Basic

Basic Level Courses

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

Debits to the left, credits to the right...but what does that mean? Accounting lingo can be difficult to understand, but nonetheless crucial to understand in order to acquire the information an attorney or accountant might need. You don't need to be a CPA to understand the lingo. Register for this course to get a practical understanding of the accounting terms and financial statements. 

Insurance and issues of insurance coverage are involved in many cases, even though they do not appear to involve insurance coverage questions.  As such, it is important to have an understanding of insurance issues when working on a wide variety of cases and matters.  

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. 

Organizations know that every one of their employees is valuable and contributes unique talents and experience to each project or task at hand. So, comparatively, when employees come together as a team, the end result is typically even greater success—that is, when members understand how to work collaboratively. Effective collaboration not only helps to increase the quality of results, but also the productivity.

Did you know the average person speaks up to 16,000 words each and every day? No doubt, that’s a lot of chatter. But successful leaders know there’s a significant difference between being a big talker and being an effective communicator. And they also know communication is the key to motivating and inspiring people.

This session explores causes of action for misappropriation of electronic data—whether by departing employees, competitors, or third-party hackers—and defenses to those claims.  It also provides some practical guidance for investigating and collecting evidence concerning such claims, including but not limited to sources of evidence, strategies for obtaining that evidence, and authenticating the evidence.

An attorney’s perspective on paralegal coordination in the modern law office.

Emphasis is placed on identifying the truly dysfunctional and difficult people who are in a class by their own and require an entirely different and highly specific skill set.  Learn to triage the bully from other challenging people such as victims, know-it-alls and complainers. Registrants are given proven techniques to identify the most difficult people and protect yourself and others around you to minimize their impact. 

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.

As paralegals become more sophisticated – better educated, more highly trained, more committed to their careers and professional development – they can veer dangerously close to practicing law. 

As the profession moves forward and more organizations use more paralegals to do more substantive work, it’s important to define what it means to practice law and ensure paralegals recognize it and avoid it.

This on-demand webinar will examine what paralegals can and can’t do, describe the practice of law, and use real world examples to guide paralegals along the right path. 

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