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Salary Trends

Nicholas Romley, the Executive Director of Special Counsel's Michigan office, will be presenting on a variety of topics relating to salary trends across the country for legal support professionals. Nicholas will also be discussing how you can draft your resume to maximize compensation and demonstrate long term value to potential employers during the interview process. Additionally, Nicholas will present various ideas related to how the legal business model impacts career mobility and how to maximize your compensation during your career. 

School Safety: From the Schoolhouse to the Courthouse

As school safety issues increasingly move from the schoolhouse to the courthouses and courts of public opinion, legal staff need to be able to distinguish fads and fiction from facts and credible sources. Paralegals and their attorneys may benefit from an understanding of how to determine what are reasonable school safety practices for preK-12 schools. This on-demand webinar will strengthen participant abilities to:

Shovel Ready? Digging into Transactional Due Diligence

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.

So the Plaintiff's on Medicare

Over the last few years, Medicare has inserted itself into the personal injury claims process at every turn. Clients, insurers, even medical providers now must consider Medicare’s interest or face dreaded penalties. It’s made just about everyone paranoid about settling a case no matter who you represent.  Plaintiff’s attorneys are worried about Medicare coming at them years after the claim has resolved. Defendant’s attorneys are constantly reminded that insurers face stiff fines if Medicare doesn’t get paid back. It’s enough to drive you nuts.

Social Media Investigations

In this course Joseph Jones will teach the paralegals how social media and internet use have opened up new avenues for legal investigations. He will address why social media investigations are important to almost every case type. He will also discuss how to correctly locate, preserve and authenticate online content, and why a printed copy of something online is insufficient to produce as evidence.  The discussion also includes ethical discussions on what you should/shouldn’t be doing in regards to sending “friend” requests or other communications with subjects of the investigation.

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. 

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