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Salary Trends

Nicholas Romley, the Executive Director of Special Counsel's Michigan office, will be presenting on a variety of topics relating to salary trends across the country for legal support professionals. Nicholas will also be discussing how you can draft your resume to maximize compensation and demonstrate long term value to potential employers during the interview process. Additionally, Nicholas will present various ideas related to how the legal business model impacts career mobility and how to maximize your compensation during your career. 

School Safety: From the Schoolhouse to the Courthouse

As school safety issues increasingly move from the schoolhouse to the courthouses and courts of public opinion, legal staff need to be able to distinguish fads and fiction from facts and credible sources. Paralegals and their attorneys may benefit from an understanding of how to determine what are reasonable school safety practices for preK-12 schools. This on-demand webinar will strengthen participant abilities to:

Shovel Ready? Digging into Transactional Due Diligence

The deal that has landed in your inbox might look just the same as the last half-dozen, or it might be an entirely new industry or deal structure. Either way, an organized approach to due diligence will help you best serve your client by being both thorough and efficient. This course will cover best practices for doing the digging that is required for a successful and thoughtful transactional practice, and for responding from the seller’s side to requests for documentation and information.

Skills of an Indispensable Paralegal

There are three kinds of crucial traits that paralegals need to have to be effective and help their lawyers. These traits are dependability, flexibility, and durability. Dependability. We are all part of a big team. Your lawyer, you, other paralegals, your client, court personnel, all one team trying to accomplish a similar goal. It’s not much different than members of a sports team, and what most of us have learned growing up about teams is that we need to be able to depend on each other; whether we are winning or losing. 

So the Plaintiff's on Medicare

Over the last few years, Medicare has inserted itself into the personal injury claims process at every turn. Clients, insurers, even medical providers now must consider Medicare’s interest or face dreaded penalties. It’s made just about everyone paranoid about settling a case no matter who you represent.  Plaintiff’s attorneys are worried about Medicare coming at them years after the claim has resolved. Defendant’s attorneys are constantly reminded that insurers face stiff fines if Medicare doesn’t get paid back. It’s enough to drive you nuts.

Social Media Ethics

This on-demand webinar will provide an overview of growing societal trends of social media, along with a discussion of private versus public information, and how social media blurs the lines. Consider the risks associated with social networking and if your clients are in danger. What makes social networking different: A look at some publicly poor decisions made through social media and what it could cost you. We will review the American Bar Association and State Rules of Professional Conduct, as well as other formal ethical opinions. What to consider in your discovery plan?

Social Media Investigations

In this course Joseph Jones will teach the paralegals how social media and internet use have opened up new avenues for legal investigations. He will address why social media investigations are important to almost every case type. He will also discuss how to correctly locate, preserve and authenticate online content, and why a printed copy of something online is insufficient to produce as evidence.  The discussion also includes ethical discussions on what you should/shouldn’t be doing in regards to sending “friend” requests or other communications with subjects of the investigation.

Supreme Court Nominations

In this on-demand webinar, we will discuss the nomination process of a Supreme Court Justice and what the vetting process entails. Additionally, we will review some controversial Supreme Court nominations and the current appointment of Amy Coney Barrett. Lastly, we will review what “packing the court” means and the impeachment of a Supreme Court Justice.  

Taking a Skills Inventory Before Taking a Leap

Choosing your next step isn’t something that someone can do for you, but something that you have to control. What does that mean?  You have to discover on your own what is needed to take your career to the next level or down the next path by taking time to understand what your skills are, what they need to be, and how to reach the next level. This webinar will provide you the tools to start your own career journey by developing an inventory of your existing skills and discovering how the “paralegal” skills are transferrable to leadership and growth opportunities.

Taking the High Road

The ability to ship cargo across the country is crucial to the success of the cannabis industry.This presentation reviews some core features of transportation law before reviewing how states have followed or ignored that guidance with respect to shipments of federally lawful hemp moving through their borders.The presentation uses the lessons of state treatment of hemp shipments to forecast how states may treat marijuana shipments moving across their borders if marijuana is eventually made federally lawful. Some statutory language to address that issue are also proposed.

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