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Family Law - Division of Property and Spousal Support

This course concentrates on practice and procedure in the area of alimony and property division.

How to Make Yourself Indispensable

Indispensable employees are always indispensable, no matter where they go or what they do. That’s because it’s more about attitude than skill set. They know the key to their success is to work smarter, not harder. They understand where to focus their energy to get the greatest return on their efforts. They take time out to plan and they offer a solution for every problem. They get the difference between being proactive and being reactive. They also know they are replaceable...and perhaps most importantly, they want to be replaceable.

Land Use

This course provides an overview of zoning and land use regulation. Zoning is a type of public control that places many limits on how land is used. Each city or county places all its properties into zones for residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, or other uses. Land use regulations vary widely from state to state, county to county, and city to city. Property owners can sometimes make requests for changes to the permitted uses and prohibited uses with applications for conditional uses, variances, zoning changes, or other requests.

Leadership Basics

After you’ve completed this course, you’ll be able to identify key characteristics of leaders. You’ll know how to build trust and confidence with employees, and you’ll avoid behaviors that undermine leadership. You’ll be more skilled at promoting teamwork and esprit de corps, and you’ll be prepared to act decisively. And last, but not least, you’ll be able to demonstrate leadership in a crisis.

Personal Leadership Bundle

NALA believes it is important for paralegals to focus on their personal development. This new program will provide paralegals with the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop their personal leadership skills. By purchasing this bundle you will have access to the following courses: 

Resolving Workplace Conflict

Is conflict an ongoing battle in your organization? Apparently, it is for most. A recent study reveals that 85 percent of employees experience conflict at work; a staggering 2.8 hours each week, ranging from mild squabbles with teammates to explosive disagreements between managers.

The Art of Effective Communication

It is not unusual to hear people say, "We have a communication problem here." This course will provide methods for analyzing and improving your own communication and help you help others. The Art of Effective Communication will allow you to understand the hidden meanings behind various communication methods and devise strategies to communicate more effectively and avoid unnecessary conflict.

The Art of Influencing Others

This highly interactive workshop lays the foundation for more effective communication, a necessary skill for having a powerful impact in any situation. Through a series of structured experiences, you'll learn to develop and apply skills that improve your effectiveness when marketing your services in any situation.

Time Management

A simple glance at the desks of various workers reveals different organizational and time management practices that individuals have adapted to their personality. Personality preferences have an impact on how individuals successfully manage their time. Different approaches to time management are equally effective and neither approach is better than the other. In this program you will learn how to increase your personal effectiveness by using management techniques, learn ways to overcome procrastination and find out a variety of methods to living a balanced life.

Trial Practice

This course provides a broad picture of how a case proceeds through the courts, from trial court to appellate courts to the Supreme Court. The course reviews: