Basic

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 - Civil Litigation

This session will assist those in taking the Certified Paralegal Exam review for the Civil Litigation portion of the knowledge exam. The session offers a broad and basic view of the fundamentals of Civil Litigation.

The session will include discussions in the areas of:

  • Jurisdiction
  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Pleadings
  • Discovery
  • Motion Practice
  • Trial Process
  • Appeal Process

During this on-demand webinar, 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.  

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 on-demand webinar describes the severity of the access to justice crisis in Indian country and explores the roles paralegals might play in alleviating the crisis.

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.

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.

This session will review some basic writing strategies to make your writing clear, concise, and effective.  It will also offer suggestions for proofreading and editing your work and the work of others.

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:

Creative thinking, effective problem solving, increased productivity, job satisfaction, and more: the benefits of collaboration are significant, both for individuals and organizations. That is, when things run smoothly. But there is much more to collaboration than working side-by-side with people. There is an effective way to collaborate - and an ineffective way to collaborate. Believe it or not, sometimes it is the wrong choice altogether. That is because successful collaboration requires a combination of the right situation, well-honed skills, and an open mindset.

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