Washington State Paralegal Association

Upcoming events

    • 06/23/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • WA State Convention Center, 705 Pike ST, Seattle WA 98101

    Program Description

    A Practical How-to Guide for Turning ESI into Evidence and Getting it Admitted

    With all of the changes surrounding social media and email, it's critical to get up to speed on the latest rules, procedures and case law. This full-day, cutting-edge course will walk you through state processes, procedures and the latest case law while equipping you with handy how-to's, sample screen shots, real world examples and shortcuts along the way. A judge and expert attorney faculty, who know the ins and outs of these groundbreaking new forms of evidence, will provide practical tech advice that you can actually understand and start using right away. From email to Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, to YouTube, Pinterest and video surveillance, this comprehensive ESI guide will give you invaluable insight into proven ways for identifying, preserving, producing, admitting and blocking ESI. Register today!

    • Recognize key social media, email and text evidence and traverse obstacles to ensure relevancy, authenticity and that the best evidence rule is satisfied.
    • Get a judge's perspective on the top ESI mistakes attorneys make.
    • Identify common spoliation pitfalls, sanctions and defensible legal hold hurdles.
    • Find out critical mistakes attorneys make when collecting Facebook and LinkedIn evidence.
    • Gain an in-depth understanding of metadata, how to scrub it, remove it from documents and produce responsive, non-privileged ESI with appropriate metadata and OCR.
    • Skillfully obtain ESI from smartphones, third parties, flash drives and external hard drives.
    • Learn how to effectively work with social media companies to obtain deleted information.
    • Apply business record and excited utterance hearsay exceptions to email, text messages and more.
    • Learn proven methods for testing ESI, including comparison, hash tags, encryption and metadata.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level legal program is designed for attorneys. Paralegals may also benefit.

    Course Content

    1. Top Admission Mistakes Made with ESI
    2. What to Look for, Where to Find it and What to do With It: Email, Social Media, Texts and Video
    3. Applying Hearsay Exceptions and Overcoming Relevancy Issues
    4. Establishing Authenticity & Satisfying the Best Evidence Rule: The Unsurmountable Challenge
    5. Using Expert Witnesses to Get Your Evidence In (and Keep Theirs Out)
    6. Real-World Examples, Handy How-to's and Sample Screen Shots
    7. Legal Ethics and ESI

    Continuing Education Credit


    Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 *

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

    National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. – NFPA

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 6.00

    * denotes specialty credits

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    • 06/27/2017
    • 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
    • Audio Webinar

    Program Description

    Difficult Medical Providers, Organization Frustrations, HIPAA Pitfalls and More

    Digging out key information in medical records is a significant asset paralegals provide for the legal team. Do you know where to look to uncover this critical evidence and avoid costly mistakes? This insightful program will provide the tools you need to overcome challenges faced in obtaining, organizing, interpreting, reviewing and summarizing these records. Learn how to handle these everyday frustrations - register today!

    • Learn how to handle key difficulties in obtaining and organizing medical records.
    • Avoid common mistakes while reviewing and summarizing records.
    • Understand HIPAA and how potential pitfalls may arise in your everyday responsibilities.

    Who Should Attend

    This advanced level course is designed to give paralegals the knowledge they need to efficiently recognize and overcome mistakes and challenges while working with medical records. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Challenges in Obtaining and Organizing Medical Records
    2. Mistakes in Interpreting, Reviewing and Summarizing
    3. HIPAA Pitfalls in Your Day-to-Day Duties
    4. Electronic Medical/Health Record Problems

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 3.00

    DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program – DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program: 3.00

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 3.00

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 3.00

    Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals – Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals: 3.00

    National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. – NALA: 3.00

    National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. – NFPA: 3.00

    North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification – North Carolina Continuing Paralegal Education: 3.00

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 3.00

    Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico – Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico: 3.00

    TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 3.00 *

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 3.00

    * denotes specialty credits

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    • 06/28/2017
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Program Description

    Stay Organized, Improve Efficiency and Enhance Client Satisfaction in Family Cases

    Are your firm's case management practices and tools all they can be? In this program, savvy faculty will bring you up to speed with current best practices for managing family cases expeditiously so you can keep your attorney - and the clients - happy. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your value - register today!

    • Keep clients content - communicate more effectively and maintain high standards of client service.
    • Stay efficient with client file management tips and tricks.
    • Find out how to work better with financial documents and calculations.
    • Explore divorce litigation management and trial preparation best practices.
    • Uncover software solutions for financial affidavits, discovery production, support worksheets and more.
    • Stay out of trouble with advice on fees, confidentiality, UPL and conflicts of interest.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to give attendees family law case management best practices and tools. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Maintaining Effective Communication with Clients
    2. File Management and Case Development
    3. Gathering and Analyzing Financial Information
    4. Litigation Management and Trial Preparation
    5. Family Law Software Solutions and Useful Forms
    6. Ethical Considerations

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 6.00 *

    DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program – DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program: 6.00 *

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 6.00 *

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 6.00 *

    Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals – Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals: 6.00 *

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

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

    North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification – North Carolina Continuing Paralegal Education: 6.00 *

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 6.00 *

    Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico – Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico: 6.00 *

    TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 6.00 *

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 6.00

    * denotes specialty credits

    Register Now
    • 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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    • 07/11/2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Advanced Skip Tracing and Cyber Tracking for Paralegals

    Program Description

    Enhance Your Skip Tracing and Cyber Tracking Skills

    In today's information age there are many techniques and tools for successfully locating debtors and collecting the money owed. Discover which electronic databases are most effective for cyber tracking and how new legislation affects how you can track people online. Register today!

    Who Should Attend

    This course will provide attendees with the most current information and resources to conduct their collection actions legally. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    • FDCPA Compliance
    • Skip Tracing Checklist
    • Sources for Skip Tracing and Cyber Tracking
    • Special Issues in Locating Military Members

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 1.00

    DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program – DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program: 1.00

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 1.00

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 1.00

    Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals – Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals: 1.00

    National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. – NALA: 1.00

    National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. – NFPA: 1.00

    North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification – North Carolina Continuing Paralegal Education: 1.00

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 1.00

    Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico – Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico: 1.00

    TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 1.00 *

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 1.00

    * denotes specialty credits

    Register Now
    • 07/12/2017
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Program Description

    Enhance Your Everyday Skills and Gain Tips for Handling Complex Auto Injury Cases

    Each auto injury case is unique and the details can be a tough web to untangle. This course will take you beyond the basics and highlight tips and tricks for paralegals to take difficult cases head-on. Tackle complex UM/UIM issues, effectively handle liens, master the skills necessary to write persuasive demand letters and dive into to intricate details surrounding traumatic brain injuries and wrongful death cases. Don't miss this opportunity to take your skills to the next level - register today!

    • Explore the challenges that occur when UM/UIM coverage is involved.
    • Master the art of writing solid demands that maximize the overall settlement value.
    • Develop a concrete plan to preserve and collect invaluable social media, text and smartphone evidence.
    • Learn valuable tips to get quicker responses from CMS and other lienholders.
    • Play a crucial role by honing your skills in calculating damages in traumatic brain injury cases.
    • Know the imperative details that must be uncovered in medical records and autopsy reports in wrongful death cases.

    Who Should Attend

    This advanced level course is designed to give paralegals the knowledge they need to effectively manage auto injury cases. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. UM/UIM Coverage Conundrums and Claim Issues
    2. Writing Stronger Demands and Maximizing Settlement Value
    3. Preserving and Collecting Social Media, Text, Smartphone Evidence and More
    4. Liens and Subrogation: Updates and Tips
    5. Traumatic Brain Injury Cases: Paralegal Pointers
    6. Wrongful Death Auto Accident Cases
    7. Paralegal Ethics

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 6.00 *

    DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program – DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program: 6.00 *

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 6.00 *

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 6.00 *

    Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals – Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals: 6.00 *

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

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

    North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification – North Carolina Continuing Paralegal Education: 6.00 *

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 6.00 *

    Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico – Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico: 6.00 *

    TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 6.00 *

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 6.00 *

    * denotes specialty credits

    Register Now
    • 07/13/2017
    • 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
    • Audio Webinar

    Program Description

    Effectively Manage Assets in Estate Planning and Administration

    The success of an estate plan hinges on the asset management behind it. Are all the assets accounted for, correctly inventoried, and properly titled? This essential course takes a closer look at the paralegal's asset-related duties in estate planning and administration. Learn how to confidently gather and record all financial data, prepare inventories, handle valuation, and maintain and transfer assets. Be fully prepared to handle these processes for your attorney - register today!

    • Ensure you cover all your bases when locating assets - know where to look and what to look for.
    • Learn how to properly appraise and inventory estate assets.
    • Discover how to effectively organize and manage all the financial data and security information associated with an estate.
    • Be prepared to transfer property, securities and business interests error-free.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will teach attendees how to effectively assemble, value and transfer assets in an estate. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Collecting and Analyzing Assets
    2. Drafting the Inventory
    3. Managing Assets
    4. Transferring Assets

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 3.00

    DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program – DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program: 3.00

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 3.00

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 3.00

    Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals – Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals: 3.00

    National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. – NALA: 3.00

    National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. – NFPA: 3.00

    North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification – North Carolina Continuing Paralegal Education: 3.00

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 3.00

    Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico – Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico: 3.00

    TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 3.00 *

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 3.00

    * denotes specialty credits

    Register Now
    • 07/20/2017
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Program Description

    Streamline Processes, Save Time and Enhance Productivity

    The right tools - and computer-use habits - are key to tracking cases, managing documents, handling clients and running the law office efficiently. This program will teach you how to make your job (and your attorney's job) easier with practical instructions and tricks for electronic document and case management. Find solutions to your everyday frustrations and enhance your value - register today!

    • Pick up Adobe Acrobat tricks every paralegal needs to know.
    • Find effective ways to organize, name and store digital documents for quick and easy retrieval.
    • Track deadlines and prevent any from falling through the cracks with tips and software tools.
    • Gain pointers on timekeeping and tracking your tasks.
    • Learn how to save time and avoid headaches when using courts' electronic filing systems.
    • Delve into must-have software tools that fit your firm's needs and budget.
    • Avoid ethics mishaps with reminders of best practices for using technology and handling client-related documents.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate-level course will allow attendees to better manage documents and cases electronically. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Scanning, Uploading and Automating Documents
    2. Electronic Management of Documents and Files
    3. Calendaring, Deadline Tracking and Task Management
    4. Contact, Communication, Time Tracking and Billing Management
    5. E-Filing, Discovery and Litigation Management
    6. Top Legal Case Management and Document Management Software
    7. Paralegal Ethics

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 6.00 *

    DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program – DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program: 6.00 *

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 6.00 *

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 6.00 *

    Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals – Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals: 6.00 *

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

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

    North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification – North Carolina Continuing Paralegal Education: 6.00 *

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 6.00 *

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 6.00

    * denotes specialty credits

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    • 07/25/2017
    • 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
    • Audio Webinar

    Program Description

    How to Prepare Trial Notebooks That Make an Impact

    Many paralegals are familiar with the basic elements, structure and organizational techniques of a trial notebook. But can you create a powerful notebook that truly makes an impact on your attorney, the judge and the jury? Trial notebooks should be detailed, reflect your individual style and successfully assist your legal team smoothly through the process. In this focused legal guide, you'll learn not only how to create a good trial notebook, but how to create a great trial notebook - register today!

    • Learn trial notebook preparation tips.
    • Gain a better understanding of how to format the trial notebook for the case at hand.
    • Discover cutting-edge organization techniques.
    • Learn how to cross-reference within the trial notebook.
    • Effectively manage electronic evidence.
    • Learn how to anticipate issues and be ready to "troubleshoot" from the courtroom.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to teach attendees how to prepare an effective trial notebook. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Preparing a Powerful Trial Notebook
    2. Taking the Trial Notebook to the Courtroom
    3. Efficient Organization Techniques
    4. Computerized Trial Notebooks

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 3.00

    DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program – DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program: 3.00

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 3.00

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 3.00

    Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals – Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals: 3.00

    National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. – NALA: 3.00

    National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. – NFPA: 3.00

    North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification – North Carolina Continuing Paralegal Education: 3.00

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 3.00

    Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico – Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico: 3.00

    TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 3.00 *

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 3.00

    * denotes specialty credits

    Register Now
    • 07/26/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Webcast

    Program Description

    Avoid Mistakes That Can Land You and Your Attorney in Hot Water

    Administrative mistakes head the list of top reasons for legal malpractice claims. Are you taking the proper precautions? Get an update on the rules and hear an experienced faculty share their proven best practices for protecting your and your attorney's reputation - in and outside of the law office. Register today!

    • Analyze and interpret the rules most relevant in administrative error cases.
    • Adopt impeccable habits to prevent missing key dates and deadlines.
    • Learn what inadvertent mistakes often result in "misuse of client funds" claims.
    • Avoid common clerical errors, lost files or misplaced documents.

    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

    • Ethics Rules Implicated Most Often by Administrative Errors
    • Failure to Complete Work by Deadline
    • Mistakes in Preparation and Filing of Documents (With Deadlines and Without)
    • Maintaining Files and Recordkeeping
    • Clerical Errors, Lost Files or Misplaced Documents
    • Failure to Take Proper Precautions with Trust Accounts
    • When is the Error Egregious Enough to Get Your Attorney Sued or Sanctioned?

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 2.00 *

    DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program – DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program: 2.00 *

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 2.00 *

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 2.00 *

    Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals – Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals: 2.00 *

    National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. – NALA: 2.00 *

    National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. – NFPA: 2.00 *

    North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification – North Carolina Continuing Paralegal Education: 2.00 *

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 2.00 *

    Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico – Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico: 2.00 *

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 2.00

    * denotes specialty credits

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    • 08/02/2017
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Program Description

    Practical How-to's and Tips - From Requests to HIPAA to Organization and Medical Summaries

    Are you taking all the necessary precautions to ensure compliance with HIPAA? Do you know the best methods for sorting and organizing medical records? This focused program is designed to provide you with practical medical record how-to's, pointers and tips for troubleshooting common problems. From requesting medical records to preparing effective medical summaries, don't miss this opportunity for real-world instruction. Register today!

    • Learn how to utilize all the tools in your arsenal to obtain the medical records you need.
    • Ensure proper handling of protected health information to avoid running afoul of HIPAA.
    • Examine how to effectively organize medical records by walking through sample scenarios.
    • Gain useful resources for deciphering medical symbols, terminology and abbreviations.
    • Know what you need to look for, where to find it and what crucial details often go overlooked.
    • Discover how to make sense of electronic medical record metadata/audit trails.
    • Find out how to prepare effective medical summaries and chronologies.

    This is a rebroadcast of the original webcast delivered by Mila Carlson and Susie McGregor-Huyer on December 1, 2016. Faculty will be available to answer your questions after the program.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to give paralegals the knowledge they need to effectively request, organize, review and summarize medical records. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. How to Request Medical and Billing Records
    2. HIPAA Compliance, Policies to Protect PHI and Breaches
    3. Organizing Medical Records (Real-World Examples)
    4. Reviewing Medical Records and Billings
    5. Electronic Medical/Health Records (EMRs/EHRs)
    6. Preparing Medical Summaries and Chronologies (w/Samples)
    7. Medical Record Ethics

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 6.00 *

    DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program – DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program: 6.00 *

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 6.00 *

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 6.00 *

    Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals – Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals: 6.00 *

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

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

    North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification – North Carolina Continuing Paralegal Education: 6.00 *

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 6.00 *

    Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico – Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico: 6.00 *

    TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 6.00 *

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 6.00

    * denotes specialty credits

    Register Now
    • 08/17/2017
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Program Description

    Understand Your Role in a Divorce Case

    As a family law paralegal, your role is multi-faceted. You serve as the client confidant, information manager and attorney liaison all at the same time. While many of the issues you deal with on a regular basis will have their similarities, no two cases will be exactly alike - and the emotionally charged nature of the divorce process only adds another layer of complexity. Building processes and procedures that help you to effectively manage your multiple responsibilities will not only help you to become more efficient and effective, but increase your potential for professional growth. Register today!

    • Gather facts that will help your attorney assess the case.
    • Locate hidden assets that are critical to the final outcome.
    • Draft preliminary discovery documents which maximize results.
    • Effectively manage case documents throughout the process.
    • Establish procedures for working with experts both before and during trial.
    • Calculate arrearage and wage assignments when handling support issues.
    • Manage property division and distribution with minimal problems.

    This is a rebroadcast of the original webcast delivered by Michael Fink, Zachary A. Kretchmer and Kendal K. O'Keefe on September 30, 2016. Faculty will be available to answer your questions after the program.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will provide the necessary skills for attendees to effectively assist with divorce cases. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Initial Interviews and Pleadings
    2. Discovery Guidelines
    3. Case Management Tips
    4. Keys to Managing Financial Information
    5. Child Support and Custody Issues
    6. Your Role During Settlement and Trial
    7. Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 6.00

    DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program – DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program: 6.00

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 6.00

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 6.00

    Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals – Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals: 6.00

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

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

    North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification – North Carolina Continuing Paralegal Education: 6.00

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 6.00

    Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico – Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico: 6.00

    TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 6.00 *

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 6.00

    * denotes specialty credits

    Register Now

Past events

06/22/2017 Real Estate Closings for Paralegals
06/21/2017 How to Make Yourself More Valuable to Your Firm: Insights from an Expert
06/21/2017 How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted
06/20/2017 Top Paralegals Mistakes at Trial
06/15/2017 LLC Formation for Paralegals
06/08/2017 Legal Citations and The Bluebook: A Paralegal's Guide
06/07/2017 Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals
06/02/2017 WSPA Spring CLE and Annual Member Meeting
05/30/2017 Trusts: The Ultimate Guide for P aralegals
05/23/2017 Paperless Office 101 for Paralegals
05/22/2017 Trusts 101
05/18/2017 Paralegal's Guide to Land Surveys, Plats and Legal Descriptions
05/18/2017 Discovery Responses and Document Production: A Paralegal's Ultimate Guide
05/17/2017 Juror Research, Voie Dire and Jury Selection: A Paralegal's Guide
05/16/2017 Ethics of Email for Paralegals
05/10/2017 Discovery in Federal Court for Paralegals
05/03/2017 Corporate Law Boot Camp for Paralegals
04/27/2017 The Paralegal's Guide to Workers' Compensation Cases
04/26/2017 Estate Administration Accounting and Distribution for Paralegals
04/20/2017 Litigation Document Management for Paralegals
04/19/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Deadlines and Calendaring
04/18/2017 The Paralegal's Guide to Organizing Discovery Documents
04/10/2017 The Divorce Paralegal's Guide to Social Media, Smartphone and Text Evidence
04/06/2017 Investigative Techniques for Paralegals
03/30/2017 Paralegal's Guide to Liens and Subrogation in Personal Injury
03/23/2017 Types of Trusts and Their Differences: A Paralegal's Guide
03/20/2017 Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts
03/15/2017 Social Security Desability Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
03/15/2017 Paralegal's Guide to Leveraging MS Word and Excel
03/14/2017 M&A Closing Checklists and Documentation for Paralegals (with Samples)
03/13/2017 Advanced Medical Chronologies for Paralegals
03/07/2017 Trial Preparation Boot Camp for Paralegals
02/28/2017 Public Records Requests for Paralegals
02/28/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Corporate Governance
02/27/2017 Paralegal's Guide to Subpoenas
02/23/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Federal Court
02/21/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Drafting Deeds
02/16/2017 Discovery in Divorce - The Ultimate Guide for Paralegals
02/08/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Pleadings, Motions, Discovery Requests and Briefs
02/07/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Motion Drafting
01/31/2017 Personal Injury Case Management for Paralegals
01/26/2017 Eastside Chapter Meeting – January 26, 2017
01/26/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Title Law
01/25/2017 Paralegal Skills: Finding Debtors and Their Assets
01/19/2017 The Top 5 Organization Secrets of Highly Effective Paralegals
01/19/2017 Social Media Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
01/18/2017 Auto Injury Claims from Start to Finish for Paralegals
01/17/2017 Relocation Cases for the Family Law Paralegal
01/12/2017 Estate and Trust Accounting for Paralegals
12/20/2016 Commercial Real Estate Due Diligence for Paralegals
12/16/2016 The Paralegal's Role at Trial (or How to Second Chair a Trial)
12/15/2016 How to Get Your Social Media, Smartphone and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out)
12/14/2016 Advanced Family Law for Paralegals
12/08/2016 Discovery Under the New FRCP for Paralegals
12/07/2016 Maximizing Power-Point and PDF Software: A Paralegal's GUide
12/06/2016 2017 Tax Update for Estate Planning Paralegals
12/02/2016 Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Office and Adobe for Lawyers
12/02/2016 Corporate Recordkeeping and Maintenance: A Paralegal's Guide
12/01/2016 Medical Records Made Easy for Paralegals
11/30/2016 The Paralegal's Guide to Estate Planning
11/29/2016 The Paralegal's Guide to Receiving and Reviewing Discovery
11/21/2016 The Paralegal's Guide to Locating Persons and Finding Background Information
11/18/2016 Paralegal Ethics: Avoiding Administrative Errors
11/16/2016 Litigation Case Management: Best Practices for Paralegals
11/11/2016 Medicaid and VA Benefits: The Complete Guide for Paralegals
11/09/2016 New Bankruptcy Proof of Claim Forms, Reaffirmation Agreement Forms and More: A Paralegal's Guide
11/07/2016 61st Annual Estate Planning Seminar
11/03/2016 Discovery in Personald Injury Litigation: A Paralegal's Guide
10/28/2016 Trademark Law for Paralegals
10/26/2016 Divorce Cases from Start to Finish for Paralegals
10/26/2016 Discovery and Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
10/22/2016 YOU'RE INVITED! WSPA's 40th Anniversary Celebration is Saturday, October 22, 2016
10/20/2016 Due Diligence in M&A Transactions: A Paralegal's Guide
10/20/2016 Litigation and the New Federal Rules: What Every Paralegal Should Know
10/14/2016 Client Management for Paralegals
10/13/2016 Effective Calendaring, Docketing and File Tickling System Tips for Paralegals: Maximizing the Use of Microsoft Outlook
10/13/2016 A Paralegal's Guide to Boundary Issues and Easements
10/07/2016 Making Your Case: Effective and Efficient Tools for Legal Staff and New Attorneys
09/30/2016 A Paralegal's Guide to Divorce Cases
09/29/2016 A Paralegal's Asset-Based Guide to Probate
09/28/2016 Tech Tools, Tips and Tricks for Paralegals
09/22/2016 Trial Notebooks and Exhibits: A Paralegal's Ultimate Guide
09/21/2016 Paralegals' GUide to the FDCPA: Debt Collection Compliance and Claims
09/14/2016 New ICD-10 Codes in Medical Records: What Paralegals Need To Know
09/14/2016 Workers' Compensation Boot Camp for Paralegals
09/09/2016 Top Mistakes Paralegals Make in Federal Court
08/24/2016 The Paralegal's Guide to Ethical Client Communications and Representation
08/09/2016 Trust Funding: A Paralegal's Guide
07/21/2016 WSPA East King County Chapter Meeting
07/14/2016 Time Management for Paralegals: How to Manage Assignments, Make Timelines and Multi-Task
07/12/2016 Wills, Trusts, Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney: A Paralegal's Guide
07/11/2016 The Probate Process from Start to Finish
06/30/2016 Legal Ethics of Email for Paralegals
06/29/2016 Handling the Sale of a Business: Tips for Paralegals
06/23/2016 The Paralegal's Guide to QuickBooks for Accounting and Billing
06/21/2016 Trusts 101 - Spokane WA
06/21/2016 E-Discovery for Paralegals
06/15/2016 Paperless Office 101 for Paralegals
06/14/2016 Medical Chronologies, Summaries and Expense Itemizations for Paralegals
06/09/2016 Paralegal's Guide to Closing Real Estate Transactions with New TRID Requirements
06/08/2016 Case Management for Paralegals: Managing Documents, Files, Calendars and Tasks
06/07/2016 Employment Discrimination Litigation for Paralegals
06/06/2016 Trusts 101 - Vancouver, WA
06/02/2016 A Paralegal's Checklist Guide to Litigation
05/24/2016 Damages in Personal Injury: An A-Z Guide for Paralegals
05/21/2016 WSPA Spring CLE
05/19/2016 Discovery in Divorce for Paralegals
05/18/2016 Estate Administration Accounting and Distribution for Paralegals
05/16/2016 2016 Paralegal Career Panel
05/10/2016 Admissibility of Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
05/05/2016 Social Security Disability from Start to Finish for Paralegals
05/04/2016 Legal Holds: A Paralegals Guide
04/28/2016 Law Day
04/28/2016 Federal Court Case Management for Paralegals
04/28/2016 The Corporate Paralegal from A to Z
04/27/2016 iPad and iPhone Tips, Apps and Accessories for the Indispensable Paralegal
04/27/2016 Copyright Law for Paralegals
04/21/2016 Handling Creditor Claims in Probate: A Paralegal's Guide
04/19/2016 Document Management, Retention and Destruction for Paralegals
04/12/2016 New Bankruptcy Forms and Rules: A Walkthrough for Paralegals
04/07/2016 Paralegal's Guide to Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Online Legal Research

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