Washington State Paralegal Association

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LORMAN Education Services



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If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact your account manager Amanda Grambsch atagrambsch@lorman.com or 800-678-3940.

Upcoming Events & CLEs

    • 09/30/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Employee-Benefits-Law-for-Paralegals/Video-Webinar/90524ER_3493059?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Tax Treatment of ERISA Plans, Essentials of Benefits Planning, Tips for Filing Documents, and More

    From drafting employee plans to filing documents, paralegals play an essential role in employee benefits law. This practical program dives into the ins and outs of benefits planning and walks you through the paralegal's duties. Review key laws, analyze retirement plans and workplace benefits, delve into the tax treatment of ERISA plans, and more. Register today!

    • Examine the various elements of an ERISA plan.
    • Identify the fiduciary's legal responsibilities.
    • Investigate different kinds of benefit plans.
    • Discover best practices for preparing reports.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level program is designed to give attendees the information they need to get started in employee benefits law. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Key Laws to Know
    2. Components of an ERISA Plan
    3. Understanding the Tax Treatment of ERISA Plans
    4. Analyzing Workplace Benefits and Available Retirement Plans
    5. The Role and Duties of a Fiduciary
    6. Other Types of Employee Benefit Plans (Health Insurance Plans, Compensation Plans, etc.)
    7. Drafting Employee Plans: Legal Best Practices
    8. Guidelines for Preparing and Filing Documents and Reports
    • 10/05/2021
    • 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Proving-the-Social-Security-Disability-Claim-A-Paralegal-s-Guide/Video-Webinar/90625ER_3466295?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Maximize Each Claim's Chances for Success

    Your actions in a Social Security Disability claim can make the difference between a much needed and deserved financial rescue and a ruinous lack of resources for your clients. This practical guide offers paralegals specific advice for organizing and supporting claim evidence, handling work history, preparing for the hearing, and more. Register today!

    • Find new effective ways to get clients to respond to document requests and other communications.
    • Get an update on the recent changes in impairment listings and filing procedures.
    • Maximize your use of space and when e-submitting claim supporting evidence.
    • Organize the facts of the claim and forestall potential questions when preparing the case for the hearing. 

    Who Should Attend

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

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

    Course Content

    1. Client Intake and Communication
    2. Impairment Listings and Claim Evaluation Process Update
    3. Organizing and Submitting Claim Supporting Evidence
    4. VE Reports and Vocational Documentation
    5. Preparing for the Hearing
    • 10/06/2021
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Workers-Comp-Cases-A-How-to-Guide-for-Paralegals/Video-Webinar/90628ER_3466496?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    From Case Intake to Settlement

    This program comes packed with real-world paralegal tips for navigating the workers' compensation case. Analyze best practices for coordinating with insurance adjusters and medical providers, delve into guidelines for handling discovery requests and responses, find out what you need to know about IMEs, and much more. Enhance your skills - register today!

    • Examine best practices for case intake.
    • Discover tips for coordinating with medical providers, insurance adjusters, and clients.
    • Uncover practical guidance for summarizing financial, employment, and medical records.
    • Develop strategies for investigating claims.
    • Determine how to prep for mediation, hearings, and settlement.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level program is designed to give attendees the information they need to assist attorneys in workers' compensation cases. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Case Intake and File Management Tips
    2. Coordinating With Clients, Medical Providers, and Insurance Adjusters: Legal Best Practices
    3. Reviewing and Summarizing Medical, Financial, and Employment Records
    4. Claim Investigation, Discovery, and Document Management
    5. IMEs, Vocational, and Psych Evaluations: What You Need to Know and Do
    6. Depositions: Scheduling, Prep, and Summaries
    7. Medicaid Liens and Medicare Set-Asides - Paralegal How-tos
    8. Preparing for Settlement, Mediation, and Hearings: Your Duties
    9. Ethics for Paralegals
    • 10/07/2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Discovery-in-Construction-Litigation-for-Paralegals/Video-Webinar/90621ER_3508401?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Find What You're Looking for, and Fast

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

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

    Who Should Attend

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

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

    Course Content

    • What to Look for and Where to Find it
    • Working With Industry Experts - Involve Them Early and Often
    • Sample Discovery Requests
    • Document Review, Privileges and Production
    • Email Discovery in Construction Litigation
    • Deposition Preparation and Summaries
    • 10/12/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Top-Mistakes-Paralegals-Make-That-Cross-Into-UPL/Video-Webinar/90623ER_3509218?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Honor Your Duty to Avoid the Unauthorized Practice of Law

    If you've ever wondered whether it's ethically okay to perform the work you've been assigned, this is the course for you! In this focused program, experienced faculty share tips for spotting common errors that cross into the unauthorized practice of law, as well as ways to prevent them. From attorneys who dismiss your concerns of UPL as laziness to friends who ask for legal advice, get the information you need to steer clear of hazards. Register today!

    • Discover the dangers of offering legal insights to family and friends.
    • Identify the pitfalls and perils of failing to seek out supervision.
    • Uncover the risks of signing - or supervising the signing of - documents without your attorney present.
    • Analyze the hazards of giving clients legal advice.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to give paralegals the knowledge they need to avoid the unauthorized practice of law. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Falling Into the Friends and Family Trap
    2. Failing to Seek Out Attorney Supervision
    3. Signing Pleadings and Documents for Your Attorney
    4. Failing to Make Your Role as a Paralegal Clear
    5. Inadvertently Giving Out Legal Advice to Clients
    6. Falling Into the "I'm Really Busy, Can You Handle It?" Trap
    • 10/13/2021
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Trial-Preparation-From-Start-to-Finish-for-Paralegals/Video-Webinar/90620ER_3476278?st=WA&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.

    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. Virtual Trial Prep Challenges and Tips
    3. Creating a Trial Notebook
    4. Preparing Your Witnesses
    5. Effective Use of Evidence
    6. Preparing Your Office - What to Do Before You Set Foot in Court
    7. Succeeding at Trial
    8. Paralegal Ethics
    • 10/14/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Advanced-Family-Law-Issues-Brief-Guide-for-Paralegals/Video-Webinar/90626ER_3478481?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Tackling the Toughest Issues in Family Law

    Join our esteemed faculty for a rapid-fire rundown of the toughest issues paralegals face in family law today. Get practical guidance for locating and valuing complex assets, anticipating interstate and international problems, planning for the tax consequences of divorce, and more. Take your skills to the next level - register today!

    • Hear the latest on identifying and dividing digital assets in divorce.
    • Tackle custody issues created when one of the spouses is a non-resident or wants to move the child abroad.
    • Find new ways of unearthing hidden assets and unreported income.
    • Get better at navigating QDROs and tax returns.

    Who Should Attend

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

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

    Course Content

    1. Hidden Assets and Income
    2. Valuation and Division of Complex Assets (Digital Assets, Business Interests, etc.)
    3. Interstate and International Issues in Custody and Divorce
    4. Taxes and QDROs in Divorce
    5. Complex Custody and Support Issues
    6. Social Media Evidence in Divorce
    • 10/20/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/The-Corporate-Paralegal-From-A-to-Z/Video-Webinar/90629ER_3479026?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Gain Practical Tips You Can Start Using Right Away

    Whether you are new to the corporate arena or are looking for a practical refresher, 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 Organizational Documents
    2. Maintaining Corporate Records
    3. Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions
    4. Trademarks and Patent Refresher
    5. Ethics
    • 10/21/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/The-Top-Discovery-Mistakes-Paralegals-Make/Video-Webinar/90627ER_3486678?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Are You Guilty of These Common Mistakes?

    Information left behind, a production oversight, the dreaded missed deadline - when it comes to discovery, there's no shortage of mistakes you can make. But you can reduce the mistakes you do make, so long as you know how to prevent them. Our experienced faculty have rounded up some of the biggest discovery pitfalls so you can identify them and change course. Refine your discovery skills and avoid unnecessary stress - register today!

    • Minimize pushback on discovery requests by avoiding common mistakes.
    • Learn how to prevent lapses during document review and production.
    • Discover the biggest ways that e-discovery can go wrong.
    • Find and eliminate inefficiencies in your discovery processes and procedures.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will teach attendees how to effectively avoid discovery mistakes. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Discovery Requests Gone Wrong
    2. Discovery Response and Document Production Mistakes to Avoid
    3. Electronic Discovery Pitfalls for Paralegals
    4. Deposition Prep and Summaries
    5. Discovery and Document Management Inefficiencies
    6. Medical Record Mistakes
    • 10/26/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Liens-in-Auto-Injury-for-Paralegals/Video-Webinar/90622ER_3534151?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

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

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

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

    Who Should Attend

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

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

    Course Content

    1. Types of Liens: Med Pay/PIP, Hospital Liens, ERISA/Health Insurance, etc.
    2. Medicare Liens and Set Asides
    3. Reviewing Bills and Payment Histories - Any Liens or Subrogation Interests?
    4. Policy Language - What to Look for
    5. Communicating With Each Lien Claimant
    6. Preparing and Responding to Lien Letters
    7. Assessing Claims for Errors and Unrelated or Unreasonable Charges
    8. Settlement Language and Releases When Liens Are Involved
    9. Lien Resolution Documentation and Paperwork
    • 10/27/2021
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/2021-Update-Technology-Tips-and-Tricks-for-Paralegals/Video-Webinar/90630ER_3494682?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Guidelines for Setting Up Rules, Creating Pivot Tables, Maintaining Calendars, and More

    To be an efficient paralegal, you need to stay up to date on the latest tech tools and guidance. How do your skills stack up? This insightful program provides the information you need to use spreadsheets, MS Word, and other apps and resources effectively. Gain practical tech how-tos and strategies - register today!

    • Uncover practical guidance for managing your inbox.
    • Discover techniques for data analysis.
    • Examine the essentials of legal calendaring.
    • Stay informed of best practices for thriving in the remote workplace.
    • Find out how to apply project management processes to the law firm.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course teaches attendees tips for making good use of legal technology. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Tips for Getting Your Inbox Under Control
    2. How to Succeed in the Remote Law Firm
    3. Spreadsheets and Data Analysis: Beyond the Basics
    4. Guidelines for Seamless Legal Calendaring
    5. MS Word and Word Processing Tips for Non-Techy Paralegals
    6. Primer on Project Management
    7. 15 Resources, Apps, and Tech Tools You Need to Know
    • 10/28/2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Program Description

    Get All the Documents Necessary to Administer the Estate

    Starting each estate on the right foot is the best way to prevent mistakes and oversights, and first contact and due diligence lie squarely on paralegals' shoulders. Are you making the most of each point of contact? This practical guide will help you improve client intake and get a complete financial picture of each estate. Come away with a handy checklist and hard-won practical tips you can put to use right away. Register today!

    • Manage expectations and ensure responsiveness at client intake.
    • Fill out your skill set with tools that allow you to obtain the documents on your own.
    • Improve your document request, submission, and sharing processes.
    • Review a sample estate inventory and come away with ideas for better structure and organization.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level legal guide offers practical guidance for the first steps of probate administration. Those that will benefit include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Secretaries

    Course Content

    1. Initial Client Interview: Helping Clients Get Ready for the Process
    2. The Complete List of Documents to Request (With a Sample Checklist)
    3. Setting up Document Sharing or Specifying the Format of Document Submission
    4. Effective Follow-Up Approaches
    5. Estate Information You can Obtain on Your Own and Where to Find It
    6. Compiling and Organizing the Final Document: Sample Inventory Review
    • 11/03/2021
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    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
    • 11/04/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Paralegal-Power-Skills-Productivity-Communication/Video-Webinar/91303ER_3508667?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    Fuel Your Professional Growth

    Successful paralegals know that brute force is not the solution to heavy workloads and tight deadlines. You must work smart to consistently succeed under pressure, by developing repeatable techniques that reduce the burden of everyday tasks and responsibilities. This program is designed to help you build the critical power skills you need to excel as a paralegal - register today!

    • Learn how to get the most out of everyday technology, including MS Word, Outlook, and Google search.
    • Get actionable advice for eliminating top time wasters from your workday.
    • Discover techniques used by highly effective legal communicators.
    • Learn how to start thinking like a project manager.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed for:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. Getting the Most Out of Everyday Technology
    2. Eliminating Distractions and Structuring Your Workday
    3. Secrets of Highly Effective Communicators
    4. Applying Project Management Principles to Your Daily Work
    • 11/11/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Collecting-Debt-A-Paralegal-s-Guide/Video-Webinar/91296ER_3526152?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

    A Comprehensive Guide to Collections Law

    Successfully collecting debt without breaking the law is no easy task. Not only do you need to know how the FDCPA restricts collection activities, you need to know how to find accurate debtor information before your deadline runs out. Join our distinguished faculty as they share their tips for performing debtor research, avoiding FDCPA violations, and assisting with litigation and liens. Register today!

    • Get effective strategies for researching debtors and asset information.
    • Understand prohibited debt collection practices under the FDCPA.
    • Learn how to draft filings and prepare for litigation.
    • Understand the importance of liens and how to place them.
    • Get tips for collecting after judgment is granted.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to give attendees the knowledge they need to assist in collection matters. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Research Strategies: Finding Debtors and Their Assets
    2. Collecting Without Violating the FDCPA: What You Can't (and Should) Do
    3. Preparing Filings and Assisting in Litigation: What to Expect and How to Prepare
    4. Liens A-Z: What Are They, Why Use Them, and How to Place Them
    5. Collecting After Judgment is Granted
    • 11/16/2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Webcast

    REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Dealing-With-Difficult-Clients-Ethical-Considerations-for-Paralegals/Video-Webinar/91302ER_3526480?st=WA&pt=1

    Program Description

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

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

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

    Who Should Attend

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

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

    Course Content

    1. Handling Clients Who Lie or Make Unreasonable Requests
    2. Communicating With Difficult Clients - Tactfully and Ethically
    3. Dealing With Mental Health Issues and Language Barriers
    4. Billing, Communications, and More: Avoiding and Handling Common Client Complaints
    5. Avoiding and Walking Away From Difficult Clients
    • 11/17/2021
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Program Description

    Get Better, Faster Responses

    Serving as a main point of communication is not easy, but the right communication skills can make a big difference in the outcome of a personal injury case. Our seasoned faculty will show you who to talk to, what to say, and how to get the responses you're hoping for. Learn how to spur cooperation and avoid miscommunications - register today!

    • Discover effective ways to secure client cooperation and help your attorney rein in tough clients.
    • Learn how to get difficult medical providers to release records and information.
    • Hear the dos and don'ts of communicating with insurance adjusters.
    • Get practical tips for securing information and reductions from lienholders.
    • Understand written and unwritten rules of communicating with the court.
    • Gain creative tips to help you stay on top of deadlines, scheduling, and communications.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to give paralegals practical tips for communicating in personal injury cases. Those who should attend include:

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

    Course Content

    1. Communicating Effectively With Clients
    2. Obtaining Medical Records and Communicating With Medical Providers
    3. Investigation and Discovery: Communication Tips to Get What You Need
    4. Dealing With Insurance Adjusters: Demands and More
    5. Contacting Lienholders and Securing Reductions
    6. Communicating With the Court
    7. Working With Witnesses, Experts, and Vendors
    8. Administrative Tips: Coordinating Communications and Schedules
    9. Legal Ethics: Avoiding UPL and Other Communication Pitfalls

Past Events & CLEs

09/23/2021 Foolproof Calendaring for Paralegals: Never Miss a Deadline
09/22/2021 WSPA Monthly Member & Board Meeting
09/22/2021 Investigative Techniques 2021: What Paralegals Need to Know
09/21/2021 The Paralegal's Guide to Medical Record Analysis
09/15/2021 Real Estate: Advanced Paralegal Issues and Answers
09/14/2021 Personal Injury 101: What Paralegals Need to Know!
09/09/2021 Managing Conflicts of Interest and Terminating Legal Representation
09/08/2021 WSPA Connect Meeting
09/08/2021 Paralegal's Guide to Divorce and Pre-Nuptial Agreements
09/07/2021 Federal Court: E-Filing, Discovery, and Other Case Management Tips
09/02/2021 Bankruptcy Made Simple: A Paralegal's Guide
08/31/2021 Client Service for the Personal Injury Paralegal
08/26/2021 Paralegal Ethics: Avoiding Administrative Errors
08/25/2021 Auto Injury Claims from Start to Finish for Paralegals
08/24/2021 WSPA Monthly Member & Board Meeting
08/24/2021 The Corporate Paralegal: Building Core Skills
08/19/2021 Paralegals' Guide to Custody and Support Issues
08/18/2021 Land Surveys and Legal Descriptions: Everything Paralegals Need to Know
08/17/2021 Paralegal Pitfalls: Social Media, Smartphone, and Email Evidence
08/12/2021 Paralegal's Guide to Medicaid Asset Planning
08/11/2021 August Connect with WSPA Meeting
08/11/2021 Ethics and Law Office Management Toolkit for Paralegals
08/10/2021 Workers' Compensation: How to Request and Examine Medical Records
07/29/2021 Walking the Line: Avoiding Unauthorized Practice of Law
07/28/2021 Medicare Liens, Set-Asides, the Portal and Medicaid Liens
07/27/2021 The Paralegal's Guide to Communicating with Title Companies
07/22/2021 Intro to Nonprofit Formation for Paralegals: Articles and Bylaws
07/21/2021 Electronic Medical Records for Paralegals: Obtaining, Organizing and summarizing
07/20/2021 Social Media Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
07/15/2021 The Paralegal's Guide to Coordinating Real Estate Closings
07/14/2021 WSPA Connect meeting
07/13/2021 Hot Topics in Employment Law for Paralegals
07/08/2021 Rapid-Fire Paralegal Tech Tips
07/07/2021 Paralegal's Guide to Complex Divorce Cases
06/30/2021 Paperless Office 101 for Paralegals
06/29/2021 E-Discovery: The Paralegal's Guide
06/23/2021 Litigation Boot Camp for Paralegals
06/17/2021 Difficult Client Scenarios: An Ethical Guide for Paralegals
06/15/2021 Organizing Discovery Documents: A Checklist for Paralegals
06/11/2021 How to Properly Close a Case File: Top Paralegals Mistakes
06/10/2021 Auto Injury Case Intake and Investigation Tresaures for Paralegals
06/09/2021 Advanced Probate Administration for Paralegals
05/25/2021 Paralegal Ethics 101: Confidentiality, Conflicts andUPL
05/20/2021 A Paralegal's Guide to Personal Injury: Working with Medical Providers
05/19/2021 Estate Planning Essentials for Paralegals
05/13/2021 Succesful Multi-Tasking Tips for Paralegals
05/12/2021 The Paralegal's Guide to Obtaining Evidence from Electronic Devices
05/06/2021 Top 10 Legal Writing Perils: A Paralegal's Guide
05/05/2021 Medical Records from A to Z: What Paralegals Need to Know
05/04/2021 Collection Law Basics for Paralegals
04/29/2021 A Paralegal's Guide to Reviewing Title Commitments, Exception Documents
04/28/2021 The Complete Personal Injury Paralegal
04/28/2021 Handling the Divorce Case From Start to Finish: A Paralegal's Guide
04/15/2021 The Paralegal's Guide to Researching Parties, Witnesses and Jurors
04/14/2021 The Ultimate Guide to Workers' Compensation for Paralegals
04/13/2021 What Paralegal's Need to Know About Wills and Trusts
04/08/2021 Paralegal Power Skills: Productivity & Communication
04/06/2021 Lien and Medical Bill Reduction Requests: Paralegal Tips and Tricks
03/30/2021 Advanced Discovery Issues for Paralegals
03/24/2021 WSPA Zoom Networking Gathering
03/24/2021 Real Estate Transaction Documents - The Paralegal's Guide
03/18/2021 Business Law for Today's Paralegal
03/17/2021 The Litigation Paralegal's Guide to Drafting Discovery requests and Responses
03/16/2021 Motor Vehicle Accidents: A Crash Course for Paralegals
03/12/2021 A Paralegal's Guide to Essential Financial Documents
03/11/2021 The Paralegals Guide to Subpoenas
03/10/2021 Advanced Family Law for Paralegals
03/04/2021 Ethics in Application: A Real-World Guide for Paralegals
02/26/2021 Virtual Lunch with Leaders, hosted by the San Diego Paralegal Association
02/25/2021 How to Deal with Stress in the Paralegal Profession
02/24/2021 Trial Preparation from Start to Finish for Paralegals
02/23/2021 Deed Drafting Toolkit for Paralegals
02/17/2021 Google Research Tips and Tactics for Paralegals
02/16/2021 18 Federal Court Mistakes Paralegals Make (and How to Avoid Them)
02/11/2021 Becoming a Power User of MS Word and Excel: A Paralegal's Guide
02/10/2021 Discovery Responses and Document Production: A Paralegal's Ultimate Guide
02/09/2021 Discovery and Records Investigation in Divorce: A Paralegal's Guide
02/08/2021 Land Survey Review Skills for Paralegals
02/04/2021 Technology Ethics for Every Paralegal
02/03/2021 Business Contracts: A Paralegal's Ultimate Guide
02/02/2021 Paralegal's Guide to Trusts and Trust Drafting
01/29/2021 Leveraging MS Office for Case Management
01/27/2021 Staying Organized and in Control: A Paralegal's Guide
01/21/2021 Trial Notebooks & Exhibits for Paralegals
01/21/2021 Creating a Table of Authorities
01/20/2021 Intro to Wage and Hour Law for Paralegals
01/19/2021 The Art of Communicating Professionally - Insights for Paralegals
01/15/2021 LLC Formation in a Nutshell: What Paralegals Need to Know
01/14/2021 Naegeli Deposition & Trial Presents: Simplify the Remote Deposition Process (CLE Credit)
01/13/2021 Family Law Essentials for Paralegals
01/07/2021 Paralegal's Guide to Liens andSubrogation in Personal Injury
01/06/2021 Paralegal's Guide to Estate Administration Notices and Communications
01/05/2021 Legal Research and Writing:Tips, Tricks and Handy Know-Hows for Paralegals
12/21/2020 Etiquette for Paralegals
12/18/2020 SSDI Claims, Appeals and Hearings: 2021 Paralegal's Guide
12/17/2020 Bookkeeping and Accounting 101 for Paralegals
12/16/2020 Paralegal Tech Skills 2021
12/15/2020 Trial Visual Aids: Tips and Tricks for Paralegals
12/15/2020 Case Law Research for Paralegals
12/14/2020 Mastering IRAC: Legal Writing for Paralegals
12/11/2020 WSPA Zoom Networking & Feedback Event
12/10/2020 Paralegal Ethics: Overcoming Daily Challenges
12/09/2020 Motions, Briefs, Discovery Requests and More: Drafting Tips and Pitfalls
12/08/2020 Discovery Requests: A Step-by-Step Guide for Paralegals
12/07/2020 Medical Record Analysis for Paralegals: chronologies, Summaries and Expense Itemizations
12/04/2020 Drafting Demand letters and Damage Calculations for the Personal Injury Paralegal
12/02/2020 Top Tech Skills for Family Law Paralegals
12/01/2020 A Paralegal's Guide to Putting out Fires: Distraught Clients and More
11/23/2020 Mistakes Even Experienced Family Law Paralegals Make
11/23/2020 Assertiveness Skills for Paralegals: Getting What you Want
11/19/2020 Requesting, Reviewing and Summarizing Medical Records
11/18/2020 Organizing the Estate Inventory (with Sample Checklists and Excel Tips)
11/17/2020 FTI Consulting Presents: Efficient Tools for Remote Depositions, Trials, and Arbitrations
11/17/2020 Tech Tools, Tips and Tricks for Paralegals
11/16/2020 Top 50 Mistakes Paralegals Make in Personal Injury Litigation
11/12/2020 WSPA Annual Meeting
11/12/2020 Investigation & Online Search Techniques
11/11/2020 A Paralegal's Document-Based Guide to Auto Injury Claims:
11/10/2020 What Paralegals Need to Know About Business Contracts
11/06/2020 Microsoft Outlook Tips and Tricks All Litigation Paralegals Should Know
11/05/2020 Estate Accounting Basics for Paralegals
11/03/2020 Dealing With Difficult Clients: Ethical Considerations for Paralegals
10/29/2020 A Paralegal's Guide to Working Under Pressure and Meeting Deadlines
10/29/2020 Mastering Intake & Client Management
10/28/2020 Discovery in Construction Litigation for Paralegals
10/24/2020 WSPA Zoom Networking & Feedback Event
10/22/2020 Litigation Boot Camp for Paralegals
10/21/2020 Ethics and Law Office Management Toolkit for Paralegals
10/15/2020 Criminal Law - Best Practices for Paralegals
10/14/2020 Paralegal Skills: Finding Debtors and Their Assets
10/13/2020 Paralegal's Guide to Complex Divorce Cases
10/08/2020 Organizing SSDI Claims for Paralegals
10/07/2020 Medicare and Medicaid Liens: Changes Paralegals Need to Know
10/06/2020 How to Avoid Unauthorized Practice of Law: A Paralegal's Guide
09/30/2020 Real Estate Boot Camp for Paralegals
09/29/2020 Top 6 Ethical Mistakes Paralegals Make
09/24/2020 Effective Calendaring, Docketing and File Tickling System Tips for Paralegals
09/23/2020 Probate and Estate Administration for Paralegals
09/22/2020 Redaction Pitfalls and Best Practices
09/17/2020 A Paralegal's Guide to Acing Medical Chronologies
09/16/2020 An Investigator's Guide for Paralegals: How to Get the Info you need
09/15/2020 Paralegal's Guide to Bankruptcy - 2020 Update
09/11/2020 Tips for Paralegals: Simple Ways to Increase Your Value to the Firm
09/11/2020 Federal Court: E-Filing, Discovery and Other Case Management Tips
09/09/2020 A Paralegal's Guide to Personal Injury: Working with medical Providers
09/02/2020 Paralegal's Guide to Family Law
08/31/2020 Damage Control for Paralegals: Missed Deadline, Document Mistakes, and More
08/27/2020 Ethical Implications of Technology: A Paralegal's Guide
08/26/2020 Land Use and Zoning for Paralegals
08/20/2020 Essential Paralegal Tools: Core Communication Skills
08/19/2020 Paperless Office 101 for Paralegals
08/18/2020 PROBATE for Paralegals" Reading and Organizing Financial and Tax
08/13/2020 Litigation and Discovery Documents Top Paralegal Mistakes
08/12/2020 Mastering the Intangibles for Paralegals
08/11/2020 The Workers' Compensation Paralegal's Guide to Medical Records and Evidence
08/06/2020 The Paralegal's Guide to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security
08/05/2020 Motor Vehicle Accidents: A Crash Course for Paralegals
08/04/2020 Secrets of Highly Successful Paralegals
07/29/2020 Medical Records for Paralegals: Advanced Issues and Answers
07/28/2020 Quarterly CLE: Visual Tools for Case Framing
07/28/2020 Paralegal Ethics: Avoiding Administrative Errors
07/23/2020 Efficient Discovery for Paralegals: Legal Holds, Document Production
07/22/2020 MA Closing Checklists and Documentation for Paralegals
07/21/2020 Advanced Probate Administration for Paralegals
07/18/2020 Meeting of the Board of Directors
07/16/2020 Top Skills Paralegals Need to Know: MS Word, Excel and More
07/15/2020 Medicare Liens, Set-Asides, the Portal and Medicaid Liens: Everything etc
07/14/2020 Discovery in Employment Litigation for Paralegals
07/09/2020 File and Case Management Hacks for Paralegals
07/08/2020 Handling the Divorce Case from Start to Finish: A Paralegal's Guide
06/30/2020 Legal Writing, Case Document Organization and MS Word Guide for Paralegals
06/29/2020 A Paralegal's Playbook: Obtaining Evidence from Social Media and Other
06/26/2020 The Probate Process from Start to Finish for Paralegals
06/25/2020 The Top 5 Organization Secrets of Highly Effective Paralegals
06/24/2020 Litigation Boot Camp for Paralegals
06/24/2020 Wills and Trusts for Paralegals
06/23/2020 Preparing for Trial: What paralegals Need to Know
06/18/2020 Paralegal How-To's: Smartphone and Text Evidence in Auto Injury
06/17/2020 Advanced Family Law for Paralegals
06/16/2020 Essential Skills for the Corporate Paralegal
06/11/2020 Ethics for Paralegals: Solutions to the Toughest Client Problems
06/10/2020 Litigation for Paralegals: Top Challenges to Overcome
05/28/2020 Litigation Document management for paralegals
05/27/2020 Top Mistakes in Estate administration Accounting and Distribution
05/21/2020 Conducting the Title Search: A Paralegal's Toolkit
05/21/2020 Conducting the Title Search: A Paralegal's Toolkit
05/20/2020 Calendaring and Communications Management Guide for Paralegals
05/14/2020 LLC Formation in a Nutshell: What Paralegals Need to Know
05/13/2020 Divorce Process Forms and Checklists: What Every Paralegal Needs
05/12/2020 Workers Compensation case management: Top challenges for Paralegals
05/06/2020 Discovery Responses and Document Production: A Paralegal's Ultimate GUide
05/05/2020 ethics of Email for Paralegals
04/30/2020 Trust and Estate Administration for Paralegals
04/29/2020 Law Office Management: Hot Topics and Cutting-Edge Tools for Paralegals
04/23/2020 Medical record Analysis for Paralegals: Chronologies, Summaries andExpense
04/22/2020 A Paralegal's Guide to Pleadings, Motions, Discovery Requests and Briefs
04/21/2020 Administrative Mistakes Paralegals Need to Know to Avoid Ethics Nightmare
04/16/2020 Business Contracts: A Paralegal's Ultimate Guide
04/15/2020 What Family Law Paralegals Need to Know About Smartphone, Text, Etc
04/14/2020 Liens in Auto Injury for Paralegals
04/09/2020 Surveys, Plats, Legal Descriptions Title Insurance: A Paralegals Guide
04/02/2020 The Litigation Paralegal's Guide to Drafting Discovery Requests etc
03/31/2020 Auto Injury Litigation: Top Paralegal Mistakes
03/25/2020 Paralegal Ethics: Handling Uncomfortable Situations
03/23/2020 Social Media Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
03/19/2020 Strategies for the Personal Injury Paralegal: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives
03/18/2020 Legal Research and Writing: Tips, Tricks and Handy Know-Hows for Paralegals
03/17/2020 Business Law for Today's Paralegal
03/12/2020 The Paralegals Guide to Subpoenas
03/11/2020 A Paralegal's Guide to Discovery in Divorce
03/10/2020 Filing, Organization and Time Management for Paralegals
03/06/2020 TopCase Management Strategies for the Personal Injury Paralegal
03/04/2020 Social Security Disability from Start to Finish for Paralegals
02/27/2020 Overcoming the Top Ethical Dilemmas Paralegals Face
02/26/2020 Medical Records Made Easy for Paralegals
02/21/2020 Discovery Requests: A Step-by-Step Guide for Paralegals
02/18/2020 Top Challenges for Family Law paralegals
02/14/2020 Top 11 Federal Court Mistakes Paralegals Makes (And How to Avoid Them)
02/12/2020 Becoming a Power User of MS Word and Excel: A Paralegal's guide
02/11/2020 Drafting and Reviewing Real Estate Transaction Documents: A Paralegal's Guide
02/06/2020 Top Probate Administration Challenges for Paralegals
02/05/2020 Trial Preparation from Start to Finish for Paralegals
02/04/2020 Case Law Research for Paralegals
01/30/2020 The Paralegal's Guide to Workers' Compensation Cases
01/28/2020 The Paralegal's Guide to Auto Injury Litigation
01/25/2020 South Puget Sound Social Meeting
01/23/2020 A Paralegal's Guide to Researching and Investigating
01/22/2020 Trusts 101 for Paralegals
01/15/2020 Paralegal's Guide to Liens and Subrogation in Personal Injury
01/14/2020 Successful Multi-Tasking Tips for Paralegals
01/09/2020 E-Signatures and Electronic Contracts: What Paralegals Must Know
01/08/2020 Financial Issues in Divorce for Paralegals
01/03/2020 ESI Preservation and Spoliation Challenges for Paralegals
12/20/2019 Drafting Demand Letters and Damage Calculations for the Personal Injury Paralegal
12/19/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Locating Persons and Finding Background Information
12/18/2019 Estate Administration Accounting and Distribution for Paralegals
12/17/2019 Trial Notebooks and Exhibits: A Paralegal's Ultimate Guide
12/12/2019 What Paralegals Need to Know About Business Contacts
12/11/2019 Gathering Electronic Evidence: An Advanced Guide for Paralegals
12/10/2019 Document Retention and Data Security: What Paralegals Need to Know
12/05/2019 Paralegal's Guide to Family Law
12/04/2019 Investigation and Discovery of Auto Injury Claims: The Paralegal's Role
11/21/2019 Dealing with Difficult Clients: Ethical Considerations for Paralegals
11/20/2019 Medical Records: Top Paralegal Pitfalls and Challenges
11/18/2019 Effective Calendaring, Docketing and File Tickling System Tips for Paralegals
11/18/2019 Annual Estate Planning Seminar
11/14/2019 Real Estate Boot Camp for Paralegals
11/13/2019 Paperless Office 101 for Paralegals
11/12/2019 Organizing SSDI Claims: Top Tips for Paralegals
11/07/2019 Accounting Software Tips for Paralegals: QuickBooks and Beyond
11/06/2019 Medicare and Medicaid Liens for Paralegals: Navigating the Portal and other Requirements
11/05/2019 Discovery in Divorce for Paralegals
11/01/2019 Trial Preparation from Start to Finish for Paralegals
10/30/2019 HIPAA Compliance for Paralegals: Obtaining and Maintaining Records
10/29/2019 Top Skills Paralegals Need to Know; MS Word, Excel, and More
10/26/2019 Researching Case Management Systems Lawyers Use
10/23/2019 Litigation Boot Camp for Paralegals
10/21/2019 What Paralegals Need to Know about Wills and Trusts
10/17/2019 Ethical Implications of Technology: A Paralegal's Guide
10/16/2019 Handling the Divorce Case from Start to Finish: A Paralegal's Guide
10/09/2019 Title Law for Paralegals
09/26/2019 Auto Injury Claims From Start to Finish
09/25/2019 How Paralegals Handle the Everyday Ethics of Email
09/24/2019 Bankruptcy Rules and Forms 101 for Paralegals
09/19/2019 Case Management 101 for Family Law Paralegals
09/18/2019 Employment Law: What Paralegals Need to Know
09/17/2019 Top 6 Trial Mistakes Paralegals Make
09/13/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Adobe Acrobat
09/12/2019 A Paralegal's Guide to Corporate Governance
09/10/2019 Advanced Real Estate for Paralegals
08/29/2019 Legal Writing for Paralegals: Common Mistakes to Avoid
08/28/2019 Preparing for Trial: What Paralegals Need to Know
08/24/2019 SPS Chapter Networking Meeting
08/22/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Construction Contracts
08/21/2019 Business Contracts: A Paralegal's Ultimate Guide
08/17/2019 South Puget Sound Chapter Meeting
08/15/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Personal Injury Damages
08/13/2019 Getting and Staying Organized: Creating "best practices" for Paralegals
08/06/2019 Social Security disability Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
08/05/2019 Discovery Responses and Document Production:
07/31/2019 Paralegal Ethics: Avoiding Administrative Errors
07/30/2019 The New Tax Law for Paralegals" LLCs, C-Corps, S-Corps, Partnerships ++
07/25/2019 Medical Record Analysis for Paralegals: Chronoligies, Summaries, Expense Itemizations
07/24/2019 Litigation for Paralegals: Top Challenges to Overcome
07/18/2019 Advanced Family Law for Paralegals
07/17/2019 Collecting Judgments and Discovering Assets for Paralegals
07/11/2019 Top Mistakes in Estate Administration Accounting and Distribution
07/10/2019 Federal Court: What Paralegals Need to Know
06/27/2019 WSPA Annual Members Meeting
06/26/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Law Office Management
06/24/2019 Complex Social Security Law Issues: The Paralegal's Guide
06/20/2019 Unauthorized Practice of Law, Confidentiality and More:
06/19/2019 A Paralegal's Guide to Pleadings, Motions, Discovery Requests, etc
06/14/2019 A Paralegal's Guide to Tax Exempt Organizations: Planning and Forms
06/11/2019 Social Media, Smartphone and Email Evidence: Mistakes Paralegals Should Avoid
06/06/2019 Divorce cases from Start to Finish for Paralegals
06/06/2019 Trust and Estate Administration for Paralegals
06/05/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Medicare Set-Asides and Conditional Payment
06/01/2019 S. Puget Sound Chapter Meeting & Professional Development Seminar
05/23/2019 Ethics and Legal Practice: The Paralegal's Role
05/22/2019 A Paralegal's Guide to Discovery in Divorce
05/21/2019 Document Production and Review in Discovery: What Paralegals Need to Know
05/15/2019 Auto Injury Litigation Boot Camp for Paralegals
05/14/2019 A Paralegal's Guide to Deadlines and Calendaring
05/10/2019 Case Management for Paralegals: Managing Documents, Files,
05/09/2019 Advanced Medical Records for Paralegals
05/04/2019 Certification-Licensure Workshop
05/02/2019 Spokane Chapter Open House
05/02/2019 Case Law Research for Paralegals
04/30/2019 Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals
04/26/2019 The Paralegal's Guide for Ethical Use of Social Media
04/17/2019 Personal Injury 101: What Paralegal's Need to Know!
04/15/2019 Corporate Governance: What Paralegals Need to Know
04/11/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Probate
04/10/2019 Workers' Compensation: What Paralegals Need to Know
04/09/2019 The Real Estate Paralegal's Guide to Due Diligence
04/03/2019 A Paralegal's Guide to Researching and Investigating
03/29/2019 Paralegal Career Night
03/27/2019 Trial Notebooks & Exhibits for Paralegals
03/26/2019 Becoming a Power User of MS Word and Excel: A Paralegal's Guide
03/20/2019 A Paralegal's Guide to Commercial Lending and Financing
03/19/2019 Family Law for Paralegals
03/14/2019 Organizing Discovery Documents: A Checklist for Paralegals
03/13/2019 Paralegal Ethics: Handing Uncomfortable Situations
03/11/2019 Estate Accounting Basics for Paralegals
03/06/2019 Advanced Auto Injury Claims for Paralegals
02/28/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Locating Persons and Finding Background Information
02/27/2019 Paralegal's Guide to Divorce
02/21/2019 Medical Records Made Easy for Paralegals
02/19/2019 The Corporate Paralegals Guide to Drafting, Recordkeeping and More
02/13/2019 Medicare and Medicaid Liens for Paralegals: Navigating the Portal and Other Requirements
02/11/2019 Ethic of Email for Paralegals
02/06/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Estate Planning
02/05/2019 The Paralegals' Guide to Client Intake and Evaluation
02/02/2019 Networking & Wine Social
01/31/2019 Overview of Mergers and Acquisitions or Paralegals
01/31/2019 Paperless Office 101 for Paralegals
01/29/2019 Federal Court Fundamentals for Paralegals
01/23/2019 Estate Administration Accounting and Distribution for Paralegals
01/22/2019 Effective Calendaring, Docketing, and File Tickling System Tips for Paralegals
01/18/2019 Drafting Policies and Procedures for Employee Handbooks" The Paralegal's Guide
01/17/2019 Surveys, Plats, Legal Descriptions and Title Insurance: A Paralegal's Guide
01/15/2019 The Paralegal's Guide to Obtaining Evidence from Electronic Devices
12/19/2018 Organizing SSDI Claims for Paralegals
12/19/2018 Litigation Boot Camp for Paralegals
12/18/2018 Paralegal's Guide to Medical Records and Working with Medical Experts
12/13/2018 Paralegal Ethics: Avoiding Administrative Errors
12/12/2018 Auto Injury Claims from Start to Finish for Paralegals
12/11/2018 A Paralegal's Guide to LLCs vs. Partnerships vs. Corporations
12/07/2018 Advanced Medical Records for Paralegals
12/06/2018 Types of Trusts and Their Differences: A Paralegal's Guide
12/05/2018 Social Media, Smartphone and Email Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
12/04/2018 The Top 5 Organization Secrets of Highly Effective Paralegals
11/30/2018 The Probate Process from Start to Finish
11/29/2018 Using Adobe Acrobat Professional Effectively: A Guide for Paralegals
11/15/2018 What Paralegals Need to know About Business Contracts
11/14/2018 Bankruptcy Made Simple: A Paralegal's Guide
11/14/2018 Wills and Trusts for Paralegals
11/13/2018 Investigative Techniques for Paralegals
11/12/2018 Construction Law 101 for Paralegals
11/12/2018 Annual Estate Planning Seminar
11/06/2018 Discovery Responses & Document Production: A Paralegal's Ultimate Goal
11/01/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Receiving and Reviewing Discovery
11/01/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Settlements
10/25/2018 Getting and Staying Organized: Creating "Best Practices" for Paralegals
10/25/2018 2018 NFPA Convention
10/23/2018 Document Management Pitfalls for Litigation Paralegals
10/17/2018 Medical Chronologies, Summaries and Expense Itemizations for Paralegals
10/11/2018 Advanced Family Law for Paralegals
10/08/2018 A Paralegal's Auto Injury Trial Checklist
10/03/2018 A Paralegal's guide to Drafting Deeds
09/27/2018 Strategies for the Personal Injury Paralegal: Plaintiff and Defense Person
09/26/2018 The Corporate Paralegal from A to Z
09/25/2018 Ethics and Legal Practice: The Paralegal's Role
09/20/2018 Discovery Responses and Objections: What Paralegals Need to Know
09/13/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Record Retention and Destruction: To Shredor Not to Shred?
08/30/2018 HIPAA Compliance for Paralegals" Obtaining and Maintaining Records
08/30/2018 Personal Injury Case Management: The Ultimate Guide for Paralegals
08/29/2018 Probate: What Paralegals Need to Know
08/22/2018 LLC Formation: What Paralegals Need to Know
08/15/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Law Office Management
08/14/2018 Discovery in Divorce for Paralegals
08/09/2018 A Paralegal's Guide to Pleadings, Motions, Discovery Requests and Briefs
08/08/2018 Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Filings for Paralegals
07/31/2018 Avoiding Common Errors and Pitfalls in Legal Writing: A Paralegal's Guide
07/30/2018 Trusts 101 - Seattle
07/27/2018 Federal Court 101 for Paralegals
07/26/2018 Workers' Compensation Case Management for Paralegals
07/26/2018 Workers' Compensation case Management for Paralegals
07/25/2018 Trusts 101 - Olympia
07/25/2018 Real Estate for Paralegals: The Ultimate Guide
07/25/2018 Real Estate for Paralegals: The Ultimate Guide
07/20/2018 Case Management for Paralegals: Managing Documents, Files, Calendars and Tasks
07/18/2018 Social Security Disability from start to Finish for Paralegals
07/18/2018 Social Security Disability from Start to Finish for Paralegals
07/12/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Obtaining Evidence from Electronid Devices
07/12/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Obtaining Evidence from Electronic Devices
07/11/2018 New Bankruptcy Forms and Rules: A Walkthrough for Paralegals
06/30/2018 Professional Development, Diversity Leadership and Networking Event
06/30/2018 WSPA Annual Member Meeting and Networking Social
06/27/2018 A Litigation Paralegal's Guide to Case Management
06/27/2018 Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals
06/27/2018 Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals
06/21/2018 Advanced Auto Injury Claims for Paralegals
06/19/2018 Employment Discrimination Litigation for Paralegals
06/19/2018 Employment Discrimination Litigation for Paralegals
06/14/2018 Legal Citations and the Bluebook: A Paralegal's Guide
06/13/2018 Top Mistakes in Estate Administration Account and Distribution: A Paralegal's Guide
06/06/2018 Case Management for Paralegals: Managing Documents, Files, Calendars & Tasks
06/05/2018 Mergers and Acquisitions for Paralegals
05/31/2018 A Paralegal's Guide to Researching and Investigating
05/26/2018 Corporate Law and Notary Public Laws- SPS Chapter Meeting
05/24/2018 Becoming a Power User of MS Word and Excel: A Paralegal's Guide
05/16/2018 Medicare and Medicaid Liens for Paralegals: Navigatin the Portal
05/15/2018 Trust Administration: A Paralegal's Guide
05/10/2018 Accounting 101 for Paralegals
05/02/2018 A Paralegal's Guide to Divorce Cases
04/30/2018 Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws for Nonprofits: A Paralegal's Guide
04/28/2018 LLLT- Practice Area and Ethics - SPS Chapter Meeting & CLE
04/26/2018 Paralegal Ethics: Handling Uncomfortable Situations
04/24/2018 Real Estate Closing Challenges for Paralegals
04/23/2018 Collection Law for Paralegals
04/21/2018 WSPA Board Meeting
04/21/2018 Paralegal Career Luncheon
04/18/2018 Trial Notebooks & Exhibits for Paralegals
04/11/2018 A Paralegal's guide to Deadlines and Calendaring
04/10/2018 Family Law Case Management for Paralegals
04/05/2018 Medical Records Made Easy for Paralegals
03/31/2018 Bankruptcy and Collections- SPS Chapter Meeting & CLE
03/29/2018 Social Media Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
03/28/2018 Paralegal Ethics: Avoiding Administrative Errors
03/22/2018 A Paralegal's Asset-Based Guide to Probate
03/19/2018 Federal Court: What Paralegals Need to Know
03/17/2018 WSPA Board Meeting
03/13/2018 The Paralegals Guide to Locating Persons and Finding Background Info
03/13/2018 Paperless Office 101 for Paralegals
03/08/2018 The Corporate Paralegal: Overcoming Top Challenges
03/07/2018 Title Law Boot Camp for Paralegals
02/28/2018 Discovery Responses & Document Production: A Paralegal's Ultimate Guide
02/24/2018 South Sound Social Event
02/22/2018 Ethics of Email for Paralegals
02/21/2018 Land Surveys and Legal Descriptions for Paralegals
02/20/2018 Litigation Document Management for Paralegals
02/15/2018 Paralegal's Guide to Liens and Subrogation in Personal Injury
02/14/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Police Liability Cases
02/08/2018 Top Mistakes Paralegals Make in Estate Planning
02/02/2018 The Top 5 Organization Secrets of Highly Effective Paralegals
01/30/2018 Medicaid:A Paralegal's Guide to Qualifying Clients
01/30/2018 Auto Injury Claims From Start to Finish for Paralegals
01/29/2018 Organizing and Reviewing Medical Records for Paralegals
01/25/2018 LLCs From Start to Finish for Paralegals
01/22/2018 The Paralegal's Guide to Organizing Discovery Documents
01/18/2018 The Divorce Paralegal's Guide to Social Media, Smartphone and Text
01/17/2018 Estate Administration Accounting and Distribution for Paralegals
01/16/2018 Trial Preparation Boot Camp for Paralegals
12/21/2017 Medicare Set-Asides and Conditional Payments in Injury Settlements
12/21/2017 The Probate Process from Start to Finish
12/19/2017 The Probate Process from Start to Finish
12/19/2017 Litigation Boot Camp for Paralegals
12/18/2017 Legal Writing for Paralegals: Common Mistakes to Avoid
12/18/2017 The Probate Process From Start to Finish
12/15/2017 LLC Operating Agreements: What Paralegals Need to Know
12/12/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Subpoenaing Social Media and Phone Records
12/07/2017 Advanced Medical Records for Paralegals
11/30/2017 Advanced Probate Administration for Paralegals
11/16/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Corporate Governance
11/15/2017 Family Law for Paralegals
11/14/2017 Effective Calendaring, Docketing and File Tickling System Tips for Paralegals
11/09/2017 62nd Annual Estate Planning Seminar
11/09/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Intellectual Property
11/08/2017 Office and Administrative Skills for Paralegals
11/07/2017 Real Estate Boot Camp for Paralegals
10/31/2017 Paralegal Skills: Discovery Requests and Responses
10/27/2017 The Probate Process from Start to Finish for Paralegals - Seattle
10/19/2017 To Shred or Not toShred? Record Destruction Policies for Paralegals
10/18/2017 Paralegal's Essential Guide to Wills and Trusts
10/12/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Nonprofits
10/10/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Pleadings, Motions, Discovery Requests, etc
10/06/2017 Medical Chronologies, Summaries and Expense Itemizations for Paralegals
10/04/2017 Discovery in Divorce for Paralegals
09/29/2017 The Paralegal's Guide to Law Office Management
09/28/2017 Federal Court Trial Preparation for Paralegals
09/26/2017 Dealing with the "Rambo" Litigator: Paralegal tips
09/21/2017 Workers' Compensation Hearing?Trial Preparation for Paralegals
09/20/2017 Social Security Disability Boot Camp for Paralegals
09/13/2017 Social Media, Smartphone and Email Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
09/12/2017 Paralegal's Guide to Legal Research and Citation Management
09/08/2017 Medicare and Medicaid Liens: The New Portal and New Requirements
08/30/2017 Managing the Discovery Process: A Paralegal's Guide
08/29/2017 Smartphone Apps and Tricks for Paralegals
08/27/2017 WSPA Days of Summer - South Puget Sound Chapter Networking event
08/24/2017 Corporate Minute Books: A How-to Guide for Paralegals
08/23/2017 Construction Law 101 for Paralegals
08/22/2017 The Paralegal's Guide to Probate
08/17/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Divorce Cases
08/08/2017 Case Management for Paralegals: Managing Documents, Files, etc.
08/02/2017 Medical Records Made Easy for Paralegals
07/30/2017 South Sound Chapter Paralegal Alumni Networking Event
07/27/2017 Forensic Accounting for Paralegals
07/26/2017 Paralegal Ethics: Avoiding Administrative Errors
07/25/2017 The Paralegal's Guide to the Ultimate Trial Notebook
07/20/2017 Electronic Document and Case Management for Paralegals
07/19/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Depositions
07/13/2017 The Paralegal's Guide to Estate Assets
07/12/2017 Advanced Auto Injury Claims for Paralegals
07/11/2017 Advanced Skip Tracing and Cyber Tracking for Paralegals
06/28/2017 Trial Preparation from Start to Finish for Paralegals
06/28/2017 Family Law Case Management for Paralegals
06/27/2017 Medical Records: Top Paralegal Pitfalls and Challenges
06/23/2017 How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted ++
06/22/2017 Real Estate Closings for Paralegals
06/21/2017 How to Make Yourself More Valuable to Your Firm: Insights from an Expert
06/21/2017 How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted
06/20/2017 Top Paralegals Mistakes at Trial
06/15/2017 LLC Formation for Paralegals
06/08/2017 Legal Citations and The Bluebook: A Paralegal's Guide
06/07/2017 Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals
06/02/2017 WSPA Spring CLE and Annual Member Meeting
05/30/2017 Trusts: The Ultimate Guide for P aralegals
05/23/2017 Paperless Office 101 for Paralegals
05/22/2017 Trusts 101
05/18/2017 Paralegal's Guide to Land Surveys, Plats and Legal Descriptions
05/18/2017 Discovery Responses and Document Production: A Paralegal's Ultimate Guide
05/17/2017 Juror Research, Voie Dire and Jury Selection: A Paralegal's Guide
05/16/2017 Ethics of Email for Paralegals
05/10/2017 Discovery in Federal Court for Paralegals
05/03/2017 Corporate Law Boot Camp for Paralegals
04/27/2017 The Paralegal's Guide to Workers' Compensation Cases
04/26/2017 Estate Administration Accounting and Distribution for Paralegals
04/20/2017 Litigation Document Management for Paralegals
04/19/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Deadlines and Calendaring
04/18/2017 The Paralegal's Guide to Organizing Discovery Documents
04/10/2017 The Divorce Paralegal's Guide to Social Media, Smartphone and Text Evidence
04/06/2017 Investigative Techniques for Paralegals
03/30/2017 Paralegal's Guide to Liens and Subrogation in Personal Injury
03/23/2017 Types of Trusts and Their Differences: A Paralegal's Guide
03/20/2017 Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts
03/15/2017 Social Security Desability Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
03/15/2017 Paralegal's Guide to Leveraging MS Word and Excel
03/14/2017 M&A Closing Checklists and Documentation for Paralegals (with Samples)
03/13/2017 Advanced Medical Chronologies for Paralegals
03/07/2017 Trial Preparation Boot Camp for Paralegals
02/28/2017 Public Records Requests for Paralegals
02/28/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Corporate Governance
02/27/2017 Paralegal's Guide to Subpoenas
02/23/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Federal Court
02/21/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Drafting Deeds
02/16/2017 Discovery in Divorce - The Ultimate Guide for Paralegals
02/08/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Pleadings, Motions, Discovery Requests and Briefs
02/07/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Motion Drafting
01/31/2017 Personal Injury Case Management for Paralegals
01/26/2017 Eastside Chapter Meeting – January 26, 2017
01/26/2017 A Paralegal's Guide to Title Law
01/25/2017 Paralegal Skills: Finding Debtors and Their Assets
01/19/2017 The Top 5 Organization Secrets of Highly Effective Paralegals
01/19/2017 Social Media Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
01/18/2017 Auto Injury Claims from Start to Finish for Paralegals
01/17/2017 Relocation Cases for the Family Law Paralegal
01/12/2017 Estate and Trust Accounting for Paralegals
12/20/2016 Commercial Real Estate Due Diligence for Paralegals
12/16/2016 The Paralegal's Role at Trial (or How to Second Chair a Trial)
12/15/2016 How to Get Your Social Media, Smartphone and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out)
12/14/2016 Advanced Family Law for Paralegals
12/08/2016 Discovery Under the New FRCP for Paralegals
12/07/2016 Maximizing Power-Point and PDF Software: A Paralegal's GUide
12/06/2016 2017 Tax Update for Estate Planning Paralegals
12/02/2016 Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Office and Adobe for Lawyers
12/02/2016 Corporate Recordkeeping and Maintenance: A Paralegal's Guide
12/01/2016 Medical Records Made Easy for Paralegals
11/30/2016 The Paralegal's Guide to Estate Planning
11/29/2016 The Paralegal's Guide to Receiving and Reviewing Discovery
11/21/2016 The Paralegal's Guide to Locating Persons and Finding Background Information
11/18/2016 Paralegal Ethics: Avoiding Administrative Errors
11/16/2016 Litigation Case Management: Best Practices for Paralegals
11/11/2016 Medicaid and VA Benefits: The Complete Guide for Paralegals
11/09/2016 New Bankruptcy Proof of Claim Forms, Reaffirmation Agreement Forms and More: A Paralegal's Guide
11/07/2016 61st Annual Estate Planning Seminar
11/03/2016 Discovery in Personald Injury Litigation: A Paralegal's Guide
10/28/2016 Trademark Law for Paralegals
10/26/2016 Divorce Cases from Start to Finish for Paralegals
10/26/2016 Discovery and Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
10/22/2016 YOU'RE INVITED! WSPA's 40th Anniversary Celebration is Saturday, October 22, 2016
10/20/2016 Due Diligence in M&A Transactions: A Paralegal's Guide
10/20/2016 Litigation and the New Federal Rules: What Every Paralegal Should Know
10/14/2016 Client Management for Paralegals
10/13/2016 Effective Calendaring, Docketing and File Tickling System Tips for Paralegals: Maximizing the Use of Microsoft Outlook
10/13/2016 A Paralegal's Guide to Boundary Issues and Easements
10/07/2016 Making Your Case: Effective and Efficient Tools for Legal Staff and New Attorneys
09/30/2016 A Paralegal's Guide to Divorce Cases
09/29/2016 A Paralegal's Asset-Based Guide to Probate
09/28/2016 Tech Tools, Tips and Tricks for Paralegals
09/22/2016 Trial Notebooks and Exhibits: A Paralegal's Ultimate Guide
09/21/2016 Paralegals' GUide to the FDCPA: Debt Collection Compliance and Claims
09/14/2016 New ICD-10 Codes in Medical Records: What Paralegals Need To Know
09/14/2016 Workers' Compensation Boot Camp for Paralegals
09/09/2016 Top Mistakes Paralegals Make in Federal Court
08/24/2016 The Paralegal's Guide to Ethical Client Communications and Representation
08/09/2016 Trust Funding: A Paralegal's Guide
07/21/2016 WSPA East King County Chapter Meeting
07/14/2016 Time Management for Paralegals: How to Manage Assignments, Make Timelines and Multi-Task
07/12/2016 Wills, Trusts, Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney: A Paralegal's Guide
07/11/2016 The Probate Process from Start to Finish
06/30/2016 Legal Ethics of Email for Paralegals
06/29/2016 Handling the Sale of a Business: Tips for Paralegals
06/23/2016 The Paralegal's Guide to QuickBooks for Accounting and Billing
06/21/2016 Trusts 101 - Spokane WA
06/21/2016 E-Discovery for Paralegals
06/15/2016 Paperless Office 101 for Paralegals
06/14/2016 Medical Chronologies, Summaries and Expense Itemizations for Paralegals
06/09/2016 Paralegal's Guide to Closing Real Estate Transactions with New TRID Requirements
06/08/2016 Case Management for Paralegals: Managing Documents, Files, Calendars and Tasks
06/07/2016 Employment Discrimination Litigation for Paralegals
06/06/2016 Trusts 101 - Vancouver, WA
06/02/2016 A Paralegal's Checklist Guide to Litigation
05/24/2016 Damages in Personal Injury: An A-Z Guide for Paralegals
05/21/2016 WSPA Spring CLE
05/19/2016 Discovery in Divorce for Paralegals
05/18/2016 Estate Administration Accounting and Distribution for Paralegals
05/16/2016 2016 Paralegal Career Panel
05/10/2016 Admissibility of Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide
05/05/2016 Social Security Disability from Start to Finish for Paralegals
05/04/2016 Legal Holds: A Paralegals Guide
04/28/2016 Law Day
04/28/2016 Federal Court Case Management for Paralegals
04/28/2016 The Corporate Paralegal from A to Z
04/27/2016 iPad and iPhone Tips, Apps and Accessories for the Indispensable Paralegal
04/27/2016 Copyright Law for Paralegals
04/21/2016 Handling Creditor Claims in Probate: A Paralegal's Guide
04/19/2016 Document Management, Retention and Destruction for Paralegals
04/12/2016 New Bankruptcy Forms and Rules: A Walkthrough for Paralegals
04/07/2016 Paralegal's Guide to Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Online Legal Research

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