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December 2022

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MPA Rochester Chapter December Meeting  
Friday, December 2, 2022 12:00 PM Central (CST) - 1:00 PM Central (CST)

Join us for a presentation by the Directors and Court Advocates for the Women’s Shelter & Support Center which serves all victims of domestic violence in a 10-county area in Southeast MN. The Women's Shelter has been providing services locally for nearly 50 years.

Services include a Crisis Line, Short-term emergency shelter; Support Groups; Transitional Housing, Legal Advocacy.

If you or someone you know is a victim of a domestic abuse-related crime, The Women’s Shelter & Support Center’s legal/court advocates are available to assist you through the civil/criminal court process in our service area. Legal advocates will provide support and information on both the criminal justice system and your rights as a victim of a crime. Our advocates will assist you throughout the court process, attending court appearances with you or on your behalf. All of our advocates are trained to assist with filling out and filing Orders for Protection and Harassment Restraining Orders.

Contact:    Minnesota Paralegal Association MPA

Buying and Selling a Small Business: A Brief Guide for Paralegals  
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 1:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Sale and purchase of small businesses comes with its own set of unique challenges and skills. The legal details of acquisition agreements are no less intricate or time-consuming. Luckily, an enterprising paralegal who can step up to the plate and handle the important mechanics of the transaction can save their attorneys (and ultimately, the clients) time and costly mistakes. Anticipate critical challenges and issues in deals and avoid them before they happen.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Paralegals' Guide to Estate Inventory and Final Accounts  
Thursday, December 8, 2022 2:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 3:00 PM Eastern (EST)


Structuring the estate inventory well from the start and having effective tools for balancing the final account are essential to ensure an orderly transfer of the estate assets. Improve accuracy, prevent disputes and make certain no assets are left unaccounted for

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

A Paralegal's Guide to Essential Financial Documents  
Monday, December 12, 2022 2:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 3:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Financial documents feature in a lion's share of all the cases you're likely to encounter. How do your skills stack up? Learn to determine individual net worth, uncover the real health of a family business, organize financial findings from multiple sources, and more. Register today!

  • Come away with handy checklists that won't let you miss important information.
  • Get guidance for reading individual and trust tax returns and schedules.
  • Uncover and analyze past settlements and publicly available financial info.
  • Read between the lines of business ledgers and financial statements.
  • Get tips for making sense of large volumes of data from multiple sources.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Paralegals' Checklist Guide to Personal Injury Cases  
Monday, December 12, 2022 2:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 5:15 PM Eastern (EST)

When it comes to personal injury cases, checklists are invaluable to ensuring no deadlines, evidence, liens, or other important details go overlooked. This paralegal program is chock full of checklists to help you ensure you've dotted the i's and crossed the t's. From case inception to tying up loose ends after trial, know exactly what steps you need to take and when

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Paralegals' Checklist Guide to Title and Survey Review  
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 4:15 PM Eastern (EST)

Knowing how to read and review title commitments and surveys is crucial to ensuring effective titles and policies. Join our faculty as they show you how to identify, locate, and act on title and survey issues.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

NFPA Monthly Board Meeting  
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 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!

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - Dealing with Atypical Assets in An Estate Administration  
Thursday, December 15, 2022 12:00 PM Central (CST) - 1:00 PM Central (CST)

NFPA Webinar: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - Dealing with Atypical Assets in An Estate Administration
Thursday, December 15, 2022 | 12:00 PM Central (CT) - 1:00 PM Central (CT)

Click here to register!

This course will help paralegals know what to do during estate administration when their client is faced with atypical assets. As people diversify their investment portfolios, there is an increasing likelihood that they may accumulate assets that are hard to value, such as cryptocurrency, NFTs, collections (i.e., books, sneakers, clothing, stamps), undeveloped land, livestock, mineral rights, and businesses, just to name a few. In this discussion we will talk about atypical assets like the ones named above and provide a framework on how to deal with them during estate administration.
About the Speaker
Tara Faquir
is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Trustate, one of the world’s fastest-growing estate administration platforms. Since Trustate’s founding in 2020, Ms. Faquir has been involved in all aspects of the firm's development and growth since its inception. Trustate provides B2B tools to various stakeholders throughout the estate administration process including law firms, wealth managers,  banks, and accountants, amongst others. Today, the firm is an industry leader in the LegalTech space and is regularly featured as one of the top startups to watch. Prior to founding Trustate, Ms. Faquir was the VP of Business Development at Western Technologies, a technology mapping platform for banks, mortgage companies, and private lenders. Prior to joining Western Technologies in 2019, Ms. Faquir spent 4 years with the Girl Scouts, where she was the Director of Membership and Retail overseeing a team of 18 professionals that serve 28,000 members. Ms. Faquir started her career in retail, first at Nordstrom, and later at Rent the Runway where she managed a team of 26 people and achieved record-breaking 40% sales growth during her tenure. Ms. Faquir was the founder of Vizcaya Active, a boutique athletic apparel company. She has been the feature of multiple podcasts and articles on entrepreneurship and is a guest lecturer at various universities.

Ms. Faquir received a B.S. in Economics from the University of Miami and an MBA from the Fox School of Business at Temple University.


The Paralegal's Guide to Effective Use of Trial Technology  
Thursday, December 15, 2022 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 2:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Learn more about which technologies can maximize your time and optimize trial presentations with our experienced faculty. Expand your knowledge with tech - register today!

  • Know how to help you attorney utilize electronically stored information in their trial presentation.
  • Pick up advice on how to select the right media for trial presentation.
  • Get tips on how to handle digital exhibits in the courtroom.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Paralegal Ethics: Critical Email Mistakes to Avoid and Correct  
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 2:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 4:15 PM Eastern (EST)

When it comes to sending and receiving emails, even little slip-ups can bring about nasty consequences. Join our seasoned faculty as they delve into the biggest mistakes paralegals make with email apps, electronic storage, Zoom, and more.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Successful Multitasking Tips for Paralegals  
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 2:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 3:00 PM Eastern (EST)

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

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

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Advanced Motor Vehicle Accident Guide for Paralegals  
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 5:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Truck accidents, UM/UIM claims, complex liens - auto injury cases can get challenging fast. Do
you have the refined knowledge and skills required to help your attorney tackle them head on?
This advanced auto injury program will equip you to troubleshoot everyday problems, get better
results from insurance companies and lien holders, and navigate high-stakes cases. Build your
value to the firm - register today!

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Medical Terminology Legal Professionals Need to Know  
Thursday, December 22, 2022 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 2:05 PM Eastern (EST)
Live Webinar/Online

A firm understanding of the medicolegal process and what is hiding in your client’s records will make your practice more efficient.

Contact:    Michelle Shepherd

Advanced Trial Notebooks and Exhibits for Paralegals  
Wednesday, December 28, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 6:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Ensure your attorney has exactly what they need when they need it! Our seasoned faculty will show you how to be an invaluable asset when helping your attorney prepare for and present at trial. Get up to speed with the latest tech, learn how to create the ultimate trial notebook, find creative ways to improve exhibits, help troubleshoot common evidence issues, and more.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

2022 Update: Technology Tips and Tricks for Paralegals  
Thursday, December 29, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 5:00 PM Eastern (EST)

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 in the law firm.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Top 5 Power Skills for New Family Law Paralegals  
Thursday, December 29, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 5:00 PM Eastern (EST)

The numerous roles of paralegal extend far beyond the exclusively legal tasks. It's important to be suitably equipped with the relevant knowledge needed for the family law office - are you prepared? Join our experienced faculty in this program as they provide tips and insight on the most important skills that will add value to your attorney's practice - register today!

  • Learn how to establish productive communication with clients.
  • Identify key financial discoveries through valuation, asset tracing, and tax returns.
  • Know how to prepare necessary family law case documents for custody.
  • Gain insight on how to optimize practice use of legal technology.
  • Create new opportunities to improve on internal case handling practices.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

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