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Mistakes Even Experienced Family Law Paralegals Make

  • 11/23/2020
  • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Webcast

REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Mistakes-Even-Experienced-Family-Law-Paralegals-Make/Video-Webinar/87778ER_3095139?st=WA&pt=1

Program Description

Find Ways to Steer Clear of Preventable Headaches

No matter how well-trained, highly organized and experienced you are, we all make mistakes. A paralegal's mistake in a divorce case can affect a client's life for years to come. We've asked experienced practitioners to compile a list of the most common issues they face in family law practice and offer their solutions. Learn from others' mistakes: register today!

  • Don't miss key evidence that will affect the divorce settlement: spot what's often missed in financial documents.
  • Put non-burdensome safeguards in place prevent UPL.
  • Prevent miscommunication and ambiguity in client calls and emails.
  • Explore new ways to organize casework to avoid missed deadlines.
  • Avoid top legal writing mistakes made in divorce documents.
  • Get practical guidance for mitigating damage when a mistake is made.

Who Should Attend

This intermediate level course is designed to give paralegals the knowledge they need to fulfill family law duties. Those who should attend include:

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

Course Content

  1. Ineffective Communication
  2. Missed Deadlines
  3. Legal Writing Mistakes in the Context of Divorce
  4. Lack of Financial Literacy (Common Tax and Financial Issues Faced in Divorce)
  5. Common Confidentiality Breaches
  6. Practicing Law: Top UPL Risks in Family Law
  7. Case Management and File Organization Mistakes
  8. Missed and Unreported Potential Ethical Issues
  9. Missing out on the Changes in the Law and Family Court Procedure
  10. What to Do if You Make a Mistake

Washington State Paralegal Association
19540 International Blvd., Ste. 105
SeaTac, WA 98188

206.653.7259

info@wspaonline.org 

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