Advanced Level Courses

An advanced level is designed for professionals with specialized knowledge or experience in the subject area.

Advanced Word

You will learn how to work with Designs, AutoText, and Outline Numbering. You will learn to compose larger documents with headers and footers, page numbers, foot and endnotes, and tables of contents. In addition, you will develop graphics and integrate objects into your documents. Style sheets and document templates will help you to guarantee a uniform layout for your Word documents and to create templates for your standard letters.

Advanced Excel

Beyond the SUM or IF formulas, we will look at additional formulas to help you leverage your data in Excel. We will also spend time on tables so that you can structure and present your data in a way that is clear and impressive. In addition, conditional formatting will be shared so that it can be combined with formulas to highlight data that meets your needs. We will introduce you to pivot tables and some of the advanced features you can achieve, which allow you to analyze data with just a few clicks.

The Ins and Outs of Insurance Law

This session will begin with a brief history of insurance: what it is, where it began, and what the term "underwriting" means. From there, we will move into a discussion of risk-shifting and how that plays out in different coverage areas. The session will conclude with a brief discussion of reinsurance and guaranty associations. This session is intended to provide some high-level background information for those that practice in the insurance law arena and may want to better understand common concepts.

What is the first thing you do when you want to find something out about somebody you don’t know? If you’re like most people, I’m sure your answer includes the word “Google”.  But did you know – that there’s a whole lot more information out there, in the invisible, or deep web that traditional search engines don’t find?  Did you know that Google only covers one percent of what’s available on the internet?

Legal professionals are well versed in the importance of privileged and confidential information, but the delineation of corporate counsel providing privileged communication versus business advice is sometimes difficult to clearly identify. Learn how to identify, distinguish and enforce protections awarded to confidential and privileged communications. In-house legal departments must take great care in identifying and securing privileged communications. Know how to secure information and provide the most defensible position in the face of a disclosure challenge.

When the Federal Aviation Administration finalized its rules for unmanned aircraft systems in 2016, it expanded opportunities for commercial uses of that technology. A range of industries, including insurance, logistics and delivery, media and entertainment, energy, real estate, and emergency responders, are actively exploring the use of drones in their businesses or already using drones. 

For years, Title IX was generally seen by the public at large as a federal law that required schools to provide equal athletic opportunity. Known colloquially as the “football rule,” Title IX cases and investigations led to colleges opening additional women’s athletic sports (women’s rowing is the classic example), adding scholarships to existing women’s sports that previously were not supported, or eliminating men’s sports programs – all in an effort to ensure that a school provided the same number of athletic scholarships to both men and women.  

Project management involves much more than how to define the scope of a project, plan activities, create timelines and manage budgets. Project managers must also possess strong leadership skills and have problem-solving experience, analytical, people and communication expertise. In this session, Michael Quartararo, the author of the 2016 book “Project Management in Electronic Discovery,” elaborates on advanced project management competencies for paralegals, including the knowledge, talent and skills necessary to successfully lead eDiscovery or any other legal project. 

Taking a Deposition is both a science and an art. While many lawyers have taken dozens or hundreds of depositions, so few have been specifically trained in how to tactically maneuver through depositions or how to best secure the most information in the best fashion.

This on-demand webinar will provide a quick overview of a commercial lease agreement and will focus on the operative portions of the contract. The course will concentrate on drafting skills as they relate to particular provisions of the lease agreement.