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Virginia Family Law Practice for Paralegals  
Monday, October 4, 2021 8:30 AM Eastern (EST) - 4:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Online
  • Learn about assisting with family law case intake, preparing pleadings and assisting with motion practice 

  • Examine obtaining and evaluating financial information 

  • Discuss assisting with child custody and visitation issues 

  • Explore enforcing and modifying family law orders and decrees 

  • Study handling ethical issues in family law practice 

Contact:    Tim Case
halfmoonce@halfmoonseminars.org
7158355900

Houses and Spouses: Real Estate Concepts in Family Law  
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:00 PM Central (CST) - 1:00 PM Central (CST)
Online

Topic: Houses and Spouses: Real Estate Concepts in Family Law

This presentation will cover a variety of basic and complex topics related to real estate issues that arise in the context of divorce. This includes discussing nonmarital interests in real estate and the effect of improvements during the marriage, and issues pertaining to exclusive use and possession of real property, temporary motions, forced sales, and other related topics.

Speaker: Joshua Brekken

Contact:    Minnesota Paralegal Association MPA
info@mnparalegals.org

Appellate Procedure for Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers  
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:30 PM Eastern (EST) - 1:30 PM Eastern (EST)
Virtual

Presentation to procedures regarding Notices of Appeal, Deadlines and Requirements; Reproduced Records, Appellate Briefs, Oral Argument, proofreading and editing and Appellate Trial preparation in general.

Contact:    Tracey Barnes
tbarnes@dbdlaw.com
215-362-2474 ext. 208

Proving the Social Security Disability Claim: A Paralegal's Guide  
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 5:15 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

Maximize Each Claim's Chances for Success

Contact:    Cassi Gruber
cassi.gruber@nbi-sems.com
7158358525

Workers' Comp Cases: A How-to Guide for Paralegals  
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 5:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

From Case Intake to Settlement

Contact:    Cassi Gruber
cassi.gruber@nbi-sems.com
7158358525

NFPA Annual Convention and Policy Meeting  
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - Sunday, October 10, 2021

The NFPA Annual Convention provides an opportunity to attend continuing legal education sessions, workshops, network with paralegals from across the country, and advance the paralegal profession during the policy meeting. Many paralegals find that they have a significantly renewed passion for the profession, increased knowledge and confidence in building the paralegal profession after attending NFPA’s convention.

Contact:    NFPA NFPA
events@paralegals.org

Discovery in Construction Litigation for Paralegals  
Thursday, October 7, 2021 2:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 3:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

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.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber
cassi.gruber@nbi-sems.com
8558556240

Trends in Land Surveying  
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:00 PM Central (CST) - 1:00 PM Central (CST)
Online

From solar compasses to drones, we will discuss technology advancements and their impact on the survey industry over the years. While technology has certainly benefited the survey industry, it often creates conflicts or confusion when comparing to historical data that was collected with less precise tools. The discussion will aim to provide an overview of past and present processes that are used to obtain survey data and discuss how these changes sometimes create questions related to legal descriptions and boundary measurements. We hope to have an open and active dialogue with the audience.

Speaker: Nate Carlson

Contact:    Minnesota Paralegal Association MPA
info@mnparalegals.org

Top Mistakes Paralegals Make That Cross Into UPL  
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 2:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

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

Contact:    Cassi Gruber
cassi.gruber@nbi-sems.com
8558556240

Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals  
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 5:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

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!

Contact:    Cassi Gruber
cassi.gruber@nbi-sems.com
7158358525

Domestic Violence  
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:00 PM Central (CST) - 1:00 PM Central (CST)
virtual

Lunch and  Learn Webinar hosted by

Missouri Paralegal Association:

 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

12:00  noon - 1:00 pm
$20 for  Non-Members

Webinar topics will cover:

•   Domestic Violence Defined/Explained

•   Why victims stay

•   The difficulties victims face when trying to leave the relationship

•   The Power and Control Wheel of Domestic Violence

•   The most dangerous time for a domestic violence victim

•   Resources to help victims break free

Speaker: Siobhan Jackson, Victim  Advocate
Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office St. Joseph, Missouri.

 

Siobhan Jackson obtained her degree in Criminal Justice from Missouri Western State University and worked as a deputy sheriff and police officer for seven years before entering the field of victim advocacy. She worked at the YWCA as a domestic violence victim advocate and rape crisis counselor for six years, and joined the Prosecutor’s Office as a DV Victim Advocate in 2018. She has over 500 hours in victim advocacy training which includes trauma-based services and has taught extensively on the subject.
 

1.0 hr Credit CLE from the Missouri Bar. This is designed for attorneys, paralegals and litigation support professionals. 

Contact:    Deana Stom
dstom.rmpa@gmail.com
7199940800

Advanced Family Law Issues: Brief Guide for Paralegals  
Thursday, October 14, 2021 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 4:15 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

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!

Contact:    Cassi Gruber
cassi.gruber@nbi-sems.com
7158358525

International Relocations: What You Need to Consider  
Thursday, October 14, 2021 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 2:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Virtual

If one parent wishes to relocate his/her minor child to another country, the Court needs to assess additional factors, not always delineated in a statute or caselaw, to determine if the relocation is in the child's best interest.  Those additional factors are not just geared toward examining the child's health and well-being, but also towards the law and legal relationship between the other country and the United States.

Contact:    Amy Stidham
astidham@maddoxandgerock.com
703-883-8035

International Relocations: What You Need to Consider  
Thursday, October 14, 2021 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 2:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Remote

If one parent wishes to relocate his/her minor child to another country, the Court needs to assess additional factors, not always delineated in a statute or caselaw, to determine if the relocation is in the child’s best interest. Those additional factors are not just geared towards examining the child’s health and well-being, but also towards the law and legal relationship between that other country and the United States.  Come learn what the Court will take into consideration when relocation is at issue.

Contact:    Amy Stidham
astidham@maddoxandgerock.com
703-883-8035

NJ Paralegal Convention  
Friday, October 15, 2021 8:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 4:30 PM Eastern (EST)
online

Not able to attend on Friday, October 15, 2021? No problem, register today and attend the Convention at your convenience until November 14, 2021!!  

 

This year's topics include:

 

  • Bankruptcy seminar presented by Joao Magalhaes, Esq. of Inglesino Webster Wyciskala & Taylor
  • Business seminar presented by Tracy Armstrong, Esq. of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer 
  • Education seminar presented by Vito A. Gagliardi, Jr., Esq. & David Disler, Esq. of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman
  • Employment seminar presented by Kathryn Forman, Esq. of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman
  • Estates & Trusts seminar presented by Andrew J. DeMaio, Esq. of Neff Aguilar
  • Ethics seminar presented by Lori Hager, Esq. of Myers Wolin
  • Family Part Case Information Statement presented by Mark Afonso & Heather O'Brien of Easy Soft
  • Microsoft Excel presented by Rreze Berisha
  • Microsoft Word presented by Patricia Callahan
  • Personal Injury seminar presented by Tyler Hall, Esq. of Rebenack, Aronow & Mascolo
  • Real Estate seminar presented by Bruce Gudin, Esq. of Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin, Plaza & Reed
  • Resume Writing and Interview Tips presented by Erich Radlmann of Spherior Staffing Agency

Be one of the first 125 registrants and receive a swag box filled with goodies from some of our sponsors!

Contact:    Christine Principe
speaker@njparalegalconvention.com

Do You Have the Right to Remain Silent?  
Friday, October 15, 2021 12:00 PM Central (CST) - 1:00 PM Central (CST)
Online

Professor Mark Edward will discuss the law regarding 5th Amendment interrogation in the United States with a focus on the Miranda case.

Speaker: Mark Edwards

Professor Mark Edwards teaches Property Law and Constitutional Criminal Procedure at Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Contact:    Minnesota Paralegal Association MPA
info@mnparalegals.org

RMPA's 47th Annual Meeting and Educational Summit  
Friday, October 15, 2021 8:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) - 5:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)
ONLINE

ROCKY MOUNTAIN PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION

47th Annual Meeting

(all times Mountain)

HYBRID OPTION AVAILABLE

9:00 AM

-

10:00 AM

Gavin W. Manes, Ph.D

Management of eDiscovery

10:05 AM

-

11:05 AM

Catherine Chan, Esq.

Immigration Law

11:10 AM

-

12:10 PM

Missy Hirst, MSLA

Legal Ethics

12:30 PM

-

1:35 PM

Lunch with Keynote Speaker: Judge Madden

1:50 PM

-

2:50 PM

Tom Tolen, CPA

Taxes & Relocation

2:55 PM

-

3:55 PM

Troy Eid, Esq.

Federal Indian Law

4:00 PM

-

5:00 PM

Nancy Grugle, Ph.D., CHFP

Human Factors

Contact:    Deana Stom
dstom.rmpa@gmail.com
7199940800

New Jersey Family Law Practice for Paralegals  
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:30 AM Eastern (EST) - 4:00 PM Eastern (EST)
  • Explore ethical issues in family law practice 

  • Review preparing pleadings and assisting with motion practice 

  • Understand obtaining and evaluating financial information 

  • Examine assisting with child custody and visitation issues 

  • Explain enforcing and modifying family law orders and decrees 

  • Discuss working with divorce clients and opposing counsel 

Contact:    Tim Case
halfmoonce@halfmoonseminars.org
715-835-5900 ext. 1

Workplace Disability Accommodations in the time of COVID-19  
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 PM Central (CST) - 1:00 PM Central (CST)
Online

Two experienced civil rights lawyers discuss the reasonable accommodation law, the versatility of the legal standards, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to reimagine the universe of accommodations.

NOTE: This will be the last employment law sectional in 2021. You won't want to miss it - this presentation is filled with great, relevant content as we continue to navigate the post-pandemic world.

Speaker:  Nick Pladson and Laurie Vasichek

Contact:    Minnesota Paralegal Association MPA
info@mnparalegals.org

Time Management for Paralegals  
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 2:30 PM Eastern (EST)
Live Webinar/Online

Learn how to better manage time and increase productivity while at work.

Contact:    Michelle Shepherd
cecoordinator@lorman.com
7158333940

Steps to setting up a NY Professional Company  
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 3:00 PM Eastern (EST)
New York, NY

Setting up a Professional Corporation in the state of New York can be challenging. By not knowing what forms to complete or which department to contact, there is plenty of room for frustration and confusion. Uni

Contact:    Mariana Fradman
cle@nyc-pa.org
19178101262

The Corporate Paralegal From A to Z  
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 6:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

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!

Contact:    Cassi Gruber
cassi.gruber@nbi-sems.com
7158358525

Steps to setting up a NY Professional Company  
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 3:00 PM Eastern (EST)
online

Setting up a Professional Corporation in the state of New York can be challenging. By not knowing what forms to complete or which department to contact, there is plenty of room for frustration and confusion. United Corporate Services, Inc. provides detailed instructions on how to navigate through the complexities of setting up a Professional company in the State of New York by sharing real-life examples and providing tips on how to properly draft the correct forms.

Contact:    Mariana Fradman
CLE@nyc-pa.org
9178411204

Introduction to Cite Checking  
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:30 PM Eastern (EST) - 8:30 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

Introduction to Cite-Checking

When:

October 20, 2021

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Presented by:  

Deborah Bouchoux, Esq.

Where:  

via Zoom

Please join the zoom link at 5:30 p.m. so the course can start on time.

A link to register via Zoom will be sent after registration on the website.

Registration Fee:  

NCAPA Members $55; Non-Members $75.  

 

Contact:    Angela King
cle@ncapa.com

The Top Discovery Mistakes Paralegals Make  
Thursday, October 21, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 2:15 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

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!

Contact:    Cassi Gruber
cassi.gruber@nbi-sems.com
7158358525

Goals for Life Workshop  
Monday, October 25, 2021 6:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 8:00 PM Eastern (EST)
10300 Eaton Place First Floor Conference Room Fairfax, Virginia 22030

This timely program will be presented by Eric Byrd, communication coach and founder of Pitch for Success. Topics include setting effective goals, goal achievement difficulties, managing mindset and actions, and achieving goals in the real world. Attendees will participate in exercising, including setting primary goals, creating meaning and motivation, and drafting a focused action plan.

Contact:    Jana Sehrer
jsehrer@fairfaxbar.org
703-246-2084

Advanced Texas Family Law Practice for Paralegals  
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 8:30 AM Central (CST) - 4:30 PM Central (CST)
Online (Webinar)

Learn advanced techniques for assisting with preparation of parenting plans, assisting in matters involving allegations of abuse and neglect, obtaining, enforcing and modifying child support awards, assisting with adoptions, working under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, and handling ethical issues in cases involving children.

Contact:    Tim Case
halfmoonce@halfmoonseminars.org
715-835-5900 x1

Liens in Auto Injury for Paralegals  
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 5:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

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!

Contact:    Cassi Gruber
cassi.gruber@nbi-sems.com
7158358525

2021 Update: Technology Tips and Tricks for Paralegals  
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 5:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

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

Contact:    Cassi Gruber
cassi.gruber@nbi-sems.com
8558556240

New York Family Law Practice for Paralegals  
Thursday, October 28, 2021 8:30 AM Eastern (EST) - 4:15 PM Eastern (EST)
Online (Webinar)

Learn how to assist with family law case intake, obtain and evaluate financial information, prepare pleadings and assist with  motion practice, assist with child custody and visitation issues, enforce and modify family law orders and decrees, work with divorce clients and opposing council, and handle ethical issues in family law practice. 

Contact:    Tim Case
halfmoonce@halfmoonseminars.org
715-835-5900 ext. 1

Client Intake and Estate Inventory: A Paralegal's Guide  
Thursday, October 28, 2021 2:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 3:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

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!

Contact:    Cassi Gruber
cassi.gruber@nbi-sems.com
7158358525

Minnesota Family Law Practice for Paralegals  
Friday, October 29, 2021 8:30 AM Central (CST) - 4:00 PM Central (CST)
Online (Webinar)

This live, video webinar will give attendees the opportunity to learn how to assist with family law case intake, prepare pleadings, assist with motion practice, obtain and evaluate financial information, assist with child custody and visitation issues, and handle ethical issues in family law practice. Attendees will also receive an overview of tax issues involved in divorce.

Contact:    Tim Case
halfmoonce@halfmoonseminars.org
715-835-5900 ext. 1


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