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Taking a Skills Inventory Before Taking a Leap

Choosing your next step isn’t something that someone can do for you, but something that you have to control. What does that mean?  You have to discover on your own what is needed to take your career to the next level or down the next path by taking time to understand what your skills are, what they need to be, and how to reach the next level. This webinar will provide you the tools to start your own career journey by developing an inventory of your existing skills and discovering how the “paralegal” skills are transferrable to leadership and growth opportunities.

Technology - Internet Sleuthing

What is the first thing you do when you want to find something out about somebody you don’t know? If you’re like most people, I’m sure your answer includes the word “Google”.  But did you know – that there’s a whole lot more information out there, in the invisible, or deep web that traditional search engines don’t find?  Did you know that Google only covers one percent of what’s available on the internet?

Ten Tools for Creating Clear Legal Documents

What’s the most important tool in a toolbox? Is it a wrench or a screwdriver? How about a hammer? Or maybe it is that nail or screw you need to fasten the final product? For most projects, you’ll likely need all of these tools (and a few more). This is also true in legal drafting. To create a clear document that effectively protects our client’s interests, we drafters need many tools to finish the job. This webinar will focus on ten of the tools needed to create clear, user-friendly legal documents.

The ABCs of Special Education

This on-demand webinar, presented by two special education attorneys, will provide a comprehensive overview of the historical background and laws related to special education. The laws applicable to students with disabilities, including the differences between the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504, the concept of a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), the evaluation, eligibility process and Individualized Education Plan processes, discipline protections of special education students, and dispute resolution.

The Art and Science of Building Habits for the Busy Paralegal

How people change their minds and create helpful habits rests on a solid evidence base. Learn the science of habit formation and goal attainment. When beginning any intentional change, there are predicable stages of change that require distinct strategies, depending on your stage. Learn tools to cultivate motivation and help you reach your most important priorities. 

The Attorney Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine

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: 

The Basics of Trusts

This on-demand webinar is comprised of three sections. First, the presenter will discuss the basics of trusts. Who makes a good trustee? How do trusts work in everyday life? When do trusts fail? Secondly, the implementation of trusts will be reviewed. Common funding challenges will be analyzed. Fiduciary accounting, trust litigation, and strategies for trust dispute scenarios will be discussed. Thirdly, the presenter will outline drafting challenges and errors which arise in drafting trusts.

The Care and Feeding of Your Court Clerk

This on-demand webinar will discuss how to work with court clerks so they will work with you (especially when feeding may be prohibited under the ethics rules)! Those who have worked in the legal profession for even a short amount of time know that some of the best contacts you can have are your court clerks. While ethical constraints prohibit a court clerk from showing bias toward or against any specific office, attorney or party, having a strong and positive relationship with the people in the clerk’s office can smooth many a bumpy road in a paralegal’s day.  

The Collaborative Divorce Practice

The Collaborative Practice is a non-adversarial approach.  Collaboratively trained lawyers pledge in writing not to go to court and work with an interdisciplinary team consisting of a mental health professional and a financial consultant, who are all certified in collaborative practice. Collaborative divorce uses a team approach to help the parties find solutions and constructive alternatives together.  The parties replace grievances with a settlement built on a foundation of understanding and mutual respect.

The Future of Analytics and Technology in eDiscovery, Investigations, and Beyond

Analytics and new ways to interact with and visualize data promise to revolutionize traditional legal processes. From review in litigation and investigations to automating contracts and other upstream processes, some are predicting that the role of the legal professional will be radically different in the next 5-10 years. Add “artificial intelligence” (AI) and the cloud to the mix and it gets even more interesting. 

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