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|Clarity in Your Writing||Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:00am||
This session will review some basic writing strategies to make your writing clear, concise, and effective. The session will also offer suggestions for proofreading and editing your work and the work of others.
|Collection Law: The Good, the Bad, & the Profitable||Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:00pm||
When your firm obtains a judgment, do you know what comes next?
Learn the fundamentals of collection law in this basic to intermediate level course which will discuss the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, what you should be doing before you obtain a judgment, and what remedies are available to enforce a judgment including debtor’s exams, wage and bank garnishments, and writs of execution. You will even get some skip-tracing tips on where you can find valuable information.
|Ethics & Technology in the Workplace||Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:00pm||
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.
|Justice on the Reservation: Access to Justice in Indian Country||Fri, 03/29/2019 - 11:00am||
In sovereign Indian nations throughout the US, there’s a severe lawyer shortage and nonlawyer tribal advocates representing clients in tribal courts. Some of these advocates are caring and skilled; others do more harm than good. Many citizens of these nations can’t even access tribal advocates and desperately reach out to court personnel for assistance. This session describes the severity of the access to justice crisis in Indian country and explores the roles paralegals might play in alleviating the crisis. For all levels: beginning, intermediate, and advanced
|Utilizing Revocable Trusts in Estate Planning||Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:00am||
During this session we will discuss distinguishing between typical uses of Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts; recognizing common scenarios where Revocable Trust Planning is utilized; and identifying common clauses and elements of a Revocable Trust Agreement.