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 course will cover hearsay from A-to-Z. We'll begin by defining hearsay: what it is, where it lurks, and how to spot it. We will examine the basic rules on its admissibility, as well as the policy reasons behind those rules. We will then discuss the most common ways to avoid the ban on hearsay evidence, including using out-of-court statements for non-hearsay purposes, finding exclusions from the rule against hearsay, and applying the exceptions found in the Federal Rules of Evidence.

Ms. Camay will share subject matter expert information and national statistics in her presentation on the topic of bullying in the workplace, sharing her personal testimony with the audience. The audience will gain knowledge about this epidemic and will learn simple concepts they can implement into their working environment to set clear boundaries and address being bullied in the workplace.

Do you know anyone who is not posting content on Facebook, Instagram, or another social media site? Do you know any company that doesn’t have a website?  In today's digital world, most content is hosted on a website or app and is usually viewed on your mobile device. Whether you are the person posting the content or you work at the company hosting it on a website, you are affected by copyright law.

The 1st Amendment on-demand webinar presented by John Bermingham will focus on the purpose behind the 1st Amendment while exploring and understanding the Establishment Clause, the Free Exercise Clause, Freedom of Speech including Freedom of the Press, the Right to Peaceably Assemble, and the Right to petition for a governmental redress of grievances.  Additionally, Mr. Bermingham will analyze and debate some key Supreme Court rulings under the 1st Amendment including R. A. V. v. City of St. Paul, Lemon v. Kurtzman, and Reynolds v.

The end of the Soviet Era (sometimes referred to as the post-communist world) has seen upheavals related to historic episodes such as colonialism or ancient tribal hostilities or both. Some history of the Middle East, from Canaan through the Crusades to ISIS, will be traced rather briefly in the segment on “Paths to War & Terror” before turning to how counter-terrorism has impacted both our daily lives and our legal systems. The link from history to current events exists in security screening at airports, courthouses, and public events.

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. 

This course is designed to introduce personnel who work for attorneys, such as paralegals, assistants, other support staff, with the unique issues surrounding the representation of elderly clients. The presentation will address issues of access, appearance and office set up to better accommodate elderly clients. There will also be discussion of typical barriers in communicating with elderly clients, such as hearing, sight and mobility issues, and possible solutions.

Law firms generally employ paralegals and other support staff to assist attorneys in providing legal services to clients. Over the years, a paralegal's role in a law firm has become extremely important in providing lower cost legal services to the public. Paralegals may perform tasks such as preparing legal documents, meeting with clients, communicating with opposing counsel or other non-party, among other tasks. As a non-attorney, these tasks must all be done under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Practicing law without a license can come with serious implications and ruin one’s car

This on-demand webinar explores the ethics implications of relying on artificial intelligence to provide or assist in providing legal advice. First, the program will cover general issues, including: unauthorized practice of law and multijurisdictional rules' application; lawyers' duty of competence; the conflicts of interest, fee/expense, privilege and work product implications of lawyers working with third party AI providers or consultants; lawyers' ability to limit their liability; discoverability and ownership of AI material. Second, the course will address AI issues transactional lawyer

The U.S. Supreme Court is the court of last resort regarding federal water issues. These issues include both resolution of what the federal Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. §§ 1251-1388, means and how it applies and of certain aspects of water law, including tribal water rights and interstate water disputes.

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