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An overview of drug, alcohol and DNA testing for judicial environments specifically hair follicle testing for drugs and/or alcohol.
215-362-2474 ext. 208
Your Guide to Storing Electronic Copy, Handling Incoming Mail, Document Naming, and More
Switching over to a paperless law firm can be challenging. Are you up for the task? Join our seasoned faculty as they teach you everything you need to know before taking the leap. Unearth new Adobe tricks, discover the basics of data storage, and gain new organization techniques.
Acting as a center of communication between client, attorney, doctors, lienholders, and insurance
companies can be overwhelming. However, strong communication skills can help you keep things under
control and eliminate time lost on miscommunications. How do your skills stack up? This program will
show you communication best practices so you can get quicker and better responses. Sharpen your
communication skills and tailor your style to your audience - register today!
• Troubleshoot common issues when trying to get information or documents from medical
• Get pointers for contacting and sharing information with insurance adjusters.
• Learn how to work effectively with health insurance companies, hospitals, Medicare, and other
• Uncover practical tips for enhancing client satisfaction and avoiding miscommunications.
Procuring, sorting through, and reviewing electronic medical records (EMRs) is no easy feat. Are you up to the task? This
program provides you with tips, techniques, and practical how-tos for working with EMRs. Review the different types of
medical records, discover best practices for preparing EMRs for depositions and hearings, and determine what policies and
procedures you need to implement to safeguard protected health information (PHI). Enhance your skills - register today!
• Analyze guidelines for subpoenaing EMRs.
• Unearth tips for requesting audit trails.
• Develop strategies for locating missing EMRs and handling corrupted files.
• Uncover practical guidance for detecting data manipulation.
• Examine the legal essentials of using PHI in litigation.
Avoid potential ethical problems and be aware of the rules and their application in practice.
Legal, Medical, and Practical Insights for Better Representation
Alzheimer's and dementia are an epidemic affecting clients and professionals every sphere of the law and
industry. This practical guide offers tools to help you address unique needs and challenges clients with
dementia face. Recognize early signs and symptoms, adjust your daily practices to accommodate clients
with dementia, and get the tools you need to work with families and caregivers.
Power Up Your Legal Writing, Editing, and Formatting Skills
Excellent legal writing skills are essential to most paralegal roles today. And successful paralegals know
that grammatical precision will only get you so far - you need to be able to structure complex issues,
reason persuasively, and make your points with clarity. Join our distinguished faculty as they teach you
how to overcome 10 common writing mistakes that paralegals make. Get ready to ace the next memo,
brief, or petition that crosses your desk - register today!
• Learn how to effectively organize memoranda, convey rules of law, and make strong legal
• Discover how to use roadmaps and signals to guide readers through memoranda.
• Get stylistic tips, identify poor word choices, and learn best practices for the editing process.
• Refine your approach to point headings, topic sentences, and cite checks.
Ensure Full Compliance and Help Secure Reductions
There are significant consequences for failing to protect Medicare's interests. Is your firm following the latest rules, guidance, and best practices? This program will show you how you should be handling Medicare conditional payment recovery claims, set asides, and Medicaid subrogation liens right now.
Please visit the Joint Conference page for event details: https://www.paralegals.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3283
Topic: The Basics of Antenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
"The Basics of Antenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements" will touch on the purpose and intended use of these Agreements, legal requirements under Minnesota law, and common questions and issues when assisting attorneys in drafting such Agreements.
Speaker: Karolina M. Brekken-Hoerl
Karolina Brekken-Hoerl is a partner at Best & Flanagan LLP where she focuses her practice on family law matters. Karolina is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law). She is a Rule 114 qualified neutral and has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star each year since 2015. In her free time, Karolina is an avid runner and a mom of three boys.
Remote attendance only.
- Member Cost: Free
- Non-Member Cost: $15
CLE credit has been applied for this session.
Please RSVP by May 18, 2022.
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Basics
Bankruptcy options for individuals and organizations
Goals of Chapter 7 bankruptcy and typical outcomes
Pre-bankruptcy planning and alternatives
Eligibility for and Objectives of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Eligibility issues in Chapter 7
Assessing the debtor’s objectives in filing bankruptcy
Preparing and Filing Petition and Schedules
Collecting and organizing information from the debtor
Preparing and filing petition and schedules
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Practice
Purpose and effect of the automatic stay
Operation of trustee
Administering the bankruptcy estate
Treatment of secured and unsecured claims
Attending examinations and meetings
Effect of the automatic stay
Preparing for plan confirmation and discharge
Ethical Issues in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Practice
Making a full disclosure to the bankruptcy court
Dealing with the secretive or dishonest client
Preventing conflicts of interest
Avoiding the unauthorized practice of law
When it comes to the final closing paperwork for a real estate transaction, it's more important
than ever for paralegals to be on top of their game. This program comes with checklists, sample
documents, and practical insights to help you ensure no detail goes overlooked. Get everything in
order for a smooth and timely closing - register today!
· Examine what a comprehensive closing checklist should include.
· Learn how to prepare, review, and organize various documents for closing.
· Ensure that deeds and other documents are properly recorded after the closing.
This seminar proceeds to address the critical components of effective legal writing: precision, clarity, accuracy, and brevity and provides tips and strategies to enliven your writing and ensure your communications are read and understood.
The way you communicate communicates information about you. Make sure you’re right not only with regard to the big issues, such as legal analysis, but also with regard to the “little” issues, such as the mechanics of writing.
From Initial Pleadings to Trial Preparation
Successfully navigating through litigation depends on the cohesiveness of the entire litigation team, with paralegals playing an integral part. Are you prepared to steer through the tasks and duties involved? This insightful course will provide you with the tools you need to effectively handle pleadings, motions, and briefs, as well as provide tips for organizing and maintaining the case.
Assisting with Family Law Case Intake
Preparing Pleadings and Assisting with Motion Practice
Assisting with Child Custody and Visitation Issues
Assisting with Alternative Dispute Resolution
Handling Ethical Issues in Family Law Practice
Get Valuable Tips to Find the Information You Need
Ensuring your firm is in compliance with the FDCPA while collecting judgments and locating
assets is essential. Are you prepared to make sure that your firm stays on task? This fast-paced
course will provide you with the tools you need to successfully uncover the information you
need to locate assets. Receive practical guidance to apply to your everyday tasks
When it comes to working as a paralegal, it's essential that you refrain from giving out legal advice and make your role clear. However, sometimes this proves easier said than done. This program walks you through sticky scenarios and best practices for preventing the unauthorized practice of law (UPL). Steer clear of legal messes
Pleadings, Discovery Requests, Motions, Financial Document Analyses, Custody, Support, and More
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.