Basic Level Courses

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

CP Review - Contract Law

This session will assist those in taking the Certified Paralegal exam (“CP Exam”) review for the contracts component of the knowledge portion of the CP Exam.

The session offers a broad and basic view of the fundamentals of contract law and will focus on the following:

Ethics and the Law

Ethics and the Law will focus on the law and the ethical issues that arise when laws provide a certain outcome that may not be fair, ethical or necessarily the “right thing.”  During this session, we will analyze and debate some key Constitutional and State Court Cases that deal with ethical issues outside of the law. Specifically, discussion will include the ethics attorneys and paralegals face with the Attorney/Client Privilege, 4th Amendment’s Search and Seizure, 5th Amendment’s Due Process, 8th Amendment’s Cruel and Unusual Punishment, 1st Amendment’s Right to Free Speech, and the Right

Generational Differences - Mind the Gap

Unlike any time in our nation's history, multiple generations are employed in the workplace. We are working alongside co-workers old enough to be our parents and at the same time employees young enough to be our children. Senior partners are planning for retirement and adults born in the last decade of the 20th Century are entering the workforce. Every generation has a different view of the world. That view is dictated by national and world events, public opinion, and viewpoints. Attitudes and expectations have a great effect on each generation's view of the workplace. What is important to

Confessions of a Stressed-Out Paralegal

In this session, we will discuss facts and helpful information about stress, primarily in the workplace, and how it affects us.  We will identify the symptoms of stress and how stress can carry over into our personal lives.

The session will end with simple yoga or other relaxation techniques to help with relieving the effects of stress. Some techniques can be used while sitting in your office.  

Audience participation is encouraged.

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