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January 2023

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Networking 101 for Paralegals  
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 2:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 3:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Networking is imperative to thriving as a legal professional. How do your skills stack up? In this concise program, our seasoned faculty provide you with tips and tricks for building your network. From essential guidelines for starting the conversation to examples of professional associations and organizations for paralegals.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Discovery Responses and Document Production: Paralegal Pitfalls  
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 5:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Inadequate responses, overlooked opportunities for objections, redaction oversights, the production of
unintentionally altered metadata - when it comes to responding to discovery requests, there are many
wrong ways to do things. This program rounds up all the discovery "don'ts" and pitfalls that could you put
you and your attorney in the hot seat. Build your awareness and don't make these common mistakes -
register today!
 Get tips for ensuring that incoming requests don't fall through the cracks.
 Learn common mistakes paralegals, clients, and attorneys make when responding to written
 Receive insights for working with difficult clients on responses.
 Clear up misunderstandings about attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine.
 Avoid the many pitfalls when preserving, collecting, reviewing, and producing electronicallystored

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Federal Court: What Paralegals Need to Know  
Thursday, January 12, 2023 2:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 3:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Preparing a federal court case can be a daunting task - but it doesn't have to be. This insightful course will walk you through what you need to know about the federal court process to ensure the firm's federal cases have the best chances for success. Enhance your understanding of federal court processes and procedures, stay on top of federal court deadlines, and successfully apply federal rules to key paralegal tasks. Confidently handle federal cases from initial filings to trial - register today!

  • Get a better understanding of federal court rules.
  • Learn how to properly calculate and calendar critical federal court deadlines.
  • Prepare pleadings, motions, discovery requests, and briefs under federal court rules and standards.
  • Review how to adequately get ready for the federal court trial.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Fundamentals of Legal Assisting in Texas  
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 8:30 AM Central (CST) - 4:00 PM Central (CST)
  • Basics of Law Office Management and Operation in Texas
  • Beginning a Civil Case
  • Legal Ethics for Legal Assistants
  • Understanding and Working with Evidence
  • Document Drafting and Editing

Contact:    Frank Chapman

Trial Prep Tips 2023: Electronic Trial Notebooks, Exhibits, and More  
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 2:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 5:15 PM Eastern (EST)

Electronic trial notebooks, exhibits, virtual trials, evolving juror expectations, and presentation
technologies - modern trials are going more and more digital. Have you adapted your trial preparation
practices? Join our experienced faculty for trial preparation insights no litigation paralegal today should
do without. Get your attorney 21st-century trial ready - register today!
 Gain insights on creating and organizing digital case files and electronic trial notebooks.
 Learn how to successfully prep for virtual hearings and trials.
 Hear practical tips for preparing effective, organized, and admissible electronic exhibits.
 Make it easier for your attorney get social media, texts, and other ESI into evidence.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

NFPA Monthly Board Meeting  
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - All Day

The NFPA Board of Directors meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central/6pm Mountain/5pm Pacific.

Meetings are open to all NFPA members. In registering to attend this meeting, you must accept the terms of the Confidentiality Agreement.

Click here to register!

Legal Research and Writing: Tips, Tricks and Handy Know-Hows for Paralegals  
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Cogent communication is the backbone of the legal process. This program 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.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Employment Law: A How-to Guide for Paralegals  
Thursday, January 19, 2023 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 5:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Why is it imperative to include disclaimers in a handbook? How do you determine whether a worker is exempt or non-exempt? What are the dos and don'ts of conducting employee interviews? This paralegal-focused program offers you a comprehensive overview of best practices and common issues in employment law. From handbook drafting tips to techniques for researching employee claims, get the knowledge you need to stand out.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Locating Boundary Issues, Easements, and Other Encumbrances: A Paralegal's Guide  
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 2:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Boundary, ownership, and access issues are rarely visible to the naked eye. To unearth them, you
need to know what to look for in everything from deeds to title reports to surveys and other
documents. Join our experienced faculty and learn how to make sense of what the property
records are trying to tell you.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Louisiana Family Law Practice for Paralegals  
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 8:30 AM Central (CST) - 4:15 PM Central (CST)
  • Assisting with Family Law Case Intake
  • Preparing Pleadings and Assisting with Motion Practice
  • Obtaining and Evaluating Financial Information
  • Assisting with Child Custody and Visitation Issues
  • Working with Divorce Clients and Opposing Counsel
  • Handling Ethical Issues in Family Law Practice

Contact:    Frank Chapman

Real Estate Boot Camp for Paralegals  
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 11:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 6:00 PM Eastern (EST)

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

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

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Child Support Updates and More  
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 12:00 PM Central (CST) - 1:00 PM Central (CST)

During the presentation, Kyle will discuss all there is to know about running child support calculations as well as the 2023 child support updates. 

Contact:    Minnesota Paralegal Association MPA

Paralegals' Guide to Key Estate Planning Documents  
Thursday, January 26, 2023 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 4:15 PM Eastern (EST)

Trusts and estates practice requires of paralegals impeccable drafting and organizational skills. This legal course will help you navigate and structure the essential elements of estate planning documents. You will also gain valuable information concerning tax forms and tax consequences of planning. Ensure you have a solid understanding of the key aspects of wills and trusts - register today!

  • Take a closer look at the key components of wills.
  • Craft better proxy documents.
  • Explore the ins and outs of drafting trusts.
  • Navigate federal tax forms to quickly find the right information.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Maryland Family Law Practice for Paralegals  
Friday, January 27, 2023 8:30 AM Eastern (EST) - 4:30 PM Eastern (EST)
  • Assisting with Family Law Case Intake
  • Assisting with Child Custody and Visitation Issues
  • Obtaining and Evaluating Financial Information
  • Working With Divorce Clients and Opposing Counsel
  • Assisting with Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Handling Ethical Issues in Family Law Practice

Contact:    Frank Chapman

Bankruptcy: A Paralegal's Guide  
Friday, January 27, 2023 12:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 1:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Staying afloat in the fast-moving practice of bankruptcy can be a challenging task for everyone
involved. For any successful paralegal, it's important to comprehend the bankruptcy process,
remain cognizant of case timelines, and efficiently manage cases under pressure. In this program,
review essential responsibilities and avoid common mistakes when assisting with Chapter 7,
Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Florida Family Law Practice for Paralegals: Assisting in Cases Involving Children  
Monday, January 30, 2023 8:30 AM Eastern (EST) - 4:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Fort Lauderdale & Online

This 6-hour course will be presented in-person in Fort Lauderdale and streamed online. Please visit HalfMoon Education's website for more information. Topics to be covered:

  • Assisting in Child Custody Disputes
  • Assisting with Preparation of Parenting Plans
  • Obtaining, Enforcing and Modifying Child Support Awards
  • Assisting in Matters Involving Allegations of Abuse or Neglect
  • Identifying and Resolving Ethical Issues in Cases Involving Children

Contact:    Frank Chapman

Paralegal's Guide to Family Law  
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 5:00 PM Eastern (EST)

This informative, start-to-finish program is designed for paralegals handling family law cases. Walk through the process of a domestic case from opening to its close, gain how-to's and tips for completing the common forms, and handle all the discovery and preparatory work in between. Don't miss this chance to gain time-tested techniques for simplifying procedures and tackling common challenges along the way. Register today!

  • Analyze sample tax returns, bank statements, pension/retirement plans, paystubs, and more.
  • Receive real-world techniques on improving case and office organization.
  • Gain tips and tools for calculating time-sharing and completing child custody worksheets.
  • Become a power user of the child support worksheet with hints from experienced faculty.
  • Find out how to better prepare for and assist at family law hearings and trial.
  • Obtain sample intake forms, checklists, discovery requests, family law agreements, and more.
  • Learn how to effectively handle the emotional side of family law and deal with deceptive clients.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

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