, writing skills and rules of style for various legal documents.  A practical emphasis will be placed on ways to attempt to produce mistake free drafted legal documents.  The final portion of the presentation will focus on implementing the skills from the course in order to successfully write for the essay portion of the Certified Paralegal exam.
 
Rebecca E. Patty currently serves as an Associate General Counsel for the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, having served in that position since 1992.  As such, Ms. Patty conducts the negotiation and complex litigation of all types of administrative, civil, and personnel proceedings.  She also conducts legal research and opinion writing for the Department, supervising rulemaking and regulation adoption for the Land Division, prosecution of administrative orders to ensure environmental compliance, assistance in permit writing and rendering advice and counsel to the Land, Air, Water, and Coastal Divisions of the Department.  (RCRA, CWA, CERCLA).    In the past Ms. Patty has served as an Administrative Hearing Officer for the Department during public notice hearings on regulation changes.  Ms. Patty’s qualifications also include conducting defensive litigation on behalf of ADEM during appeals of terminated employees, and EEOC.
 
In 1987, Rebecca Patty received her B.A. degree in Political Science and English from Jacksonville State University.  She received her J.D. degree from the Cumberland school of Law in May, 1990.   She was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in September, 1990.  Ms. Patty is admitted to practice in the state and all federal courts in Alabama, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the District of Columbia Courts and the United States Supreme Court.
 
Ms. Patty also is a distinguished professor having taught at Samford University, Troy University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the Birmingham School of Law.

In 2008, Ms. Patty was awarded the Alumna of the Year award by Jacksonville State University for her career achievements and work with her alma mater.
 
In 2010 Ms. Patty published an article in September/October 2010 issue of Facts & Findings.  Ms. Patty also that year presented her first seminar for NALA Campus LIVE!
  
Medical Bills/Liens
Amy H. Johnson
Monday, April 13, 2015
Noon - 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID - 3967

This intermediate level presentation will focus on interpreting medical bills and incorporating the subtle details from the bill into your medical record review.  This course will also guide you through extracting information from the medical bills for purposes of estimating medical liens and negotiating liens at the conclusion of the case.  We will review examples of various billing formats, create a medical bill summary using Excel, and then we will review the lien resolution process.  Several handouts and a list of helpful resources will be provided.
 
Amy H. Johnson works primarily in medical malpractice, catastrophic injury, and business litigation for Yarborough Applegate LLC, in Charleston, South Carolina.  She was formerly a paralegal at the firm of Pajcic & Pajcic in Jacksonville, Florida, and worked as a consultant in the field of statistical and economic analysis, and curriculum development.  She also spent three years as a high school teacher of economics, world geography, and American History in Jacksonville, Florida.  In addition to her NALA membership, she is a Past President of the South Carolina Alliance of Paralegal Associations, Past President of the Charleston Association of Legal Assistants, and most recently served as NALA Liaison for Charleston Association of Legal Assistants.
 
The Movies and the Paramount Paralegal
Rebecca E. Patty, JD
Monday, May 4, 2015
Noon - 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID - 3985

This presentation uses different cinematic movies to explore legal concepts in several areas of law, such as corporate law, criminal law, criminal and civil procedure, evidence, torts, family law, and ethics. Using movies to teach various legal strategies, pitfalls, etc… will keep attendees glued to their seats, computers and phones as this webinar progresses.  Some of the movies that will be explored are as follows:  Adam’s Rib, Twelve Angry Men, Fracture, Kramer versus Kramer, and To Kill A Mockingbird to name a few.
 
Rebecca E. Patty currently serves as an Associate General Counsel for the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, having served in that position since 1992.  As such, Ms. Patty conducts the negotiation and complex litigation of all types of administrative, civil, and personnel proceedings.  She also conducts legal research and opinion writing for the Department, supervising rulemaking and regulation adoption for the Land Division, prosecution of administrative orders to ensure environmental compliance, assistance in permit writing and rendering advice and counsel to the Land, Air, Water, and Coastal Divisions of the Department.  (RCRA, CWA, CERCLA).    In the past Ms. Patty has served as an Administrative Hearing Officer for the Department during public notice hearings on regulation changes.  Ms. Patty’s qualifications also include conducting defensive litigation on behalf of ADEM during appeals of terminated employees, and EEOC.
 
In 1987, Rebecca Patty received her B.A. degree in Political Science and English from Jacksonville State University.  She received her J.D. degree from the Cumberland school of Law in May, 1990.   She was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in September, 1990.  Ms. Patty is admitted to practice in the state and all federal courts in Alabama, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the District of Columbia Courts and the United States Supreme Court.
 
Ms. Patty also is a distinguished professor having taught at Samford University, Troy University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the Birmingham School of Law.

In 2008, Ms. Patty was awarded the Alumna of the Year award by Jacksonville State University for her career achievements and work with her alma mater.
 
In 2010 Ms. Patty published an article in September/October 2010 issue of Facts & Findings.  Ms. Patty also that year presented her first seminar for NALA Campus LIVE!
 
Spanish Essentials for Paralegals-Client Inveriews
Carla M. Valenzuela, CP
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Noon - 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3953

Vocabulary, sample conversation, client interviews.
This program will walk paralegals through an initial consultation, providing cultural and ethical considerations for Spanish-speaking clients. Paralegals will learn basic Spanish terminology to assist in setting an appointment and conducting a initial client interview.
 
Carla Valenzuela, CP, works with the international energy litigation practice of Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P. She contributes over 15 years of experience in civil litigation. With a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and Political Science from the University of Texas, her foreign language skills add service value to the needs of the firm’s clients doing business in the Americas and around the world. Her professional memberships include NALA and local NALA affiliate, Houston Paralegal Association.

  
Utilizing Online Resources to Research Experts
David V. Dilenschneider, Esq.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Noon - 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3934

This fast-paced and revealing presentation addresses how to use online resources to investigate experts.  In today's practice, paralegals are often asked to research experts, and so many are generally aware of some of the resources available to do that task.  Through this presentation, paralegals will gain an even better understanding of (1) what to look for when researching experts, (2) the types of information available online to learn about experts, and (3) the strategic use of such information once found.  By participating in this session, paralegals will be better prepared to thoroughly research their own experts and find damaging information about the opposition's.

David Dilenschneider is a Senior Director of Client Relations (Litigation) for LexisNexis.  In his role, David not only monitors the legal industry to identify trends and potential future developments but also consults with firms and corporations across the country to discuss their challenges and needs. 
 
David is a nationally-known speaker who has conducted over 2,200 presentations to tens of thousands of attendees in cities across the country – including presentations to almost every firm in the NLJ 250. 
 
David has also presented at numerous programs offered by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (“NITA”) and has served as a speaker or moderator at prominent legal-education conferences (e.g. HB Conferences, Mealey’s Teleconferences, the Litigation Technology Summit, the Legal Computing Summit, LegalWorks and The American Association of Law Libraries), at bar association meetings (e.g. California, Colorado, New Mexico, Louisiana, etc.), and at law schools (e.g. Harvard, Stanford, Northwestern, etc.).  Internationally, David spoke on the topic of the Democratization of Knowledge and the Role of Electronic Legal Research at a conference held at the National Law University, Delhi (India).
 
In addition to his speaking engagements, David writes frequently about the utilization of electronic resources in the practice of today’s litigator.  He recently co-authored an extensive article about docket utilization for Law360.  In addition, he is the co-author of a chapter (“Selecting and Retaining an Expert”) in Litigators on Experts:  Strategies on Managing Expert Witnesses from Retention through Trial (published by the ABA) and has authored (or co-authored) articles published in ALM’s The Corporate Counselor, ALM’s Legal Tech Newsletter, BNA’s Expert Evidence Report, in Expert Alert (a publication of the ABA Section of Litigation Expert Witness Committee), at the Expert Witness Committee’s website, in The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, and in the Los Angeles Daily Journal.  He is also a co-author of a White Paper titled “Finding and Researching Experts and Their Testimony” (available at www.expertwitnesswhitepaper.com, portions of which have been republished elsewhere).  Finally, David has recorded a podcast on researching experts for the Sound Advice Audio Library (of the ABA Section of Litigation).
 
David received his B.A. (cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from The Ohio State University College of Law.  Prior to joining LexisNexis, David was a litigator for six years with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Columbus, Ohio.
 
Whose Cloud Is It Anyway
Donna Chesteen, Esq.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Noon - 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3937

By now, you have probably heard about the cloud but do you know what that really means and the implications it has for the practice of law and, more specifically, for you as a paralegal?  Do you realize that you are probably already using the cloud even if you don’t know it?
 
This webinar will explore the following topics:
1. Benefits of using the cloud
2. Cloud computing service models
3. Data security in the cloud
4. Ethical issues of using the cloud in your law practice
5. Jurisdictional issues and the cloud
6. eDiscovery and the cloud
7. and more…

After this webinar, you should have a conversational knowledge of what the cloud is and its implications to your role in the practice of law.
 
Donna Chesteen is the founder of and attorney at The Tech Law Firm, PLLC, in Orlando Florida. Her practice focuses on the intersection of law and technology. She was a software engineer for 20 years before becoming an attorney and holds both a BS and an MS in Computer Science and an MBA in addition to her JD.
 
Virginia Koerselman Newman, Attorney
Friday, April 17, 2015
11 am – 1 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3972

This presentation focuses on areas of written communication which are most difficult for many people in the legal environment. Punctuation, grammar, word usage, sentence and paragraph composition, and effective writing skills are covered. It is suggested that you review the rules of grammar and style in A Manual of Style, by Strunk & White, to prepare for this session. The Strunk text is commonly used within the legal community.
 
Virginia Koerselman Newman is a sole practitioner with emphasis in business litigation, and is a frequent speaker at seminars and workshops. A graduate of Creighton Law School, she has been an instructor in the paralegal program at Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE, since 1987 and has been the program director since 1990. She is well known as the author of the Certified Paralegal Review Manual and has written, co-authored, and edited many paralegal texts, study guides, and instructor manuals. She also developed the content and is principal author for NALA Campus.