Substantive credit refers to all categories of public and private law, including but not limited to the law of contracts, real property, torts, and criminal law.

A paralegal who manages contracts, at minimum, must be well-versed in the law, contractual terms, and budgets while possessing superior time management and communication skills. Moreover, as this course will demonstrate, a paralegal with these proven skills has the ability to work between many sectors including academia, government, large corporations, and small businesses. Use this course to acquire foundational knowledge required to manage contracts regardless of where you work.

Every minute of every day, companies are generating millions of digital documents filled with sensitive information. With the competitive environment, mergers and acquisitions, and other company transactions, they are also required to share more data than ever before. Important questions to ask are the following: What is identifying information? How can it be discovered, as well as completely scrubbed, from the data? What are the ramifications of releasing sensitive content?

What techniques do you need to research the open web and commercial databases?  What are the rules regarding searching – especially public records? How should you create search strings? How do you select the appropriate content or material to search? All of this, and more, will be covered in this webinar. 

Learning Objectives

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 12:00pm

This webinar steps through how to create an operationalized privacy program. Presentation includes addressing privacy programs, whether they are in their infancy or are mature. Topics include: Key components of a privacy program, effectively rate your program maturity, and how to embed the privacy components as part of your everyday business model. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 12:00pm

Cases pertaining to disability benefits for any specialty areas such as veterans, social security, and retired coal miners can be complicated. This course covers the basic principles of evidence development, maximizing medical reports, and preparing the miner for depositions regarding their coal mine employment history, coal dust exposure, and the physical nature of their past employment. Proving clinical pneumoconiosis can sometimes be tricky, but this course provides alternate methods for successful pursuit of a claim. 

Lawyers make the record. Court reporters preserve the record. Learn the importance of hiring the right court reporter for your legal proceeding. Just as clients take a lot of time to select legal representation, law firms will see the benefits of selecting the best court reporting services. Moreover, learn why it's crucial to ensure the best-suited court reporter for legal proceedings held outside of the courthouse.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 12:00pm

Explore the various roles that paralegals may fulfill when assisting prosecutors preparing for criminal jury trials expected to last multiple days. Participants will learn about the preparation of jury instructions, including the creation of those that are not contained in the model jury instructions. Discussion will include expectations of how paralegals can assist with selecting jury members, organizational tips, and technology preparation to ensure smooth outcomes during the actual jury trial.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 12:00pm

This on-demand webinar explains the utility of body-worn camera footage for the prosecution of criminal cases.

Discussion includes:

  • Usage of the system and why certain information is shielded
  • Turning over system information to the defense and requisite documentation
  • Demonstrations of how to shield information and presenting footage in court as part of the prosecution's case

Effective communication skills are critical to a paralegal's success. Do you want to take your legal writing to the next level and become an indispensable member of your legal team? Join Legal Research & Writing Professor, Pamela Hollern, for “Top 10 Tips to Improve Your Legal Writing”.  

In this quick, 1-hour on-demand webinar, you will take away tangible tips to immediately improve your legal writing. Learn how to: 

This on-demand webinar addresses the question, "Why Utilize Realtime Reporters?"