Basic

Basic Level Courses

A basic level is most appropriate for the professional with little to no experience in the subject area being taught.

This webinar will demonstrate how to evaluate the accuracy of information encountered on the Internet and thus avoid the costly errors that can occur if false information is used in a legal document or proceeding. 

After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 1:00pm

This webinar will discuss how to work with court clerks so they will work with you (especially when feeding may be prohibited under the ethics rules)!

Those who have worked in the legal profession for even a short amount of time know that some of the best contacts you can have are your court clerks. While ethical constraints prohibit a court clerk from showing bias toward or against any specific office, attorney or party, having a strong and positive relationship with the people in the clerk’s office can smooth many a bumpy road in a paralegal’s day.  

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 12:00pm

Debits to the left, credits to the right...but what does that mean? Accounting lingo can be difficult to understand, but nonetheless crucial to understand in order to acquire the information an attorney or accountant might need. You don't need to be a CPA to understand the lingo. Register for this course to get a practical understanding of the accounting terms and financial statements. 

Insurance and issues of insurance coverage are involved in many cases, even though they do not appear to involve insurance coverage questions.  As such, it is important to have an understanding of insurance issues when working on a wide variety of cases and matters.  

How people change their minds and create helpful habits rests on a solid evidence base. Learn the science of habit formation and goal attainment. When beginning any intentional change, there are predicable stages of change that require distinct strategies, depending on your stage. Learn tools to cultivate motivation and help you reach your most important priorities. 

Organizations know that every one of their employees is valuable and contributes unique talents and experience to each project or task at hand. So, comparatively, when employees come together as a team, the end result is typically even greater success—that is, when members understand how to work collaboratively. Effective collaboration not only helps to increase the quality of results, but also the productivity. In this session, learn to CARE by discovering techniques for effective Communication, maximizing individual Ability, producing Results, and fostering Esprit de corps. 

Did you know the average person speaks up to 16,000 words each and every day? No doubt, that’s a lot of chatter. But successful leaders know there’s a significant difference between being a big talker and being an effective communicator. And they also know communication is the key to motivating and inspiring people. 

This session explores causes of action for misappropriation of electronic data—whether by departing employees, competitors, or third-party hackers—and defenses to those claims.  It also provides some practical guidance for investigating and collecting evidence concerning such claims, including but not limited to sources of evidence, strategies for obtaining that evidence, and authenticating the evidence.

An attorney’s perspective on paralegal coordination in the modern law office.

Emphasis is placed on identifying the truly dysfunctional and difficult people who are in a class by their own and require an entirely different and highly specific skill set.  Learn to triage the bully from other challenging people such as victims, know-it-alls and complainers. Registrants are given proven techniques to identify the most difficult people and protect yourself and others around you to minimize their impact. 

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