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Discovery Responses and Document Production: Paralegal Pitfalls

  • 01/11/2023
  • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Webcast

Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Discovery-Responses-and-Document-Production-Paralegal-Pitfalls/Video-Webinar/96026ER_3846098?st=WA

Program Description

Don't Let Little Oversights Create Big Problems for You and Your Attorney

Inadequate responses, overlooked opportunities for objections, redaction oversights, the production of unintentionally altered metadata - when it comes to responding to discovery requests, there are many wrong ways to do things. This program rounds up all the discovery "don'ts" and pitfalls that could you put you and your attorney in the hot seat. Build your awareness and don't make these common mistakes - register today!

  • Get tips for ensuring that incoming requests don't fall through the cracks.
  • Learn common mistakes paralegals, clients, and attorneys make when responding to written discovery.
  • Receive insights for working with difficult clients on responses.
  • Clear up misunderstandings about attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine.
  • Avoid the many pitfalls when preserving, collecting, reviewing, and producing electronically-stored information.

Who Should Attend

This intermediate level course is designed to give attendees the knowledge and skills they need to avoid mistakes when respondng to discovery requests. Those who should attend include:

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

Course Content

  1. Blunders in Handling Incoming Requests and Calendaring Due Dates
  2. Mistakes in Responses and Objections to Discovery Requests
  3. Challenges and Mistakes in Working With Clients on Responses
  4. Misunderstanding Discovery Privileges & Mishandling Sensitive or Confidential Documents and Information
  5. Document Review and Production Inefficiencies and Mistakes
  6. ESI Preservation and Collection Blunders
  7. Electronic Evidence Review and Production Dangers
  8. Metadata and Redaction Pitfalls
  9. Poor Discovery, Privilege, and Production Logs
  10. Paralegal Ethics

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



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