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An Introduction to Estate Planning

Many people believe that estate planning is only for the rich and famous. Estate planning is not limited to millionaires. Everything that you work hard for over your lifetime deserves attention. The focus of estate planning is not always about the money! You must consider what is appropriate for your family. My favorite phrase is, “Equal and fair are not always the same thing.”

Artificial Intelligence: Ethics Issues

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

Basic Business Organizations

This presentation offers a broad and basic view of the fundamentals of business that every paralegal should understand. The presenter will discuss sole proprietorships, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, profit and nonprofit corporations, and limited liability companies. The advantages and disadvantages of each type of organization are explained, and guidance on how to form each type is offered, including specifics about required state and IRS filings.

Basic Due Diligence

The laws, rules, and policies around a law firm's due diligence can be challenging at times to experienced attorneys and paralegals. It is even more daunting for those who are just getting familiar with the due diligence/RA 9 world. This presentation outlines some key points for those who are relatively new to this area of corporate law. Topics included are: general search rules, forms, and importance of the debtor name. There is also a discussion on the GM case and its implications for firms. All topics are established touchstones in due diligence analysis.

Become the CEO of Your Whole Life

Original, evidence-based solutions are weaved into this session to combat unrelenting stress experienced by paralegals. Solutions include using CEO strategies across one’s entire life. Learn to break persistent patterns around chronic stress and create spaciousness in your life using science and wisdom to cultivate a more self-authored, less-reactive stance.

Cell Phone Forensics

Ever wondered what kind of information is on a cell phone? Or how forensic collection works for mobile devices? Mobile devices are central to our daily lives; they are computers at our fingertips. As such, they create a large amount of data relevant to investigations and litigation, and serve as an incredible repository of electronic information. This webinar will discuss the kind of forensics results that can be obtained, how to handle locked devices, and more. Dr. Manes' presentation will include information on:

Civil Litigation - A Step by Step Look at the Process

Civil litigation is a term used to describe the legal process applied to non-criminal matters. This on-demand webinar will discuss in depth each step in the process of a civil lawsuit:

  • Initial steps in a civil lawsuit: complaint and answer;
  • Motions practice;
  • Discovery and pre-trial;
  • Trial and judgment;
  • Appeals;
  • Enforcement.

Each step in the process will be discussed in detail, using examples, forms, practice tips, and most importantly, real life examples as they apply to the role of the paralegal.

Clarity in Your Writing

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.

Classification of Law

This on-demand webinar will explore the ways in which legal concepts are categorized. These categories both help to understand the law and inform how the law is made, written, and researched. By focusing on several major distinctions or classifications, attendees will gain working knowledge of how major legal concepts fit into a larger legal landscape.  By the end of the course, attendees should be able to:

Collection Law: The Good, the Bad, & the Profitable

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.

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