NFPA Blog: Paralegal Think Tank
Major Take-Aways from the Joint Conference

By Janet Wilson Williams, RP®, President Elect, Georgia Association of Paralegals

This year’s Joint Conference “Promoting Paralegals in the Bluegrass” was one of the best conferences that I have ever attended.  After hearing the presentations and thinking about what I gained in insight, I feel compelled to share.  (more)

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Continuing Legal Education
& Upcoming Events

Speaker: Christine Flynn, NFPA/ABA Pro Bono Liaison

(This is a members only webinar - please log-in to register)

We often receive requests from paralegal members nationwide seeking pro bono opportunities.  This webinar will provide basic information and background on five national pro bono organizations, including a veterans component, that have offices in multiple states.  Additional discussion will be held on what type of projects paralegals can assist with as well as the needs of the national organization.

When: 5/23/2018
Where: Zoom Meeting

When serving process on behalf of a law firm, our contact is usually a paralegal; therefore, it is important that paralegals be knowledgeable of the most current process serving procedures in NY State. NYSPPSA will educate and inform as to the rules and statutes under which process servers in the State of New York operate, as well as the role NYSPPSA plays in insuring accountability and professionalism in the process serving industry.

When: 5/23/2018
Where: New York, NY

Speaker: Callie A Kessler, Paralegal

This presentation will give the audience real world tips and tricks to setting depositions. The presentation will cover all aspects of the deposition process from setting the date/time, tracking all potential deponents, developing relationships with the local court reporters, and making sure that all transcripts and exhibits received. 

Learning Objectives:
1. Working with paralegals/secretaries of the other parties.
2. Tips for organizing depositions in case that have multiple parties, each having numerous witnesses and experts.
3. Working with medical personal, and obtaining a timely response. 
4. Limiting frustration of all parties involved when multiple changes occur in the process.

When: 5/31/2018
Where: Zoom Webinar

Region II Spring 2018 Meeting

When: 6/2/2018
Where: Dallas, TX