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Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation and Safe Harbor - What you need to know  
Thursday, October 1, 2020 12:00 PM Central (CST) - 1:00 PM Central (CST)
Online

Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation and Safe Harbor - What you need to know

Andrea White, Regional Navigator for Southeastern Minnesota, will discuss Minnesota's Safe Harbor program. Participants will gain awareness of the prevalence of sexual exploitation in Minnesota and will be provided with a risk assessment tool to learn how to identify people at-risk for exploitation or trafficking. Andrea will also discuss Minnesota's Safe Harbor law and understand that its purpose is to protect and support victims and survivors of trafficking and exploitation, and the resources available under Minnesota's Safe Harbor law.

Contact:    Minnesota Paralegal Association MPA
info@mnparalegals.org

Divorce Cases From Start to Finish for Paralegals  
Friday, October 2, 2020 9:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 4:30 PM Eastern (EST)

Understand Your Role in a Divorce Case
 

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

Handling Complex Financial Family Law Situations  
Monday, October 5, 2020 12:00 PM Central (CST) - 1:00 PM Central (CST)
Online

Topic: Handling Complex Financial Family Law Situations

Julia will discuss the dissolution process specifically about the complex financial issues that may arise as part of a dissolution. She will discuss the paralegals role in helping in these matters.

Speaker: Julia Ketcham Corbett

Contact:    Minnesota Paralegal Association MPA
info@mnparalegals.org

They Legalized It: Now What?  
Monday, October 5, 2020 5:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 6:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

Due to COVID-19, VAPA’s bringing their one-day education conference to the comfort of your home or office via webinar platforms throughout paralegal week in Virginia (October 5 - 9, 2020). Materials and course links will be sent via email closer to the conference date.

This one-hour course will cover some of the nuances involving marijuana laws on both federal and state levels, and how they conflict. It is being presented by Toni Marsh, JD.

Contact:    Heather Lee
vapa1@ncapa.com

The Probate Process From Start to Finish for Paralegals  
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 4:30 PM Eastern (EST)

Help Your Clients to Have a Successful Probate Experience

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

Anticounterfeiting Strategies and Trends  
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:00 PM Central (CST) - 1:00 PM Central (CST)
Online

Topic:  Anticounterfeiting Strategies and Trends

Counterfeiting costs businesses billions of dollars each year and the number is rising. Knockoff products can steal sales, create downward pressure on prices, erode profit margins and damage your reputation and goodwill. Courtney and Grant will discuss prevention and enforcement strategies to help protect your brand against counterfeiters and intellectual property pirates.


Speakers: Grant Fairbairn and Courtney Thompson

Contact:    Minnesota Paralegal Association MPA
info@mnparalegals.org

Legal Research  
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 1:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Webinar

Join us for a presentation on legal research. VAPA's conference has been moved online in 2020. It spans the week of October 5 - 9.

This presentation is for paralegals performing legal research using online research engines and web sites. Although there are several useful online research engines available to the paralegal, this presentation will look primarily at Westlaw and public access government online web sites, such as supremecourt.gov, congress.gov, govinfo.gov, irs.gov, and federalregister.gov.

 

Contact:    Heather Lee
vapa1@ncapa.com

Domestic Relations: Legislative Updates, Interesting Cases, and Potential Legislation  
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 1:30 PM Eastern (EST) - 2:30 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

Due to COVID-19, VAPA’s bringing their one-day education conference to the comfort of your home or office via webinar platforms throughout paralegal week in Virginia (October 5 - 9, 2020). Materials and course links will be sent via email closer to the conference date.

This one-hour course will provide a summary of 2020 Legislation, case law, and potential legislation in Virginia concerning topics ranging from marriage, divorce, adoption, and more. It will be presented by Lawrence D. Diehl, Esq.

Contact:    Heather Lee
vapa1@ncapa.com

How to Avoid Unauthorized Practice of Law: A Paralegal's Guide  
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 3:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

Steer Clear of Unauthorized Practice of Law Pitfalls

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

The Future of the First Amendment  
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 5:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 6:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

Due to COVID-19, VAPA’s bringing their one-day education conference to the comfort of your home or office via webinar platforms throughout paralegal week in Virginia (October 5 - 9, 2020). Materials and course links will be sent via email closer to the conference date.

This one-hour course will focus on the purpose behind the 1st Amendment, while exploring and understanding the Establishment Clause, the Free Exercise Clause, Freedom of Speech including Freedom of the Press, the Right to Peaceably Assemble, and the Right to petition for a governmental redress of grievances. Discussion will revolve around these important areas of the 1st Amendment, how the 1st Amendment applies during times of protest and a pandemic and where the future sees the 1st Amendment heading!

Contact:    Heather Lee
vapa1@ncapa.com

The Probate Process From Start to Finish for Paralegals  
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Online

Help Your Clients to Have a Successful Probate Experience

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

Medicare and Medicaid Liens: Changes Paralegals Need to Know  
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 12:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

Medicare and Medicaid Secondary Payer laws have undergone significant changes in recent years. Are your practices aligned with the latest policy changes, regulations, legislation and case law? This program will show you how to navigate recent developments and the MSP recovery portal with ease. Stay in compliance by staying up to date - register today!

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

Pain Management and The Opioid Epidemic: Legal Considerations  
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 1:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

Due to COVID-19, VAPA’s bringing their one-day education conference to the comfort of your home or office via webinar platforms throughout paralegal week in Virginia (October 5 - 9, 2020). Materials and course links will be sent via email closer to the conference date.

This one-hour course will cover legal considerations of pain management and the opioid epidemic. It is being presented by Winifred Diane Bragg, M.D.

Contact:    Heather Lee
vapa1@ncapa.com

The Interplay between Title IX Proceedings, Civil Litigation, and Criminal Prosecutions in Sexual Assault Cases  
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 5:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 12:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

Due to COVID-19, VAPA’s bringing their one-day education conference to the comfort of your home or office via webinar platforms throughout paralegal week in Virginia (October 5 - 9, 2020). Materials and course links will be sent via email closer to the conference date.

This one-hour course will focus on the Title IX and the Virginia Statute related to sexual assault cases, and the changes coming in 2020 for both the Commonwealth’s Attorney Offices and defense firms, from the investigation to resolution of the case. 

 

Contact:    Heather Lee
vapa1@ncapa.com

Organizing SSDI Claims for Paralegals  
Thursday, October 8, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 2:15 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

Efficiently Assemble Claim Information and Submit Social Security Forms

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

The Foundations of Electronic Discovery  
Thursday, October 8, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 11:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

Due to COVID-19, VAPA’s bringing their one-day education conference to the comfort of your home or office via webinar platforms throughout paralegal week in Virginia (October 5 - 9, 2020). Materials and course links will be sent via email closer to the conference date. 

This one-hour course, presented by Daniel S. Stromberg, Esquire, will give a brief introduction on why legal professionals should care about electronic discovery; our obligations; sources of ediscovery; processing, reviewing, and producing ESI; and several of the rules associated with ediscovery (Rules 26, 34, and 37).

Contact:    Heather Lee
vapa1@ncapa.com

Criminal Law and the Impact of COVID-19  
Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 2:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

Due to COVID-19, VAPA’s bringing their one-day education conference to the comfort of your home or office via webinar platforms throughout paralegal week in Virginia (October 5 - 9, 2020). Materials and course links will be sent via email closer to the conference date. This one-hour course, presented by Steven D. Briglia, will cover a brief overview of the practice of criminal law in both the Commonwealth of Virginia and on the Federal level. The second part of the course will cover COVID-19's impact on criminal law.

Contact:    Heather Lee
vapa1@ncapa.com

Contract Drafting And Review For The Maryland Lawyer  
Friday, October 9, 2020 9:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 1:15 PM Eastern (EST)
virtual

The MSBA Department of Learning is excited to offer a newest livestream presentation of Contract Drafting And Review For The Maryland Lawyer on Friday, October 9th at 9 am!

 

Contact:    Criselle Anderson
criselle@msba.org
4437033062

The Probate Process From Start to Finish for Paralegals  
Friday, October 9, 2020 9:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 4:30 PM Eastern (EST)

Help Your Clients to Have a Successful Probate Experience

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

Hot Topics: Ethics and Cybersecurity  
Friday, October 9, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 1:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

Due to COVID-19, VAPA’s bringing their one-day education conference to the comfort of your home or office via webinar platforms throughout paralegal week in Virginia (October 5 - 9, 2020). Materials and course links will be sent via email closer to the conference date.

This one-hour course will cover hot topics: ethics and cybersecurity issues, and is being presented by Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek President and Vice President, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
 

 

Contact:    Heather Lee
vapa1@ncapa.com

The SECURE Act: Estate Planning for Your Retirement Accounts  
Friday, October 9, 2020 1:30 PM Eastern (EST) - 2:30 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

Due to COVID-19, VAPA’s bringing their one-day education conference to the comfort of your home or office via webinar platforms throughout paralegal week in Virginia (October 5 - 9, 2020). Materials and course links will be sent via email closer to the conference date.

This one-hour course will cover estate planning for your retirement accounts, and is being presented by Susan I. Jean, JD.

Contact:    Heather Lee
vapa1@ncapa.com

Paralegal's Guide to Complex Divorce Cases  
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 5:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Impress Your Attorney by Tackling Problems Head On

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

Encumbrances Coverages  
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00 PM Central (CST) - 1:00 PM Central (CST)
Online

Topic:  Encumbrances Coverages

Encumbrance coverages as to encumbrances found in the real estate records, based on statute and based on matters of fact.

Speaker: Scott E. Helgerson and Danielle “Dani” Haag

Contact:    Minnesota Paralegal Association MPI
info@mnparalegals.org

Paralegal Skills: Finding Debtors and Their Assets  
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 1:15 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

Successfully Locate and Collect from Your Target

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

How do I charge thee, let me count the days: a primer on the parenting time expense adjustment  
Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:00 PM Central (CST) - 1:00 PM Central (CST)
Online

Topic: How do I charge thee, let me count the days: a primer on the parenting time expense adjustment

Victoria Elsmore and Amy Krupinski from Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh will share a bit of history and a whole lot of practical information on how to calculate child support after the recent law change, how to draft better stipulations, and how to avoid taking out your calendar and counting.

Contact:    Minnesota Paralegal Association MPA
info@mnparalegals.org

Criminal Law - Best Practices for Paralegals  
Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 5:15 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

Helping build or refute cases against individuals accused of crimes entails significant responsibility. To meet that responsibility, you must effectively work with criminal courts and government agencies; be skilled at gathering evidence; draft effective motions and other legal documents; and get the case ready for hearings and trials. This program will give you the practical insight and training you need to meet these essential tasks head on. Provide the critical support your attorney needs to successfully represent clients - register today!

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

Divorce Cases From Start to Finish for Paralegals  
Friday, October 16, 2020 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Online

Understand Your Role in a Divorce Case

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

What's New in the Twenty-First Edition of the Bluebook  
Monday, October 19, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 1:00 PM Eastern (EST)
online

Presented by:  Deborah Bouchoux, Esq.

This one-hour seminar will provide an overview of changes made in the Twenty-First Edition of The Bluebook, which was released in July 2020. All significant changes will be highlighted, and participants will receive a set of comprehensive handouts illustrating the changes and providing pertinent Bluebook page and rule numbers. Register for this seminar to find out how The Bluebook has changed, why it’s 200 pages shorter, what “flush language” is, and what changes practitioners can now make in court documents!

Contact:    Sangeeta Joshi
cle@ncapa.com

Ethics and Law Office Management Toolkit for Paralegals  
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 5:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

Scheduling, File Management, Client Interactions and More

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

Strategies To Address Gender Bias In Negotiations  
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 12:00 PM Eastern (EST)
virtual

How can you avoid the implicit and unconscious gender bias that can negatively impact any negotiation?

 

Contact:    Criselle Anderson
criselle@msba.org
4437033062

2020 Annual Convention  
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - Saturday, October 24, 2020 - All Day
Minneapolis, MN


hosted by the Minnesota Paralegal Association

Hotel Information

Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America
3800 American Blvd E
Bloomington, MN 55425

NFPA Room Rate: $189 + tax
Reservation Deadline: September 28, 2020


Litigation Boot Camp for Paralegals  
Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 5:00 PM Eastern (EST)

A Paralegal's Guide to Litigation

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

Policy Meeting Deadlines  
Sunday, October 25, 2020 - All Day

Nominations Coordinator to solicit Coordinator Interest forms for Coordinator positions appointed at the Winter Board Meeting

Contact:    Vice President & Director of Marketing
vpdmkt@paralegals.org

Discovery in Construction Litigation for Paralegals  
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 11:00 AM Eastern (EST)

Find What You're Looking for, and Fast

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

A Litigation Paralegal's Guide to Case Management  
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Online

Improve Productivity and Efficiency With Proven Case Management Techniques

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

Mastering Intake and Client Management  
Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 11:00 AM Eastern (EST)
Online

Handling legal calls isn't for the faint of heart - not only do you have to provide vital information while tiptoeing around legal questions, you have put on your sales hat, get appointments set, and talk clients through incredibly difficult situations. Whether you handle intake as a routine part of your job, or are expected to field calls in pinch, it's critically important that all members of a law firm develop exceptional potential and active client management skills. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to take your intake and client handling skills to the next level - register today!

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

A Paralegal's Guide to Working Under Pressure and Meeting Deadlines  
Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 12:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Online

High stakes and impending deadlines mean that stress is a natural part of a paralegal's job. Knowing how to work effectively under these conditions will help you thrive in your career without feeling burned out. This program will show you the secrets to performing effectively under pressure, with practical tips for saving time and handling dreaded conversations with your attorney. Learn how to do better when the heat is on - register today!

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

A Paralegal's Guide to Pleadings, Motions, Discovery Requests and Briefs  
Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Online

Get Sample Checklists, Forms and Documents You Can Put to Use Right Away

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