Basic Level Courses

A basic level is most appropriate for the professional with little to no experience in the subject area being taught.

Child custody is one area of law that will likely touch every legal practitioner’s work life regardless of your actual practice area. Inevitably, as soon as someone knows you work in law, you will be asked to give some guidance about a child custody case whether it is from a friend, a neighbor, a co-worker or a client. 

The High Cost of Small Mistakes

This presentation focuses on how small mistakes can cost a high price. For example, a misplaced period or comma can change everything. This course offers suggestions and tips on how to proofread briefs and legal documents to ensure that all typos are corrected, comments removed from documents, the document is scrubbed, and formatting is correct prior to filing or sending. 

Dementia and the Courts

By 2040, more than 14 million Americans will be 85 years old or older. As our population ages, courts are increasingly called on to appoint guardians when elderly persons can no longer manage their own affairs. This session will discuss the unique challenges of this rapidly growing area of the law.

Introduction to Elder Law

10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day. As we are living longer, elder law has become one of the fastest growing areas of the law. This session will provide an overview of elder law for those who are either interested in practicing in this area, or who have family members confronting these issues. Find out how to help seniors protect their savings while ensuring access to health care that they need.

CP Review - Real Estate and Property

This session will assist Certified Paralegal Exam candidates in reviewing for the real estate and property component of the Exam. It will introduce the attendee to the historical development of real estate law and the evolution of modern principles and practices. The session will examine basic ownership rights and other real property interests such as estates, landlord and tenant rights, easements, and restrictions.   

CP Review - Essay Writing

This session will assist those in taking the Certified Paralegal Exam review for the skills portion of the exam. A sample essay will be given and discussed during the presentation. 

The session will focus on the following: 

  • Learning how to identify relevant facts and issues
  • The application of law to facts
  • The analysis of issues and formation of conclusions
  • The organization of information and clarity of expression