Yes, these courses qualify for mandatory continuing legal education for: National Association of Legal Assistants, State Bar of California, Florida, North Carolina, and Louisiana State Paralegal Association. For all others please check with the corresponding institutions.
ODWCPSKILLEXREV – Preparing for the CP Skills Exam Using the IRAC Method
Course Category: On-Demand Webinars
Course Level: Intermediate
CLE Credit: Substantive
CLE Hours: 1.5
Fees: $45 for Members and $65 for Non-members
Course Materials: Webinar recording and a PDF of the PowerPoint slides.
Description: In this session, we cover a sample Certified Paralegal (CP) Skills Exam question from start to finish. You will see how best to approach the question, analyze the selected law, pick out relevant facts, and write a discussion using the IRAC method. Join Leanne Cardoso, known as “Leanne the Lawyer”, for an engaging and in-depth session that will provide you with tools to help you take the CP Skills Exam. By going through a sample CP Skills Exam question from start to finish, you will see:
- how to meet the expectations of the graders,
- how to predict potential issues from the selected law,
- how to find relevant facts,
- how to write a discussion/analysis using the IRAC method, and
- how to manage your time so you can write a great answer in under two hours.
Course Year: 2023
Presenter Biography: Leanne Cardoso lives in Morgantown, WV, with her kids, cats, and dogs. She is best known in the paralegal world as “LeanneTheLawyer” from her YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/@ItsOnlyaPlanet), which provides instruction on various topics to students interested in learning more about the law, Certified Paralegal (CP) Exam strategies, and English. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English/comparative literature in 1994 from West Virginia University (WVU) and a JD from WVU Law School in 1999. Leanne has worked in both small and large law firms, but for the majority of her legal career, she was a sole practitioner. The flexibility of being her own boss allowed her to pursue her passion for teaching alongside her career as a lawyer. Her legal practice focused on trial work and litigation in both criminal and civil courts. She was an avid pro bono advocate for victims of domestic violence for many years. Since 2000, Leanne has been teaching classes related to the law, business, English, and general education at the college level. She proudly served as the Assistant Campus Director, Academic Dean, and Legal Program Director of the West Virginia Junior College for over a decade. She also served in a quasi-judicial role as the Chair of the Morgantown Board of Zoning Appeals for several years. After some health-related issues forced her to slow down, she began focusing solely on teaching and became an LSAT certification specialist for Kaplan. She is currently a professor at Salem University.
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