Intermediate

Intermediate Level Courses

An intermediate level is most beneficial for the professional with detailed knowledge in the subject area.

 

Online connectivity has transformed every facet of our lives. Technology shortens our commutes, connects us with people far away, and gives us unlimited cat memes... yet many areas of litigation remain untouched - and unimproved - in the way that other parts of our lives have. 

First Court has leveraged technology to improve two costly and time-intensive practices - mediation and jury research. 

The deal that has landed in your inbox might look just the same as the last half-dozen, or it might be an entirely new industry or deal structure. Either way, an organized approach to due diligence will help you best serve your client by being both thorough and efficient. This course will cover best practices for doing the digging that is required for a successful and thoughtful transactional practice, and for responding from the seller’s side to requests for documentation and information.

Jury research is a burgeoning domain within the legal field. Jury consultants use psychological theorems and statistical analyses to inform legal processes and assist trial teams with discovery, theme development, jury selection, witness preparation, settlement decisions, and case presentations. This on-demand webinar is an introduction to the way in which jury consultants work side-by-side with trial teams to conduct focus groups, shadow juries, witness preparation, social media profiling, and post-trial interviews.

Computer Forensics & Cyber Security

Computer Forensics pose challenges in many legal areas both in discovery and preservation of ESI. Law firms and their clients can both be “forensically challenged” in today’s ESI environment. Securing ESI is a challenge for both law firms and their clients and is one of the hottest areas of technologic concerns. 

This session will discuss these challenges and present ideas on how to meet them.

Mock Trial - Part 1 & 2

NALA’s Mock Trial will include everything you need to know about jury trials. Learn how a jury is pulled from the venire; watch witnesses testify in a trial like setting; see Plaintiff and Defense counsel present statements and motions for the Judge and Jury to consider. See the Jury charged and return with a verdict. This experience will give you valuable information that you can put into practical use in your career. Most importantly, at the end of the trial there will be a question and answer session.  

This on-demand webinar will explore perhaps the most important legal doctrine all lawyers should understand -- the attorney client privilege. The on-demand webinar will also address the separate but related work product doctrine protection. With both protections, the on-demand webinar will include up-to-date case law. 

The on-demand webinar will explore ten topics: 

Veterans Law and the Paralegal: Sorting out VA's Errors and Appeal Decisions

Through review of the foundational concepts of veteran's law and case studies we will review basic errors made with the initial filing of claims for VA Disability Compensation benefits, the impact of those errors on the veteran, the process of disagreeing with a VA decision, and resolving issues outside of the VA appeals process, if at all possible. We will cover the filing of good appeals and obtaining supporting evidence, medical evidence, medical opinions, and legal arguments in support of the claim.

Real Estate Contracts: Trap Doors

This session will be a comprehensive review of basic real estate drafting with some advanced drafting thrown into the mix. How do real estate contracts work? How binding are contracts in the end? What are common escape hatches for hesitant buyers? How can sellers protect themselves? How do listing agreements work? These and other questions will be answered. 

Family Mediation in the Estate Administration Environment: Dispute Management Techniques

This session will discuss family tensions that arise in the context of trusts and estates. This session aims to answer two critical questions. First, what techniques can be used in the estate planning process to avoid disputes? Secondly, what techniques can be used in the estate and trust administration process to avoid turmoil? Tangible personal property often has limited financial value; however, it has a vast emotional value. Why do so many simple estates become complex fights over the family furniture? Where did

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