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May 2022

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Drug Alcohol and DNA Testing for Judicial Environments  
Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:30 PM Eastern (EST) - 1:30 PM Eastern (EST)

An overview of drug, alcohol and DNA testing for judicial environments specifically hair follicle testing for drugs and/or alcohol.

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

Transitioning to the Paperless Law Office - A Paralegal's Guide  
Thursday, May 5, 2022 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 4:15 PM Eastern (EST)

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.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

A Paralegal's Guide to Personal Injury: Working with Medical Providers and Insurance Companies  
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 4:15 PM Eastern (EST)

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.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Electronic Medical Records for Paralegals: Obtaining, Organizing and Summarizing  
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 5:00 PM Eastern (EST)

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.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Ethics for Paralegals  
Thursday, May 12, 2022 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 2:30 PM Eastern (EST)
live webinar

Avoid potential ethical problems and be aware of the rules and their application in practice.

Contact:    Michelle Shepherd

Dementia and Alzheimer’s: A Paralegal’s Guide  
Thursday, May 12, 2022 2:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 3:00 PM Eastern (EST)

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.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:15 PM Eastern (EST) - 1:15 PM Eastern (EST)

Intestate succession, split families and incapacitation are just a few of the reasons you need a forensic genealogist. And, with a forensic genealogist on the case, you get more than just exhaustive research and a narrative report; You get unbiased affidavits from an experienced professional. Join us for this presentation and learn more about how the genealogical proof standard can work for you.

Contact:    Mariana Fradman

Top 10 Legal Writing Perils: A Paralegal's Guide  
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 2:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 5:15 PM Eastern (EST)

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.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

NFPA Monthly Board Meeting  
Tuesday, May 17, 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!

Medicare Liens, Set-Asides, and Medicaid Liens for Paralegals: The Latest Rules and Guidance  
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 5:00 PM Eastern (EST)

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.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

NFPA Joint Conference  
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - All Day
University of St. Thomas Law School, Minneapolis, MN

Please visit the Joint Conference page for event details:

The Basics of Antenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements  
Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:00 PM Central (CST) - 1:00 PM Central (CST)

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.


Contact:    Hannah Giersdorf

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Practice for Paralegals  
Monday, May 23, 2022 9:00 AM Central (CST) - 4:30 PM Central (CST)

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
Obtaining discharge

Creditors’ Claims
Treatment of secured and unsecured claims
iling claims
Attending examinations and meetings
Effect of the automatic stay

Preparing for plan confirmation and discharge
Filing objections


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

Contact:    Frank Chapman

Real Estate Closing Checklists and Documents - The Paralegal’s Guide  
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Legal Writing  
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:30 PM Eastern (EST) - 8:30 PM Eastern (EST)

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.

CLE Committee

Contact:    Samantha Vazquez

Litigation Boot Camp for Paralegals  
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 6:00 PM Eastern (EST)

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.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Family Law Practice for Florida Paralegals  
Thursday, May 26, 2022 8:30 AM Eastern (EST) - 4:00 PM Eastern (EST)

Topics covered:

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

Contact:    Frank Chapman

Collecting Judgments and Discovering Assets for Paralegals  
Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 1:00 PM Eastern (EST)

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

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Insurance Basics: Coverage, Disputes, and Tips for Tort Claims  
Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:00 PM Central (CST) - 1:00 PM Central (CST)

Attorney Jeremy Lampman will discuss the basics and importance of insurance coverage, as well as tips for fighting coverage disputes in personal injury cases. This discussion will be beneficial for everyone regardless of area of practice because knowledge of insurance and contracts is helpful in various aspects of professional and personal life.

Contact:    Minnesota Paralegal Association MPA

Walking the Line: Avoiding Unauthorized Practice of Law  
Thursday, May 26, 2022 1:00 PM Eastern (EST) - 2:00 PM Eastern (EST)

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

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

Paralegal's Guide to Family Law  
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern (EST) - 5:00 PM Eastern (EST)

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.

Contact:    Cassi Gruber

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