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The Ultimate Guide to Workers' Compensation for Paralegals  
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 5:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Do you understand basic workers' comp terminology? Do you feel confident in your ability to draft demand letters? Do you know what types of notes to take during depositions? From tips for drafting IME requests to strategies for navigating HIPAA concerns, this practical program walks you through the fundamentals of workers' compensation and teaches you everything you need to know to help attorneys with their next case. Build your knowledge and become a more effective paralegal - register today!

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Legal Research for Paralegals: Federal Court Edition  
Thursday, April 7, 2022 2:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 3:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Find What You Need - Fast

Whether you're helping your attorney find an answer to a question or construct arguments and briefs, legal research is critical. However, finding what you need can often be like looking for a needle in the haystack - and it's even worse when you're dealing with unfamiliar territory. This legal research program will reveal practical tips and go-to sources for finding federal statutes, regulations, case law, court forms, and government agency resources

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Paralegals' Checklist Guide to Personal Injury Cases  
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 2:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 3:30 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. Keep cases organized and on track - register today!

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Handling Advanced Issues in Complex Divorce Cases: A Paralegal's Guide  
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 5:00 PM Eastern (EST)

From understanding social media discovery to dividing retirement plan assets, it's important to know what upper-level issues lie ahead in divorce. In this course, join our esteemed faculty for in-depth coverage of the toughest issues paralegals face in divorce cases today. Register today!

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Who Gets the Dog?  
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Come listen to family law attorney Scott Weinbaum, Maddox & Gerock, P.C., discuss pets in family law cases and give a brief overview of the Virginia Code Section 20-124.3 custody factors

Contact:    Amy Stidham

Uncovering Hidden Data and Social Media Evidence in Family Law Cases  
Monday, April 18, 2022 6:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 7:00 PM Eastern (EST)
Fairfax, VA (Webinar)

This program will include invaluable information regarding the critical role electronic evidence plays in family law cases.

Contact:    Jana Sehrer

Obtaining and Evaluating Financial Information  
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 12:00 PM Central (CST) - 12:00 AM Central (CST)

Topic: Obtaining and Evaluating Financial Information

Identifying relevant information on assets, debts, income and expenses

Obtaining financial information

Using financial information questionnaires.

Using Interrogatories, requests of production, deposition testimony, private investigators

Valuing assets

Evaluating the information you have obtained

Working with accountants and financial experts

Preparing financial statements

Speaker: Jana Aune Deach

Jana Aune Deach is a nationally recognized family law practitioner with the law firm of Moss & Barnett who serves as a compassionate advocate for her clients and their children. She assists clients in a variety of matters including child support, custody settlement and litigation, premarital agreements, spousal maintenance, complex non-marital tracing, complex property division, and settlement negotiations. Jana is a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral and is certified in Family Law Mediation.

Jana has been listed in Minnesota Super Lawyers since 2010 and, prior to 2010, was listed in Minnesota Super Lawyers/Rising Stars from 2005-2009. She has been listed in the Minnesota Super Lawyers “Top 50 Women” and “Top 100”lists since 2018. Jana has also been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 2014. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association– Family Law Section, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts serving as the National and Minnesota Chapter President from 2016-2018, and the Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court.

In addition to practicing family law on a full-time basis, Jana serves on Moss & Barnett’s Board of Directors; chairs the firm’s Family Law practice group; supervises the firm’s paralegals; chairs the firm’s community outreach and philanthropic committee, M&B Cares; and serves as liaison for the firm’s support of and work with Minnesota Women Lawyers.

Jana has presented numerous times and written many articles on family law topics for Minnesota CLE and other organizations, including the firm’s newsletter, Moss & Barnett Advocate.

Remote attendance only.

  • Member Cost: Free
  • Non-Member Cost: $15

CLE credit has been applied for this session.


Please RSVP by April 18, 2022.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amanda Bean or Jennessa Carlson at or

Contact:    Hannah Giersdorf

Social Media Evidence: A Paralegal's Guide  
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 2:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Pick Up Best Practices and Paralegal Pointers

Are you up to date with the latest social media developments? Do you know how to conduct effective social media investigations? How do your social media discovery skills stack up? Our seasoned faculty will provide you with practical how-tos and nifty tips for handling social media in and outside of litigation.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

NFPA Monthly Board Meeting  
Tuesday, April 19, 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!

Estate Planning Essentials for Paralegals  
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 6:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Prepare to perform your key estate planning tasks with confidence. This practical guide offers specialized case/client intake and communication tips, case management advice, will and trust essential provisions breakdowns, and an overview of top trust structures and their uses. You will also get an introduction to trusts and estates taxation, including sample documents and filing guidance. Come away with a working understanding of trusts and estates paralegals' duties and with the confidence to do the job. Register today!

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Family Mediation  
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 12:30 PM Eastern (EST) - 1:30 PM Eastern (EST)

One hour overview of the history and uses of Mediation in Family Law.

Contact:    Tracey Barnes
215-362-2474 ext. 208

Managing Business Licensing Compliance  
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 2:00 PM Eastern (EST)

NFPA In-House Paralegal Committee would like to invite you to attend the following CLE Webinar.  CLE credits will be provided by CT Corporation. 

CLE Webinar: Managing Business Licensing Compliance
Licensing requirements for entities at local, state, and federal levels continue to increase and expand in number and scope. Understanding what creates a licensing obligation and how to determine which entities may be subject to those obligations becomes the cornerstone of proper business license management.

Join this CLE webinar to gain a full picture of the importance of business license management. In addition to understanding licensing obligations, attendees will discover the risk of non-compliance and learn about specific fact-sets where business license non-compliance has resulted in legal action.

Topics covered:
- The link between business events and business license requirements
- Good license governance
- The lifecycle of licensing compliance

Who should join:
- Attorneys and paralegals in law firms, who handle business license compliance  
- In-house counsel and paralegals responsible for corporate compliance and governance

Contact:    Patty Meagher

Legal Research  
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 5:30 PM Eastern (EST) - 8:30 PM Eastern (EST)

This three-hour seminar will provide an overview of techniques to make your legal research more effective and productive. The seminar will begin with an overview of primary legal authorities (statutes and cases) and proceed to examine the secondary authorities, including encyclopedias, treatises, and periodicals. Major sets of law books will be discussed as well as techniques to find those materials.

Contact:    Angela King

Successful Multi-Tasking Tips for Paralegals  
Thursday, April 21, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 12:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Handle Any Task That Comes Your Way

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.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Update  
Thursday, April 21, 2022 12:00 PM Central (CST) - 1:00 PM Central (CST)

Topic: Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Update

Maren Schroeder, RP®, MnCP, member of the Standing Committee for the Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Project, will provide an update on the program, the Standing Committee’s interim report, recent revisions to Rule 12, the upcoming hearing on recommendations, and how to be a part of the pilot project.


Speaker: Maren Schroeder, RP®, MnCP

MarenSchroeder, RP®, MnCP is a PACE Registered and Minnesota Certified paralegal born and raised in Stewartville, Minnesota. She has an undergraduate degree in Paralegal Studies and an MBA with an emphasis in legal administration. Schroeder has experience in intellectual property, civil litigation, family law, criminal defense, non-profit organization, and complex bankruptcy matters. She provides virtual freelance paralegal services for attorneys throughout the United States, and is the Policy Director of Sensible Change Minnesota, working on medical cannabis access and drug overdose prevention measures at the Minnesota legislature.

Ms. Schroeder was elected Director of Positions and Issues for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA) in October 2020. She previously served seven years on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Paralegal Association (MPA) serving most recently and NFPA Primary and Director of Positions and Issues. Passionate about access to justice, which drove her to become a paralegal, she previously served on the Minnesota State Bar Association Task Force on Alternative Legal Models from 2015-2017 and the Minnesota Supreme Court Implementation Committee for the Legal Paraprofessional Practice Pilot Project from 2019-2020; and was appointed to the Minnesota Standing Committee for the Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Project in December 2020. Ms. Schroeder is the recipient of several awards including the 2020 NFPA Justice Champion Award, the inaugural Minnesota Cannabis Culture Award for Medical Cannabis Advocacy, and the 2016 MPA Outstanding Paralegal of the Year Award.

Ms.Schroeder has served on the Stewartville Planning & Zoning Commission since 2013, serving as Chair from 2016-2017, and was a member of the Task Force that developed the City’s dog park. She also volunteers her time as a civil and family mediator for Mediation and Conflict Solutions, a sexual assault crisis advocate for Victim Services of Dodge, Filmore, and Olmsted Counties, and is an appointee to the Minnesota Taskforce on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research.


This event is available for remote attendance only.

CLE credit has been applied for this session.

Please RSVP by April 20th, 2022.

Cost: Members - Free

Non-Members - $15

























Contact:    Hannah Giersdorf

Difficult Client Scenarios: An Ethical Guide for Paralegals  
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 3:15 PM Eastern (EST)

Navigate the Gray Areas With Confidence

Never give legal advice, keep clients reasonably informed - you know the rules. But in the real world, things are rarely straightforward. In this program, knowledgeable faculty will reveal solutions to the ethical dilemmas you face every day. From handling unreasonable client requests to delivering bad news, get the guidance you need to avoid ethics pitfalls while also maintaining a high standard of client service. Register today!

  • Discover how to respond to client inquiries without falling into the legal advice trap.
  • Learn how to tactfully get honest answers out of the lying client.
  • Ensure proper communications with clients, whether they're difficult to contact or calling multiple times a day.
  • Uncover 10 simple yet effective tips for preventing billing disputes.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Discovery From Start to Finish: A How-to Guide for Paralegals  
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 5:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Discovery is the heart of the litigation process, and you play a key supporting role. Will you be an invaluable part of the team or let costly oversights jeopardize the case? This a-z discovery guide will show you how to be an asset during the entire discovery process. From informal discovery to written and production requests, e-discovery, depositions, and more, get valuable insights and resources you can use straight away. Register today!

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Corporate Transparency Act: Preparing for the Impact on Your Business Entities  
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 1:30 PM Eastern (EST)

NFPA In-House Paralegal Committee invites you to attend the following webinar hosted by Computershare.  

Your legal entities are the core of your compliance framework. But are you prepared for the new beneficial ownership reporting requirement that would be necessary as a result of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA)?

The CTA, part of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020, established reporting requirements for certain types of corporations, limited liability companies, and other similar entities created in or registered to do business in the United States.

Join us on Wednesday, April 27th at 1:00pm ET as we share useful information surrounding the Corporate Transparency Act and the impact it has on your business entities.

During this webinar we’ll cover:

  • Understanding the Corporate Transparency Act
  • Insights on the FinCEN proposed rule
  • Reporting requirements
  • What to expect next

As with any entity compliance regulation the cost of non-compliance can be severe. It’s time to start preparing for the next phase to avoid severe impact to your organization. So, what are you waiting for? Register today!

Who should attend:  Paralegals, Corporate Secretaries, General Counsels and anyone else in your organization responsible for entity compliance obligations. 

Contact:    Patty Meagher

A Paralegal's Guide to Reviewing Title Commitments, Exception Documents, and Surveys  
Thursday, April 28, 2022 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 4:15 PM Eastern (EST)

Recognize and Resolve Problems When You See Them

To ensure a clean title and policy, you need to know how to read title commitments and surveys. This practical guide to title and survey review will show you what to look for, where to find it, and what to do about it.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

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