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Trial Preparation from Start to Finish for Paralegals

  • 06/28/2017
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • WA State Convention Center, 705 Pike st, Seattle, WA 98101

Program Description

Make Yourself an Indispensable Part of Your Firm's Trial Preparation Team

Two of the most essential skills for litigation paralegals to possess are the abilities to gather critical information and to prepare it for effective use at trial. That means you need to know how to compile essential information, ask the right questions and create a thorough, yet user-friendly case file.

Are your skills everything they should be? This seminar will provide a closer look into the specialized realm of paralegal responsibilities during trial preparation so you can maximize your effectiveness. Establish solid case management and organization techniques. Learn how to uncover crucial facts during the discovery process. Implement an effective document control and organization system to keep everything readily accessible. Get the most out of witnesses during pretrial interviews. Confidently collect, organize and preserve evidence for use at any time during trial. Developing these skills is critical for your success - enroll today to gain the knowledge you need!

  • Knowledgeably draft initial pleadings.
  • Tap into valuable sources of information while conducting discovery.
  • Establish strategies for effective document control so you can retrieve what you need, when you need it.
  • Organize a powerful trial notebook that will pave the way for a smooth trial.
  • Implement solid techniques for preparing clients to testify at trial.
  • Find out how to troubleshoot common problems that arise during trial preparation.
  • Put together persuasive, clear trial exhibits that get results.
  • Learn how to effectively assist with voir dire, evidence presentation and more during trial.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level program is designed for paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries and other members of the law office support staff who want to sharpen their skills in every aspect of trial preparation.

Course Content

  1. Useful Discovery for Trial
  2. Creating a Trial Notebook
  3. Effective Use of Evidence
  4. Preparing Your Witnesses
  5. Preparing Your Office - What to do Before You set Foot in Court
  6. Succeeding at Trial

Continuing Education Credits


National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. – NALA: 6.00

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. – NFPA: 6.00

Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 6.00

* 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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