Washington State Paralegal Association

Upcoming events

    • 05/03/2017
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Program Description

    Gain Practical Tips From Experienced Faculty to Assist Corporate Clients Right Away

    Whether you are new to the corporate arena or are looking for a practical paralegal refresher course to gain new insight on old techniques, this course is for you. Experienced faculty will provide you with the necessary tools attorneys are seeking to help assist them in all stages of corporate transactions. From preparing documents, researching patents and managing corporate minute books, to assisting with closings of corporate transactions and ensuring compliance; this course has it all (and then some) - register today!

    • Avoid mistakes when drafting corporate formation documents.
    • Keep accurate records of directors' and stockholders' meetings, obtain consents and maintain registers.
    • Better organize and manage real property related records.
    • Gain tips for drafting key provisions in shareholder agreements.
    • Learn how to obtain accurate disclosures in transaction documents.
    • Discover practical tips for organizing, conducting and documenting a thorough and efficient due diligence investigation.
    • Learn cutting-edge research strategies and new internet resources for conducting patent searches.
    • Identify precarious situations that may expose you to UPL - and how to avoid them.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to give attendees the knowledge they need to effectively handle corporate paralegal responsibilities. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Drafting Corporate Formation Documents
    2. Recordkeeping Techniques
    3. Due Diligence for Business Transactions
    4. Trademarks and Patents
    5. Ethics

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 6.00 *

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

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 6.00 *

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 6.00 *

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

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

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

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

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 6.00 *

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

    TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 6.00 *

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 6.00

    * denotes specialty credits

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    • 05/10/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Audio Webinar

    Program Description

    Discovery Essentials for Federal Court

    Learn the nuances of managing the discovery process for cases in federal court! From understanding the rules and procedures of federal court to effective discovery requests and responses, this course will provide you with the tools you need to successfully guide cases through the discovery process and aid your attorney. Register today!

    • Learn tips and tricks for calculating and meeting critical federal court deadlines.
    • Apply the rules to interrogatories, requests for admissions and requests for production.
    • Keep up to date with changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will assist attendees in building their federal court discovery skills. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    • Federal Court Discovery Rules and Procedures
    • Discovery Under the New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
    • Federal Court Discovery Deadlines and Calendaring
    • Preservation and Legal Holds
    • Discovery Plan and Initial Disclosures
    • Depositions in Federal Court Proceedings
    • Interrogatories, Requests for Admissions and Requests for Production
    • Proper Responses and Objections to Discovery Requests
    • Scope of Discovery and Supplementation

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 1.00

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

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 1.00

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 1.00

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

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

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

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

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 1.00

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

    TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 1.00

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 1.00

    * denotes specialty credits

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    • 05/16/2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Audio Webinar

    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

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 1.00 *

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

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 1.00 *

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 1.00 *

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

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

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

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

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 1.00 *

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

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 1.00

    * denotes specialty credits

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    • 05/17/2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Audio Webinar

    Program Description

    Successfully Assist Throughout the Jury Selection Process

    Voir dire and jury selection are essential to a successful trial - and the assistance of an insightful paralegal can make a world of difference. This practical course will walk you through effective ways to handle the logistics of jury selection, develop questions, and properly read and interpret juror reactions. Refine your skills and reinforce your importance to your firm - register today!

    • Learn how to identify crucial factors that attribute to a favorable (or less favorable) juror.
    • Hone your investigative skills for uncovering valuable biographical information on jurors.
    • Discuss resourceful jury selection tools that will be an invaluable asset to your trial team.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to teach attendees useful tips and the latest best practices for juror research, voir dire and jury selection. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    • Jury Selection Process, Rules and FAQs
    • Handling the Logistics of Jury Selection
    • "Predictors" of Jurors and Developing Juror Profiles
    • Investigating Jurors: Court Lists/Biographical Data, Social Media and Other Resources
    • Juror Questionnaires and Drafting Voir Dire Questions
    • Developing a Strategy for Eliciting Strike for Cause and Biases
    • Showing Your Value: Creative Voir Dire/Jury Selection Tips for Your Attorney
    • Reading Jurors, Interpreting Reactions and Observing Opposing Counsel
    • Note Taking Best Practices; Tracking Jurors and Challenges
    • Tools to Assist with Jury Selection

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 1.00

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

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 1.00

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 1.00

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

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

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

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

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 1.00

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

    TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 1.00 *

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 1.00

    * denotes specialty credits

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    • 05/18/2017
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    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

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 6.00 *

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

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 6.00 *

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 6.00 *

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

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

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

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

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 6.00 *

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

    TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 6.00

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 6.00

    * denotes specialty credits

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    • 05/18/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Tele-Webinar

    Program Description

    Real-World Insights From a Professional Surveyor and Title Insurance Underwriting Counsel

    Whether you are just entering the field or looking for a refresher course, this primer on surveys, plats and legal descriptions will benefit you and your legal team. Our experienced faculty will show you how to recognize what surveys, plats and legal descriptions are trying to tell you. Register today!

    • Identify and understand the applications of the various types of surveys, plats and descriptions.
    • Do a step-by-step analysis of sample documents to pinpoint title issues.
    • Pick up practical how-tos and practice pointers for reviewing legal descriptions.
    • Take away checklists and sample materials you can reference for future projects.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will teach attendees how to effectively handle the paralegal duties associated with land surveys, plats, and legal descriptions in real estate matters. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. What Paralegals Need to Know: Role of Surveys and Legal Descriptions in Real Estate Transactions
    2. How to Read and Understand Surveys, Plats and Legal Descriptions
    3. Analyzing Surveys, Plats and Legal Descriptions for Errors
    4. Practical Guide to Effective Land Descriptions (with Samples)

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 3.00

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

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 3.00

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 3.00

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

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

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

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

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 3.00

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

    TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 3.00

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 3.00

    * denotes specialty credits

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    • 05/22/2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:40 PM
    • La Quinta Inn, 1425 E 27th St, Tacoma WA 98424

    Program Description

    Provide your clients with the full spectrum of wealth preservation options.

    When assessing complex information, it often helps to break items into basic building blocks. The same approach can be successful when dealing with asset protection. Be prepared for specific challenges associated with various types of trusts by understanding their unique characteristics. Our intensive full-day primer will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the wide variety of trusts available. Register today!

    • Determine what role the settlor will play by weighing the pros and cons of establishing an irrevocable trust over a revocable trust.
    • Learn what not to do when selecting and drafting a revocable trust to avoid common mistakes.
    • Learn how to choose the most beneficial vehicle for preserving your client's wealth: understand the purpose behind the various types of irrevocable trusts.
    • Explore the powers and duties of personal representatives in irrevocable trusts.
    • Save money on taxes with effective use of defective trusts.
    • Learn why it's important to know when to file the tax return for grantor trusts.
    • Determine whether a client qualifies as a beneficiary of a special needs trust.
    • Don't reinvent the wheel - modify our sample trust documents and use our drafting tips to create airtight trusts.

    Who Should Attend

    This basic level seminar is designed for the professionals involved in creating, administering and terminating trusts:

    • Attorneys
    • Accountants and CPAs
    • Trust Officers
    • Financial Planners
    • Tax Preparers
    • Paralegals

    Course Content

    1. Where to Begin? - An Overview of Trusts
    2. Ethical Considerations
    3. Revocable Living Trusts
    4. Grantor Trusts
    5. Trusts Used for Tax Reduction
    6. Estate Planning for the Disabled

    Continuing Education Credit


    Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.75 *

    Continuing Professional Education for Accountants – CPE for Accountants: 8.00

    Financial Planners – Financial Planners: 8.00

    International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 0.70

    National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. – NALA: 6.50 *

    National Association of State Boards of Accountancy – CPE for Accountants: 8.00 *

    National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. – NFPA

    Professional Achievement in Continuing Education – PACE: 8.00

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 6.50

    * denotes specialty credits

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    • 05/23/2017
    • 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
    • IPE

    Program Description

    Paralegal Tools for the Paperless Law Firm

    When your firm decides to implement paperless procedures, do you have the knowledge to take the lead? With this focused course, you'll get practical strategies for managing digital conversion and working with electronic documents. Our experienced faculty will show you how to integrate paperless processes into your daily routines. Register today!

    • Make sure your office has the right equipment to handle their paperless tasks.
    • Learn how to create effective workflow for scanning and organizing incoming paper.
    • Protect office electronic data with security solutions that work for you.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will teach attendees how to effectively handle the paralegal duties associated with paperless law firm practices. Those who should attend include

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

    Course Content

    1. What You Need to Get Started
    2. Easy and Effective Digital Conversion Strategies
    3. Data Storage and Management

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 3.00

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

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 3.00

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 3.00

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

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

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

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

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 3.00

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

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 3.00

    * denotes specialty credits

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    • 05/30/2017
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Program Description

    What You Need to Know About Trusts in One Convenient, Condensed Guide

    Do you know the various types of trusts and their differences? Do you know how to properly structure trust provisions to accomplish different client goals? Can you confidently navigate the trust administration process? In this program, seasoned faculty will walk you through the lifecycle of a trust from initial planning to termination. Don't miss this opportunity for practical, step-by-step instruction on trusts designed specially for paralegals - register today!

    • Review the different types of trusts, what they do and when they're used.
    • Learn how to create trusts for tax, Medicaid planning, creditor protection and other goals.
    • Find out how to properly transfer real estate and other assets into a trust.
    • Navigate the trust administration process from beginning to trust termination.
    • Walk through a sample trust accounting.
    • Come away with sample forms and checklists you can incorporate into your everyday tasks.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will teach attendees everything they need to know about trusts. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Overview and Types of Trusts
    2. Trust Drafting Made Simple
    3. Funding Trusts; Preparing Deeds/Other Transfer Documents
    4. Trust Administration: Initial Steps and Process Overview
    5. Taxes, Distributions and Trust Accounting
    6. Paralegal Ethics

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 6.00 *

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

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 6.00 *

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 6.00 *

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

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

    National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. – NFPA: 5.00

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

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 6.00 *

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

    TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 5.00

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 6.00

    * denotes specialty credits

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    • 06/02/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 901 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98164

    WSPA's Spring CLE and Annual Member Meeting

    Schedule:
    Registration 1-1:30 p.m.
    CLE 1:30-2:30
    Break 2:30-2:45  
    CLE 2:45-3:45
    Annual meeting/awards 3:45-4:45

    Speaker:  Paul Laven, Advanced Discovery

    More details to follow soon.

    • 06/07/2017
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Program Description

    Make Yourself an Indispensable Part of Your Firm's Trial Preparation Team

    Two of the most essential skills for litigation paralegals to possess are the abilities to gather critical information and to prepare it for effective use at trial. That means you need to know how to compile essential information, ask the right questions and create a thorough, yet user-friendly case file.

    Are your skills everything they should be? This program will provide a closer look into the specialized realm of paralegal responsibilities during trial preparation so you can maximize your effectiveness. Establish solid case management and organization techniques. Learn how to uncover crucial facts during the discovery process. Implement an effective document control and organization system to keep everything readily accessible. Get the most out of witnesses during pretrial interviews. Confidently collect, organize and preserve evidence for use at any time during trial. Developing these skills is critical for your success - register today to gain the knowledge you need!

    • Tap into valuable sources of information while conducting discovery.
    • Establish strategies for effective document control so you can retrieve what you need, when you need it.
    • Organize a powerful trial notebook that will pave the way for a smooth trial.
    • Implement solid techniques for preparing clients to testify at trial.
    • Find out how to troubleshoot common problems that arise during trial preparation.
    • Put together persuasive, clear trial exhibits that get results.
    • Learn how to effectively assist with voir dire, evidence presentation and more during trial.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to teach attendees how to sharpen their skills in every aspect of trial preparation. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Useful Discovery for Trial
    2. Creating a Trial Notebook
    3. Preparing Your Witnesses
    4. Effective Use of Evidence
    5. Preparing Your Office - What to Do Before You Set Foot in Court
    6. Succeeding at Trial
    7. Paralegal Ethics

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 6.00 *

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

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 6.00 *

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 6.00 *

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

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

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

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

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 6.00 *

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

    TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 6.00

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 6.00

    * denotes specialty credits

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    • 06/08/2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Audio Webinar

    Program Description

    Strengthen Your Citation Skills With This Essential Guide

    Understanding the key elements of legal citations and the uniform system of The Bluebook are essential skills for every paralegal. This insightful course will help you navigate The Bluebook effectively and provide tips for checking and creating citations. Save time, effort and ensure proper, error-free citations - register today!

    • Learn everything you need to know about The Bluebook
    • Gain valuable insights on the components of legal citations and how to quickly check them.
    • Find out how to tackle common citation issues with confidence.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will teach attendees how to effectively utilize The Bluebook, check and prepare proper legal citations. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. All About The Bluebook: A Walkthrough
    2. Learn the Components of a Legal Citation
    3. How to Quickly Check Citations
    4. Citing Internet Sources and Other Common Issues
    5. Paralegal Pointers and Mistakes to Avoid
    6. Citation Management Tools
    7. Sample Exercise

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 1.00

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

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 1.00

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 1.00

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

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

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

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

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 1.00

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

    TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 1.00 *

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 1.00

    * denotes specialty credits

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

    Program Description

    Ensure Member Interests are Protected by Preparing and Crafting Solid Documents

    Drafting the specific details of the documents necessary for LLC formation can be the key to the venture's success. Do you have the necessary knowledge to assist your legal team in properly preparing these documents? How do your skills stack up? This course will help you craft all the essential standard documents - and tailor them to fit each LLC's unique needs. Make sure you have the knowledge and skills needed to accurately assist in structuring LLCs to give them the essential foundations they need. Register today!

    • Walk step-by-step through the mechanics of LLC formation.
    • Assemble all the required forms, letters and other crucial documentation so you can draft documents that protect all member rights.
    • Review potential problems when preparing articles of organization.
    • Create solid operating agreements that provide clear guidelines for all crucial operations during the life cycle of the business.
    • Review federal and state tax concerns and learn how to pick the proper structure.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will provide the necessary skills for attendees to effectively form limited liability companies. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Introduction to LLCs and Getting Started
    2. Preparing Articles of Organization
    3. Drafting the Operating Agreement
    4. Tax Structures

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 3.00

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

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 3.00

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 3.00

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

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

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

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

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 3.00

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

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 3.00

    * denotes specialty credits

    Register Now
    • 06/21/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • La Quinta Inn & Ste. 1425 E 27th St, Tacoma, WA 98424

    Program Description

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

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

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

    Who Should Attend

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

    Course Content

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

    Continuing Education Credit


    Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 *

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

    National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. – NFPA

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 6.00

    * denotes specialty credits

    Register Now
    • 06/22/2017
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Program Description

    Efficiently Manage Real Estate Closings from Start to Finish

    When you're assisting with a real estate closing, you need to coordinate title examinations, lending documents, and more. With this comprehensive course by distinguished speakers, you'll learn how to oversee land use issues, record closing documents, and perfect a lien with the UCC. Make sure your next real estate closing runs smoothly for your attorney and the client. Register today!

    • Learn how to resolve common title problems.
    • Find out what to look for when reviewing a survey.
    • Make sure you get your attorney all of the necessary affidavits.
    • Prepare to obtain a certificate of good standing.
    • Come away with tips for conducting a smooth closing.
    • Avoid unauthorized practice of law when drafting legal documents.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to give paralegals the knowledge they need to assist their attorney with real estate closings. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Title Work for Real Estate Closings
    2. Managing Land Use
    3. Closing Documents for Lender/Borrower
    4. Closing Documents for Buyer/Seller
    5. Closing and Follow-Up
    6. Ethics for Real Estate Paralegals

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 6.00 *

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

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 6.00 *

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 6.00 *

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

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

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

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

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 6.00 *

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

    TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 6.00

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 6.00

    * denotes specialty credits

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

    Program Description

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

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

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

    Who Should Attend

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

    Course Content

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

    Continuing Education Credit


    Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 *

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

    National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. – NFPA

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 6.00

    * denotes specialty credits

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

    Program Description

    Difficult Medical Providers, Organization Frustrations, HIPAA Pitfalls and More

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

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

    Who Should Attend

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

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

    Course Content

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

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 3.00

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

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 3.00

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 3.00

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

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

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

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

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 3.00

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

    TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 3.00 *

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 3.00

    * denotes specialty credits

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

    Program Description

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

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

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

    Who Should Attend

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

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

    Course Content

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

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 6.00 *

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

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 6.00 *

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 6.00 *

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

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

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

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

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 6.00 *

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

    TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 6.00 *

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 6.00

    * denotes specialty credits

    Register Now
    • 06/28/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • WA State Convention Center, 705 Pike st, Seattle, WA 98101

    Program Description

    Make Yourself an Indispensable Part of Your Firm's Trial Preparation Team

    Two of the most essential skills for litigation paralegals to possess are the abilities to gather critical information and to prepare it for effective use at trial. That means you need to know how to compile essential information, ask the right questions and create a thorough, yet user-friendly case file.

    Are your skills everything they should be? This seminar will provide a closer look into the specialized realm of paralegal responsibilities during trial preparation so you can maximize your effectiveness. Establish solid case management and organization techniques. Learn how to uncover crucial facts during the discovery process. Implement an effective document control and organization system to keep everything readily accessible. Get the most out of witnesses during pretrial interviews. Confidently collect, organize and preserve evidence for use at any time during trial. Developing these skills is critical for your success - enroll today to gain the knowledge you need!

    • Knowledgeably draft initial pleadings.
    • Tap into valuable sources of information while conducting discovery.
    • Establish strategies for effective document control so you can retrieve what you need, when you need it.
    • Organize a powerful trial notebook that will pave the way for a smooth trial.
    • Implement solid techniques for preparing clients to testify at trial.
    • Find out how to troubleshoot common problems that arise during trial preparation.
    • Put together persuasive, clear trial exhibits that get results.
    • Learn how to effectively assist with voir dire, evidence presentation and more during trial.

    Who Should Attend

    This basic-to-intermediate level program is designed for paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries and other members of the law office support staff who want to sharpen their skills in every aspect of trial preparation.

    Course Content

    1. Useful Discovery for Trial
    2. Creating a Trial Notebook
    3. Effective Use of Evidence
    4. Preparing Your Witnesses
    5. Preparing Your Office - What to do Before You set Foot in Court
    6. Succeeding at Trial

    Continuing Education Credits


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

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

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 6.00

    * denotes specialty credits

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

    Program Description

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

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

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

    Who Should Attend

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

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

    Course Content

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

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 6.00 *

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

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 6.00 *

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 6.00 *

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

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

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

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

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 6.00 *

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

    TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 6.00 *

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

    * denotes specialty credits

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

    Program Description

    Effectively Manage Assets in Estate Planning and Administration

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

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

    Who Should Attend

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

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

    Course Content

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

    Continuing Education Credits


    California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 3.00

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

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 3.00

    Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 3.00

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

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

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

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

    Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 3.00

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

    TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 3.00 *

    Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 3.00

    * denotes specialty credits

    Register Now

Past events

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

Washington State Paralegal Association
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Seattle, WA 98138-1530
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