Basic

Basic Level Courses

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

Capture and Authenticate Social Media Evidence

In our world of rampant over-sharing, people leave an extensive online footprint whether they realize it or not. Social media evidence discovery and authentication combined with online open source and dark web intelligence are now one of the most fertile sources of criminal evidence. Maintaining accuracy, authenticity, and integrity of evidence throughout the chain of custody is necessary. When it comes to building a strong case, the whole team needs to deliver reliable, defensible data at every stage.

Anatomy of a Trial Binder

In this session, you will walk away with the confidence and skills needed to prepare a trial binder that your trial team will be impressed with, even if you've NEVER made one before! Paralegals with trial experience will learn some new tricks and tips to add to their existing knowledge base.

We will discuss:

A Live Exploration of the Dark Web

At the farthest corner of the online world lie the hidden recesses of the Dark Web and its Darknet marketplaces. The Dark Web may be accessed for both legitimate purposes and to conceal criminal or other malicious activities. This 1-hour session will teach you how to access the Dark Web safely and anonymously, navigate within the many layers of the Dark Web to discover hidden Wiki's and dig through Dark Web search engines. We examine the various Darknet marketplace models and niches, cryptocurrencies used on the Darknet, Darknet takedown markets, and key Darknet vendors.

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.  

Tuesday, May 21, 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

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 11:00am

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.

Friday, February 22, 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.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 12:00pm

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.

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:00am

In this course Joseph Jones will teach the paralegals how social media and internet use have opened up new avenues for legal investigations. He will address why social media investigations are important to almost every case type. He will also discuss how to correctly locate, preserve and authenticate online content, and why a printed copy of something online is insufficient to produce as evidence.  The discussion also includes ethical discussions on what you should/shouldn’t be doing in regards to sending “friend” requests or other communications with subjects of the investigation.

Benefits of fostering an ethical workplace go beyond simply doing the right thing (although that is important). This course explores how workplace ethics should be developed, how to create the standards and policies that support them, how employees can be trained and managed to follow and support these standards, and how to deal with problems where ethics are concerned.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

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