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Administrative Mistakes Paralegals Need to Know to Avoid Ethics Nightmare

  • 04/21/2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Audio Webinar

REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Administrative-Mistakes Paralegals-Need-to-Know-to-Avoid-Ethics-Nightmares/Audio-Webinar/85220ER_DEDEPARET429400000?st=WA&pt=1Program Description

Protect Yourself and Your Firm from Ethical Risks

There's little room for error in fast-paced litigation, where minor oversights can lead to major consequences. Learn how to spot and avoid ethical blunders in document review, filings, communication and billing. Avoid pitfalls in your daily work and get best practices for implementing holistic processes to reduce exposure. Register today!

  • Analyze the rules of ethics that frequently apply to administrative work.
  • Learn how to overcome ethical issues in document prep, review and filing.
  • Explore common mistakes when billing and handling client property.
  • Review questionable practices that may constitute unauthorized practice of law.
  • Discover firm-wide processes and procedures to reduce ethical risks.
  • Get best practices for confronting mistakes and preventing further damage.

Who Should Attend

This intermediate level course will teach attendees how to confidently avoid administrative errors. Those who should attend include:

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

Course Content

  1. Relevant Rules of Professional Conduct Overview
  2. Document Preparation and Review Mistakes 
  3. Misfiled Documents and Missed Deadlines
  4. Billing, Trust Account and Client Property Mistakes
  5. Improper Client Communication and Other Common Administrative Errors that can Constitute UPL
  6. Putting Processes, Procedures and Back-Ups in Place
  7. Facing Up to and Resolving Administrative Mistakes to Prevent Further Damage

Washington State Paralegal Association
1402 Lake Tapps Parkway SE
Ste. F104/PMB133
Auburn, WA. 98092



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