Upcoming Live Webinars
As a member benefit, paralegals who may wish to view the live webinar in a group setting of five or more, may be eligible for a 10% discount on the total fee. Please email Mindi L. Schaefer, M.S., RP, OSBA, AACP, Vice President and Director of Profession Development, at VPPD@paralegals.org.
Paralegals and Unauthorized Practice of Law in 2019
September 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Toni Marsh, J.D.
As the paralegal profession grows in numbers, prestige, and range, highly educated and sophisticated paralegals are taking on ever more responsibility and working with increasing independence. This is wonderful for the profession and the public, which enjoys increased access to justice and reduced legal costs. But as the profession expands, it becomes ever more important to define the boundaries of unauthorized practice of law and clearly describe what is. ln this interactive session, Professor Marsh will explain what it means to practice law, provide a concise e-element test to recognize when a situation involves giving legal advice, and take through real and hypothetical situations to demonstrate the concepts reviewed.
1. Describe the Practice of Law
2. Define Legal Advice
3. Identify the codes, rules, opinions and case law that relate to UPL
4. Avoid UPL.
This session is approved for 1.0 Ethics CLE | Cost of webinar is $25 for NFPA Members, $50 for nonmembers.
Sexual Harassment in Housing - When Tenants and Applicants are Harassed, What Can They Do?
September 25, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT
Speaker: R. Tamar Hagler, Deputy Chief, Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
Sexual harassment in housing impacts countless individuals, resulting in significant distress, eviction and homelessness. The conduct often involves unrelenting, unwanted sexual advances or requests for sexual acts in exchange for a place to live, repairs to the home, reduced rents or delayed evictions. During this session, hear from the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice about how to recognize sexual harassment in housing, and what options may be available to those who have been sexually harassed by property managers, landlords, maintenance workers, housing authority officials, or others with power over access to housing.
Session approved for 1.0 CLE credit | Cost of webinar is $25 for NFPA Members, $50 for nonmembers.
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