Washington State Paralegal Association

Upcoming events

    • 10/22/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Litigation-Boot-Camp-for-Paralegals/Video-Webinar/87765ER_000?pt=1

    Program Description

    A Paralegal's Guide to Litigation

    Successfully navigating through litigation depends on the cohesiveness of the entire litigation team, with paralegals playing an integral part. Are you prepared to steer through the tasks and duties involved? This insightful course will provide you with the tools you need to effectively handle and prepare important pleadings, motions and briefs, as well as provide tips for organizing and maintaining the case. Hone your litigation skills and prove your value to your firm - register today!

    • Learn tips for writing effective pleadings, motions and briefs.
    • Discuss how to create and maintain discovery requests and responses.
    • Gain valuable insight on preparing accurate and reliable deposition summaries.
    • Review methods to stay on top of managing and organizing documents and case files.
    • Explore ways to proficiently plan for and assist with cases that go to trial.

    This is a rebroadcast of the original webcast delivered by Kimberly M. Finnigan, Jennifer L. Hassett and Karin M. Scheehle on October 23, 2019. Faculty will be available to answer your questions after the program.


    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will provide litigation best practices attendees can put to work immediately. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Preparing Pleadings, Motions and Briefs
    2. Discovery Requests, Responses and Document Productions
    3. Depositions: Scheduling, Preparation and Summaries
    4. Litigation Case Management, Organization and Communication
    5. Trial Preparation and Assistance
    6. Ethics for Litigation Paralegals
    • 10/24/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom meeting
    Register

    Washington State Paralegal Association is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    This will be a meeting to network with each other.

    WSPA is reaching out to all WSPA members for this 1 hour Zoom networking event to ask for your valuable feedback for future CLE events , comments and ideas for what WSPA can do for you.

    Topic: South Puget Sound Meeting
    Time: Oct 24, 2020 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    • 10/28/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Discovery-in-Construction-Litigation-for-Paralegals/Audio-Webinar/87768ER_2960283?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Find What You're Looking for, and Fast

    The discovery process is often the make or break part of any construction case, and you play an important role. Can you find the evidence and ammunition your attorney needs to gain the advantage in settlement negotiations or trial? This focused program will give you practical techniques for e-discovery and teach you how to thoroughly comb through project-related documents. Build your discovery skills - register today!

    • Learn what to look for in construction contracts, insurance policies, design and other documents.
    • Walk away with sample discovery requests you can modify for your own use.
    • Do a thorough document review and ensure you don't disclose more to the opposing party than is required.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level program reveals discovery best practices for construction cases. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    • What to Look for and Where to Find it
    • Working With Industry Experts - Involve Them Early and Often
    • Sample Discovery Requests
    • Document Review, Privileges and Production
    • Email Discovery in Construction Litigation
    • Deposition Preparation and Summaries
    • 10/29/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Mastering-Intake-Client-Management/Audio-Webinar/87767ER_2771267?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    How to Field Calls Like a Pro

    Handling legal calls isn't for the faint of heart - not only do you have to provide vital information while tiptoeing around legal questions, you have put on your sales hat, get appointments set, and talk clients through incredibly difficult situations. Whether you handle intake as a routine part of your job, or are expected to field calls in a pinch, it's critically important that all members of a law firm develop exceptional potential and active client management skills. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to take your intake and client handling skills to the next level - register today!

    • Learn what you must and can't say when fielding legal questions from potential clients.
    • Explore the critical role intake plays in new client acquisition and get top tips for setting appointments.
    • Get practical guidance for follow-ups and ongoing communication with active clients.

    Who Should Attend

    This basic level course is designed for paraprofessionals.


    Course Content

    1. The Relationship Between Intake and Client Acquisition
    2. Walking the Tightrope & Talking About the Law
    3. Getting the Facts Your Firm Needs
    4. Setting the Appointment
    5. Following Up with Potential Clients
    6. Top Tips for Communicating with Active Clients
    • 10/29/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER:  https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/A-Paralegal-s-Guide-to-Working-Under-Pressure-and-Meeting-Deadlines/Audio-Webinar/87766ER_2764096?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Survive and Thrive When the Heat is On

    High stakes and impending deadlines mean that stress is a natural part of a paralegal's job. Knowing how to work effectively under these conditions will help you thrive in your career without feeling burned out. This program will show you the secrets to performing effectively under pressure, with practical tips for saving time and handling dreaded conversations with your attorney. Learn how to do better when the heat is on - register today!

    • Find out how to keep a clear head and avoid mistakes when working under pressure.
    • Learn how to minimize the affects of workplace stress on your well-being.
    • Discover little ways to gain more time in your day so you have more time to finish what you need.
    • Learn how to diplomatically address extensions and missed deadlines with your attorney.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will provide practical tips attendees can put to work immediately. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Secrets to Performing Better Under Pressure
    2. Prioritizing, Staying Organized and in Control
    3. Tips to Minimize Stress and Enhance Your Well-Being
    4. Ways to be More Productive & Gain More Time in Your Day
    5. Having Hard Conversations with Your Attorney
    6. Meet the Deadline or Produce Solid Quality Work? The Right Choice
    • 11/03/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 10:15 AM (PST)
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Dealing-With-Difficult-Clients-Ethical-Considerations-for-Paralegals/Video-Webinar/87786ER_200?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Tactfully Handle Lies, Requests for Legal Advice, Upset Clients and Other Stressful Scenarios

    As a paralegal, you spend plenty of time interacting with clients. Sooner or later, you're bound to get stuck with a difficult client - and even the good ones can bring up some uncomfortable conversations. Learning how to tactfully deal with problematic clients and situations is crucial to maintaining your professionalism and avoiding legal ethics issues. Are your people skills spot on? This program will teach you how to diplomatically and ethically address challenging clients and situations. From lies to unreasonable requests to needy clients and communication barriers, gain the practical tips you need to avoid conflict, enhance client satisfaction and keep your ethics record clean. Register today!

    • Find out how to proceed when you catch a client in a lie.
    • Uncover creative ways to handle difficult clients - from know-it-alls to absentee to angry or inappropriate clients.
    • Learn how to fulfill your duties to clients regardless of mental health issues, language or cultural barriers.
    • Discover how to avoid complaints and deal with upset clients.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to give paralegals the knowledge they need to ethically handle difficult clients and uncomfortable scenarios. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Handling Clients Who Lie or Make Unreasonable Requests
    2. Communicating with Difficult Clients - Tactfully and Ethically
    3. Dealing with Mental Health Issues and Language Barriers
    4. Billing, Communications and More: Avoiding & Handling Common Client Complaints
    5. Avoiding and Walking Away From Difficult Clients
    • 11/05/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/Results/63995?Ntt=Estate%2BAccounting%2BBasics%2Bfor%2BParalegals

    Program Description

    Help Navigate Estates With Essential Accounting Practices

    Ensuring that clients properly inform beneficiaries of the status of the estate is an important responsibility paralegals can help with. This course will take you through accounting principles to ensure clients perform their fiduciary duties. Properly prepare inventories and file the necessary tax forms. Don't miss the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of estate accounting - register today!

    • Review both formal and informal estate accounting principles.
    • Discuss the steps in drafting a schedule of proposed distribution.
    • Learn when and how to file tax returns for estates and trusts.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to give paralegals the knowledge they need to handle estate and trust accounting. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Understanding Estate Accounting Principles - Formal vs. Informal
    2. Drafting a Schedule of Proposed Distribution
    3. Filing Tax Returns for Estates and Trusts
    • 11/06/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Microsoft-Outlook-Tips-and-Tricks-All-Litigation-Paralegals-Should-Know/Audio-Webinar/87779ER_000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Uncover Hacks That Will Make Your Job a Lot Easier

    MS Outlook is chock-full of hidden and unappreciated features that can eliminate hassle and make you a lot more efficient in the law office. Are you privy to its secrets? This tips-and-tricks program will show you how to leverage Outlook for calendaring, docketing, email management and more. Unleash the power of MS Outlook in the litigation setting - register today!

    • Uncover creative uses for MS Outlook's lesser-known features.
    • Learn how to set up an effective calendaring, docketing and tickling system using Outlook.
    • Keep your inbox under control and learn how to quickly find old emails.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to give litigation paralegals the knowledge they need to maximize their use of MS Outlook. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    • Calendaring and Tickling - Best Practices
    • Setting Up a Calendaring, Docketing and Tickling System in Outlook
    • Organizing Incoming Mail - Folders, Flagging and More
    • Calendar Color Coding and Invitations
    • Calendar Management Tips - By Date, By Attorney, By Case
    • Email Lists
    • Nifty "Hidden" Features: Read Receipts, Voting and Delayed Delivery Tools
    • Email Searches - Time-Saving Tips
    • Troubleshooting: Common Issues and Solutions
    • Using Emails and Outlook as Evidence
    • 11/10/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM (PST)
    • Audio Webinar

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/What-Paralegals-Need-to-Know-About-Business-Contracts/Audio-Webinar/87788ER_300?pt=1

    Program Description

    Contract Knowledge to Enhance Your Skillset

    Whether you are looking for a practical primer or new approaches to contract drafting, this course is for you! This insightful course will go through contract law essentials and then build upon that foundation to walk you through effective reviewing and drafting techniques. Learn how to avoid problematic practices that lead to ambiguous and risky contracts. Be a knowledgeable resource for your firm and take your drafting skills to the next level - register today!

    • Understand key contract terminology and definitions of essential legal elements.
    • Build your contract drafting skills with practical checklists and sample language that you can reference later.
    • Learn how to effectively review and maintain contracts.
    • Refine your writing: discover what you might be doing wrong and examine how to draft clear and error-free contracts.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to give attendees the knowledge they need to effectively draft and assist in the negotiation of business contracts. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Walking Through Key Business Contracts (with Checklists and Samples)
    2. Drafting General Provisions (with Checklists and Samples)
    3. Reviewing/Maintaining Contracts - Best Practices and Tips
    4. Language Landmines, Problematic Words, Phrases and Other Issues
    • 11/11/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM (PST)
    • Audio Webinar

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/A-Paralegal-s-Document-Based-Guide-to-Auto-Injury-Claims-Medical-Records-Demands-and-More/Audio-Webinar/87777ER_300?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Obtain, Prepare and Organize Critical Documents for the Case

    Auto injury cases are document intensive, and the responsibility for compiling and keeping it all together often falls to paralegals. Are you doing everything right? This program will show you how to effectively obtain, review, summarize and prepare a variety of documents in auto injury cases. From damages documentation to evidence of liability to medical records and more, learn how to effectively document the case and make your attorney's life easier. Enhance your skills - register today!

    • Stave off problems by properly identifying, tracking and documenting liens.
    • Collect all the documentation needed to effectively calculate damages.
    • Obtain and dig through police reports, accident reconstruction reports and other records for proof of liability.
    • Learn how to review medical records and prepare chronologies and summaries.
    • Get practical tips for assembling litigation documents, including pleadings, discovery requests, motions and more.

    Who Should Attend

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

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

    Course Content

    1. Damages, Liens, Etc.: Documenting Right From the Start
    2. Obtaining Police Reports, Witness Statements & More
    3. Medical Bills, Records, Chronologies & Summaries
    4. Drafting Demand Letters & Settlement Agreements
    5. Litigation & Discovery Documents: Quick Tips & Sample Forms
    • 11/12/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Audio Webinar

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Investigation-Online-Search-Techniques/Audio-Webinar/87776ER_100?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    A Paralegal's Guide to Finding the Information You Need

    You can't expect to win your case without the right information. The strength - or weakness - of early investigation efforts significantly affects the likelihood of future case success. Learn how to find background information, financial data and court records that will paint a clearer picture of all parties involved. Get must-have social media and online search techniques - register today!

    • Get tactics for finding basic personal information and court records.
    • Learn how to get the information you need to financially profile non-clients.
    • Discover proven online and social media investigation techniques.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will allow attendees to gain a better understanding of case investigation techniques. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Basic Contact Information
    2. Public Records
    3. Criminal Records & Background Checks
    4. Court Records & Bankruptcies
    5. Friends and Family
    6. Social Media Techniques
    7. Websites You Should Bookmark
    • 11/16/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Top-50-Mistakes-Paralegals-Make-in-Personal-Injury-Litigation/Video-Webinar/87781ER_000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Stay Out of Hot Water

    It is a paralegal's responsibility to be detail-oriented and get every little thing correct, but even experienced paralegals make mistakes. The good news is, they're largely avoidable. We've rounded up 50 of the most common (and costly) errors paralegals make in personal injury cases. From poor client service habits to trial preparation oversights, our faculty will give you the foresight you need to avoid top mistakes altogether. Register today!

    • Discover what paralegals most often miss during the initial case investigation.
    • Find out how you may be going about medical records and summaries all wrong.
    • Learn what distinguishes a strong from a weak demand letter.
    • Propel your legal writing skills and avoid common pitfalls in pleadings and motions.
    • Hear the worst mistakes you can make when propounding or answering discovery.
    • Watch out for lien oversights that could cost the client or your attorney big money.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to give paralegals the knowledge they need to avoid mistakes in personal injury cases. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    • 5 Intake & Client Service Bad Habits You May be Guilty of
    • 5 Preservation & Investigation Oversights
    • 7 Ways to Mishandle Medical Records & Summaries
    • 7 Mistakes in Preparing Demands & Communicating with Adjusters
    • 5 Blunders to Avoid When Drafting Pleadings & Motions
    • 6 Top Errors When Propounding & Responding to Discovery
    • 3 Ways You're Going About Case Management Wrong
    • 5 Lien Landmines to Steer Clear of
    • 7 Trial Preparation & Assistance Mistakes Paralegals Make
    • Ethics Pitfalls to Avoid: Exploring Hypotheticals
    • 11/17/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM (PST)
    • Audio Webinar

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Tech-Tools-Tips-and-Tricks-for-Paralegals/Audio-Webinar/87787ER_300?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Essential Technology Tips to Strengthen Your Productivity

    Technology is an essential part of the legal environment with new apps and tools continually being developed. This essential course will guide you through current tech tool trends to assist in practice and contact management, calendaring, document management, and much more. Maximize your effectiveness with these valuable technology tips - register today!

    • Discuss effective document and email management solutions.
    • Review the latest apps that help maximize productivity and time management.
    • Learn efficient calendaring, docketing and file tickling systems that will ensure no missed deadlines.
    • Discover the art of creating a PowerPoint presentation that grabs attention.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will help attendees maximize efficiency. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. Trending Tech Tools for the Law Office
    2. Document and Email Management Solutions
    3. iPad and Other Tablet Timesavers for Paralegals
    4. Calendaring, Docketing and File Tickling Systems
    5. Maximize the Power of Your PowerPoint
    6. Online Legal Research Tools, Tips and Tricks
    7. Technology (and Pointers) for Litigation and Trial Preparation
    • 11/18/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM (PST)
    • Audio Webinar

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Organizing-the-Estate-Inventory-with-Sample-Checklists-and-Excel-Tips/Audio-Webinar/87775ER_100?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Use All the Tools at Your Disposal to Streamline Estate Administration

    Structuring the estate inventory well from the start can put the entire administration on the right foot and ensure an orderly transfer of the estate assets. Improve accuracy, prevent disputes and make certain no assets are left unaccounted for. Register today!

    • Get practical tips for getting at the real value of each asset in the estate.
    • Review a sample inventory and appraisal form and see how you can improve on yours.
    • Improve your asset descriptions to save time and avoid miscommunication.
    • Find new reliable ways of automating the math.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to improve estate inventory and final accounting organization. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Locating Assets and Contacting Account Custodians
    2. Verifying/Documenting Ownership of Assets (Especially Real Property)
    3. Distinguishing Probate and Non-Probate Assets
    4. Recording and Valuing Personal Property
    5. Proper Descriptions of Assets to Make Them Easily Identifiable
    6. Preparing the Inventory and Appraisal Form (with a Sample Form)
    7. Automating the Math: Helpful Excel Tips and Shortcuts
    8. Filing the Inventory
    • 11/19/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Requesting-Reviewing-and-Summarizing-Medical-Records/Video-Webinar/87780ER_2960390?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Uncover Top Tips for Obtaining and Organizing Medical Records

    While obtaining medical records is critical to the success of many cases, it's not always easy to accomplish. From confidentiality concerns to oversights that put firms at risk, the retrieval and management of medical records come with a lot of challenges. Understand vital medical terminology, examine different ways to sort through and organize records and determine how to request records in discovery - register today!

    • Discover how medical and billing records play a role in litigation.
    • Pick up on different techniques for collecting crucial medical records.
    • Find out how to review everything from mental health records to ER and hospital records.
    • Determine when you need to dig for more information and when you need to stop digging.
    • Figure out how to prepare chronologies and draft memoranda.
    • Recognize what health information is protected and what is not.
    • Learn how to obtain and go through electronic medical records.
    • Navigate ethical challenges that come up with confidence.

    Who Should Attend

    This basic level course will teach attendees about requesting, reviewing and summarizing medical records. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Introduction and Overview: The Role of Medical and Billing Records in Litigation
    2. Getting the Medical Records You Need
    3. Electronic Medical and Health Records
    4. Finding the Needle in the Medical Haystack
    5. Piecing the Puzzle Together
    6. Preparing Chronologies and Drafting Memoranda
    7. The Perils of Dealing with Protected Health Information
    8. Ethical Conundrums in Medical Review
    • 11/23/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM (PST)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Assertiveness-Skills-for-Paralegals-Getting-What-You-Want/Audio-Webinar/87774ER_2963416?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Solve Problems with Surety and Tact

    Assertive, aggressive or passive - how would you describe yourself? Assertiveness makes it much easier to achieve success in the paralegal world. Investigate different ways to manage paralegal teams with confidence, scrutinize various responses to anger and delve into real-world assertiveness techniques - register today!

    • Examine the difference between passive, aggressive and assertive behaviors.
    • Use specific techniques to manage paralegal staff.
    • State your point in an effective and non-contentious manner.
    • Demonstrate control in the face of anger or criticism.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will provide attendees with practical tips for being more assertive. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Passive vs. Aggressive vs. Assertive Behaviors
    2. Knowing and Managing Your Personality - Introvert v. Extrovert - in Handling Day-to-Day Issues
    3. How to Speak More Assertively with Attorneys and Others
    4. Real-World Assertiveness Techniques
    5. Asking for - and Getting - What You Need
    6. Responding to Anger and Criticism
    7. Getting Your Point Across Without Upsetting Others
    8. Assertiveness Tips for Managing Paralegal Staff
    • 12/02/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Top-Tech-Skills-for-Family-Law-Paralegals/Video-Webinar/87909ER_3000617?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Make Better Use of the Tools at Your Disposal

    Much of today's family law practice is spent on remote meetings, smartphone discovery and online financial disclosures. Make sure you're staying effective and using the tools at your disposal to their full potential. Register today!

    • Maximize the tasks that can be accomplished online without any in-person contact.
    • Find new tricks and shortcuts for effective electronic case management.
    • Retrieve the data you need from smartphones without risking spoliation or breaking confidentiality rules.
    • Boost your research efficiency with tips for online asset and person tracking.
    • Identify areas of weakness in your daily practices and adopt tools and practices to shore up data security.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to give paralegals the tech skills they need to manage their family law duties. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Retrieving Evidence from Smart Devices
    2. Remote Meetings and Interviews, Syncing Transcripts of Depositions
    3. Skip Tracing and Cyber-Sleuthing
    4. Online Financial Disclosure
    5. E-filing and Electronic Case Management
    6. Essential Data Protection Skills
    • 12/07/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM (PST)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Medical-Record-Analysis-for-Paralegals-Chronologies-Summaries-and-Expense-Itemizations/Audio-Webinar/87899ER_3006257?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Gain Real-World Guidelines You Can Start Using Right Away

    Are you looking for effective ways to prepare medical expense itemizations? Do you wish to improve your medical chronologies and summary memorandum? Our knowledgeable faculty will provide you with tips and tricks that will save time and help you, your attorney and your clients get an accurate picture of the case. Register today!

    • Find out how to track and review medical records and bills effectively.
    • Gain valuable insight for preparing expense itemizations.
    • Learn how to create more detailed medical chronologies and summaries.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will teach attendees how to prepare medical expense itemizations, chronologies and summary memorandum effectively. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    • Tracking and Reviewing Medical Records and Bills
    • Preparing Medical Expense Itemizations
    • Creating Detailed Medical Chronologies and Summaries
    • Example Summaries for Different Injuries
    • Medical Notebook: Compiling and Organizing (With Examples)
    • 12/08/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM (PST)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Discovery-Requests-A-Step-by-Step-Guide-for-Paralegals/Audio-Webinar/87898ER_3012210?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Handle Interrogatories, Requests to Produce, RFAs, Subpoenas and More with Confidence

    The discovery process is the heart of litigation. Your attorney is relying on you to prepare and answer requests so you can obtain valuable evidence without releasing more than is required to the opposing party. Have you fine-tuned your discovery practices? In this program, seasoned faculty will share best practices in propounding and responding to discovery requests. Build your knowledge and navigate the process with ease - register today!

    • Write discovery requests that minimize objections and obtain complete and responsive answers.
    • Discover how to subpoena a wide array of records - from phone and social media to medical and bank records.
    • Get tips for keeping incoming and outgoing discovery materials under control.
    • Help clients polish their responses and find out what to do when they're being unresponsive or dishonest.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will teach attendees how to effectively handle discovery requests, responses and objections. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Making Discovery Requests More Effective and Less Objectionable
    2. How to Subpoena Phone Records, Social Media Content and More (with Samples)
    3. Discovery Responses: Answers, Document Production and Objections
    4. Tracking Deadlines and Organizing Discovery
    • 12/09/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Motions-Briefs-Discovery-Requests-and-More-Drafting-Tips-and-Pitfalls-for-Paralegals/Video-Webinar/87910ER_3012004?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Get Ahead of the Game for Your Attorney

    Legal document drafting is one of - if not the - most critical skill for any litigation paralegal. Capitalize on your opportunity to shine with this focused program. Our seasoned paralegal and attorney faculty will share their hard-won drafting tips, tricks and cautionary advice for everything from pleadings to discovery to briefs and more. Take the hassle (and mistakes) out of your litigation document drafting - register today!

    • Take your pleadings from good to great with tips from experienced faculty.
    • Avoid 30 of the most common typographical errors, grammatical pitfalls and other mistakes.
    • Gain tailored insights on drafting different types of motions.
    • Discover how to take your discovery requests and responses to the next level.
    • Learn how to effectively scrub metadata from documents to avoid inadvertent disclosures.
    • Speed up document preparation with MS Word and Adobe templates, shortcuts and other tricks.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will assist attendees in advancing their legal document drafting skills. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Powering Up Your Pleadings
    2. Top 30 Typographical Errors, Grammatical Pitfalls, Words & Concepts to Avoid
    3. Fine Tuning Your Briefs, Motions and Citations
    4. Discovery Drafting Part 1: Refining Your Requests
    5. Discovery Drafting Part 2: Polishing Your Responses
    6. Be Mindful of Metadata
    7. MS Word and Adobe: Legal Document Drafting and User Hacks
    8. Ethics of Legal Writing
    • 12/10/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PST)
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Paralegal-Ethics-Overcoming-Daily-Challenges/Video-Webinar/87911ER_3012383?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Everyday Strategies for Staying Out of Trouble

    When it comes to applying the rules of ethics in real life, even the most well-intentioned paralegals can make minor missteps that carry catastrophic consequences. Easier said than done, "staying ethical" takes a firm understanding of what nebulous rules like diligence actually require in a modern legal practice. Join our distinguished faculty as they clarify what paralegals need to know and do to confidently overcome everyday ethical challenges in law - register today!

    • Learn how to avoid unauthorized practice of law and ethically manage active client communications.
    • Get practical strategies for staying diligent and preserving confidentiality in a digital world.
    • Discover best practices for spotting and avoiding conflicts of interest
    • Learn where the risks lie when it comes to handling fees and client property.
    • Identify online advertising risks and get best practices for triaging issues before they unravel.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level legal ethics program is designed for paralegals.


    Course Content

    1. Unauthorized Practice of Law, Explained
    2. Everyday Strategies for Ethical Active Client Communications
    3. Maintaining Competence and Diligence Throughout Your Work
    4. Preserving Confidentiality in the Digital Age
    5. Spotting and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest 
    6. Ethically Handling Fees and Client Property
    7. Traditional and Online Advertising Risks for Law Firms
    8. Escalating Ethical Issues That Arise Within the Firm

Past events

10/21/2020 Ethics and Law Office Management Toolkit for Paralegals
10/15/2020 Criminal Law - Best Practices for Paralegals
10/14/2020 Paralegal Skills: Finding Debtors and Their Assets
10/13/2020 Paralegal's Guide to Complex Divorce Cases
10/08/2020 Organizing SSDI Claims for Paralegals
10/07/2020 Medicare and Medicaid Liens: Changes Paralegals Need to Know
10/06/2020 How to Avoid Unauthorized Practice of Law: A Paralegal's Guide
09/30/2020 Real Estate Boot Camp for Paralegals
09/29/2020 Top 6 Ethical Mistakes Paralegals Make
09/24/2020 Effective Calendaring, Docketing and File Tickling System Tips for Paralegals
09/23/2020 Probate and Estate Administration for Paralegals
09/22/2020 Redaction Pitfalls and Best Practices
09/17/2020 A Paralegal's Guide to Acing Medical Chronologies
09/16/2020 An Investigator's Guide for Paralegals: How to Get the Info you need
09/15/2020 Paralegal's Guide to Bankruptcy - 2020 Update
09/11/2020 Tips for Paralegals: Simple Ways to Increase Your Value to the Firm
09/11/2020 Federal Court: E-Filing, Discovery and Other Case Management Tips
09/09/2020 A Paralegal's Guide to Personal Injury: Working with medical Providers
09/02/2020 Paralegal's Guide to Family Law
08/31/2020 Damage Control for Paralegals: Missed Deadline, Document Mistakes, and More
08/27/2020 Ethical Implications of Technology: A Paralegal's Guide
08/26/2020 Land Use and Zoning for Paralegals
08/20/2020 Essential Paralegal Tools: Core Communication Skills
08/19/2020 Paperless Office 101 for Paralegals
08/18/2020 PROBATE for Paralegals" Reading and Organizing Financial and Tax
08/13/2020 Litigation and Discovery Documents Top Paralegal Mistakes
08/12/2020 Mastering the Intangibles for Paralegals
08/11/2020 The Workers' Compensation Paralegal's Guide to Medical Records and Evidence
08/06/2020 The Paralegal's Guide to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security
08/05/2020 Motor Vehicle Accidents: A Crash Course for Paralegals
08/04/2020 Secrets of Highly Successful Paralegals
07/29/2020 Medical Records for Paralegals: Advanced Issues and Answers
07/28/2020 Quarterly CLE: Visual Tools for Case Framing
07/28/2020 Paralegal Ethics: Avoiding Administrative Errors
07/23/2020 Efficient Discovery for Paralegals: Legal Holds, Document Production
07/22/2020 MA Closing Checklists and Documentation for Paralegals
07/21/2020 Advanced Probate Administration for Paralegals
07/18/2020 Meeting of the Board of Directors
07/16/2020 Top Skills Paralegals Need to Know: MS Word, Excel and More
07/15/2020 Medicare Liens, Set-Asides, the Portal and Medicaid Liens: Everything etc
07/14/2020 Discovery in Employment Litigation for Paralegals
07/09/2020 File and Case Management Hacks for Paralegals
07/08/2020 Handling the Divorce Case from Start to Finish: A Paralegal's Guide
06/30/2020 Legal Writing, Case Document Organization and MS Word Guide for Paralegals
06/29/2020 A Paralegal's Playbook: Obtaining Evidence from Social Media and Other
06/26/2020 The Probate Process from Start to Finish for Paralegals
06/25/2020 The Top 5 Organization Secrets of Highly Effective Paralegals
06/24/2020 Litigation Boot Camp for Paralegals
06/24/2020 Wills and Trusts for Paralegals
06/23/2020 Preparing for Trial: What paralegals Need to Know
06/18/2020 Paralegal How-To's: Smartphone and Text Evidence in Auto Injury
06/17/2020 Advanced Family Law for Paralegals
06/16/2020 Essential Skills for the Corporate Paralegal
06/11/2020 Ethics for Paralegals: Solutions to the Toughest Client Problems
06/10/2020 Litigation for Paralegals: Top Challenges to Overcome
05/28/2020 Litigation Document management for paralegals
05/27/2020 Top Mistakes in Estate administration Accounting and Distribution
05/21/2020 Conducting the Title Search: A Paralegal's Toolkit
05/21/2020 Conducting the Title Search: A Paralegal's Toolkit
05/20/2020 Calendaring and Communications Management Guide for Paralegals
05/14/2020 LLC Formation in a Nutshell: What Paralegals Need to Know
05/13/2020 Divorce Process Forms and Checklists: What Every Paralegal Needs
05/12/2020 Workers Compensation case management: Top challenges for Paralegals
05/06/2020 Discovery Responses and Document Production: A Paralegal's Ultimate GUide
05/05/2020 ethics of Email for Paralegals
04/30/2020 Trust and Estate Administration for Paralegals
04/29/2020 Law Office Management: Hot Topics and Cutting-Edge Tools for Paralegals
04/23/2020 Medical record Analysis for Paralegals: Chronologies, Summaries andExpense
04/22/2020 A Paralegal's Guide to Pleadings, Motions, Discovery Requests and Briefs
04/21/2020 Administrative Mistakes Paralegals Need to Know to Avoid Ethics Nightmare
04/16/2020 Business Contracts: A Paralegal's Ultimate Guide
04/15/2020 What Family Law Paralegals Need to Know About Smartphone, Text, Etc
04/14/2020 Liens in Auto Injury for Paralegals
04/09/2020 Surveys, Plats, Legal Descriptions Title Insurance: A Paralegals Guide
04/02/2020 The Litigation Paralegal's Guide to Drafting Discovery Requests etc
03/31/2020 Auto Injury Litigation: Top Paralegal Mistakes
03/25/2020 Paralegal Ethics: Handling Uncomfortable Situations
03/23/2020 Social Media Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
03/19/2020 Strategies for the Personal Injury Paralegal: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives
03/18/2020 Legal Research and Writing: Tips, Tricks and Handy Know-Hows for Paralegals
03/17/2020 Business Law for Today's Paralegal
03/12/2020 The Paralegals Guide to Subpoenas
03/11/2020 A Paralegal's Guide to Discovery in Divorce
03/10/2020 Filing, Organization and Time Management for Paralegals
03/06/2020 TopCase Management Strategies for the Personal Injury Paralegal
03/04/2020 Social Security Disability from Start to Finish for Paralegals
02/27/2020 Overcoming the Top Ethical Dilemmas Paralegals Face
02/26/2020 Medical Records Made Easy for Paralegals
02/21/2020 Discovery Requests: A Step-by-Step Guide for Paralegals
02/18/2020 Top Challenges for Family Law paralegals
02/14/2020 Top 11 Federal Court Mistakes Paralegals Makes (And How to Avoid Them)
02/12/2020 Becoming a Power User of MS Word and Excel: A Paralegal's guide
02/11/2020 Drafting and Reviewing Real Estate Transaction Documents: A Paralegal's Guide
02/06/2020 Top Probate Administration Challenges for Paralegals
02/05/2020 Trial Preparation from Start to Finish for Paralegals
02/04/2020 Case Law Research for Paralegals
01/30/2020 The Paralegal's Guide to Workers' Compensation Cases
01/28/2020 The Paralegal's Guide to Auto Injury Litigation
01/25/2020 South Puget Sound Social Meeting
01/23/2020 A Paralegal's Guide to Researching and Investigating
01/22/2020 Trusts 101 for Paralegals
01/15/2020 Paralegal's Guide to Liens and Subrogation in Personal Injury
01/14/2020 Successful Multi-Tasking Tips for Paralegals
01/09/2020 E-Signatures and Electronic Contracts: What Paralegals Must Know
01/08/2020 Financial Issues in Divorce for Paralegals
01/03/2020 ESI Preservation and Spoliation Challenges for Paralegals
12/20/2019 Drafting Demand Letters and Damage Calculations for the Personal Injury Paralegal
12/19/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Locating Persons and Finding Background Information
12/18/2019 Estate Administration Accounting and Distribution for Paralegals
12/17/2019 Trial Notebooks and Exhibits: A Paralegal's Ultimate Guide
12/12/2019 What Paralegals Need to Know About Business Contacts
12/11/2019 Gathering Electronic Evidence: An Advanced Guide for Paralegals
12/10/2019 Document Retention and Data Security: What Paralegals Need to Know
12/05/2019 Paralegal's Guide to Family Law
12/04/2019 Investigation and Discovery of Auto Injury Claims: The Paralegal's Role
11/21/2019 Dealing with Difficult Clients: Ethical Considerations for Paralegals
11/20/2019 Medical Records: Top Paralegal Pitfalls and Challenges
11/18/2019 Effective Calendaring, Docketing and File Tickling System Tips for Paralegals
11/18/2019 Annual Estate Planning Seminar
11/14/2019 Real Estate Boot Camp for Paralegals
11/13/2019 Paperless Office 101 for Paralegals
11/12/2019 Organizing SSDI Claims: Top Tips for Paralegals
11/07/2019 Accounting Software Tips for Paralegals: QuickBooks and Beyond
11/06/2019 Medicare and Medicaid Liens for Paralegals: Navigating the Portal and other Requirements
11/05/2019 Discovery in Divorce for Paralegals
11/01/2019 Trial Preparation from Start to Finish for Paralegals
10/30/2019 HIPAA Compliance for Paralegals: Obtaining and Maintaining Records
10/29/2019 Top Skills Paralegals Need to Know; MS Word, Excel, and More
10/26/2019 Researching Case Management Systems Lawyers Use
10/23/2019 Litigation Boot Camp for Paralegals
10/21/2019 What Paralegals Need to Know about Wills and Trusts
10/17/2019 Ethical Implications of Technology: A Paralegal's Guide
10/16/2019 Handling the Divorce Case from Start to Finish: A Paralegal's Guide
10/09/2019 Title Law for Paralegals
09/26/2019 Auto Injury Claims From Start to Finish
09/25/2019 How Paralegals Handle the Everyday Ethics of Email
09/24/2019 Bankruptcy Rules and Forms 101 for Paralegals
09/19/2019 Case Management 101 for Family Law Paralegals
09/18/2019 Employment Law: What Paralegals Need to Know
09/17/2019 Top 6 Trial Mistakes Paralegals Make
09/13/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Adobe Acrobat
09/12/2019 A Paralegal's Guide to Corporate Governance
09/10/2019 Advanced Real Estate for Paralegals
08/29/2019 Legal Writing for Paralegals: Common Mistakes to Avoid
08/28/2019 Preparing for Trial: What Paralegals Need to Know
08/24/2019 SPS Chapter Networking Meeting
08/22/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Construction Contracts
08/21/2019 Business Contracts: A Paralegal's Ultimate Guide
08/17/2019 South Puget Sound Chapter Meeting
08/15/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Personal Injury Damages
08/13/2019 Getting and Staying Organized: Creating "best practices" for Paralegals
08/06/2019 Social Security disability Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
08/05/2019 Discovery Responses and Document Production:
07/31/2019 Paralegal Ethics: Avoiding Administrative Errors
07/30/2019 The New Tax Law for Paralegals" LLCs, C-Corps, S-Corps, Partnerships ++
07/25/2019 Medical Record Analysis for Paralegals: Chronoligies, Summaries, Expense Itemizations
07/24/2019 Litigation for Paralegals: Top Challenges to Overcome
07/18/2019 Advanced Family Law for Paralegals
07/17/2019 Collecting Judgments and Discovering Assets for Paralegals
07/11/2019 Top Mistakes in Estate Administration Accounting and Distribution
07/10/2019 Federal Court: What Paralegals Need to Know
06/27/2019 WSPA Annual Members Meeting
06/26/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Law Office Management
06/24/2019 Complex Social Security Law Issues: The Paralegal's Guide
06/20/2019 Unauthorized Practice of Law, Confidentiality and More:
06/19/2019 A Paralegal's Guide to Pleadings, Motions, Discovery Requests, etc
06/14/2019 A Paralegal's Guide to Tax Exempt Organizations: Planning and Forms
06/11/2019 Social Media, Smartphone and Email Evidence: Mistakes Paralegals Should Avoid
06/06/2019 Divorce cases from Start to Finish for Paralegals
06/06/2019 Trust and Estate Administration for Paralegals
06/05/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Medicare Set-Asides and Conditional Payment
06/01/2019 S. Puget Sound Chapter Meeting & Professional Development Seminar
05/23/2019 Ethics and Legal Practice: The Paralegal's Role
05/22/2019 A Paralegal's Guide to Discovery in Divorce
05/21/2019 Document Production and Review in Discovery: What Paralegals Need to Know
05/15/2019 Auto Injury Litigation Boot Camp for Paralegals
05/14/2019 A Paralegal's Guide to Deadlines and Calendaring
05/10/2019 Case Management for Paralegals: Managing Documents, Files,
05/09/2019 Advanced Medical Records for Paralegals
05/04/2019 Certification-Licensure Workshop
05/02/2019 Spokane Chapter Open House
05/02/2019 Case Law Research for Paralegals
04/30/2019 Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals
04/26/2019 The Paralegal's Guide for Ethical Use of Social Media
04/17/2019 Personal Injury 101: What Paralegal's Need to Know!
04/15/2019 Corporate Governance: What Paralegals Need to Know
04/11/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Probate
04/10/2019 Workers' Compensation: What Paralegals Need to Know
04/09/2019 The Real Estate Paralegal's Guide to Due Diligence
04/03/2019 A Paralegal's Guide to Researching and Investigating
03/29/2019 Paralegal Career Night
03/27/2019 Trial Notebooks & Exhibits for Paralegals
03/26/2019 Becoming a Power User of MS Word and Excel: A Paralegal's Guide
03/20/2019 A Paralegal's Guide to Commercial Lending and Financing
03/19/2019 Family Law for Paralegals
03/14/2019 Organizing Discovery Documents: A Checklist for Paralegals
03/13/2019 Paralegal Ethics: Handing Uncomfortable Situations
03/11/2019 Estate Accounting Basics for Paralegals
03/06/2019 Advanced Auto Injury Claims for Paralegals
02/28/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Locating Persons and Finding Background Information
02/27/2019 Paralegal's Guide to Divorce
02/21/2019 Medical Records Made Easy for Paralegals
02/19/2019 The Corporate Paralegals Guide to Drafting, Recordkeeping and More
02/13/2019 Medicare and Medicaid Liens for Paralegals: Navigating the Portal and Other Requirements
02/11/2019 Ethic of Email for Paralegals
02/06/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Estate Planning
02/05/2019 The Paralegals' Guide to Client Intake and Evaluation
02/02/2019 Networking & Wine Social
01/31/2019 Overview of Mergers and Acquisitions or Paralegals
01/31/2019 Paperless Office 101 for Paralegals
01/29/2019 Federal Court Fundamentals for Paralegals
01/23/2019 Estate Administration Accounting and Distribution for Paralegals
01/22/2019 Effective Calendaring, Docketing, and File Tickling System Tips for Paralegals
01/18/2019 Drafting Policies and Procedures for Employee Handbooks" The Paralegal's Guide
01/17/2019 Surveys, Plats, Legal Descriptions and Title Insurance: A Paralegal's Guide
01/15/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Obtaining Evidence from Electronic Devices
12/19/2018 Organizing SSDI Claims for Paralegals
12/19/2018 Litigation Boot Camp for Paralegals
12/18/2018 Paralegal's Guide to Medical Records and Working with Medical Experts
12/13/2018 Paralegal Ethics: Avoiding Administrative Errors
12/12/2018 Auto Injury Claims from Start to Finish for Paralegals
12/11/2018 A Paralegal's Guide to LLCs vs. Partnerships vs. Corporations
12/07/2018 Advanced Medical Records for Paralegals
12/06/2018 Types of Trusts and Their Differences: A Paralegal's Guide
12/05/2018 Social Media, Smartphone and Email Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
12/04/2018 The Top 5 Organization Secrets of Highly Effective Paralegals
11/30/2018 The Probate Process from Start to Finish
11/29/2018 Using Adobe Acrobat Professional Effectively: A Guide for Paralegals
11/15/2018 What Paralegals Need to know About Business Contracts
11/14/2018 Bankruptcy Made Simple: A Paralegal's Guide
11/14/2018 Wills and Trusts for Paralegals
11/13/2018 Investigative Techniques for Paralegals
11/12/2018 Construction Law 101 for Paralegals
11/12/2018 Annual Estate Planning Seminar
11/06/2018 Discovery Responses & Document Production: A Paralegal's Ultimate Goal
11/01/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Receiving and Reviewing Discovery
11/01/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Settlements
10/25/2018 Getting and Staying Organized: Creating "Best Practices" for Paralegals
10/25/2018 2018 NFPA Convention
10/23/2018 Document Management Pitfalls for Litigation Paralegals
10/17/2018 Medical Chronologies, Summaries and Expense Itemizations for Paralegals
10/11/2018 Advanced Family Law for Paralegals
10/08/2018 A Paralegal's Auto Injury Trial Checklist
10/03/2018 A Paralegal's guide to Drafting Deeds
09/27/2018 Strategies for the Personal Injury Paralegal: Plaintiff and Defense Person
09/26/2018 The Corporate Paralegal from A to Z
09/25/2018 Ethics and Legal Practice: The Paralegal's Role
09/20/2018 Discovery Responses and Objections: What Paralegals Need to Know
09/13/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Record Retention and Destruction: To Shredor Not to Shred?
08/30/2018 HIPAA Compliance for Paralegals" Obtaining and Maintaining Records
08/30/2018 Personal Injury Case Management: The Ultimate Guide for Paralegals
08/29/2018 Probate: What Paralegals Need to Know
08/22/2018 LLC Formation: What Paralegals Need to Know
08/15/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Law Office Management
08/14/2018 Discovery in Divorce for Paralegals
08/09/2018 A Paralegal's Guide to Pleadings, Motions, Discovery Requests and Briefs
08/08/2018 Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Filings for Paralegals
07/31/2018 Avoiding Common Errors and Pitfalls in Legal Writing: A Paralegal's Guide
07/30/2018 Trusts 101 - Seattle
07/27/2018 Federal Court 101 for Paralegals
07/26/2018 Workers' Compensation Case Management for Paralegals
07/26/2018 Workers' Compensation case Management for Paralegals
07/25/2018 Trusts 101 - Olympia
07/25/2018 Real Estate for Paralegals: The Ultimate Guide
07/25/2018 Real Estate for Paralegals: The Ultimate Guide
07/20/2018 Case Management for Paralegals: Managing Documents, Files, Calendars and Tasks
07/18/2018 Social Security Disability from start to Finish for Paralegals
07/18/2018 Social Security Disability from Start to Finish for Paralegals
07/12/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Obtaining Evidence from Electronid Devices
07/12/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Obtaining Evidence from Electronic Devices
07/11/2018 New Bankruptcy Forms and Rules: A Walkthrough for Paralegals
06/30/2018 Professional Development, Diversity Leadership and Networking Event
06/30/2018 WSPA Annual Member Meeting and Networking Social
06/27/2018 A Litigation Paralegal's Guide to Case Management
06/27/2018 Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals
06/27/2018 Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals
06/21/2018 Advanced Auto Injury Claims for Paralegals
06/19/2018 Employment Discrimination Litigation for Paralegals
06/19/2018 Employment Discrimination Litigation for Paralegals
06/14/2018 Legal Citations and the Bluebook: A Paralegal's Guide
06/13/2018 Top Mistakes in Estate Administration Account and Distribution: A Paralegal's Guide
06/06/2018 Case Management for Paralegals: Managing Documents, Files, Calendars & Tasks
06/05/2018 Mergers and Acquisitions for Paralegals
05/31/2018 A Paralegal's Guide to Researching and Investigating
05/26/2018 Corporate Law and Notary Public Laws- SPS Chapter Meeting
05/24/2018 Becoming a Power User of MS Word and Excel: A Paralegal's Guide
05/16/2018 Medicare and Medicaid Liens for Paralegals: Navigatin the Portal
05/15/2018 Trust Administration: A Paralegal's Guide
05/10/2018 Accounting 101 for Paralegals
05/02/2018 A Paralegal's Guide to Divorce Cases
04/30/2018 Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws for Nonprofits: A Paralegal's Guide
04/28/2018 LLLT- Practice Area and Ethics - SPS Chapter Meeting & CLE
04/26/2018 Paralegal Ethics: Handling Uncomfortable Situations
04/24/2018 Real Estate Closing Challenges for Paralegals
04/23/2018 Collection Law for Paralegals
04/21/2018 WSPA Board Meeting
04/21/2018 Paralegal Career Luncheon
04/18/2018 Trial Notebooks & Exhibits for Paralegals
04/11/2018 A Paralegal's guide to Deadlines and Calendaring
04/10/2018 Family Law Case Management for Paralegals
04/05/2018 Medical Records Made Easy for Paralegals
03/31/2018 Bankruptcy and Collections- SPS Chapter Meeting & CLE
03/29/2018 Social Media Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
03/28/2018 Paralegal Ethics: Avoiding Administrative Errors
03/22/2018 A Paralegal's Asset-Based Guide to Probate
03/19/2018 Federal Court: What Paralegals Need to Know
03/17/2018 WSPA Board Meeting
03/13/2018 The Paralegals Guide to Locating Persons and Finding Background Info
03/13/2018 Paperless Office 101 for Paralegals
03/08/2018 The Corporate Paralegal: Overcoming Top Challenges
03/07/2018 Title Law Boot Camp for Paralegals
02/28/2018 Discovery Responses & Document Production: A Paralegal's Ultimate Guide
02/24/2018 South Sound Social Event
02/22/2018 Ethics of Email for Paralegals
02/21/2018 Land Surveys and Legal Descriptions for Paralegals
02/20/2018 Litigation Document Management for Paralegals
02/15/2018 Paralegal's Guide to Liens and Subrogation in Personal Injury
02/14/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Police Liability Cases
02/08/2018 Top Mistakes Paralegals Make in Estate Planning
02/02/2018 The Top 5 Organization Secrets of Highly Effective Paralegals
01/30/2018 Medicaid:A Paralegal's Guide to Qualifying Clients
01/30/2018 Auto Injury Claims From Start to Finish for Paralegals
01/29/2018 Organizing and Reviewing Medical Records for Paralegals
01/25/2018 LLCs From Start to Finish for Paralegals
01/22/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Organizing Discovery Documents
01/18/2018 The Divorce Paralegal's Guide to Social Media, Smartphone and Text
01/17/2018 Estate Administration Accounting and Distribution for Paralegals
01/16/2018 Trial Preparation Boot Camp for Paralegals
12/21/2017 Medicare Set-Asides and Conditional Payments in Injury Settlements
12/21/2017 The Probate Process from Start to Finish
12/19/2017 The Probate Process from Start to Finish
12/19/2017 Litigation Boot Camp for Paralegals
12/18/2017 Legal Writing for Paralegals: Common Mistakes to Avoid
12/18/2017 The Probate Process From Start to Finish
12/15/2017 LLC Operating Agreements: What Paralegals Need to Know
12/12/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Subpoenaing Social Media and Phone Records
12/07/2017 Advanced Medical Records for Paralegals
11/30/2017 Advanced Probate Administration for Paralegals
11/16/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Corporate Governance
11/15/2017 Family Law for Paralegals
11/14/2017 Effective Calendaring, Docketing and File Tickling System Tips for Paralegals
11/09/2017 62nd Annual Estate Planning Seminar
11/09/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Intellectual Property
11/08/2017 Office and Administrative Skills for Paralegals
11/07/2017 Real Estate Boot Camp for Paralegals
10/31/2017 Paralegal Skills: Discovery Requests and Responses
10/27/2017 The Probate Process from Start to Finish for Paralegals - Seattle
10/19/2017 To Shred or Not toShred? Record Destruction Policies for Paralegals
10/18/2017 Paralegal's Essential Guide to Wills and Trusts
10/12/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Nonprofits
10/10/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Pleadings, Motions, Discovery Requests, etc
10/06/2017 Medical Chronologies, Summaries and Expense Itemizations for Paralegals
10/04/2017 Discovery in Divorce for Paralegals
09/29/2017 The Paralegal's Guide to Law Office Management
09/28/2017 Federal Court Trial Preparation for Paralegals
09/26/2017 Dealing with the "Rambo" Litigator: Paralegal tips
09/21/2017 Workers' Compensation Hearing?Trial Preparation for Paralegals
09/20/2017 Social Security Disability Boot Camp for Paralegals
09/13/2017 Social Media, Smartphone and Email Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
09/12/2017 Paralegal's Guide to Legal Research and Citation Management
09/08/2017 Medicare and Medicaid Liens: The New Portal and New Requirements
08/30/2017 Managing the Discovery Process: A Paralegal's Guide
08/29/2017 Smartphone Apps and Tricks for Paralegals
08/27/2017 WSPA Days of Summer - South Puget Sound Chapter Networking event
08/24/2017 Corporate Minute Books: A How-to Guide for Paralegals
08/23/2017 Construction Law 101 for Paralegals
08/22/2017 The Paralegal's Guide to Probate
08/17/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Divorce Cases
08/08/2017 Case Management for Paralegals: Managing Documents, Files, etc.
08/02/2017 Medical Records Made Easy for Paralegals
07/30/2017 South Sound Chapter Paralegal Alumni Networking Event
07/27/2017 Forensic Accounting for Paralegals
07/26/2017 Paralegal Ethics: Avoiding Administrative Errors
07/25/2017 The Paralegal's Guide to the Ultimate Trial Notebook
07/20/2017 Electronic Document and Case Management for Paralegals
07/19/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Depositions
07/13/2017 The Paralegal's Guide to Estate Assets
07/12/2017 Advanced Auto Injury Claims for Paralegals
07/11/2017 Advanced Skip Tracing and Cyber Tracking for Paralegals
06/28/2017 Trial Preparation from Start to Finish for Paralegals
06/28/2017 Family Law Case Management for Paralegals
06/27/2017 Medical Records: Top Paralegal Pitfalls and Challenges
06/23/2017 How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted ++
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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