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Techno-Ethics 2.0

This on-demand webinar is intended to discuss continuing ethical challenges as they relate to the use of technology.  Bar associations and courts continue to grapple with the ethical issues created by emerging technologies including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, smartphones, e-discovery, and spoliation.  This presentation will address some of the ethical challenges facing paralegals in helping their legal team deal with these challenges.  It will also contain information on new rulings and ethical opinions to give direction in navigating these emerging areas.

Technology and Ethics: Making Sure What Happens in the Cloud, Stays in the Cloud

On land, sea, and air, our client’s data now goes where we go and beyond. This session will address ways we can safeguard that data and uphold our ethical obligations.

Ten Tools for Creating Clear Legal Documents

What’s the most important tool in a toolbox? Is it a wrench or a screwdriver? How about a hammer? Or maybe it is that nail or screw you need to fasten the final product? For most projects, you’ll likely need all of these tools (and a few more). This is also true in legal drafting. To create a clear document that effectively protects our client’s interests, we drafters need many tools to finish the job. This webinar will focus on ten of the tools needed to create clear, user-friendly legal documents.

The ABCs of Special Education

This on-demand webinar, presented by two special education attorneys, will provide a comprehensive overview of the historical background and laws related to special education. The laws applicable to students with disabilities, including the differences between the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504, the concept of a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), the evaluation, eligibility process and Individualized Education Plan processes, discipline protections of special education students, and dispute resolution.

The Basics of Trusts

This on-demand webinar is comprised of three sections. First, the presenter will discuss the basics of trusts. Who makes a good trustee? How do trusts work in everyday life? When do trusts fail? Secondly, the implementation of trusts will be reviewed. Common funding challenges will be analyzed. Fiduciary accounting, trust litigation, and strategies for trust dispute scenarios will be discussed. Thirdly, the presenter will outline drafting challenges and errors which arise in drafting trusts.

The Collaborative Divorce Practice

The Collaborative Practice is a non-adversarial approach.  Collaboratively trained lawyers pledge in writing not to go to court and work with an interdisciplinary team consisting of a mental health professional and a financial consultant, who are all certified in collaborative practice. Collaborative divorce uses a team approach to help the parties find solutions and constructive alternatives together.  The parties replace grievances with a settlement built on a foundation of understanding and mutual respect.

The Impact of Technology Trends on Employment Law

Technology in the legal field has grown exponentially more important and complex. This on-demand webinar will cover the impact of technology on employment issues, electronic workplace privacy matters, and technology-related employment law trends. There will also be a discussion regarding recent technology-related employment cases as well as obstacles and practices of today's legal teams.

The Ins and Outs of Federal Court

This on-demand webinar will offer an inside glimpse into the federal court.  It will include information regarding the  clerk’s office, docket administrators, courtroom deputies and chambers. If you want to know what a judge wants to see or what irritates the judge, this course is for you.  It will provide information as to who to contact (and who you should not contact) with questions about a case, trial, or procedure.   If you are interested in a review of federal court deadlines or basic court etiquette, this course will provide that information as well.

The Law of Music

This course will provide a general overview of the law related to music by covering intellectual property related to music, public domain issues, and the multiple copyrights in a single song. Additionally, the course will cover sound recordings, music publishing, the exclusive rights for music copyright holders, and the digital transmission of music. All of these issues will be given context with a detailed case study that will provide practical relevance.

The Paralegal's Professional Responsibilities

This on-demand webinar will examine the rules of professional responsibility about candor, confidentially, loyalty, and fairness that all paralegals need to know and practice.