Basic

Basic Level Courses

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

Various causes of wrongful convictions will be discussed showing how each cause can be linked back to some sort of bias. Various cases will be used during the presentation to demonstrate this. 

The laws, rules, and policies around a law firm's due diligence can be challenging at times to experienced attorneys and paralegals. It is even more daunting for those who are just getting familiar with the due diligence/RA 9 world. This presentation outlines some key points for those who are relatively new to this area of corporate law. Topics included are: general search rules, forms, and importance of the debtor name. There is also a discussion on the GM case and its implications for firms. All topics are established touchstones in due diligence analysis.

When a drunk driver causes an automobile collision, can the injured party sue the establishment where the drunk driver was served? If I serve guests at a graduation party and one of them causes a collision on the way home, am I responsible? This exciting on-demand webinar will discuss the determining factors to help you understand liquor liability. David Lail is an attorney who specializes in dram shop cases.

A relaxed, interactive and light hearted exploration of how the legal profession is restructuring, what is driving the restructuring and what all of the changes mean for paralegals, lawyers and the legal profession.

This on-demand webinar will emphasize coaching skills as a way to interact with colleagues, friends and families. Most of us are in conversation from morning to night, and there are some techniques that can be deployed on any situation to diffuse conflict and draw more out of conversations. We can learn to say anything to anybody at any time. Proven techniques such as level 3 listening, asking high yield questions, and other skills to raise awareness  in conversations can be a game changer in making us more effective communicators.

This on-demand webinar will review the science of stress and emphasize practical strategies to reclaim our lives. If change is constant, and we are all being asked to do more with less, we must respond differently to these demands. Registrants will hear proven strategies that include cultivating a growth mindset, becoming the CEO of our inner lives, taking actions on our highest priorities, and saying no early and often, to name a few.

The presentation will begin with a discussion of paradigms and sources of environmental law generally. The course will then include summaries of major federal and state environmental statutes and regulatory programs, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.  It will cover the methods regulatory authorities use to enforce those laws, and strategies regulated communities have developed to minimize or avoid liability those laws might otherwise impose.

This on-demand webinar overview on trademark law will provide an introductory discussion of trademark and service mark law in the United States, including topics such as establishing rights, federal registration of marks, and the enforcement of rights.  Learning objectives will be to enable the student to identify relevant issues involved in specific matters for further investigation and research, as well as to provide a general understanding of the purposes and mechanics of trademark law in the United States.

Everyone has a cell phone and most of us use our phone for more than just phone calls. Are you overlooking this landmine source of evidence in your cases? Whether you handle probate cases, family law or civil litigation, you will want to learn how mobile forensics can help you gather information that affects all types of cases.

This presentation offers a broad and basic view of the fundamentals of business that every paralegal should understand. The presenter will discuss sole proprietorships, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, profit and nonprofit corporations, and limited liability companies. The advantages and disadvantages of each type of organization are explained, and guidance on how to form each type is offered, including specifics about required state and IRS filings.

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