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NFPA Summer Board Meeting (Virtual Event)  
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - All Day

NFPA Board of Directors Virtual Summer Meeting.  Meetings are open to all NFPA members.

To attend this meeting, you must accept the terms of the Confidentiality Agreement.


Saturday Welcome and Team Building
8:00 am - 9:00 am CST
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Saturday Board Meeting
9:00 am - 1:00 pm CST
(Breaks will be included in meeting time)
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Team building and Closing Coffee/Happy Hour
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm CST
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Secrets of Highly Successful Paralegals  
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 3:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Get Top Tips for Professional Success

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Motor Vehicle Accidents: A Crash Course for Paralegals  
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 6:00 PM Eastern (EST)

From the Initial Meeting and Investigation to Trial Preparation

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

The Paralegal's Guide to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security  
Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 2:15 PM Eastern (EST)

Get a Current and Accurate View of Government Benefits Eligibility and Procedures

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

DEandI: The Legal History for the LGBT Movement  
Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:00 PM Central (CST) - 1:00 PM Central (CST)
Online Webinar

Join us for a journey which is nearly a century in the making in America where civil rights for all men and women were not always guaranteed. We will examine the legal history of the movement including discussing laws which criminalized LGBT behaviors; discussing landmark cases which involved discriminatory practices against the LGBT community; and discuss current cases which may affect our communities. The goal of this discussion is to create a neutral and well rounded understanding of the LGBT movement without bias as we celebrate PRIDE in America and the 51st Anniversary of the event which started it all, or was it?

Contact:    Minnesota Paralegal Association MPA

The Workers' Compensation Paralegal's Guide to Medical Records and Evidence  
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 2:15 PM Eastern (EST)

Practical Guidance for Requesting, Reviewing and Summarizing Medical Records

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Probate Litigation Lessons for Real Estate Lawyers/Paralegals  
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:00 PM Central (CST) - 1:00 PM Central (CST)

Topic: Probate Litigation Lessons for Real Estate Lawyers/Paralegals

Real estate transactions may be subject to challenge in probate court both before and after the (former) owner’s death by the owner’s spouse, children, conservator, devisees, beneficiaries, creditors, or other interested parties. This session will discuss real estate pitfalls, procedures, and available remedies in probate, trust, guardianship/conservatorship, and related proceedings.

Contact:    Minnesota Paralegal Association MPA

Litigation and Discovery Documents: Top Paralegal Mistakes  
Thursday, August 13, 2020 2:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 5:15 PM Eastern (EST)

Avoid Errors That Will Make You (and Your Attorney) Look Bad

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

PROBATE for Paralegals: Reading and Organizing Financial and Tax Documents  
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 2:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Practical Insights to Help with Inventory, Tax and Court Filings, Final Account and

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

NFPA Monthly Board Meeting  
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 9:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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.

Register for the meeting here.

Paperless Office 101 for Paralegals  
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 5:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Integrate Paperless Processes and Tricks Into Your Daily Tasks

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

NFPA Webinar: Practical Asset Valuation Tips in Probate and Trust Administrations  
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12:00 PM Central (CST) - 1:00 PM Central (CST)

NFPA Webinar: Practical Asset Valuation Tips in Probate and Trust Administrations
August 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm CT
Speaker: Angela M. Gonzalez

Paralegals are at the forefront of valuing assets in post-death trust and probate administrations. Issues arise if we incorrectly value an asset, or are unaware of the questions we should ask our attorneys and accountants and clients when it comes to obtaining values for certain assets. This is especially true for estates that file a federal estate tax return for portability. We will discuss valuing assets for "regular" and “portability” estates, what questions to ask, and strategies for discussing these assets with your attorneys and accountants. We will not discuss portability tax returns themselves.  

Learning Objectives:
1) Regular asset valuations vs portability valuations
2) Difficult assets to value: Closely-held business valuations
3) Difficult assets to value: Digital assets, unclaimed property, personal property, and more
4) Samples of inventory summaries based on specific administration. 

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Essential Paralegal Tools: Core Communication Skills  
Thursday, August 20, 2020 2:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 3:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Get the Skills to Help You Get Things Done More Quickly and Effectively

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Initial 2020 Convention Deadlines  
Sunday, August 23, 2020 - All Day

Agenda Topics, Bylaw Amendments, Administrative Resolutions

Contact:    Vice President & Director of Marketing

Helpful Tips and Pitfalls for Working with ADR Professionals  
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 12:00 PM Central (CST) - 1:00 PM Central (CST)
Heimerl & Lammers LLC - 11100 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 211, Minnetonka, MN 55305

Topic: Helpful tips and pitfalls for working with ADR professionals

This presentation is intended to assist paralegals in preparing their clients for ADR processes. The discussion will include how paralegals can work effectively with ADR providers as well as how paralegals can facilitate their client’s successful participation in the ADR process.  We will focus on useful strategies for navigating the PC, PTE, Mediation, and Child Inclusive Mediation processes.

Speaker: Kristin Woulfe, MA

Kristin Woulfe, MA, is in private practice and has worked with child custody and parenting time dispute matters since 2000.  Kristin received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Minnesota and her Master of Arts in counseling psychology from the University of St. Thomas.  She conducts a wide range of both evaluative and alternative dispute resolution services.  Kristin specializes in working with high conflict families and is a Rule 114 qualified neutral.  She has trained professionals in family law mediation, conducting child custody evaluations, and has been a speaker for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Family Law Institute, and Minnesota CLE.  Kristin is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) National and Minnesota chapters.

Contact:    Minnesota Paralegal Association MPA

Family Practice Update  
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 5:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Join the MSBA Family Law and Juvenile Section for its annual presentation of Family Practice Update on Wednesday, August 26th at 1 p.m.!  



Contact:    Criselle Anderson

Understand a Paralegal's Role in Employee Benefits Law  
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 2:30 PM Eastern (EST)
Live Webinar/Teleconference

Learn how to be an effective and efficient employee benefits paralegal.

Contact:    Michelle Shepherd

Ethical Implications of Technology: A Paralegal's Guide  
Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 11:00 AM Eastern (EST)

What You Need to Know to Maintain Compliance

Contact:    Cassi Gruber
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