Basic

Basic Level Courses

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

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.

Employee Benefits & ERISA - The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) covers most voluntarily established private sector employee benefit plans. Private-sector employers are responsible for making sure their retirement plans comply with ERISA regulations. ERISA sets forth the minimum standards for these plans, which include defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans, 401(k)s, Employee Stock Ownership Plans(ESOPs), Simplified Employee Pension Plans (SEPs), and Profit Sharing Plans.

Need help in preparing to take the CP Certification Exam? By purchasing the CP Review Course Bundle you will have access to 8 CP review courses:

As school safety issues increasingly move from the schoolhouse to the courthouses and courts of public opinion, legal staff need to be able to distinguish fads and fiction from facts and credible sources. Paralegals and their attorneys may benefit from an understanding of how to determine what are reasonable school safety practices for preK-12 schools. This on-demand webinar will strengthen participant abilities to:

Did you know that only 12% of U.S. adults have proficient health literacy? That means that 88% of adults have trouble understanding and using information that is needed to make the healthcare decisions we all have to make. There are many reasons for this, but we in the legal field contribute by creating healthcare documents that are difficult for even the legally trained to follow. Think of all the documents that healthcare lawyers create: HIPAA disclosures, informed-consent forms, waivers, insurance forms, and contracts of all sorts. All of these documents are notoriously hard to read.

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