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Top 11 Federal Court Mistakes Paralegals Makes (And How to Avoid Them)

  • 02/14/2020
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Audio Webinar

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Program Description

Handle Cases in Federal Court by Avoiding Errors

Federal litigation is a minefield of potential missteps - can you effectively navigate it? Our veteran faculty will delve into unintentional mistakes paralegals most often make in federal court and provide you with best practices for avoiding them. Don't let these pitfalls impact your record - register today!

  • Stay up to date - brush up on FRCP and FRE changes.
  • Avoid critical mistakes in calendaring federal court deadlines.
  • Uncover do's and don'ts for federal court pleadings, motions, discovery requests and briefs.
  • Find out what not to do when preparing for or assisting with trial.

Who Should Attend

This intermediate level course will teach attendees how to effectively avoid mistakes in federal court. Those who should attend include:

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

Course Content

  1. Failure to Keep up With Recent FRCP and FRE Changes
  2. Jurisdiction/Removal Mistakes
  3. Lack of Organization: Calendaring and Filing Deadlines
  4. E-Filing Errors
  5. Common Blunders in Federal Court Pleadings, Motions and Briefs
  6. Limitation on Paper and Depositional Discovery Imposed by Federal Practice and Procedure
  7. Failure to Adhere to Discovery and ESI Guidelines
  8. Responding and Objecting to Discovery Requests
  9. Case Management Obstacles
  10. Pitfalls in Working with Records
  11. Federal Trial Preparation and Trial Assistance Mistakes

Washington State Paralegal Association
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Auburn, WA. 98092



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