Washington State Paralegal Association

Upcoming events

    • 09/22/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Redaction-Pitfalls-and-Best-Practices/Audio-Webinar/87147ER_100?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Avoid Embarrassing or Costly Redaction Failures

    Failure to properly redact information can result in anything from embarrassment to civil liability and disciplinary action. Yet mistakes are easy to make, especially when you are dealing with a high volume of documents. This practical program will show you what to redact, how to redact it and how to avoid common oversights. Gain best practices for protecting privileged and confidential information - register today!

    • Enhance your attention to detail and avoid common oversights.
    • Explore the effectiveness (or ineffectiveness) of different redaction methods.
    • Learn how to redact material in paper and electronic documents.
    • Find out how to effectively scrub or remove metadata.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will show attendees common redaction mistakes and best practices. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Knowing What to (and What Not to) Redact
    2. Being Thorough and Avoiding Oversights
    3. When You Fail to Redact Confidential Information
    4. Redaction Gone Wrong: Common Mistakes to Avoid
    5. Redaction in PDFs and Other Documents
    6. Removing Metadata From Electronic Documents
    7. Old School Attorney? Traditional Redaction Tips
    8. Creating Privilege and Redaction Logs
    • 09/23/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Probate-and-Estate-Administration-for-Paralegals/Video-Webcast/86575ER_FLFLRPAET418600000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Confidently Assist in Probate and Estate Administration

    Do you have the best system in place for setting up client files; managing probate deadlines and communications; and preparing estate inventories, final accountings and tax returns? This practical course will give you tips for improving your processes and drafting skills. Register today!

    • Walk through the essential steps of probate and estate administration.
    • Get practical tips for creating the file and organizing the incoming and created documents.
    • Create better inventories with help from experienced faculty.
    • Review key tax timelines and forms.
    • Establish and maintain proper communication with clients, executors, and other parties.
    • Effectively handle final accounting and distributions.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will allow attendees to improve their estate administration skills. Those who should attend include paralegals, legal assistants and legal support staff.


    Course Content

    1. Estate Administration Process Overview and First Steps
    2. Setting Up the File
    3. Communicating with Executors, Clients, and Other Parties
    4. Inventory: Preparing Asset Lists and Analyzing Records
    5. Beneficiary Designation Accounts in Estate Administration
    6. Management of the Estate
    7. Trusts Management and Taxation in Estate Administration
    8. Tax Forms, Timelines, Reporting in Estate Administration
    9. Final Account, Distributions, and Estate Closing
    10. Ethics in Probate
    • 09/24/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Effective-Calendaring-Docketing-and-File-Tickling-System-Tips-for-Paralegals-Maximizing-the-Use-of-Microsoft-Outlook/Audio-Webinar/86494ER_100?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Effective Ways to Get and Stay Organized

    Organization is one of the key traits of a successful paralegal. Those who do it well are usually the ones who are recognized for their skills and obtain more substantive assignments. Discover how you can use one of your everyday tools, Microsoft Outlook, to ensure compliance with deadlines, keep track of work in progress, prioritize workflow, and communicate and share information with your legal team more effectively.


    Who Should Attend

    This basic-to-intermediate level course will help attendees to maximize the use of Microsoft Outlook as a case management tool to create calendar and docket control and file tickling systems. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff
    • Young/New Attorneys
    • Project Assistants
    • Docketing Clerks

    Course Content

    • The Consequences of Not Maintaining a Proper Calendaring/Docketing System
    • Calendaring, Docketing, and File Tickling Systems and Methods
    • Maximizing Microsoft Outlook's Tools for the Legal Environment
    • 09/29/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:15 PM (PDT)
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Top-6-Ethical-Mistakes-Paralegals-Make/Video-Webinar/86571ER_200?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Learn How to Spot and Avoid Ugly Ethical Dilemmas

    Successfully navigating ethical predicaments is perhaps the most important part of a paralegal's job - and it isn't easy. Learn how to identify the top 6 ethical pitfalls that paralegals face on a day-to-day basis. Get practical guidance for triaging thorny issues before they land you in hot water. Register today!

    • Learn how to stay ethical and avoid top UPL risks.
    • Get practical guidance for keeping billing practices in line with ethical norms.
    • Explore risks and best practices for spotting and avoiding conflicts of interest.
    • Discover how to spot and avoid common confidentiality issues.
    • Discover strategies for triaging issues before they turn ugly.

    Who Should Attend

    This basic level course will allow attendees to gain a better understanding of ethical issues facing paraprofessionals. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Engaging in UPL
    2. Dropping the Ball on Routine Billing
    3. Failing to Recognize Conflicts of Interest
    4. Breaking Confidentiality
    5. Mishandling Ethical Dilemmas
    6. Misunderstanding the Ethical Consequences to You and Your Firm
    • 09/30/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Real-Estate-Boot-Camp-for-Paralegals/Video-Webinar/86496ER_600?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Contracts, Due Diligence, Title, Closings and More

    What should you look for when reviewing title and surveys? Do you know what a complete closing binder looks like? When it comes to legal transactions, the importance of getting everything right can't be stressed enough - and that's especially true for real estate deals. This program will show you how to be thorough with contract drafting and review, due diligence, and other key aspects of real estate transactions. Don't miss this opportunity for a detailed, step-by-step walkthrough of real estate transactions designed especially for paralegals - register today!

    • Learn how to coordinate parties and keep the deal on track to close by the agreed-upon date.
    • Catch purchase and sale agreement pitfalls before your attorney does.
    • Spot all potential issues with thorough due diligence reviews, title searches and survey reviews.
    • Help your attorney deal with unwanted title defects to get to a clear or marketable title.
    • Ensure a smooth closing with comprehensive checklists and closing binders.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to give attendees practical skills for real estate responsibilities. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Purchase and Sale of Real Estate
    2. Drafting Letters of Intent and Purchase and Sale Agreements
    3. Due Diligence for Real Estate Transactions
    4. Reviewing Title, Title Commitments and Surveys
    5. Real Estate Closings: The Paralegal's Role
    6. Paralegal Ethics
    • 10/06/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/How-to-Avoid-Unauthorized-Practice-of-Law-A-Paralegal-s-Guide/Audio-Webinar/87782ER_100?pt=1

    Program Description

    Steer Clear of Unauthorized Practice of Law Pitfalls

    Potential ethical pitfalls concerning the unauthorized practice of law lurk in your daily work environment - can you effectively spot them and uphold ethical standards? Learn from experienced faculty on how to avoid ethics violations in even the stickiest of scenarios, such as when someone asks you to engage in unauthorized conducts. Avoid UPL landmines and handle uncomfortable situations with ease - register today!

    • Understand how seemingly innocuous actions can cross over the line into UPL.
    • Review the potential hazards associated with inadvertently giving legal advice.
    • Learn how to establish your role as a paralegal with clients and others you may come in contact with.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will teach attendees how to confidently avoid the unauthorized practice of law. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    • The Practice of Law - Defined
    • Actions That Cross the Line into UPL
    • Dangers of Inadvertently Giving LegalAdvice
    • How to Effectively HandleUncomfortable Situations
    • Making Clear Your Role as Paralegal
    • When to Seek Attorney Supervision
    • 10/07/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Medicare-and-Medicaid-Liens-Changes-Paralegals-Need-to-Know/Audio-Webinar/87769ER_100?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Protect Your Firm by Protecting Medicare's and Medicaid's Interests

    Medicare and Medicaid Secondary Payer laws have undergone significant changes in recent years. Are your practices aligned with the latest policy changes, regulations, legislation and case law? This program will show you how to navigate recent developments and the MSP recovery portal with ease. Stay in compliance by staying up to date - register today!

    • Explore the latest changes in conditional payment recovery.
    • Know the current process and best practices for communicating with CMS.
    • Discover how to navigate the latest version of the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal.
    • Stay up to speed on Medicaid Recovery laws and gain best practices for handling Medicaid liens.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will teach attendees about recent changes concerning Medicare and Medicaid liens. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Changes to Know
    2. Changes to the MSP Recovery Portal
    3. Communicating with CMS: Best Practices Reminders
    4. Growth in Medicare Advantage Enrollment: What it Means for You
    5. Medicare Set-Aside Updates
    6. Medicaid Liens: Legislative/Enforcement Activity and Best Practices
    7. Top Predictions for 2021: What Will Next Year Bring?
    • 10/08/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM (PDT)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Organizing-SSDI-Claims-for-Paralegals/Audio-Webinar/87784ER_300?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Efficiently Assemble Claim Information and Submit Social Security Forms

    Assisting clients through the Social Security disability claims process is an important role paralegals play. Between the paperwork, medical records, forms, requests and other evidence - it can quickly become overwhelming. Don't let yourself fall into that trap! This essential course will provide you with advanced techniques to navigate through complex medical and vocational evidence to stay on top of this process. Register today!

    • Learn how to spot potential inaccuracies that can derail an SSDI claim.
    • Review effective ways to turn your client interview into a clear and supportable disability timeline.
    • Equip your attorney with the evidence needed to rule out past relevant work.
    • Take a closer look at key SSDI forms.

    Who Should Attend

    This advanced level course is designed to give paralegals the knowledge they need to expertly organize the forms, evidence and documentation needed to support SSDI claims. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. The Paralegal's Role in Social Security Disability Representation
    2. Constructing the Claimant's Disability Timeline
    3. Efficient Handling of Medical and Vocational Evidence
    4. Expert Guide to Critical Forms and Case Documentation
    • 10/13/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Paralegal-s-Guide-to-Complex-Divorce-Cases/Video-Webinar/87773ER_600?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Impress Your Attorney by Tackling Problems Head On

    Complex assets, domestic violence allegations, custody battles and other issues can quickly turn a divorce case complicated. To get through these tough situations with the client on top, you really need to know what you're doing. This beyond-the-basics program will show you how to read complicated financial records, prepare QDROs, obtain electronic evidence and much more. Learn how to get through common challenges with confidence and skill - register today!

    • Learn how to effectively manage complicated and document-heavy divorce cases.
    • Discover how to successfully sniff out hidden assets, dissipation and income underreporting.
    • Sift through company financial records to evaluate and divide business assets in divorce.
    • Get tips on putting together financial affidavits for high asset divorces.
    • Find out how to subpoena phone carriers and social media companies for the records you need.
    • Uncover creative solutions to support and custody problems.

    Who Should Attend

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

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

    Course Content

    1. Case Management for Complex Divorce Cases
    2. Initial Pleadings and Discovery Requests and Responses
    3. Obtaining Individual Financial Information: Locating Hidden Assets, Dissipation and Income Underreporting
    4. What Tax Returns Can Tell You: Reading Between the Lines
    5. Business Records Analysis
    6. Drafting the Financial Disclosure Statement in Complex Assets Cases
    7. Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) - Preparing the Division of Retirement Assets Step-by-Step
    8. Social Media, Smartphone and Email Evidence: Retrieval, Analysis
    9. Tough Support and Custody Issues
    10. Domestic Violence and Protective Orders: What Paralegals Need to Know and Do
    11. Trial: Preparation and the Day of
    • 10/14/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM (PDT)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Paralegal-Skills-Finding-Debtors-and-Their-Assets/Audio-Webinar/87783ER_000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Successfully Locate and Collect from Your Target

    In today's information age there are many techniques and tools for successfully locating debtors and collecting the money owed. This course will review effective skip tracing and cyber tracking techniques. Don't miss this opportunity to learn both legal aspects and practical tactics you can employ immediately. Register today!

    • Know the differences between skip tracing individuals and corporations.
    • Identify what resources are most effective for cyber tracking.
    • Recognize best practices for discovery of assets through the courts.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to teach attendees how to effectively find debtors and their assets in order to collect debts. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Locating Debtors
    2. Skip Tracing Tools
    3. Finding Assets
    • 10/15/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM (PDT)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Criminal-Law-Best-Practices-for-Paralegals/Audio-Webinar/87770ER_000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Tips for Working on Either Side of the Criminal Justice System

    Helping build or refute cases against individuals accused of crimes entails significant responsibility. To meet that responsibility, you must effectively work with criminal courts and government agencies; be skilled at gathering evidence; draft effective motions and other legal documents; and get the case ready for hearings and trials. This program will give you the practical insight and training you need to meet these essential tasks head on. Provide the critical support your attorney needs to successfully represent clients - register today!

    • Learn how to navigate the criminal justice system and work effectively with court personnel.
    • Find out how to obtain and review police reports, forensic reports and other key evidence.
    • Fine tune your pleadings, motions and subpoenas in criminal cases.
    • Gain best practices for preparing exhibits, notebooks and other tools for trial.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will teach attendees how to effectively handle the paralegal duties associated with the area of criminal law. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Communicating with Government Agencies and Criminal Court
    2. Investigation & Discovery Tips
    3. Drafting Better Pleadings, Motions and Subpoenas (with Samples)
    4. Hearing and Criminal Trial Preparation Best Practices
    • 10/21/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Ethics-and-Law-Office-Management-Toolkit-for-Paralegals/Video-Webinar/87771ER_600?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Scheduling, File Management, Client Interactions and More

    Law office managers shoulder a high number of responsibilities to keep things running every day. Your workload leaves little room for inefficiencies - can you keep up with it all? Join our seasoned attorney and paralegal faculty as they reveal their hard-earned tips and tricks for law office management. Stay in control and learn how to keep the law office running like a well-oiled machine - register today!

    • Learn how to avoid UPL and other ethical pitfalls in your day-to-day duties.
    • Take command of scheduling and ensure no major deadlines are missed.
    • Organize files for quick and easy retrieval.
    • Develop your customer service skills to enhance client satisfaction, retention and referrals.
    • Get a strong grip on law office accounting, time tracking and billing best practices.
    • Boost productivity with practical insights on training and supervising non-lawyer staff.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to give attendees real-world tips for effective law office management. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Calendars and Time Management: Avoiding Missed Deadlines
    2. Spotting and Resolving Conflict Problems
    3. File Management: Organizing Records for Easy Search & Retrieval
    4. Protecting Client Confidentiality
    5. Enhancing Communication Skills and Client Relations
    6. Avoiding Legal Advice and Other UPL Landmines
    7. Timekeeping, Billing and Accounting
    8. Office Organization and Supervising Other Non-Lawyer Staff
    • 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
    • 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

Past events

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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