2022 Convention Workshops

2022 Convention Workshops

Thursday, September 15 | 4:35-5:45 p.m. ET
Workshops are interactive and informative sessions, providing you with new tools and skills to help you grow in your profession.

Workshops are not eligible for CLE credits.


  • Workshop A: Student Workshop - Paralegal Panel Discussion
    Our Student Workshop will be a panel of paralegals who work in different areas of law including the areas of finance, business, corporate, probate and domestic relations.  Members of the panel also work in several types and sizes of offices including the corporate, medium and large law firm as well as the sole practitioner settings.  We encourage all students to participate and for those who are able to attend to bring their curiosity and ask lots of questions. 

    Presented by: Jessica Kubiak, RP, OSBA Certified; Becky Kerstetter, OSBA Certified; Teresa Gonzalez, OSBA Certified; Cristina Vacar
    Sponsored by Lakeland Community College


  • Workshop B: In-House Paralegals
    Three panelists from NFPA’s In-House Paralegal Committee Workshop will address questions covering topics including (but not limited to) the various roles of in-house paralegals, what issues in-house paralegals face, the pros and cons of an in-house job, and how the work-from-home environment has impacted working relationships.  This will be an interactive workshop, so bring your questions!

    Presented by: NFPA In-House Paralegal Committee

  • Workshop C: Networking that gets Results - Don't Settle for the Status Quo
    Networking is an often-used term and always encouraged activity for professionals in their career. But what does this really mean? And why is it so important? Networking can be fun AND help you reach your career goals faster. In this workshop, you will learn: the #1 thing you must do to achieve your goals through networking; a simple exercise that will show you how to get the best results from your networking; and, how to customize your approach to networking so you always feel intentional and confident. 

    Presented by: Kristen McLaughlin

  • Workshop D: Pro Bono
    Teresa Scharf, OSBA Certified Paralegal with Ulmer & Berne LLP and Christine Flynn, Litigation Paralegal with Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. will build on their morning presentation on Pro Bono by allowing attendees to further engage with them, ask questions, and develop strategies to enhance attendees’ Pro Bono practice.

    Presented by: Teresa Scharf, OSBA Certified Paralegal, and, Christine Flynn, Litigation Paralegal

>> Register for Convention here


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