2016 Paralegal Cruise – 27 CLE

If you missed the 2016 cruise but need the CLE, the GOOD NEWS is that you can still get your CLE credits! You’ll receive the recordings of the same CLE seminars that attendees receive to do at your convenience … a total of 27.00 CLE (including 4.0 ethics).

You also have the OPTION to add the awesome 2016 Paralegal Cruise goodie bag which will be delivered via USPS Priority Mail and is packed full of fun paralegal swag! The additional cost for the goodie bag is $10 to cover shipping & handling expenses.

 

To purchase the CLE set WITH the goodie bag for $85 please CLICK HERE.

To purchase the CLE set WITHOUT the goodie bag for $75 please CLICK HERE.

PROMOTION CLE set WITH goodie bag $75 CLICK HERE

PROMOTION CLE set WITHOUT goodie bag $65 CLICK HERE

Please CLICK HERE to learn about the 2017 Paralegal Cruise.

Legal Education

eDiscovery Basics – The Current eDiscovery Landscape and Best Practices for the EDRM Workflow

  • Key Terminology
  • FRCP – including recent changes
  • Custodians – Identification, Types
  • Collection – Best practices
  • Processing – Best practices, pitfalls to avoid
  • Load Files – what they are; what you need to know and how to manage each type

Tools to Become Your Firm’s eDiscovery Superstar

  • Know the Rules
  • Meet & Confer Best Practices
  • Creating and Managing your Firm’s eDiscovery Workflow
  • Creating/Managing eDiscovery Teams
  • Helping your clients be eDiscovery savvy

Ethics for Freelancers

Ethics are ethics, right? The ABA stood on the mountaintop and gave unto us the Model Rules of Professional Conduct that were passed down to us through our instructors and supervising attorneys. Those rules were written for paralegals working in traditional offices. Now that paralegals have the option to work independently, there are new rules – some unofficial – that govern the way we do our jobs. Join us as we examine evolving ethics definitions and guidelines for 21st century paralegals.

The Inadvertent Plagiarizer

Oscar Wilde said that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.” Pretty words that belie damage done when someone ‘borrows’ content from another and fails to provide credit to the original creator or, even worse, passes it off as original work. At what point does inadvertent plagiarism become intentional or, at the furthest end of the spectrum, copyright infringement? What can we do to avoid plagiarizing? When does plagiarism cross the line into copyright infringement? Join our seminar to learn more about preventing plagiarism, identifying plagiarized / infringed content, protecting your intellectual property and responding to accusations of plagiarism.

Digital Transcript Tools, Exhibit View and TranscriptPro

Best Practices for understanding file types and how to create summaries, reports, deposition outlines, settlement letters using any format transcript, the easy way!

The Basics of Estate Planning

The common misconception of estate planning is that you must be wealthy to have an estate. However, the truth is, if you own any assets, regardless of their value, you have an estate and need to plan, or your resident state will do it for you. In this presentation, we will discuss the importance of a basic estate plan in order to avoid having your property end up in the hands of the government and to ensure that your wishes are carried out during your lifetime and beyond.

Fair Debt Collections Act

Learn about the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Service Members Civil Relief Act. You’ll learn the parties involved, debt collection practices, consumer protection, responsibilities, do’s and don’ts, liability, damages and recent cases.

Fair Labor Standards Act

Learn about the Fair Labor Standards Act, what it is and what it covers. Learn about minimum wage, maximum hours, hourly vs. salary, exempt vs. non-exempt, exceptions to overtime pay, penalties, damages and more.

Long Term Care Planning

For the baby boomers, estate planning turns into long-term care planning. Learn how to discuss with clients the different ways to plan for long-term care while still achieving their estate planning goals. We will be discussing different housing options, ways to pay for help with their activities of daily living, and dealing with different family dynamics.

Smooth Sailings: Paralegal Support for Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Commercial real estate transactions are often significantly larger in size, scope, ego, and emotion than residential real estate transactions. The larger the transaction, the larger the potential claim if mistakes are made. Because title insurance is the only insurance that covers the past and not the future, much of a paralegal’s time is spent supporting the transactional attorney in clearing title and documentary issues. This program will survey, through actual case studies, some of the more bizarre, complicated, interesting, and entertaining title issues, as well as how to address and cure those matters to ensure a smooth closing.

How to Create a Paperless Law Office

This course will cover the considerations involved in doing a conversion of paper files to digital. Teach you how to create a system to organize and name files so they can be found later and how to create a paperless process to stop generating new paper. We will also cover data security and how to improve efficiency and save your firm and clients money.

How to Build a Wall Around Your Clients with Relationship Marketing

This course will show you how to compete with other law firms for the same clients,, how to manage referrals and keep getting them. We will also show you how to systematize and create a streamlined process to easily manage relationship marketing.

Career & Lifestyle Management

7 Habits of Highly Effective Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Critical Interviewing & Job Search Skills for Paralegals

The Power of Networking

Tools for your Toolbox, Resume Writing & More – Are You Ready for Your Next Best Career?