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Expert Witness Bootcamp: From Retainer to Trial and Everything In-Between

This Bootcamp will provide practical time saving tips and pointers for retaining and preparing experts throughout the course of a case. Learn how to efficiently assist your attorneys in preparing experts from initial retention, including preparation of witness files and tracking of evidence and documents sent to expert witnesses, to the heat of battle, including deposition and trial prep. Learn how to effectively and efficiently create, organize and manage witness files for deposition and ultimately, trial.

Excel - Basics

In today's working environment, many employers require some knowledge of computers. In particular, many employers may require some basic knowledge in Excel. Excel is a versatile tool that can be integrated with many applications, but some beginners are often intimidated by Excel. You don't need to know every formula or detail of Excel to be able to have some experience with it. Oftentimes, many employers just need you to know the basics.  Attendees of this course will be able to do the following: 

Everyday Ethics for Paralegals

The study of legal ethics can be dry and less than exciting. In real life, paralegals use ethics rules to guide them in everyday interactions with attorneys, opposing counsel, the court, and the public. In this on-demand webinar, participants are the audience of a legal professional talk show. The host of the show will answer letters sent by viewers regarding ethical dilemmas paralegals face in their daily work. The topics covered include confidentiality, conflict of interest, giving legal advice, inadvertent disclosure, reporting misconduct, fees, and client property.  

Ethics and the Law

Ethics and the Law focuses on the law and the ethical issues that arise when laws provide a certain outcome that may not be fair, ethical or necessarily the “right thing.”  We analyze and debate some key Constitutional and State Court Cases that deal with ethical issues outside of the law. Specifically, discussion includes the ethics attorneys and paralegals face with the Attorney/Client Privilege, 4th Amendment’s Search and Seizure, 5th Amendment’s Due Process, 8th Amendment’s Cruel and Unusual Punishment, 1st Amendment’s Right to Free Speech, and the Right to Privacy.

Ethics & Technology in the Workplace

Technology has become an essential part of a modern law practice. It is commonly used to do everyday tasks such as sending communication to clients and opposing counsel, receiving, sending, and storing client documents, and even filing documents with the courts. In the digital age we now live and work in, it is more important than ever to understand how technology should be used competently per the Rules of Professional Conduct and know what safe guards should be in place to protect client confidences.

Ethics & Issues in Title IX Cases with Endless Loose Ends

Title IX cases based on allegations of sexual assault and/or harassment have ethical, privacy, and discovery issues that are unlike most other litigation. The paralegal working on a Title IX case, whether plaintiff or defendant, needs to be cognizant of the potential bounds of discovery when dealing with the transient nature of the student population, the potential existence of discovery on private devices, and the danger of disclosure that violates federal privacy laws and court protective orders.

Ethical Use of Social Media in Law Practice

 In 2018, the import of social media as a transformative technological, cultural, and political phenomenon is no longer in dispute. Nor has the law been immune from its impact. Indeed, under various state professional codes, lawyers are subject to an ongoing duty of competence to keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with technology such as social media. Social media can be a valuable investigatory and marketing tool for legal professionals. Its use can also pose risks to legal professionals and their clients.

Estate Planning for the Modern Family

In this on-demand webinar, we will discuss drafting considerations for the modern family. Drug usage, failed careers, second marriages, and children who “still live at home” are part of the modern family.  How does one draft to avoid unintended consequences when these circumstances arise? How does one draft efficiently without a crystal ball into the future? We will talk about how to avoid fiduciary disputes that often result from these circumstances. Every document we draft will eventually be administered and affect people in their everyday lives.

ERISA 101: A Closer Look at Employee Benefits Law

Employee Benefits & ERISA - The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) covers most voluntarily established private sector employee benefit plans. Private-sector employers are responsible for making sure their retirement plans comply with ERISA regulations. ERISA sets forth the minimum standards for these plans, which include defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans, 401(k)s, Employee Stock Ownership Plans(ESOPs), Simplified Employee Pension Plans (SEPs), and Profit Sharing Plans.

Effective Time Management for Today's Paralegal

The effective use of time is critical to being a successful paralegal and is a "must" if you want to stand out from the crowd.  Learn tips and strategies to keep you focused and on-task, all the while maintaining a positive attitude as well as your sanity!

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