Washington State Paralegal Association

Upcoming events

    • 04/09/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Surveys-Plats-Legal-Descriptions-and-Title-Insurance-A-Paralegal-s-Guide/Audio-Webinar/85205ER_MTMPA478900000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Essential Tools for Real Estate Paralegals

    Can you successfully spot and assist your firm with issues concerning legal descriptions, conflicting surveys, and confusing historical records during real estate transactions? Let our experienced faculty teach you how to review, analyze and interpret surveys, records and legal descriptions. Enhance your skills with this program designed especially for paralegals - register today!

    • Learn how to thoroughly cross-read the survey and title commitment to spot potential problems.
    • Enhance your survey interpretation and review skills.
    • Learn how to read, understand and draw out legal descriptions to identify potential issues.
    • Uncover practical pointers for deciphering historical land documents.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will provide attendees with practical skills for working with surveys, legal descriptions, plats and title insurance. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. Land Surveys: Reviewing, Understanding and Summarizing
    2. Legal Descriptions: Reading, Understanding, Drafting and Drawing Out
    3. Title Insurance and Land Surveys: Identifying and Eliminating Risks
    4. How to Review Confusing Plats and Historical Documents
    • 04/14/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Liens-in-Auto-Injury-for-Paralegals/Audio-Webinar/85217ER_ARBPCE408300000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Best Practices for Communicating with Lien Holders, Reducing and Documenting Liens

    Dealing with liens is a big part of the personal injury paralegal's job. Before a case can be closed, you need to verify liens, communicate with lien holders, secure reductions and document everything - often while juggling other tasks and cases. Are you being thorough? This program will break down the lien resolution process into manageable steps so you can stay organized, minimize hassle and avoid oversights. Register today!

    • Prevent unpleasant surprises by doing a comprehensive search for any potential liens.
    • Learn how to get lien claimants to work with you on reductions.
    • Protect clients, your attorney and yourself with impeccable documentation and recordkeeping.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will provide attendees with guidance on handling liens in auto injury cases. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Types of Liens: Med Pay/PIP, Hospital Liens, ERISA/Health Insurance, etc.
    2. Medicare Liens and Set Asides
    3. Reviewing Bills and Payment Histories - Any Liens or Subrogation Interests?
    4. Policy Language - What to Look for
    5. Communicating with Each Lien Claimant
    6. Preparing and Responding to Lien Letters
    7. Assessing Claims for Errors and Unrelated or Unreasonable Charges
    8. Settlement Language and Releases When Liens Are Involved
    9. Lien Resolution Documentation and Paperwork
    • 04/15/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/What-Family-Law-Paralegals-Need-to-Know-About-Smartphone-Text-and-Social-Media-Evidence/Video-Webcast/85212ER_FLFLRPAET408400000?pt=1

    Program Description

    Paralegals' Guide to Discovery and Admission of Electronic Evidence in Family Law Cases

    Social media, smartphone and email evidence play an increasing role in the outcomes of family law cases. Do you know what information can be gathered and how it can be used? Find out where to look to find the critical details hidden within the devices, stored online and retained on social media companies' servers. Our faculty will provide you with the fundamental knowledge of preservation and spoliation, investigating and retrieving key electronic evidence, and successfully gathering information from other parties. Register today!

    • Explore key preservation and spoliation considerations paralegals need to know.
    • Discuss what information may be obtained via social media, smartphones and email.
    • Learn how to request evidence from social media companies and other parties.
    • Get a quick overview of what metadata can show and how it can be produced.
    • Hear specific examples of how smartphone and social media evidence is used in family law cases.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will guide attendees through key social media, smartphone and email evidence fundamentals. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Discovery Tips for Electronic Evidence for Family Law Paralegals
    2. Metadata Fundamentals
    3. Instagram, Vine, Snapchat and Other Photo- and Video-Sharing Apps
    4. Establishing Authenticity: The Paralegal's Role
    5. Requesting Evidence From the Other Spouse
    6. Real-World Family Law Scenarios
    7. Family Law Paralegal Ethics and ESI
    • 04/16/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Business-Contracts-A-Paralegal-s-Ultimate-Guide/Video-Webcast/85233ER_ARBPCE398700000?pt=1

    Program Description

    Essential Skills for the Corporate Paralegal

    Drafting, reviewing and maintaining solid business contracts are crucial duties for corporate paralegals. This course will highlight the essential legal elements of contracts and then build upon that foundation. Build your contract drafting skills as well as your ability to effectively review and maintain contracts - 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.

    This is a rebroadcast of the original webcast delivered by Julie D. Copley, Michael D. Cross Jr. and Daniel S. Welytok on August 21, 2019. Faculty will be available to answer your questions after the program.


    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. Essential Elements of Business Contracts
    2. Initial Business Contract Considerations - Practical How-to's (with Real-World Examples)
    3. Walking Through Key Business Contracts (with Checklists and Samples)
    4. Drafting General Provisions (with Checklists and Samples)
    5. Reviewing/Maintaining Contracts - Best Practices and Tips
    6. Language Landmines, Problematic Words, Phrases and Other Issues
    7. Ethics
    • 04/21/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Audio Webinar

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

    Protect Yourself and Your Firm from Ethical Risks

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

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

    Who Should Attend

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

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

    Course Content

    1. Relevant Rules of Professional Conduct Overview
    2. Document Preparation and Review Mistakes 
    3. Misfiled Documents and Missed Deadlines
    4. Billing, Trust Account and Client Property Mistakes
    5. Improper Client Communication and Other Common Administrative Errors that can Constitute UPL
    6. Putting Processes, Procedures and Back-Ups in Place
    7. Facing Up to and Resolving Administrative Mistakes to Prevent Further Damage
    • 04/22/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/A-Paralegal-s-Guide-to-Pleadings-Motions-Discovery-Requests-and-Briefs/Video-Webcast/85204ER_ARBPCE408300000?pt=1

    Program Description

    Filled with Checklists, Sample Documents and Case Studies

    Drafting and preparing legal documents is a critical skill required by paralegals. Using boilerplates and editable forms will likely get the job done, but stepping outside of the template, gaining advanced document drafting abilities and understanding when (and how) to use them has the potential to make or break your attorney's case, reduce issues at trial and save your attorney and clients precious time and money. This comprehensive, engaging program will teach you, step by step, the key elements of drafting legal documents with real-world examples, sample papers and case studies. Register today!

    • Create clear, logical and persuasive documents.
    • Gain summary judgment motion know-how.
    • Get tips to ensure proper servicing and calendaring.
    • Create a pleading that properly identifies all causes of action relevant to the case.
    • Structure effective motions that are accurate, focused and persuasive.
    • Draft clear, concise briefs that make review as easy as possible for the judge.

    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. Drafting Civil Pleadings: Sample Documents Included
    2. Drafting Motions: Sample Documents Included
    3. Drafting Discovery Requests and Responses
    4. Brief Writing Methods: Sample Documents Included
    5. Ethics
    6. Rules and Forms for Litigation Applications
    • 04/23/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://wspaonline.org/admin/events/add-event/?DetailsDisplayMode=Add&selTab=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 assist you, your attorney and clients in getting an accurate picture of the case. Register today!

    • Find out how to effectively track and review medical records and bills.
    • 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 effectively prepare medical expense itemizations, chronologies and summary memorandum. 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)
    • 04/29/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Law-Office-Management-Hot-Topics-and-Cutting-Edge-Tools-for-Paralegals/Audio-Webinar/85215ER_ARBPCE469300000?pt=1

    Program Description

    Slash Your Workload with Modern Time Management and Tech Tips

    Feeling overwhelmed? While it's no secret that paralegals lead busy work lives, that doesn't mean you have to slog through your day with outdated tools and techniques.

    Most law firms and paralegals haven't tapped into the massive efficiencies that modern technology can bring. Learn how to breeze through your daily tasks by employing successful software, time management and organizational strategies. Free up your workload and your Friday afternoon - register today!

    • Identify and eliminate common time-wasters from your workday.
    • Learn time-saving techniques for electronic and paper record management.
    • Get up to speed on the latest tactics for handling daily correspondence.
    • Maximize your efficiency with better prioritization and time management.
    • Learn new school tips for using MS Office applications the right way.
    • Get the latest on new technology that will make a difference at your firm.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will teach attendees best practices and tools for law office management. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Electronic Data Organization and Better Case Prep: Paralegal Strategies
    2. Managing Email and Other Communications
    3. Prioritizing and Time Management
    4. Word, Excel and Outlook: Tricks for Everyday Paralegal Tasks
    5. New Tools, Apps, Software to Simplify Your Life and Work
    6. Multijurisdictional Practice Issues
    • 04/30/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Trust-and-Estate-Administration-for-Paralegals/Video-Webcast/85202ER_ININPARET418600000?pt=1

    Your Guide to Estate and Trust Administration Essentials

    Paralegals are responsible for many critical aspects through the administration of estates and trusts. Manage your tasks efficiently and completely with this comprehensive course. Gain a firm understanding of the core concepts for trust and estate administration. Get ready to assist attorneys, personal representatives, and financial professionals in managing aspects of the estate from start to finish. Register today!

    • Understand the basic concepts of trust administration.
    • Discuss the role and responsibilities of the trustee.
    • Take a closer look at the fundamental role paralegals play in trust administration.
    • Dive in to the process and procedures associated with estate administration.
    • Properly handle tax issues related to estate administration.
    • Review the necessary steps for distribution and closing of the estate.

    This is a rebroadcast of the original webcast delivered by Sarah J. Barnes, T. James Lee and Paul F. Wright on June 6, 2019. Faculty will be available to answer your questions after the program.


    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will teach attendees how to effectively handle the paralegal duties associated with estate and trust administration. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Trust Administration Core Concepts
    2. Understanding the Duties of the Trustee
    3. Administration of the Trust: The Paralegal's Role
    4. Estate Administration: Process, Proceedings and Information Gathering
    5. Handling Estate Administration Tax Issues
    6. Distribution and Closing of the Estate
    7. Ethics and Estate Administration
    • 05/05/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Ethics-of-Email-for-Paralegals/Audio-Webinar/85804ER_NLAET429400000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Confidentially and Ethically Maintain Email Correspondence

    Taking the necessary precautions when using, storing and deleting email is essential. Do you know the best practices for avoiding inadvertent mistakes - as well as what steps to take when problems arise? This insightful course will take you through ethical pitfalls and challenges of using email - and teach you how to become more effective in email communications. Get up to speed on protecting confidentiality and guarding privacy in email - register today!

    • Identify pitfalls to avoid when communicating with clients via email.
    • Find out how to properly secure email communications accessed on smartphones and computers.
    • Discuss effective ways to promptly communicate and manage correspondence.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will teach attendees how to confidently avoid ethical pitfalls when handling emails. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    • Ethics and Email: Confidentiality, Privacy and Competency
    • What You Don't Know... Email Pitfalls and Useful Functions
    • Inadvertent Disclosures/Other Email Mistakes - Preventing and Correcting
    • Securing Email Accessed on Smartphones and Computers
    • Subjects to Never Discuss Over Email
    • Reasonable Communication - Communicating Promptly and Managing Correspondence
    • Email Retention, Storage and Preservation
    • 05/06/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Discovery-Responses-and-Document-Production-A-Paralegal-s-Ultimate-Guide/Video-Webcast/85808ER_TXTXPARCRIM408400000?pt=1

    Program Description

    Practical Insights on Answering Written and Production Discovery

    Do you know all the tips and tricks for making objections in discovery? Are you aware of the best approaches to reviewing, bates-stamping/indexing of documents and managing other aspects of the production process? In this program, seasoned faculty will share their hard-won insights for answering requests and handling traditional and electronic productions with finesse. Enhance your skills - register today!

    • Obtain best practices for responding to interrogatories, RFAs, RFPs and other requests.
    • Gain practical insights on making objections to discovery requests.
    • Learn how to effectively review documents for privilege, responsiveness and other issues.
    • Get pointers on bates-stamping, redaction, duplication and indexing of documents.
    • Explore how to best manage electronic productions and work with PDF, TIFF and native file formats.
    • Receive tips on keeping proper discovery, privilege and production logs.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to give attendees the knowledge and skills they need to effectively answer written and production discovery. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Responding to Requests: Rules, Pitfalls and Tips
    2. Proper Use of Discovery Objections
    3. Document Review and Production
    4. Electronic Productions; Preserving, Collecting and Producing ESI
    5. PDF, TIFF and Native File Productions: Paralegal Tips and Tricks
    6. Discovery, Privilege and Production Logs (w/Samples)
    7. Ethical Issues in Discovery for Paralegals
    • 05/12/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Webcast

    REGISTER https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Workers-Compensation-Case-Management-Top-Challenges-for-Paralegals/Video-Webcast/85819ER_ARBPCE458800000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Meet Tough Workers' Comp Cases Head-On

    Disputes over workers' compensation claims are rarely simple. When a workers' comp case becomes complex, even experienced paralegals might find themselves searching for answers. This comprehensive program will provide you with the next-level skills you need to help take a case from client intake to settlement. Handle tough tasks in workers' compensation with confidence - register today!

    • Learn how to strategically guide the intake interview to get the facts you need.
    • Discover what to look for in medical records - and how to find it.
    • Eliminate costly errors when investigating claims. 
    • Acquire new techniques for providing assistance in depositions.
    • Draft airtight settlement demand letters.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level workers' compensation course is designed for:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. Client Intake Interviews: Techniques to Get the Information You Need
    2. Interpreting and Summarizing Complex Medical Records
    3. Mistakes to Avoid in Claim Investigation
    4. Advanced Issues in Deposition Assistance
    5. Challenging Issues in Workers' Compensation Settlements
    6. Ethical Issues for Paralegals in Workers' Compensation
    • 05/13/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Divorce-Process-Forms-and-Checklists-What-Every-Paralegal-Needs-to-Know/Audio-Webinar/85815ER_OHOHPA439000000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Get the Tools and Resources You Need to Effectively Handle Divorce

    Attention to detail is an essential part of every divorce case. Are you confident in your ability to keep track of all the essential tasks, dates and documents? This practical guide is designed to provide you with practical resources and substantive knowledge to make every case take less time, with fewer snags and double-checks. Build efficiencies to handle more cases faster - register today!

    • Determine what to include in discovery requests and responses.
    • Get practical tips for identifying, obtaining and organizing financial documents.
    • Review key custody and visitation forms and questionnaires to avoid missing crucial determining factors.
    • Walk through a QDRO form and get explanations of the calculations involved.
    • Go over a sample marital settlement agreement and understand the roles of its key provisions.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course provides a comprehensive education on divorce cases. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Client Intake and Initial Pleadings
    2. Financial Statements, Tax Documents Analysis and Preparation Checklist
    3. Custody, Visitation and Support Documents
    4. Sample QDRO Form Review
    5. Divorce Settlement Agreements, Trial Prep and Post-Trial
    • 05/20/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Calendaring-and-Communications-Management-Guide-for-Paralegals/Video-Webcast/85820ER_ININPARET469300000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Save Time with Better Calendaring and Communications

    There's a good reason why most highly successful paralegals have mastered the art of daily calendaring and correspondence: it's key to staying in control of high-volume caseloads. Learn how to build everyday efficiencies and free up time in your workday. Get successful strategies for managing client communications, tracking deadlines, prioritizing tasks and creating inter-office efficiencies. Register today!

    • Discover top tactics for managing and recording client communications.
    • Build efficiencies by expanding your prioritization skills.
    • Get best practices for creating reminder systems and monitoring deadlines.
    • Learn what works - and doesn't work - when managing projects and staff.
    • Explore successful strategies for managing communications with the Court.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to give attendees the knowledge they need to serve as law office managers. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Managing Client Communications
    2. Keeping a Record of all Communications in a Case
    3. Keeping Track of Deadlines and Setting up a System of Reminders
    4. Prioritizing Tasks and Cases
    5. Project Management Skills that Help: Determining the Scope of the Work and Identifying Red Flags
    6. Delegating Work and Managing Staff
    7. Maintaining Docket Control and Managing Court Communications
    8. Helping Attorneys Stay "on Task"
    9. Ensuring Ethical Compliance
    • 05/27/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Top-Mistakes-in-Estate-Administration-Accounting-and-Distribution-A-Paralegal-s-Guide/Video-Webcast/85802ER_TXTXPAREPPL439000000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Avoid Common Estate Administration Accounting and Distribution Errors

    Estate administration can expose a paralegal to many different potential pitfalls. Are you prepared to handle each important step of this process to avoid costly and time-consuming mistakes? This insightful course will take a closer look at some of the top traps in estate administration, from improper handling of the estate assets to creditor claims, the final account and more. Avoid falling into these damaging estate administration traps - register today!

    • Review how to effectively prepare the inventory and assess estate assets to prevent costly errors.
    • Learn how to investigate and deal with creditor claims to avoid mismanagement.
    • Gain pointers on how to avoid common mistakes made while balancing the final account.
    • Discover how to deal with sticky issues such as loaned items, inadvertent distributions and beneficiary disputes.
    • Spot common ethical traps - and learn how to avoid them.

    This is a rebroadcast of the original webcast delivered by Sarah J. Barnes & Louis A. Silverman on July 11, 2019. Faculty will be available to answer your questions after the program.


    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will teach attendees how to effectively dodge pitfalls in estate administration accounting and distribution. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Inventory Preparation Errors and Mishandling Estate Assets
    2. Mismanagement of Creditor Claims
    3. Common Mistakes in Balancing the Final Account
    4. Improper Distribution of Estate Assets to Beneficiaries
    5. Potential Ethical Pitfalls for Paralegals
    • 05/28/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Litigation-Document-Management-for-Paralegals/Audio-Webinar/85816ER_NCNCPA408300000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Obtain Killer Tips for Managing and Organizing Files, Discovery Documents, Exhibits and More

    Do you know the best methods for managing electronic documents so they're easy to find and readily accessible? Are you looking for faster, more efficient ways of indexing/bates stamping documents? In this program, seasoned faculty will provide you with tips, tricks and useful resources for managing paper and electronic documents throughout the litigation process. Come away with powerful organizational strategies and enhance your productivity - register today!

    • Uncover scanning tips for the paperless office and organization methods for scanned documents.
    • Obtain insights on storing on formal databases, the cloud or your PC for effortless access later on.
    • Explore best practices for managing discovery requests and responses.
    • Pick up pointers for bates-stamping, redaction and indexing of documents.
    • Learn how to best prepare exhibits, exhibit lists, witness lists, trial binders and audio/video for court.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to give attendees the skills and tools they need to effectively manage litigation documents. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Organizing, Indexing and Maintaining Case File Documents
    2. Discovery Document Management
    3. Electronic Document Management and Storage
    4. Organizing Documents for Trial: Notebooks, Exhibits, Exhibit and Witness Lists
    • 06/10/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Litigation-for-Paralegals-Top-Challenges-to-Overcome/Video-Webcast/85803ER_OHOHPAET408400000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Tackle Your Greatest Difficulties

    Ensuring that the litigation process runs smoothly can be quite complicated for paralegals. Are you up to the challenge? This course will take you through some of the top obstacles faced in litigation. Take on the difficulties faced in managing the discovery process including the unique issues surrounding e-discovery. You will develop methods to stay organized and to maintain strong communication with clients. Prove you are an irreplaceable member of the litigation team by taking these tough issues head on - register today!

    • Learn how to proactively manage the obstacles you encounter in the discovery process.
    • Successfully work your way through managing and organizing important e-discovery.
    • Overcome the challenges faced to productively schedule, prepare and summarize depositions.
    • Discover ways to effectively stay on top of case management, organization and communication.
    • Effectively assist at trial with strong trial notebooks, exhibits and logs.
    • Review key rules for customizing forms.

    This is a rebroadcast of the original webcast delivered by Mark Hazelbaker, Patricia Lee and Karin M. Scheehle on July 24, 2019. Faculty will be available to answer your questions after the program.


    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will provide attendees with solutions to challenges faced in litigation. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Discovery Process Management Obstacles
    2. Managing and Organizing E-Discovery
    3. Depositions: Scheduling, Preparation and Summary Challenges
    4. Staying on Top of Case Management, Organization and Communication
    5. Building Powerful Trial Notebooks, Exhibits and Logs - Helping Attorneys Succeed at Trial
    6. Following Key Rules When Customizing Forms
    7. Efficiently Assisting at Trial
    8. Ethics for Litigation Paralegals
    • 06/11/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Webcast

    REGISTER:

    https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Ethics-for-Paralegals-Solutions-to-the-Toughest-Client-Problems/Video-Webcast/85818ER_ININPARET429400000?st=WA&pt=1 

    Program Description

    Address Troubling Issues with Clients and Maintain Ethical Boundaries in Tough Circumstances

    Effective and ethical client communication and collaboration is imperative to the success of each case. But what if the client is the impediment in his or her own case? This legal ethics briefing focuses on the most problematic areas of working with clients and offers practice tips for resolving tough situations in a highly ethical manner. Register today!

    • Get actionable advice for working with unresponsive clients, especially in time-sensitive cases.
    • Guard client confidentiality: mitigate the risks of open communication platforms and email.
    • Learn to spot signs of lies and omissions and address them tactfully but effectively.
    • Avoid dangerous UPL territory when discussing cases and billing with clients.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will allow attendees to gain a better understanding of potential ethical issues related to client relationships and problems. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Absent and Unhelpful Clients
    2. Difficult Client Communications
    3. Clients Who Want to Talk About Their Bills and Discuss Their Cases
    4. Working with Secretive, Evasive and Dishonest Clients
    • 06/16/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Essential-Skills-for-the-Corporate-Paralegal/Audio-Webinar/85817ER_ARBPCE398700000?pt=1

    Program Description

    A Practical Guide for Corporate Paralegals

    Excelling as a corporate paralegal requires extensive knowledge across a wide range of complex legal issues. Learn what it takes to fully support your organization or law firm in the core areas of corporate law. Get essential techniques for overcoming issues at formation, drafting common contracts, recordkeeping and assisting in M&A. Register today!

    • Learn how to draft formation documents and avoid costly mistakes.
    • Get top strategies for drafting key contracts, including non-competes, NDAs and employment agreements.
    • Explore best practices for maintaining corporate records and documentation.
    • Discover top strategies for assisting with due diligence in business transactions.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed for paralegals and paraprofessionals. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Preparing Corporate Formation Documents
    2. Contract Drafting: Employment Agreements, NDAs, and More
    3. Documentation and Recordkeeping Essentials
    4. Assisting in Due Diligence for Business Transactions
    • 06/17/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Advanced-Family-Law-for-Paralegals/Video-Webcast/85809ER_NPARET439000000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    QDROs, Discovery in Divorce Litigation, Child Support Calculation Issues and More

    Do QDROs have you feeling overwhelmed? Can you confidently navigate the convoluted and complex issues in divorce litigation discovery? In this program, our experienced faculty will provide you with real-world know-how and strategies for handling some of the biggest conundrums paralegals encounter in family cases. Power up your skills - register today!

    • Obtain practical instruction on preparing QDROs and other retirement orders.
    • Overcome common struggles in filling out the financial affidavit.
    • Become a power user of the child support worksheet.
    • Pick up real-world techniques for finding people or hidden assets.
    • Walk through business tax returns and the components of a business valuation.
    • Get tips for ethically handling difficult family law clients.

    Who Should Attend

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

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

    Course Content

    1. Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs), Other Retirement Orders and IRA Transfers
    2. Filling Out Financial Affidavits
    3. Discovery in Divorce Litigation: Advanced Techniques
    4. Finding Hidden/Dissipated Assets
    5. Child Support and Alimony/Spousal Support Calculations
    6. Business Tax Returns and Valuations
    7. Ethical Conundrums for Family Law Paralegals
    • 06/23/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
    • Audio Webinar

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Preparing-for-Trial-What-Paralegals-Need-to-Know/Audio-Webinar/85807ER_NMNLA408300000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Your Guide to Successful Trial Preparation

    Preparing for trial is an important part of a paralegal's duties. This course will show you how to effectively navigate through the process to help you put together an efficient plan to stay organized. From sticking to a timeline to assembling a strong trial notebook, gain valuable insights you can put to use now. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your trial preparation skills - register today!

    • Discuss efficient ways to organize and maintain trial checklists.
    • Explore methods to successfully prepare for trial.
    • Walk through how to organize and maintain a strong trial notebook.
    • Take a closer look at effective uses of technology in the courtroom.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will teach attendees how to effectively prepare for trial. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Trial Timeline and Trial Checklist
    2. Trial Preparation: Getting and Staying Organized
    3. Trial Notebooks (with Samples)
    4. Drafting Motions and Briefs
    5. Trial Presentation Technology - Using Technology in the Courtroom
    6. Post-Trial Wrap Up
    • 06/24/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1113 6th ave Seattle WA 98101

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Litigation-Boot-Camp-for-Paralegals/Seminar/85028ER_NLAET408300000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Navigate Through the Litigation Process Like a Pro!

    Litigation paralegals play an instrumental part in navigating through the litigation process. Are you ready to take on the necessary tasks and duties to ensure everything runs smoothly? This comprehensive course will provide you with the tools you need to efficiently handle and prepare important pleadings, motions and briefs, as well as provide tips for organizing and maintaining the case. Hone your litigation skills and solidify your value to the firm - register today!

    • Learn tips for drafting 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.
    • Take a closer look at ways to efficiently handle jury selection and instruction.
    • Explore ways to proficiently plan for and assist with cases that go to trial.

    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. Preparing for Jury Selection and Instructions
    6. Trial Preparation and Creating a Trial Notebook
    7. Ethics for Litigation Paralegals
    • 06/26/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Hampton Inn, 2010 S Assembly Rd, Spokane WA 99224

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/The-Probate-Process-From-Start-to-Finish-for-Paralegals/Seminar/85040ER_NLAET418600000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Help Your Clients to Have a Successful Probate Experience

    Taking an estate through probate in a timely manner ties up loose ends and helps families gain closure when a loved one dies. There are many duties to fulfill, and bereaved clients are counting on your firm to keep the process moving and keep them up to date on the situation. Do you know the best way to be instrumental in these increasingly complex situations? Don't wait until you're asked to work on your next probate case to find out.

    At this targeted seminar, our experienced faculty will take you through the probate process step-by-step. After attending, you will be able to file documents in probate court and form good working relationships with executors or administrators. Confidently prepare and file the inventory and troubleshoot common problems you may encounter. Identify the duties involved in the estate administration process so you can provide assistance when it's needed. Properly deal with elective shares to ensure that the surviving spouse's needs are taken care of. Gain an understanding of intestate laws so you can handle situations when there's no will. Enhance your effectiveness with tips for assisting with closing the estate. Help bring closure to families going through this difficult time - enroll today!

    • Receive a complete estate timetable so you know what needs to be done - and when.
    • Assist the attorney with collecting, maintaining and managing assets during inventory preparation.
    • Deal with administrative duties by helping with creditor claims and estate cash management.
    • Understand how to distinguish between privileged and non-privileged communications.
    • Fulfill your role in preparing the distribution of the estate to beneficiaries.
    • Follow along with sample probate forms and documents.

    Who Should Attend

    This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is designed for paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries and other legal support staff who want to increase their effectiveness when working within the probate process. 


    Course Content

    1. How to File an Estate in Probate Court
    2. Working with Executors and Administrators
    3. How to Prepare and File the Inventory
    4. Administration of the Estate
    5. Ethical Perils in the Probate Process
    6. Dealing with Spouse's Elective Shares
    7. Understanding the Laws of Intestacy
    8. Closing the Estate

Past events

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 Annual Estate Planning Seminar
11/12/2018 Construction Law 101 for Paralegals
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 Personal Injury Case Management: The Ultimate Guide for Paralegals
08/30/2018 HIPAA Compliance for Paralegals" Obtaining and Maintaining Records
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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