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The Paralegal's Guide to Ethical Client Communications and Representation

  • 08/24/2016
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tele-Webinar


Program Description

Confidently Administer Decedents' Assets in Probate

Administering an estate requires impeccable attention to detail, a firm grasp of probate court procedures and a deep understanding of how assets are held, moved and taxe

Program Description

Avoid Ethical Liability and Manage Risks

As a paralegal, you communicate with your attorney's clients on a daily basis. However, such tasks as intake, fee agreements, email and social media communication can put both you and your attorney at ethical risk. In order to remain compliant, ensure you're up to speed on the latest rules and procedures that govern paralegal-client communication and representation. Register today!

  • Gain a better understanding of the pitfalls that surround client representation, such as fee issues and closeout/storage procedures.
  • Prevent misunderstandings and security breaches when using social media sites.
  • Find out how to preserve confidentiality in email communication.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for paralegals and legal technicians looking to advance their knowledge of ethical issues in client communication and representation.

Course Content

  1. Client Intake; Fee Agreements and Scope of Representation
  2. Social Media and Communication Policy
  3. Confidentiality in Email Communication
  4. Close Out Procedures/Storage
  5. Risk Management

Continuing Education Credits


California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 1.00 *

DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program – DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program: 1.00 *

Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 1.00 *

Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 1.00 *

Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals – Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals: 1.00 *

National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. – NALA: 1.00 *

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. – NFPA: 1.00 *

North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification – North Carolina Continuing Paralegal Education: 1.00 *

Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 1.00 *

Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico – Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico: 1.00 *

Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 1.00

* denotes specialty credits

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d. This detailed course will help you prepare for any eventuality when probating an estate and provide you with practical forms and pointers. Hone your skills as a paralegal - register today!

  • Walk through the probate procedure and get a firm timeline of events.
  • Learn what assets are excluded from probate and how to maximize the use of these exceptions.
  • Get detailed instructions for handling all forms of real estate ownership in probate.
  • Analyze each element of an effective final accounting to prevent reopening estates.

Who Should Attend

This intermediate level course will allow attendees to effectively manage assets in probate. Those who should attend include:

  • Paralegals
  • Legal Technicians
  • Legal Assistants
  • Legal Support Staff

Course Content

  1. The Probate Process
  2. Probate vs. Non-Probate Assets: With Forms and Checklists
  3. Real Estate in Probate: Titles, Procedures, Sale and Other Transfers
  4. Final Accounting and Tax Returns: Forms, Instructions, Procedures

Continuing Education Credits


California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 3.00

DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program – DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program: 3.00

Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 3.00

Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 3.00

Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals – Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals: 3.00

National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. – NALA: 3.00

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. – NFPA: 3.00

North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification – North Carolina Continuing Paralegal Education: 3.00

Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 3.00

Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico – Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico: 3.00

TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 3.00 *

Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 3.00

* denotes specialty credits

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Washington State Paralegal Association
PO Box 58530
Seattle, WA 98138-1530
info@wspaonline.org 

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