Washington State Paralegal Association

Upcoming events

    • 12/17/2019
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Webcast

    Register:https://wspaonline.org/admin/events/add-event/?DetailsDisplayMode=Add&selTab=1

    Program Description

    A Comprehensive Look at Trial Notebooks and Exhibits

    Do you have all the tools necessary to assemble effective trial notebooks and exhibits? This course will arm you with the skills necessary to prepare and organize trial notebooks and exhibits. Identify best practices, make the most of software solutions and avoid mistakes that will have attorneys scrambling. Take your trial notebook and exhibit preparation and organization to the next level - register today!

    • Review powerful trial notebook samples and learn top preparation and organization tips.
    • Uncover the tips and tactics used for developing effective electronic trial notebooks.
    • Understand some of the top trial notebook oversights paralegals make and learn how to avoid them.
    • Navigate the evidentiary minefield when compiling exhibits.
    • Explore key strategies for presenting trial exhibits using PowerPoint.

    Who Should Attend

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

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

    Course Content

    1. Preparing and Organizing a Winning Trial Notebook (with/Sample)
    2. Electronic Trial Notebooks
    3. Trial Notebook Mistakes Paralegals Need to Avoid
    4. Exhibit Authentication; Ensuring Compliance with Evidentiary Rules and Avoiding Pitfalls
    5. Trial Exhibits: Preparing, Organizing, Maximizing Effectiveness
    6. Presenting Trial Exhibits with PowerPoint and Other Software: Paralegal Tips
    7. Paralegal Ethics
    • 12/18/2019
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Estate-Administration-Accounting-and-Distribution-for-Paralegals/Video-Webcast/84392ER_MTMPAET418600000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Delve Deep into Key Aspects of the Estate Administration Process

    Develop skills in estate administration in your role as a paralegal! This practical program will provide detailed insights on what information must be gathered to prepare a fiduciary accounting, how that accounting should be formatted and how to best present the information. You will also learn how to effectively manage estate assets, deal with creditor claims and handle distributions to beneficiaries. Don't miss this opportunity - register today!

    • Leave no stone unturned when assessing estate assets and liabilities.
    • Gain tips for preparing the inventory and managing estate assets.
    • Learn how to investigate and deal with specific types of creditor claims.
    • Follow along with a sample accounting and gain pointers on the various schedules.
    • Obtain insights on preparing estate tax returns.
    • Discover how to deal with sticky issues such as loaned items, inadvertent distributions and beneficiary disputes.
    • Spot common ethical traps - and learn how to avoid them.

    Who Should Attend

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

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

    Course Content

    1. Preparing the Inventory and Managing Estate Assets
    2. Dealing with Creditor Claims
    3. Walkthrough of a Sample Accounting
    4. Distributing Estate Assets to Beneficiaries
    5. Potential Ethical Pitfalls for Paralegals
    • 12/19/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER:https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/The-Paralegal-s-Guide-to-Locating-Persons-and-Finding-Background-Information/Audio-Webinar/84385ER_FLFLRPA468500000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Learn Efficient Ways to Find the People and Information You Need

    The worst-case scenario in any case is being surprised by information you don't know. When so much information about individuals and companies is available online, there is no excuse for being unprepared or uninformed. Discover how to efficiently and cost-effectively conduct your due diligence using internet research tools. Register today!

    • Discover what you can find, where to look and how to request it. 
    • Cut down on the trial and error - learn how to quickly and efficiently find the information you're looking for. 
    • Navigate an array of helpful website resources, including ones many paralegals don't know about. 

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will allow attendees to use web resources to track down accurate information. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals 
    • Legal Assistants 
    • Legal Support Staff 

    Course Content

    1. Publicly Available Info - What You Can Find, Where to Look, How to Get it 
    2. Phone Numbers and Addresses of Missing People 
    3. What About Bankruptcies 
    4. Employment 
    5. Neighbors, Relatives and Associates 
    6. Social Media 
    7. Attorneys, Judges and Experts 
    8. Mailing List Postings, Blogs, Etc. 
    9. Search Tools Many Paralegals Don't Know (But Should) 
    10. List of Website Resources
    • 12/20/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Drafting-Demand-Letters-and-Damage-Calculations-for-the-Personal-Injury-Paralegal/AudioWebinar/84396ER_NLA408300000?pt=1

    Program Description

    Getting the Most out of Key Correspondence

    The ultimate goal in personal injury cases is getting a favorable settlement. This essential course will walk through key wording used to successfully summarize the critical details in a demand letter. You will also dive into the complicated details of calculating damages for lost earning, medical expenses, pain and suffering and more. Don't miss this opportunity to strengthen your skills - register today!

    • Review the fundamentals of a strong demand letter.
    • Learn key tips for drafting succinct summaries for the claim.
    • Discuss which supporting documents must be included in the letter.
    • Explore the methods used for calculating damages.
    • Take a closer look at ways to effectively evaluate and organize medical bills, records and reports.

    Who Should Attend

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

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

    Course Content

    1. Anatomy of a Demand Letter: Purpose, Tone and Essential Components
    2. Drafting Tips for Concisely Summarizing the Facts Surrounding the Claim
    3. Determining Which Supporting Documents to Include with the Letter
    4. Calculating Damages for Lost Earnings, Medical Expenses, Property Damage and More
    5. Documenting and Quantifying Pain, Suffering and Emotional Destress
    6. Evaluating and Organizing Medical Bills, Records and Reports 
    7. Assisting with the Settlement Negotiation Process
    • 01/03/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTRATION: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/ESI-Preservation-and-Spoliation-Challenges-for-Paralegals/Audio-Webinar/84926ER_NPAR408400000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Overcoming Common Electronic Evidence Issues

    Getting ESI is one thing but ensuring that it is properly preserved and safe from spoliation is another. How do your ESI discovery skills stack up? In this focused legal program, you will learn how to manage preservation and control spoliation concern to avoid destruction of evidence. Take away practical how-to's and tips for handling evidence in and outside of litigation. Enhance your skills - register today!

    • Learn how to properly manage litigation holds to avoid problems.
    • Make a plan to ensure that critical data and devices are not overlooked.
    • Take away effective methods for decoding and preserving important metadata.
    • Review ways to properly capture social media account for preservation.
    • Take a closer look at methods and strategies for preserving different sources of ESI.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will allow attendees to better handle preservation and spoliation challenges with electronically stored information. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Updates: Rules, Case Law, Trends & Emerging Sources of ESI
    2. Litigation Hold Challenges
    3. Pitfall: Overlooking Data and Devices That Should be Preserved
    4. Decoding and Preserving Metadata
    5. Capturing Social Media Accounts or Targeted Data for Preservation Collections
    6. Methods and Strategies for Preserving Different Sources of ESI
    7. When Data Changes or Disappears
    • 01/08/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Webcast

    REGISTER:https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Financial-Issues-in-Divorce-for-Paralegals/Video-Webcast/84935ER_NLAET439000000?pt=1

     Program Description

    Find Hidden Assets, Calculate Child and Spousal Support, Prepare QDROs and More

    So much of a divorce case hinges on the assets. As a paralegal, it's your job to uncover hidden assets, help put together financial statements and assist with divvying up retirement assets and property. Do you have the financial savvy, attention to detail and practical skills required to ensure it's all done correctly? This program will show you how to be efficient and effective when handling financial issues in divorce. From asset analysis to support calculations, QDROs and taxes, gain the "how-to's" you need to protect your client's future financial security. Enhance your value - register today!

    • Learn how to put together complete, accurate financial disclosures in a timely manner.
    • Unearth hidden assets and income by identifying red flags in tax returns and individual financial records.
    • Dig through the guidelines and financials to determine a fair and accurate amount for child and spousal support.
    • Understand how QDROs can be developed to address specific types of retirement plans and client circumstances.
    • Explore the new tax law's implications for divorce and the final settlement.
    • Gain practical tips for working with financial experts to ensure their testimony has maximum impact.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will teach attendees how to handle an array of financial issues in divorce cases. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Finding Hidden Assets - What Paralegals Can Do
    2. Child and Spousal Support Calculations
    3. QDROs: What Paralegals Need to Know and Do to Help Attorneys
    4. Important Tax Considerations in Divorce
    5. Tips for Paralegals Working with Financial Experts
    6. Ethics
    • 01/09/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTRATION: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/E-Signatures-and-Electronic-Contracts-What-Paralegals-Must-Know/Audio-Webinar/84928ER_FLFLRPA469300000?pt=1

    Program Description

    Understanding the Compliance and Litigation Aspects

    E-signatures and digital contracts are the new ubiquitous reality of business and law practice. Are you confident you're handling them correctly? This incisive course explores the risks, compliance tips and litigation issues inherent in using electronic signatures and conducting electronic transactions. Assess the risks and benefits of e-contracts and find out how they're used in litigation. Get practical tips for collecting and storing e-signatures and clarify the role of the paralegals in ensuring compliance. Register today!

    • Learn when and how electronic signatures can be used safely and what laws govern their use.
    • Clarify what clients need to know before signing to ensure the validity of e-signed documents and prevent future disputes.
    • Identify and resolve the authentication and admissibility issues often faced in dealing with e-contracts.
    • Clearly outline limitations on the use of electronic signatures.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will provide attendees with guidance on how to properly handle digital signatures and electronic contracts. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. ESIGN, UETA and the Legal Basis for E-Signatures
    2. Practical Aspects of Obtaining and Storing E-Signatures
    3. What Electronic Signatures CANNOT be Used for
    4. E-Signatures in Healthcare and HIPAA
    5. Authentication and Admissibility of E-Signatures and Electronic Contracts
    • 01/14/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTRATION: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Successful-Multi-Tasking-Tips-for-Paralegals/Audio-Webinar/84927ER_OHOHPA469300000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Handle Any Task That Comes Your Way

    Juggling multiple tasks throughout the day is critical to the success of any paralegal. Do you have a plan in place to handle these responsibilities in a timely, organized and efficient manner? Join our experienced faculty as they dig into the inner workings of a law firm so that you can develop a concrete plan for taking on anything that comes your way. Develop a plan to calendar important deadlines and tasks. Put together a solid checklist in order to see each process through successfully. Get practical tips for minimizing distractions and making room for unexpected urgent work. Register today!

    • Stay on top of important responsibilities and deadlines with effective calendaring tips.
    • Alleviate stress in the firm by managing priorities to stay on task.
    • Track progress of projects and assignments in order to prevent delays.
    • Determine the right technology/management software that will work best for your firm.
    • Fend off multiple email and telephone distractions with tips and tricks to keep you focused.
    • Learn about email storage techniques in order to properly file away information and ensure that it is secure.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will teach attendees how to effectively multi-task. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Effective Calendaring Tips
    2. Managing Priorities: Short-Term and Long-Term
    3. Making Checklists Work 
    4. Tracking Progress of Projects and Assignments
    5. Helpful Technology/Management Software
    6. Working with Multiple Attorneys: Effective Communication is Key
    7. Handling Constant Email/Phone Distractions
    8. Email Storage Techniques
    9. Maintaining Composure Under Pressure 
    10. Making Room for Unanticipated Urgent Work
    11. Delegating
    • 01/15/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Paralegal-s-Guide-to-Liens-and-Subrogation-in-Personal-Injury/Video-Webcast/84931ER_DEDEPARET408300000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Investigate/Track Liens, Communicate with Lienholders and Pick up Resolution Tips

    This program is designed to provide you with practical how-to's, tips and resources for handling liens in personal injury cases. Find out how to effectively identify, investigate and track potential liens; correspond with lienholders; and assist with lien negotiations/reductions. Don't miss this opportunity to improve your skills and value as a paralegal - register today!

    • Receive a practical overview of subrogation and liens.
    • Understand lien laws, regulations and recent changes.
    • Gain pointers for investigating, tracking and resolving liens.
    • Learn how to investigate ERISA liens and work with recovery agents.
    • Obtain practical how-to's for handling Medicare liens and set-asides.
    • Get the latest on Medicaid subrogation liens.
    • Learn how to handle hospital, ambulance and workers' compensation liens.

    Who Should Attend

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

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

    Course Content

    1. Subrogation and Liens - Simplified.
    2. Paralegal Processes and Procedures (w/Sample Forms, Docs and Checklists)
    3. ERISA Liens (w/Sample Forms, Docs and Checklists)
    4. MEDICARE Liens (w/Sample Forms, Docs and Checklists)
    5. MEDICAID Liens (w/Sample Forms, Docs and Checklists)
    6. Resolving Other Liens
    7. Ethics of Lien Resolution
    • 01/22/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Trusts-101-for-Paralegals/Video-Webcast/84932ER_ARBPCE418600000?pt=1

    Program Description

    Top Trust Structures, Key Provisions and Administration Essentials

    Understanding the ins and outs of trusts is invaluable knowledge for paralegals working in trusts and estates areas. Are you prepared to navigate every step of the process? This insightful course will guide you through the essentials of trust drafting and administration and explore practical ways in which paralegals can assist the firm. Get an overview of the trust drafting process to ensure that you are including all of the necessary forms and financial information. Identify critical trust administration duties and powers and prevent common mistakes. Register today!

    • Understand the foundational concepts of trusts and learn how you can better assist in estate planning matters.
    • Review the steps and tasks of drafting trusts and ensure that all the necessary information is obtained and included.
    • Discuss key characteristics of grantor trusts and their most effective uses.
    • Learn when special needs trusts (SNTs) are used and how paralegals can help in their creation and administration.
    • Facilitate crucial tasks of trust administration to prevent mistakes and mismanagement.
    • Examine the role of the trustees so that you can work with them more effectively.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will teach attendees how to handle the paralegal duties associated with trusts. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. An Overview of Trusts and Trusts Practice: What Paralegals Need to Know
    2. Types of Trusts, Their Key Purposes and Tax Consequences
    3. Trust Drafting: Forms, Provisions, Clients' Financial Information
    4. Grantor Trusts
    5. Special Needs Trusts (SNTs): Paralegal's Role
    6. Tax Reduction with Trusts: What Paralegals Need to Know
    7. The Paralegal's Role in Administering a Trust
    8. The Role of the Trustees
    • 01/23/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/A-Paralegal-s-Guide-to-Researching-and-Investigating/Video-Webcast/84933ER_ININPARET408500000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Find What You Need - Quickly, Accurately and Cost-Effectively

    Bring out your inner detective! In this program, savvy faculty will teach you how to find, analyze and organize information effectively and quickly so you can save precious time and money. From interviewing tactics to navigating the web to sifting through personal records, gain the knowledge and skills you need to provide attorneys with exactly what they need, when they need it. Register today!

    • Apply winning questioning styles and techniques when interviewing clients or witnesses.
    • Know the best online resources for finding information on clients, witnesses, opposing parties and more.
    • Get practical pointers on requesting both public and private business records.
    • Gain insights on obtaining, organizing and summarizing medical and employment records.
    • Find out how to work better with data and read through tax and financial records.
    • Learn how to succinctly organize the results of your investigations for ease of reference.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to help attendees tap into the treasure trove of information at their fingertips. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Savvy Interviewing Techniques
    2. Finding Background Information and Locating People
    3. Requesting Public Agency and Private Business Records
    4. Medical and Employment Records: Paralegal Pointers
    5. Sifting Through Financial and Tax Records
    6. Effectively Organizing the Results of Your Investigation
    7. Paralegal Ethics
    • 01/28/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM (PST)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/The-Paralegal-s-Guide-to-Auto-Injury-Litigation/Audio-Webinar/84930ER_NMNLA408300000?pt=1

    Program Description

    Medical Records, Liens, Trial Prep and More

    There is a lot riding on the outcome of every auto accident case, and paralegals play a significant role. From gathering significant data and evidence during the initial phase of the case to lien management and trial prep, clients and your attorney are relying on you to ensure everything moves smoothly toward that desired resolution. This fast-paced course is loaded with the key elements to help you contribute to the success of these cases. Proficiently assist with any auto injury case that comes your way - register today!

    • Gather crucial information during client intake and investigation in order to build a strong case.
    • Draft demand letters that enhance your client's bargaining strength and convince adjusters to set their reserves higher.
    • Manage liens and Medicare set-asides in order to ensure full compliance in this ever-changing area
    • Incorporate effective methods to manage the case and help your attorney prepare for trial.

    Who Should Attend

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

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

    Course Content

    1. Client Intake,Investigation and Medical Records
    2. Documenting Damages andDrafting Demand Letters
    3. Managing Liens andMedicare Set-Asides
    4. Auto Injury TrialPreparation and Case Management Tips
    • 01/30/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM (PST)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/The-Paralegal-s-Guide-to-Workers-Compensation-Cases/Audio-Webinar/84936ER_ININPAR458800000?pt=1

    Program Description

    Confidently Assist Your Attorney with Workers' Compensation Cases

    Navigating the complexities of a typical workers' compensation case can be difficult for even the most experienced of paralegals. Considerations such as coordinating medical care and avoiding inadvertent HIPAA violations while handling medical records can be demanding, to say the least. Let our experienced faculty show you the ins and outs of handling workers' compensation case. No matter if you are new to the workers' compensation arena or need additional information to round out your existing knowledge, you are sure to get the workers' compensation essentials you need. Register today!

    • Use workers' compensation - specific interview strategies that get the information your attorney needs.
    • Efficiently organize and summarize medical records while ensuring your firm stays HIPAA compliant.
    • Effectively assist your attorney in workers' compensation depositions, witness preparation and more.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to give attendees practical knowledge of workers' compensation case preparation. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Initial Case Preparation for Employee and Employer Counsel
    2. Medical Record Considerations
    3. Deposition and Hearing Duties
    • 02/04/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (PST)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Case-Law-Research-for-Paralegals/Audio-Webinar/84937ER_TXTXPAREPPL468500000?pt=1

    Program Description

    Finding, Reading and Verifying Cases

    Proficiently navigating through case law research is an important part of a paralegal's duties. It is critical to understanding how the issues involved in the case are viewed by the court and establishing precedent. Discover the key elements involved in finding, interpreting and prioritizing relevant case law in this practical program. Register today!

    • Review important resources for finding and using case law sites.
    • Gain valuable tips to efficiently read and interpret cases.
    • Learn how to authenticate the validity of a case.
    • Explore ways to effectively prioritize a large amount of case law.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will help attendees to feel comfortable conducting simple case research. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. Resources for Finding and Using Case Law Sites
    2. Reading and Interpreting Cases
    3. Verifying Validity of the Case
    4. Controlling vs. Persuasive Cases
    5. Prioritizing Large Quantities of Case Law
    6. Too Little Case Law? How to Proceed
    • 02/05/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Webcast

    REGISTRATION:https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Trial-Preparation-From-Start-to-Finish-for-Paralegals/Video-Webcast/84945ER_NCNCPAET408300000?pt=1

    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.

    This is a rebroadcast of the original webcast delivered by Karin M. Scheehle on April 30, 2019. Faculty will be available to answer your questions after the program.


    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
    • 02/06/2020
    • (PST)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTRATION: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Top-Probate-Administration-Challenges-for-Paralegals/Audio-Webinar/84942ER_ARBPCE418600000?pt=1

    Program Description

    Overcoming Estate and Probate Issues

    Are you using advanced techniques to efficiently complete each step of estate administration? Whether you have been handling probate and estate cases for a while or are just getting ready to take your skills to the next level, this course is for you. Walk through sample forms with experienced practitioners, including testate and intestate forms and a full range of tax returns. Take your probate administration skills to the next level - register today! 

    • Avoid costly, time-consuming errors with high-level tips for preparing and maintaining probate documents.
    • Explore the most effective ways to handle creditors and other interested parties.
    • Take steps to make sure you have all the tax data you need.

    Who Should Attend

    This advanced level course is designed to give paralegals the knowledge they need to properly assist with drafting, organizing and filing probate administration documents. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Challenges in Preparing for Administration and Managing Documents for Probate and Estate Filings
    2. Handling Creditors and Other Interested Parties
    3. Payment of Taxes: Top Issues
    • 02/11/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM (PST)
    • Audio webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Drafting-and-Reviewing-Real-Estate-Transaction-Documents-A-Paralegal-s-Guide/Audio-Webinar/84940ER_NCNCPA478900000?pt=1

    Program Description

    Purchase Contracts, Legal Descriptions, Title Commitments, Closing Documents and More

    Real estate transactions are document intensive. There's a lot of fine details to go over in a short period of time, and even little oversights can lead to big problems down the road. Have you dotted all the i's and crossed the t's? From purchase contract to closing, our seasoned faculty will walk you through key documents in a real estate transaction with practical tips for thorough drafting and review. Ensure a legally-airtight transaction - register today!

    • Discover how to effectively review, draft and edit purchase and sale agreements.
    • Identify discrepancies between legal descriptions in the survey and the title insurance commitment.
    • Analyze title documents for potential issues, and resolve those issues using corrective deeds or other curative tools.
    • Avoid last minute problems by ensuring all closing documentation is accurate and complete.

    Who Should Attend

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

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

    Course Content

    1. Drafting Letters of Intent and Purchase and Sale Agreements
    2. Reading Legal Descriptions and Land Surveys
    3. Title Commitments and Curative Documents
    4. Loan Documentation, Closing Documents and Deeds
    • 02/12/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Becoming-a-Power-User-of-MS-Word-and-Excel-A-Paralegal-s-Guide/Video-Webcast/84943ER_MTMPA469300000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Master the Use of Microsoft Office Applications in the Law Office

    Are you looking for tips, tricks and timesavers for everyday legal tasks? Are you looking for new and creative ways to use the software already at your disposal? In this engaging paralegal course, our tech-savvy faculty will show you how to tap into the secret capabilities of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote and PDF software to simplify legal tasks, streamline document drafting and review, and much, much more. Become a more resourceful paralegal - register today!

    • Find out how to become a power user of Microsoft Word with tricks for the law office and at home.
    • Simplify the process of document review, formatting and collaboration with MS Word.
    • Utilize all the data analysis and presentation tools Excel has to offer.
    • Tap into the more advanced features of PDF software.
    • Discover how to fully utilize Microsoft OneNote to improve collaboration and streamline note taking.
    • Enhance your MS Outlook skills with pointers on inbox management, calendar maintenance and more.
    • Rediscover and reinvent your available software to enhance everyday legal tasks.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to give paralegals the knowledge they need to maximize their use of MS Word, Excel and other software. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Making Microsoft Word Support the Needs of the Law Office Professional
    2. Becoming a Power User with Microsoft Word
    3. Unleashing the Power of MS Excel for the Law Office
    4. Utilizing Advanced Excel Features in Your Spreadsheet
    5. Leveraging Critical Collaboration Techniques for the Law Office Environment
    6. Incorporating Effective Organizational Tools and Techniques within Microsoft Outlook for the Law Office Practice
    7. Bringing Awareness of Trending Technology Products for Law Office
    • 02/18/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Top-Challenges-for-Family-Law-Paralegals/Video-Webcast/84944ER_NLAET439000000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Overcome Difficulties in Family Law

    Dealing with the financial and emotional aspects of family law cases can be extremely difficult. Paralegals can prove to be a significant asset in navigating through the trying circumstances in these cases. This insightful course will walk you through some of the most difficult issues faced in family law and how you can help clients and attorneys get through them. Don't miss this chance to heighten your skills to overcome top challenges in family law - register today!

    • Locate essential social media and text evidence necessary for the case.
    • Properly assist in finding critical financial information.
    • Assist with complicated issues involving QDROs and other retirement orders in order to make sure that clients get the settlement that is owed to them.
    • Read individual and business tax returns in order to get a complete picture of income and assets.
    • Learn about trial prep in family law so that you can make sure you are putting together everything your firm needs to be successful in family court.

    Who Should Attend

    This advanced level course will teach attendees about the challenges faced in family law. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Challenge 1: Finding Evidence From Social Media, Texts and More
    2. Challenge 2: Locating Hidden Assets and Forensic Accounting Skills for Paralegals
    3. Challenge 3: QDROs and Other Retirement Orders
    4. Challenge 4: Understanding Tax Issues
    5. Challenge 5: Family Law Trial Prep
    6. Challenge 6: Ethical Considerations for Family Law Paralegals
    • 02/21/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM (PST)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Discovery-Requests-A-Step-by-Step-Guide-for-Paralegals/Audio-Webinar/84941ER_NLA408400000?pt=1

    Program Description

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

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

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

    Who Should Attend

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

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

    Course Content

    1. Making Discovery Requests More Effective and Less Objectionable
    2. How to Subpoena Phone Records, Social Media Content and More (with Samples)
    3. Discovery Responses: Answers, Document Production and Objections
    4. Tracking Deadlines and Organizing Discovery
    • 02/26/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Medical-Records-Made-Easy-for-Paralegals/Video-Webcast/84946ER_NMNLAET408400000?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

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

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

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

    Who Should Attend

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

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

    Course Content

    1. How to Request Medical and Billing Records
    2. HIPAA Compliance, Policies to Protect PHI and Breaches
    3. Organizing Medical Records (Real-World Examples)
    4. Reviewing Medical Records and Billings
    5. Electronic Medical/Health Records (EMRs/EHRs)
    6. Preparing Medical Summaries and Chronologies (w/Samples)
    7. Medical Record Ethics
    • 03/04/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Webcast

    REGISTER:https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Social-Security-Disability-from-Start-to-Finish-for-Paralegals/Video-Webcast/85203ER_NLA418600000?pt=1

    Program Description

    Your Walkthrough of the Social Security Disability Claim Process

    With Social Security disability claims on the rise, ensure you're fully equipped to help your attorney navigate through the SSD process. Take this essential course to master the maze of procedures and learn definitions and tactics that will give you an edge in obtaining and evaluating evidence. Experienced faculty will walk you through the steps and share their methods for handling these claims, as well as provide you with invaluable tips that every paralegal needs to know to effectively assist with this process. Register today!

    • Learn key medical concepts, terms, abbreviations and acronyms.
    • Get valuable tips you'll need to know for the initial client interview.
    • Find out what evidence is critical to obtain and how to get it.
    • Discover steps for proper application, preparation and presentation of evidence.
    • Better understand the filing procedures and deadlines.
    • Avoid common mistakes that lead to claim denial.
    • Learn what "must-have" documents your attorney will need for the hearing.
    • Understand the tangled relationship of SSDIB and workers' compensation to properly coordinate benefits.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will allow attendees to effectively handle Social Security disability claims. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Overview of Social Security Disability Benefits and Claims Process
    2. Client Intake
    3. Obtaining and Evaluating Evidence
    4. Special Issues in Social Security Disability Cases
    5. Coordinating SSDI with Other Benefits and Income Sources
    6. Proper Application, Preparation and Presentation of Evidence
    7. Filing Procedures
    8. The SSDI Hearing
    • 03/11/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Webcast

    REGISTRATION: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/A-Paralegal-s-Guide-to-Discovery-in-Divorce/Video-Webcast/85201ER_NHOCSL439000000?pt=1

    Program Description

    Thoroughly Investigate Divorce Cases

    Do you know all the tips and tricks for searching out any undisclosed assets or debt in divorce? Are you looking for practical insights in decrypting complex tax returns and other financial documents? How do your e-discovery skills stack up? Our experienced faculty will teach you time-tested and innovative methods for identifying, locating and obtaining case-supporting evidence. Leave no stone unturned - register today!

    • Learn how to effectively request and obtain all necessary information and documents.
    • Keep it together - obtain practical tips for organizing documents in the discovery process.
    • Build your e-discovery skills: know what to look for, where to find it, and how to obtain it.
    • Find a treasure trove of information in a sample tax return and other key documents.
    • Discover hard-to-find assets among bank statements, paystubs and other key documents.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will teach attendees how to effectively navigate the discovery process in divorce. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Drafting Discovery Requests and Responses
    2. Organizing Discovery Documents: Tips and Tricks
    3. E-Discovery: Social Media, Smartphone Evidence and More
    4. What Individual Tax Returns Can Show You (Walkthrough of Sample)
    5. Finding Hidden Assets: Reviewing Bank Statements, Paystubs and Other Key Documents
    6. Ethical Considerations in Discovery for Paralegals
    • 03/12/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM (PDT)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/The-Paralegal-s-Guide-to-Subpoenas/Audio-Webinar/85213ER_NHOCSL408300000?pt=1

    Program Description

    Everything You Need to Know in One Focused Program

    Knowing how to prepare, issue, serve and respond to subpoenas are core skills for any paralegal. Yet they're not easy skills to master - especially when you're requesting specific types of records or dealing with an out-of-state witness. This practical program will cover the nuts and bolts of subpoenas before showing you how to troubleshoot common issues that can arise. Use subpoenas effectively to get the documents or testimony your attorney needs - register today!

    • Minimize pushback from third parties with subpoena drafting best practices.
    • Learn how to subpoena phone records, social media communications and other specific types of records.
    • Gain practical guidance for issuing out-of-state subpoenas.
    • Discover what to do when a third party objects to or fails to comply with the subpoena. 

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course provides best practices for handling subpoenas. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Statutes and Rules Governing Subpoenas
    2. Drafting, Issuing and Serving Subpoenas
    3. How to Subpoena Phone, Social Media and Other Specific Records
    4. Filing in Other Jurisdictions - Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act
    5. Discovery Disputes and Subpoena Enforcement - The Paralegal's Role
    • 03/17/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM (PDT)
    • Audio Webinar

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Business-Law-for-Today-s-Paralegal/Audio-Webinar/85232ER_WAWPA398700000?pt=1

    Program Description

    UCC Compliance, Formation Basics, Time-Saving Checklists, and More

    Whether working in a corporate environment or for a private practice, a solid foundation in business law is crucial to the success of today's paralegal. This course will equip you with essential tools to help you provide support in key aspects of corporate formation, merger and acquisition transactions and more. Brush up on the business knowledge you need in order to keep things running smoothly - register today!

    • Learn how to draft business formation documents for LLCs, partnerships, S-Corps and more.
    • Execute Uniform Commercial Code filings with confidence.
    • Examine the impact that tax reform has had on businesses and review recent case law.
    • Take away sample forms and checklists you can use to streamline your everyday processes and procedures.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed for:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. Types of Business Entities - What Paralegals Need to Know
    2. Uniform Commercial Code Filing Compliance
    3. Mergers, Acquisitions and Dissolutions- The Paralegal's Role
    4. Tax Reform and How it Impacts Businesses
    5. Updates in Case Law, Trends, Etc.
    6. Sample Contracts, Forms and Checklists for the Savvy Corporate Paralegal
    • 03/18/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Legal-Research-and-Writing-Tips-Tricks-and-Handy-Know-Hows-for-Paralegals/Video-Webcast/85209ER_NLAET468500000?pt=1

    Program Description

    How to Prevent Mistakes, Effectively Organize Content, Convey Meaning and More

    Cogent communication is the backbone of the legal process. This course offers practical pointers for improving your legal research and writing skills to help you become more effective in laying a solid foundation for each case. Explore real-life approaches to locating hard-to-find information and take your writing skills to the next level. Register today!

    • Explore new tools, resources and approaches for locating people and finding background information.
    • Develop efficient proofreading methods to avoid common errors.
    • Find more effective ways of organizing content.
    • Get practical tips for making certain your writing is concise and persuasive.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will provide attendees with guidance on how to help prevent common writing errors in legal documents. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. Case Law and Statutory Law
    2. Locating People and Finding Background Information
    3. Navigating Through Research Technology
    4. Legal Writing Fundamentals
    5. Reviewing and Summarizing Legal Opinions
    6. Addressing Common Legal Writing Problem Areas: Grammar, Citations, Organization
    7. Effectively Organizing the Results of Your Investigation
    8. Paralegal Ethics

Past events

12/12/2019 What Paralegals Need to Know About Business Contacts
12/11/2019 Gathering Electronic Evidence: An Advanced Guide for Paralegals
12/10/2019 Document Retention and Data Security: What Paralegals Need to Know
12/05/2019 Paralegal's Guide to Family Law
12/04/2019 Investigation and Discovery of Auto Injury Claims: The Paralegal's Role
11/21/2019 Dealing with Difficult Clients: Ethical Considerations for Paralegals
11/20/2019 Medical Records: Top Paralegal Pitfalls and Challenges
11/18/2019 Effective Calendaring, Docketing and File Tickling System Tips for Paralegals
11/18/2019 Annual Estate Planning Seminar
11/14/2019 Real Estate Boot Camp for Paralegals
11/13/2019 Paperless Office 101 for Paralegals
11/12/2019 Organizing SSDI Claims: Top Tips for Paralegals
11/07/2019 Accounting Software Tips for Paralegals: QuickBooks and Beyond
11/06/2019 Medicare and Medicaid Liens for Paralegals: Navigating the Portal and other Requirements
11/05/2019 Discovery in Divorce for Paralegals
11/01/2019 Trial Preparation from Start to Finish for Paralegals
10/30/2019 HIPAA Compliance for Paralegals: Obtaining and Maintaining Records
10/29/2019 Top Skills Paralegals Need to Know; MS Word, Excel, and More
10/26/2019 Researching Case Management Systems Lawyers Use
10/23/2019 Litigation Boot Camp for Paralegals
10/21/2019 What Paralegals Need to Know about Wills and Trusts
10/17/2019 Ethical Implications of Technology: A Paralegal's Guide
10/16/2019 Handling the Divorce Case from Start to Finish: A Paralegal's Guide
10/09/2019 Title Law for Paralegals
09/26/2019 Auto Injury Claims From Start to Finish
09/25/2019 How Paralegals Handle the Everyday Ethics of Email
09/24/2019 Bankruptcy Rules and Forms 101 for Paralegals
09/19/2019 Case Management 101 for Family Law Paralegals
09/18/2019 Employment Law: What Paralegals Need to Know
09/17/2019 Top 6 Trial Mistakes Paralegals Make
09/13/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Adobe Acrobat
09/12/2019 A Paralegal's Guide to Corporate Governance
09/10/2019 Advanced Real Estate for Paralegals
08/29/2019 Legal Writing for Paralegals: Common Mistakes to Avoid
08/28/2019 Preparing for Trial: What Paralegals Need to Know
08/24/2019 SPS Chapter Networking Meeting
08/22/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Construction Contracts
08/21/2019 Business Contracts: A Paralegal's Ultimate Guide
08/17/2019 South Puget Sound Chapter Meeting
08/15/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Personal Injury Damages
08/13/2019 Getting and Staying Organized: Creating "best practices" for Paralegals
08/06/2019 Social Security disability Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
08/05/2019 Discovery Responses and Document Production:
07/31/2019 Paralegal Ethics: Avoiding Administrative Errors
07/30/2019 The New Tax Law for Paralegals" LLCs, C-Corps, S-Corps, Partnerships ++
07/25/2019 Medical Record Analysis for Paralegals: Chronoligies, Summaries, Expense Itemizations
07/24/2019 Litigation for Paralegals: Top Challenges to Overcome
07/18/2019 Advanced Family Law for Paralegals
07/17/2019 Collecting Judgments and Discovering Assets for Paralegals
07/11/2019 Top Mistakes in Estate Administration Accounting and Distribution
07/10/2019 Federal Court: What Paralegals Need to Know
06/27/2019 WSPA Annual Members Meeting
06/26/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Law Office Management
06/24/2019 Complex Social Security Law Issues: The Paralegal's Guide
06/20/2019 Unauthorized Practice of Law, Confidentiality and More:
06/19/2019 A Paralegal's Guide to Pleadings, Motions, Discovery Requests, etc
06/14/2019 A Paralegal's Guide to Tax Exempt Organizations: Planning and Forms
06/11/2019 Social Media, Smartphone and Email Evidence: Mistakes Paralegals Should Avoid
06/06/2019 Divorce cases from Start to Finish for Paralegals
06/06/2019 Trust and Estate Administration for Paralegals
06/05/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Medicare Set-Asides and Conditional Payment
06/01/2019 S. Puget Sound Chapter Meeting & Professional Development Seminar
05/23/2019 Ethics and Legal Practice: The Paralegal's Role
05/22/2019 A Paralegal's Guide to Discovery in Divorce
05/21/2019 Document Production and Review in Discovery: What Paralegals Need to Know
05/15/2019 Auto Injury Litigation Boot Camp for Paralegals
05/14/2019 A Paralegal's Guide to Deadlines and Calendaring
05/10/2019 Case Management for Paralegals: Managing Documents, Files,
05/09/2019 Advanced Medical Records for Paralegals
05/04/2019 Certification-Licensure Workshop
05/02/2019 Spokane Chapter Open House
05/02/2019 Case Law Research for Paralegals
04/30/2019 Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals
04/26/2019 The Paralegal's Guide for Ethical Use of Social Media
04/17/2019 Personal Injury 101: What Paralegal's Need to Know!
04/15/2019 Corporate Governance: What Paralegals Need to Know
04/11/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Probate
04/10/2019 Workers' Compensation: What Paralegals Need to Know
04/09/2019 The Real Estate Paralegal's Guide to Due Diligence
04/03/2019 A Paralegal's Guide to Researching and Investigating
03/29/2019 Paralegal Career Night
03/27/2019 Trial Notebooks & Exhibits for Paralegals
03/26/2019 Becoming a Power User of MS Word and Excel: A Paralegal's Guide
03/20/2019 A Paralegal's Guide to Commercial Lending and Financing
03/19/2019 Family Law for Paralegals
03/14/2019 Organizing Discovery Documents: A Checklist for Paralegals
03/13/2019 Paralegal Ethics: Handing Uncomfortable Situations
03/11/2019 Estate Accounting Basics for Paralegals
03/06/2019 Advanced Auto Injury Claims for Paralegals
02/28/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Locating Persons and Finding Background Information
02/27/2019 Paralegal's Guide to Divorce
02/21/2019 Medical Records Made Easy for Paralegals
02/19/2019 The Corporate Paralegals Guide to Drafting, Recordkeeping and More
02/13/2019 Medicare and Medicaid Liens for Paralegals: Navigating the Portal and Other Requirements
02/11/2019 Ethic of Email for Paralegals
02/06/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Estate Planning
02/05/2019 The Paralegals' Guide to Client Intake and Evaluation
02/02/2019 Networking & Wine Social
01/31/2019 Overview of Mergers and Acquisitions or Paralegals
01/31/2019 Paperless Office 101 for Paralegals
01/29/2019 Federal Court Fundamentals for Paralegals
01/23/2019 Estate Administration Accounting and Distribution for Paralegals
01/22/2019 Effective Calendaring, Docketing, and File Tickling System Tips for Paralegals
01/18/2019 Drafting Policies and Procedures for Employee Handbooks" The Paralegal's Guide
01/17/2019 Surveys, Plats, Legal Descriptions and Title Insurance: A Paralegal's Guide
01/15/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Obtaining Evidence from Electronic Devices
12/19/2018 Organizing SSDI Claims for Paralegals
12/19/2018 Litigation Boot Camp for Paralegals
12/18/2018 Paralegal's Guide to Medical Records and Working with Medical Experts
12/13/2018 Paralegal Ethics: Avoiding Administrative Errors
12/12/2018 Auto Injury Claims from Start to Finish for Paralegals
12/11/2018 A Paralegal's Guide to LLCs vs. Partnerships vs. Corporations
12/07/2018 Advanced Medical Records for Paralegals
12/06/2018 Types of Trusts and Their Differences: A Paralegal's Guide
12/05/2018 Social Media, Smartphone and Email Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
12/04/2018 The Top 5 Organization Secrets of Highly Effective Paralegals
11/30/2018 The Probate Process from Start to Finish
11/29/2018 Using Adobe Acrobat Professional Effectively: A Guide for Paralegals
11/15/2018 What Paralegals Need to know About Business Contracts
11/14/2018 Bankruptcy Made Simple: A Paralegal's Guide
11/14/2018 Wills and Trusts for Paralegals
11/13/2018 Investigative Techniques for Paralegals
11/12/2018 Annual Estate Planning Seminar
11/12/2018 Construction Law 101 for Paralegals
11/06/2018 Discovery Responses & Document Production: A Paralegal's Ultimate Goal
11/01/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Receiving and Reviewing Discovery
11/01/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Settlements
10/25/2018 Getting and Staying Organized: Creating "Best Practices" for Paralegals
10/25/2018 2018 NFPA Convention
10/23/2018 Document Management Pitfalls for Litigation Paralegals
10/17/2018 Medical Chronologies, Summaries and Expense Itemizations for Paralegals
10/11/2018 Advanced Family Law for Paralegals
10/08/2018 A Paralegal's Auto Injury Trial Checklist
10/03/2018 A Paralegal's guide to Drafting Deeds
09/27/2018 Strategies for the Personal Injury Paralegal: Plaintiff and Defense Person
09/26/2018 The Corporate Paralegal from A to Z
09/25/2018 Ethics and Legal Practice: The Paralegal's Role
09/20/2018 Discovery Responses and Objections: What Paralegals Need to Know
09/13/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Record Retention and Destruction: To Shredor Not to Shred?
08/30/2018 Personal Injury Case Management: The Ultimate Guide for Paralegals
08/30/2018 HIPAA Compliance for Paralegals" Obtaining and Maintaining Records
08/29/2018 Probate: What Paralegals Need to Know
08/22/2018 LLC Formation: What Paralegals Need to Know
08/15/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Law Office Management
08/14/2018 Discovery in Divorce for Paralegals
08/09/2018 A Paralegal's Guide to Pleadings, Motions, Discovery Requests and Briefs
08/08/2018 Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Filings for Paralegals
07/31/2018 Avoiding Common Errors and Pitfalls in Legal Writing: A Paralegal's Guide
07/30/2018 Trusts 101 - Seattle
07/27/2018 Federal Court 101 for Paralegals
07/26/2018 Workers' Compensation case Management for Paralegals
07/26/2018 Workers' Compensation Case Management for Paralegals
07/25/2018 Trusts 101 - Olympia
07/25/2018 Real Estate for Paralegals: The Ultimate Guide
07/25/2018 Real Estate for Paralegals: The Ultimate Guide
07/20/2018 Case Management for Paralegals: Managing Documents, Files, Calendars and Tasks
07/18/2018 Social Security Disability from start to Finish for Paralegals
07/18/2018 Social Security Disability from Start to Finish for Paralegals
07/12/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Obtaining Evidence from Electronid Devices
07/12/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Obtaining Evidence from Electronic Devices
07/11/2018 New Bankruptcy Forms and Rules: A Walkthrough for Paralegals
06/30/2018 Professional Development, Diversity Leadership and Networking Event
06/30/2018 WSPA Annual Member Meeting and Networking Social
06/27/2018 A Litigation Paralegal's Guide to Case Management
06/27/2018 Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals
06/27/2018 Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals
06/21/2018 Advanced Auto Injury Claims for Paralegals
06/19/2018 Employment Discrimination Litigation for Paralegals
06/19/2018 Employment Discrimination Litigation for Paralegals
06/14/2018 Legal Citations and the Bluebook: A Paralegal's Guide
06/13/2018 Top Mistakes in Estate Administration Account and Distribution: A Paralegal's Guide
06/06/2018 Case Management for Paralegals: Managing Documents, Files, Calendars & Tasks
06/05/2018 Mergers and Acquisitions for Paralegals
05/31/2018 A Paralegal's Guide to Researching and Investigating
05/26/2018 Corporate Law and Notary Public Laws- SPS Chapter Meeting
05/24/2018 Becoming a Power User of MS Word and Excel: A Paralegal's Guide
05/16/2018 Medicare and Medicaid Liens for Paralegals: Navigatin the Portal
05/15/2018 Trust Administration: A Paralegal's Guide
05/10/2018 Accounting 101 for Paralegals
05/02/2018 A Paralegal's Guide to Divorce Cases
04/30/2018 Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws for Nonprofits: A Paralegal's Guide
04/28/2018 LLLT- Practice Area and Ethics - SPS Chapter Meeting & CLE
04/26/2018 Paralegal Ethics: Handling Uncomfortable Situations
04/24/2018 Real Estate Closing Challenges for Paralegals
04/23/2018 Collection Law for Paralegals
04/21/2018 WSPA Board Meeting
04/21/2018 Paralegal Career Luncheon
04/18/2018 Trial Notebooks & Exhibits for Paralegals
04/11/2018 A Paralegal's guide to Deadlines and Calendaring
04/10/2018 Family Law Case Management for Paralegals
04/05/2018 Medical Records Made Easy for Paralegals
03/31/2018 Bankruptcy and Collections- SPS Chapter Meeting & CLE
03/29/2018 Social Media Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
03/28/2018 Paralegal Ethics: Avoiding Administrative Errors
03/22/2018 A Paralegal's Asset-Based Guide to Probate
03/19/2018 Federal Court: What Paralegals Need to Know
03/17/2018 WSPA Board Meeting
03/13/2018 The Paralegals Guide to Locating Persons and Finding Background Info
03/13/2018 Paperless Office 101 for Paralegals
03/08/2018 The Corporate Paralegal: Overcoming Top Challenges
03/07/2018 Title Law Boot Camp for Paralegals
02/28/2018 Discovery Responses & Document Production: A Paralegal's Ultimate Guide
02/24/2018 South Sound Social Event
02/22/2018 Ethics of Email for Paralegals
02/21/2018 Land Surveys and Legal Descriptions for Paralegals
02/20/2018 Litigation Document Management for Paralegals
02/15/2018 Paralegal's Guide to Liens and Subrogation in Personal Injury
02/14/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Police Liability Cases
02/08/2018 Top Mistakes Paralegals Make in Estate Planning
02/02/2018 The Top 5 Organization Secrets of Highly Effective Paralegals
01/30/2018 Medicaid:A Paralegal's Guide to Qualifying Clients
01/30/2018 Auto Injury Claims From Start to Finish for Paralegals
01/29/2018 Organizing and Reviewing Medical Records for Paralegals
01/25/2018 LLCs From Start to Finish for Paralegals
01/22/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Organizing Discovery Documents
01/18/2018 The Divorce Paralegal's Guide to Social Media, Smartphone and Text
01/17/2018 Estate Administration Accounting and Distribution for Paralegals
01/16/2018 Trial Preparation Boot Camp for Paralegals
12/21/2017 Medicare Set-Asides and Conditional Payments in Injury Settlements
12/21/2017 The Probate Process from Start to Finish
12/19/2017 The Probate Process from Start to Finish
12/19/2017 Litigation Boot Camp for Paralegals
12/18/2017 Legal Writing for Paralegals: Common Mistakes to Avoid
12/18/2017 The Probate Process From Start to Finish
12/15/2017 LLC Operating Agreements: What Paralegals Need to Know
12/12/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Subpoenaing Social Media and Phone Records
12/07/2017 Advanced Medical Records for Paralegals
11/30/2017 Advanced Probate Administration for Paralegals
11/16/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Corporate Governance
11/15/2017 Family Law for Paralegals
11/14/2017 Effective Calendaring, Docketing and File Tickling System Tips for Paralegals
11/09/2017 62nd Annual Estate Planning Seminar
11/09/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Intellectual Property
11/08/2017 Office and Administrative Skills for Paralegals
11/07/2017 Real Estate Boot Camp for Paralegals
10/31/2017 Paralegal Skills: Discovery Requests and Responses
10/27/2017 The Probate Process from Start to Finish for Paralegals - Seattle
10/19/2017 To Shred or Not toShred? Record Destruction Policies for Paralegals
10/18/2017 Paralegal's Essential Guide to Wills and Trusts
10/12/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Nonprofits
10/10/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Pleadings, Motions, Discovery Requests, etc
10/06/2017 Medical Chronologies, Summaries and Expense Itemizations for Paralegals
10/04/2017 Discovery in Divorce for Paralegals
09/29/2017 The Paralegal's Guide to Law Office Management
09/28/2017 Federal Court Trial Preparation for Paralegals
09/26/2017 Dealing with the "Rambo" Litigator: Paralegal tips
09/21/2017 Workers' Compensation Hearing?Trial Preparation for Paralegals
09/20/2017 Social Security Disability Boot Camp for Paralegals
09/13/2017 Social Media, Smartphone and Email Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
09/12/2017 Paralegal's Guide to Legal Research and Citation Management
09/08/2017 Medicare and Medicaid Liens: The New Portal and New Requirements
08/30/2017 Managing the Discovery Process: A Paralegal's Guide
08/29/2017 Smartphone Apps and Tricks for Paralegals
08/27/2017 WSPA Days of Summer - South Puget Sound Chapter Networking event
08/24/2017 Corporate Minute Books: A How-to Guide for Paralegals
08/23/2017 Construction Law 101 for Paralegals
08/22/2017 The Paralegal's Guide to Probate
08/17/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Divorce Cases
08/08/2017 Case Management for Paralegals: Managing Documents, Files, etc.
08/02/2017 Medical Records Made Easy for Paralegals
07/30/2017 South Sound Chapter Paralegal Alumni Networking Event
07/27/2017 Forensic Accounting for Paralegals
07/26/2017 Paralegal Ethics: Avoiding Administrative Errors
07/25/2017 The Paralegal's Guide to the Ultimate Trial Notebook
07/20/2017 Electronic Document and Case Management for Paralegals
07/19/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Depositions
07/13/2017 The Paralegal's Guide to Estate Assets
07/12/2017 Advanced Auto Injury Claims for Paralegals
07/11/2017 Advanced Skip Tracing and Cyber Tracking for Paralegals
06/28/2017 Trial Preparation from Start to Finish for Paralegals
06/28/2017 Family Law Case Management for Paralegals
06/27/2017 Medical Records: Top Paralegal Pitfalls and Challenges
06/23/2017 How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted ++
06/22/2017 Real Estate Closings for Paralegals
06/21/2017 How to Make Yourself More Valuable to Your Firm: Insights from an Expert
06/21/2017 How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted
06/20/2017 Top Paralegals Mistakes at Trial
06/15/2017 LLC Formation for Paralegals
06/08/2017 Legal Citations and The Bluebook: A Paralegal's Guide
06/07/2017 Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals
06/02/2017 WSPA Spring CLE and Annual Member Meeting
05/30/2017 Trusts: The Ultimate Guide for P aralegals
05/23/2017 Paperless Office 101 for Paralegals
05/22/2017 Trusts 101
05/18/2017 Paralegal's Guide to Land Surveys, Plats and Legal Descriptions
05/18/2017 Discovery Responses and Document Production: A Paralegal's Ultimate Guide
05/17/2017 Juror Research, Voie Dire and Jury Selection: A Paralegal's Guide
05/16/2017 Ethics of Email for Paralegals
05/10/2017 Discovery in Federal Court for Paralegals
05/03/2017 Corporate Law Boot Camp for Paralegals
04/27/2017 The Paralegal's Guide to Workers' Compensation Cases
04/26/2017 Estate Administration Accounting and Distribution for Paralegals
04/20/2017 Litigation Document Management for Paralegals
04/19/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Deadlines and Calendaring
04/18/2017 The Paralegal's Guide to Organizing Discovery Documents
04/10/2017 The Divorce Paralegal's Guide to Social Media, Smartphone and Text Evidence
04/06/2017 Investigative Techniques for Paralegals
03/30/2017 Paralegal's Guide to Liens and Subrogation in Personal Injury
03/23/2017 Types of Trusts and Their Differences: A Paralegal's Guide
03/20/2017 Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts
03/15/2017 Social Security Desability Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
03/15/2017 Paralegal's Guide to Leveraging MS Word and Excel
03/14/2017 M&A Closing Checklists and Documentation for Paralegals (with Samples)
03/13/2017 Advanced Medical Chronologies for Paralegals
03/07/2017 Trial Preparation Boot Camp for Paralegals
02/28/2017 Public Records Requests for Paralegals
02/28/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Corporate Governance
02/27/2017 Paralegal's Guide to Subpoenas
02/23/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Federal Court
02/21/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Drafting Deeds
02/16/2017 Discovery in Divorce - The Ultimate Guide for Paralegals
02/08/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Pleadings, Motions, Discovery Requests and Briefs
02/07/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Motion Drafting
01/31/2017 Personal Injury Case Management for Paralegals
01/26/2017 Eastside Chapter Meeting – January 26, 2017
01/26/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Title Law
01/25/2017 Paralegal Skills: Finding Debtors and Their Assets
01/19/2017 The Top 5 Organization Secrets of Highly Effective Paralegals
01/19/2017 Social Media Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
01/18/2017 Auto Injury Claims from Start to Finish for Paralegals
01/17/2017 Relocation Cases for the Family Law Paralegal
01/12/2017 Estate and Trust Accounting for Paralegals
12/20/2016 Commercial Real Estate Due Diligence for Paralegals
12/16/2016 The Paralegal's Role at Trial (or How to Second Chair a Trial)
12/15/2016 How to Get Your Social Media, Smartphone and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out)
12/14/2016 Advanced Family Law for Paralegals
12/08/2016 Discovery Under the New FRCP for Paralegals
12/07/2016 Maximizing Power-Point and PDF Software: A Paralegal's GUide
12/06/2016 2017 Tax Update for Estate Planning Paralegals
12/02/2016 Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Office and Adobe for Lawyers
12/02/2016 Corporate Recordkeeping and Maintenance: A Paralegal's Guide
12/01/2016 Medical Records Made Easy for Paralegals
11/30/2016 The Paralegal's Guide to Estate Planning
11/29/2016 The Paralegal's Guide to Receiving and Reviewing Discovery
11/21/2016 The Paralegal's Guide to Locating Persons and Finding Background Information
11/18/2016 Paralegal Ethics: Avoiding Administrative Errors
11/16/2016 Litigation Case Management: Best Practices for Paralegals
11/11/2016 Medicaid and VA Benefits: The Complete Guide for Paralegals
11/09/2016 New Bankruptcy Proof of Claim Forms, Reaffirmation Agreement Forms and More: A Paralegal's Guide
11/07/2016 61st Annual Estate Planning Seminar
11/03/2016 Discovery in Personald Injury Litigation: A Paralegal's Guide
10/28/2016 Trademark Law for Paralegals
10/26/2016 Divorce Cases from Start to Finish for Paralegals
10/26/2016 Discovery and Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
10/22/2016 YOU'RE INVITED! WSPA's 40th Anniversary Celebration is Saturday, October 22, 2016
10/20/2016 Due Diligence in M&A Transactions: A Paralegal's Guide
10/20/2016 Litigation and the New Federal Rules: What Every Paralegal Should Know
10/14/2016 Client Management for Paralegals
10/13/2016 Effective Calendaring, Docketing and File Tickling System Tips for Paralegals: Maximizing the Use of Microsoft Outlook
10/13/2016 A Paralegal's Guide to Boundary Issues and Easements
10/07/2016 Making Your Case: Effective and Efficient Tools for Legal Staff and New Attorneys
09/30/2016 A Paralegal's Guide to Divorce Cases
09/29/2016 A Paralegal's Asset-Based Guide to Probate
09/28/2016 Tech Tools, Tips and Tricks for Paralegals
09/22/2016 Trial Notebooks and Exhibits: A Paralegal's Ultimate Guide
09/21/2016 Paralegals' GUide to the FDCPA: Debt Collection Compliance and Claims
09/14/2016 New ICD-10 Codes in Medical Records: What Paralegals Need To Know
09/14/2016 Workers' Compensation Boot Camp for Paralegals
09/09/2016 Top Mistakes Paralegals Make in Federal Court
08/24/2016 The Paralegal's Guide to Ethical Client Communications and Representation
08/09/2016 Trust Funding: A Paralegal's Guide
07/21/2016 WSPA East King County Chapter Meeting
07/14/2016 Time Management for Paralegals: How to Manage Assignments, Make Timelines and Multi-Task
07/12/2016 Wills, Trusts, Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney: A Paralegal's Guide
07/11/2016 The Probate Process from Start to Finish
06/30/2016 Legal Ethics of Email for Paralegals
06/29/2016 Handling the Sale of a Business: Tips for Paralegals
06/23/2016 The Paralegal's Guide to QuickBooks for Accounting and Billing
06/21/2016 Trusts 101 - Spokane WA
06/21/2016 E-Discovery for Paralegals
06/15/2016 Paperless Office 101 for Paralegals
06/14/2016 Medical Chronologies, Summaries and Expense Itemizations for Paralegals
06/09/2016 Paralegal's Guide to Closing Real Estate Transactions with New TRID Requirements
06/08/2016 Case Management for Paralegals: Managing Documents, Files, Calendars and Tasks
06/07/2016 Employment Discrimination Litigation for Paralegals
06/06/2016 Trusts 101 - Vancouver, WA
06/02/2016 A Paralegal's Checklist Guide to Litigation
05/24/2016 Damages in Personal Injury: An A-Z Guide for Paralegals
05/21/2016 WSPA Spring CLE
05/19/2016 Discovery in Divorce for Paralegals
05/18/2016 Estate Administration Accounting and Distribution for Paralegals
05/16/2016 2016 Paralegal Career Panel
05/10/2016 Admissibility of Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
05/05/2016 Social Security Disability from Start to Finish for Paralegals
05/04/2016 Legal Holds: A Paralegals Guide
04/28/2016 Law Day
04/28/2016 Federal Court Case Management for Paralegals
04/28/2016 The Corporate Paralegal from A to Z
04/27/2016 iPad and iPhone Tips, Apps and Accessories for the Indispensable Paralegal
04/27/2016 Copyright Law for Paralegals
04/21/2016 Handling Creditor Claims in Probate: A Paralegal's Guide
04/19/2016 Document Management, Retention and Destruction for Paralegals
04/12/2016 New Bankruptcy Forms and Rules: A Walkthrough for Paralegals
04/07/2016 Paralegal's Guide to Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Online Legal Research

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