Washington State Paralegal Association

WSPA Recurring Monthly Events 

Each month WSPA brings you at least two member events to allow you to "CONNECT" with other paralegal professionals.

WSPA Connect, a lunch time opportunity for meeting with other professionals, generally held 2nd Wednesday

of each month from 12 to 1 pm.

WSPA Member and Board Meeting -  Any active members are encouraged to come to the meeting to see what the Board does and to ask any questions of the Board.  Held the third Wednesday of each month, starting at 6:30 pm. 

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WSPA is pleased to partner with Lorman Education for CLE offers. Come back for upcoming events with

LORMAN Education Services



Please check back regularly for updates. 

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Upcoming Events & CLEs

    • 11/15/2023
    • 10/16/2024
    • 12 sessions
    • Zoom

    The WSPA General Membership and Board Meeting is a monthly meeting comprised of the elected Officers and Directors of the Washington State Paralegal Association, and the WSPA membership. We meet monthly to discuss current issues, programs, and goals related to the association, its membership, and paralegal profession in Washington state. 

    All members of the Washington State Paralegal Association are welcome to attend and meet with the current Officers and Directors.

    Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month, starting at 6:30pm. 

    Meetings are currently held virtually via Zoom and we encourage members across the state to attend.

    Please email or message us for Zoom ID and code.

    • 02/14/2024
    • 12/11/2024
    • 11 sessions
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register

    Connect with WSPA members and other paralegals from across the state and even the nation!

    Join our next WSPA Connect meeting every 2nd Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm via Zoom.  

    Feel free to drop in anytime during the hour.  

    Topic: WSPA Connect

    Time: 2nd Wednesdays 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88193456997

    Meeting ID: 881 9345 6997

    Passcode: 506819

    We look forward to connecting with you!

    • 05/28/2024
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Ethically-Handling-Conflicts-of-Interest-A-Paralegal-s-Perspective/Video-Webinar/98644ER_4087822?st=WA

    Program Description

    Practical Pointers for Identifying and Managing Different Types of Conflicts

    From disqualification to a malpractice claim, failing to address a conflict can result in a myriad of consequences. This program reveals tips and tricks for detecting and dealing with conflicts of interest. Don't miss this opportunity to hone your knowledge - register today!

    • Discover the different types of conflicts of interest.
    • Demonstrate best practices for identifying potential conflicts.
    • Learn your reporting obligations as a paralegal.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level program is designed to provide attendees with best practices for detecting and addressing conflicts of interest. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Technicians
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. General Rules on Conflicts of Interest
    2. Different Types of Conflicts
    3. Guidelines for Identifying Potential Conflicts
    4. Developing and Maintaining a Conflicts Database
    5. Reporting Conflicts of Interest: Ensuring Legal Best Practices
    6. Disqualification, Informed Consent, and Waiver
    • 05/28/2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Program Description

    Ensure a Smooth, Problem-Free Closing

    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.


    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will show attendees how to stay in control of closing documents and key tasks. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Technicians
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff


    Course Content

    1. Creating a Complete Closing Checklist (With Sample)
    2. Preparing Closing Documents (With Samples)
    3. Creating a Closing Binder
    4. Reviewing Closing Documents - What to Look for
    5. Recording Documents
    • 05/29/2024
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Electronic-Medical-Records-2024-for-Paralegals/Video-Webinar/98546ER_4075225?st=WA

    Program Description

    Best Practices for Obtaining, Verifying, and Using EMRs

    Electronic medical records carry a wealth of information beyond traditional paper medical records. Do you have the tools and skills to take advantage of these new opportunities? This legal course delves into the laws and tactics of obtaining, organizing, and preparing EMRs for trial. Learn to prepare medical chronologies and summaries, get tips for reviewing EMRs, and more. Register today!

    • Speak the language of medical records! Get a refresher on the common medical terms and abbreviations.
    • Learn how common EMR software systems are structured.
    • Ensure you obtain EMRs in their entirety and spot omissions and manipulation.
    • Find more effective ways of organizing EMRs.
    • Hear the latest on data security and HIPAA PHI protections.

    Who Should Attend

    This advanced level course is designed to give paralegals the information they need to improve their handling of electronic medical records. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Technicians
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. Medical Terms Refresher and Useful Research Resources
    2. EMR (Electronic Medical Records) Systems Architecture
    3. Requesting Electronic Medical Records (EMRs)
    4. Verifying Electronic Medical Records (Don't Overlook Metadata!)
    5. Organizing, Managing, and Reviewing EMRs
    6. Preparing Medical Chronologies and Summaries
    7. HIPAA Compliance and Cybersecurity: Best Practices to Avoid Breaches and Safeguard PHI
    8. Legal Ethics in Electronic Medical Records Management
    • 05/30/2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/A-Paralegal-s-Guide-to-the-Ultimate-Trial-Notebook/Video-Webinar/98545ER_4072672?st=WA

    Program Description

    Seamlessly Aid the Legal Team Throughout Trial

    A poorly put together trial notebook can leave your attorney desperately fumbling for information, documents, and evidence in the heat of trial. A truly outstanding one will leave them looking quick on their feet, confident, and competent. This guide will show how to create a notebook that is not just good but exceptional. Learn the keys to fashioning a trial notebook that will enhance - not hamper - your attorney's courtroom impact. Register today!

    • Discover the most effective ways to structure and organize trial notebooks.
    • Blend best practices with your attorney's individual style and needs.
    • Minimize clutter while ensuring nothing vital is left out of the trial notebook.
    • Learn how to make the most of electronic trial notebooks.
    • Find out how to maintain the trial notebook throughout the trial process.

    This program was designed in conjunction with NBI's esteemed 2023-2024 Content Advisory Committee Member James Susag.

    *Any mention of specific products in this program is intended as part of a general overview and does not constitute IPE's endorsement or recommendation of any specific product or provider. This program is not sponsored by any technology or electronics provider.


    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to teach attendees how to prepare an effective trial notebook. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Technicians
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. Early Preparation Strategies
    2. Checklists and Organization Techniques
    3. Mastering Electronic Trial Notebooks
    4. Maximizing Trial Notebook Utility in the Courtroom
    • 05/31/2024
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Newscast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Electronic-Document-Storage-and-Security-What-Many-Paralegals-Aren-t-Doing-But-Should/Video-Webinar/98646ER_4074198?st=WA

    Program Description

    Manage Electronic Files With Confidence

    When it comes to electronic files, one small misstep can leave your attorney exposed to liability. Are you up to speed on the latest guidelines for safeguarding digital documents? This program delves into the advantages and disadvantages of electronic document storage in legal practice, tips and tricks for creating electronic data storage policies, and best practices for responding to potential breaches. Enhance your knowledge - register today!

    • Examine the dos and don'ts of digital records destruction.
    • Find the best ways to protect your firm's data.
    • Walk through key steps to take when you suspect a data breach in the law firm.

    *Any mention of specific products in this program is intended as part of a general overview and does not constitute IPE's endorsement or recommendation of any specific product or provider. This program is not sponsored by any technology or electronics provider.


    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will teach attendees best practices for maintaining and safeguarding electronic information. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Technicians
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. Pros and Cons of Electronic Document Storage in the Law Firm
    2. Best Practices for Crafting and Implementing an Electronic Data Storage and Security Policy
    3. Dos and Don'ts of Electronic Records Destruction
    4. Protecting Your Firm's Data: Legal Best Practices (Including Encryption, Backups, etc.)
    5. What to Do When Suspecting a Data Breach: Key Steps to Take
    • 06/04/2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Paralegals-Guide-to-Mastering-Demand-Letters/Video-Webinar/98766ER_4074352?st=WA

    Program Description

    Craft More Effective Demand Letters

    Well-written demand letters will set the stage for negotiations and facilitate more favorable outcomes for your attorney and clients. This guide will reveal practical techniques and actionable insights that will impress your attorney and contribute to the firm's success in negotiating settlements. Elevate your proficiency in compiling demand packages in order to foster better outcomes - register today!

    • Refer to a handy checklist to ensure you've collected all key details and documents to maximize the demand's impact.
    • Hit all the right notes with tone, style, length, and formatting.
    • Get tips for framing injuries and damages in an accurate and persuasive way.
    • Uncover powerful buzzwords that will help trigger coverage, higher reserves, and higher settlement offers.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to help paralegals write effective demand letters. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Technicians
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. Checklist: Supporting Details and Documents to Gather
    2. Practical Tips for Formatting, Length, Style, and Tone
    3. How to Effectively Frame Injuries and Damages
    4. Buzzwords and Other Tips to Drive Up Reserves and Claim Value
    5. Exhibit Pointers
    6. Common Demand Letter Mistakes to Avoid
    7. Sample Demand Letter Review and Critique
    • 06/05/2024
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Probate-and-Estate-Administration-for-Paralegals/Video-Webinar/98738ER_4083201?st=WA

    Program Description

    Confidently Assist in Probate and Estate Administration

    Do you have the best system in place for setting up client files; managing probate deadlines and communications; and preparing estate inventories, final accountings, and tax returns? This practical course will give you tips for improving your processes and drafting skills. Register today!

    • Walk through the essential steps of probate and estate administration.
    • Get practical tips for creating the file and organizing the incoming and created documents.
    • Create better inventories with help from experienced faculty.
    • Establish and maintain proper communication with clients, executors, and other parties.
    • Effectively handle final accounting and distributions.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will allow attendees to improve their estate administration skills. Those who should attend include paralegals, legal assistants, and legal support staff.


    Course Content

    1. Estate Administration Process Overview and First Steps
    2. Setting Up the File
    3. Communicating With Executors, Clients, and Other Parties
    4. Inventory: Preparing Asset Lists and Analyzing Records
    5. Management of the Estate
    6. Trusts Management and Taxation in Estate Administration
    7. Final Account, Distributions, and Estate Closing
    8. Ethics in Probate
    • 06/06/2024
    • 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/ChatGPT-and-Generative-AI-Guide-for-Paralegals/Video-Webinar/98729ER_4063643?st=WA

    Program Description

    Best Practices for Using ChatGPT to Automate Legal Tasks

    ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools are spreading like wildfire throughout law firms. Do you know how to use these innovative technologies to your advantage? This practical course teaches you the fundamentals of ChatGPT and delves into its use cases for paralegals. Keep your skills current - register today!

    • Identify different use cases of generative AI for paralegals.
    • Walk through best practices for automating client communication with ChatGPT.
    • Pick up strategies for drafting legal documents.
    • Improve your ChatGPT prompts with tried-and-true tips from our experienced faculty.

    *Any mention of specific products in this program is intended as part of a general overview and does not constitute IPE's endorsement or recommendation of any specific product or provider. This program is not sponsored by any technology or electronics provider.


    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level program is designed to provide attendees with tips and tricks for using ChatGPT and other forms of generative AI in the law firm. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Technicians
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. Insights on What ChatGPT Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do for Paralegals
    2. How to Get Started: Creating an Account, Obtaining Access, Custom Instructions, and Ensuring Accuracy and Confidentiality
    3. Using ChatGPT to Automate Client Communication: Legal Best Practices
    4. Using ChatGPT to Draft Production Requests and Other Documents
    5. Top Tips for Writing Effective ChatGPT Prompts (With Sample Prompts)
    • 06/07/2024
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Paralegals-Guide-to-Collecting-Evidence-From-the-Cloud/Video-Webinar/98767ER_4090960?st=WA

    Program Description

    Tips for Obtaining Communication Records, Stored Documents, Social Media, and Web Content

    Learn how to effectively search the virtual file cabinets! Our experienced faculty will show you techniques and tools for obtaining cloud-based evidence without compromising its integrity and admissibility. Get simple and straightforward advice for navigating the challenges of electronic evidence collection - register today!

    • Discover how to access emails, messaging applications, and other communication content.
    • Review real-world techniques for collecting evidence from cloud storage platforms.
    • Learn how to leverage subpoenas to secure digital evidence stored in cloud services.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course is designed to give paralegals the knowledge they need to effectively collect evidence from the cloud. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Technicians
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. Collecting Emails, Messaging App Data, and Other Communication Records
    2. How to Get Files and Documents From Cloud Storage and Sharing Platforms
    3. Obtaining Social Media Content and Web-Based Evidence
    4. Using Subpoenas to Obtain Cloud-Based Evidence
    • 06/11/2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Assertiveness-Skills-for-Paralegals-Getting-What-You-Want/Video-Webinar/98779ER_4090193?st=WA

    Program Description

    Paralegal Strategies for Assertive Legal Communication

    In this concise program, our expert faculty provide you with strategies for legal assertiveness. Determine your personality type and communication style, formulate strategies for setting boundaries, and overcome hurdles in the legal workforce with newfound assertiveness skills. Unlock your potential - register today!

    • Find out the differences between assertive, passive, and aggressive behavior.
    • Discover tips and tricks for practicing assertiveness in the law firm.
    • Identify best practices for addressing difficult clients and colleagues.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will provide attendees with techniques for exercising assertiveness. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Technicians
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. Differentiating Aggressive vs. Passive vs. Assertive Behaviors
    2. Identifying Your Personality Type (Introvert vs. Extrovert) and Communication Style
    3. Best Practices in Practicing Assertiveness in Everyday Practice
    4. Responding to Difficult Colleagues and Clients With Assertiveness
    5. How to Set Boundaries and Say “No”
    6. Using Your Assertiveness Skills to Overcome Challenges in the Legal Landscape
    7. Relevant Case Studies
    • 06/12/2024
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Top-8-Things-Construction-Paralegals-Must-Know/Video-Webinar/98732ER_4085885?st=WA

    Program Description

    Master the Basics From Bid Documents to Disputes

    Get a better understanding of your role in construction law! Our experienced faculty will show you how to gain basic mastery on eight crucial areas that construction paralegals need to be well-versed in. From the procurement process to disputes, learn the essentials of how to provide effective support to attorneys and clients. Register today!

    • Walk through the procurement process and bid documents.
    • Learn how to read and understand construction drawings.
    • Review key elements and provisions of construction contracts.
    • Examine the project impacts and legal aspects of change orders.
    • Understand the requirements and procedures for filing mechanic's liens.
    • Get tips for staying on top of project schedules, deadlines, and documentation.
    • Know your role and ways to shine in construction disputes.

    Who Should Attend

    This basic level program covers key areas of construction projects to which paralegals can add value. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Technicians
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. The Procurement/Bidding Process and Documents
    2. How to Read Construction Project Plans, Drawings, Blueprints, and Specifications
    3. Construction Contracts and Subcontracts 101
    4. Identifying and Monitoring Construction Project Schedules and Deadlines
    5. The Essentials of Change Orders
    6. Mechanic's Liens: Preparation, Filing, and Releases
    7. Tips for Organizing and Maintaining Project Files, Meeting Minutes, Correspondence, and Contracts Throughout the Project Lifecycle
    8. The Paralegal's Role in Construction Disputes
    • 06/12/2024
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/A-Paralegal-s-Checklist-Guide-to-Depositions/Video-Webinar/98788ER_4075189?st=WA

    Program Description

    Don't Miss Any Crucial Steps or Documents

    Are you preparing for upcoming depositions? This checklist guide will reveal what to do before, during, and after each deposition. Faculty will provide sample documents that you can use in you daily practice. Uncover simple strategies and examples will help facilitate a smoother deposition for your attorney - register today!


    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will teach attendees best practices for before, during, and after depositions. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Technicians
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. Your Role Before, During & After Depositions
    2. Deposition Scheduling, Notice & Subpoena
    3. The Prep: Organize Documents, Prepare & Review Exhibits, Coordinating the Team, Prep the Witness
    4. Investigating the Deponent
    5. During the Deposition: Notetaking, Active Listening, Handling Documents & Exhibits
    6. After the Deposition: What's Next?
    • 06/13/2024
    • 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Paralegal-Pitfalls-and-Pointers-Pleadings-Motions-Briefs-Discovery-Requests-and-Answers/Video-Webinar/98688ER_4067835?st=WA

    Program Description

    All the Dos and Don'ts for Litigation Documents You Work With Every Day

    Litigation document mistakes can be distracting at best - and case-damaging at worst. Is your drafting error free? Are you looking for little ways to polish your skills? Our seasoned faculty will round up the most common mistakes in pleadings, motions, briefs, citations, and discovery requests and responses. They will also reveal creative ways to fine-tune these documents. Build your drafting awareness and skills - register today!

    • Gain new insights on drafting complaints and responses.
    • Discover the top 30 legal writing errors you never want to make.
    • Learn how to draft better, less-objectionable discovery requests.
    • Make the forms do the work: learn how to create templates and use other “shortcuts” in MS Word.

    *Any mention of specific products in this program is intended as part of a general overview and does not constitute IPE's endorsement or recommendation of any specific product or provider. This program is not sponsored by any technology or electronics provider.


    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will assist attendees in advancing their legal document drafting skills. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Technicians
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. Powering Up Your Pleadings, Motions, Briefs, and Citations
    2. Top 30 Typographical Errors, Grammatical Pitfalls, Words, and Concepts to Avoid
    3. Discovery Drafting: Refining Your Requests and Polishing Your Responses
    4. MS Word, Adobe, and Metadata: Legal Document Creation Insights
    • 06/19/2024
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/MS-Word-Outlook-and-Excel-Secrets-Only-the-Top-Paralegals-Know/Video-Webinar/98727ER_4087079?st=WA

    Program Description

    Tips for Customizing Word's Settings, Taming Your Inbox, Using Pivot Tables, and More

    Build your skills! In this practical, paralegal-focused guide, our expert faculty reveal the latest tips and tricks for using Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel in the law firm. From essential guidelines to publishing and collaborating in Word to best practices for protecting worksheets and workbooks, this course has it all. Register today!

    • Get guidance for maximizing your use of Microsoft Word.
    • Enhance your productivity with nifty Microsoft Outlook tips and tricks.
    • Improve your Microsoft Excel skills.
    • Discover useful collaboration tools for the law firm.
    • Know the latest cybersecurity threats to legal departments.

    *Any mention of specific products in this program is intended as part of a general overview and does not constitute IPE's endorsement or recommendation of any specific product or provider. This program is not sponsored by any technology or electronics provider.


    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will provide attendees with tips and tricks for mastering Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Technicians
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. Paralegal Tips and Tricks for Using Microsoft Word in the Law Firm
    2. How to Become a Paralegal Power User of Microsoft Word
    3. Microsoft Outlook Tips and Tricks for Paralegals
    4. Techniques for Using Microsoft Excel in the Law Firm
    5. Utilizing Intermediate Excel Features
    6. Critical Collaboration Tools and Tactics for Paralegals
    7. Cybersecurity Tips and Traps
    • 06/25/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Divorce-Law-30-Mistakes-Even-Experienced-Paralegals-Make/Video-Webinar/98728ER_4077650?st=WA

    Program Description

    Stay Out of Hot Water

    Are you making mistakes that could hinder your credibility as a reliable paralegal? This engaging program captures the top divorce law errors that could put you in the hot seat. Delve into the top mistakes paralegals make during case management, uncover common dangers that arise when dividing assets, and much more. Enhance your awareness - register today!

    • Recall common communication mistakes that lead to misunderstandings.
    • Spot problems in legal documents at the get-go.
    • Discover the top discovery mistakes you never want to make.
    • Avoid trial preparation oversights that could leave your attorney stumbling in the courtroom.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will provide attendees with best practices for avoiding disastrous mistakes. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Technicians
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. 5 Worst Mistakes Paralegals Make With Case Management and Communication
    2. 10 Mistakes Paralegals Make When Preparing Legal Documents for Divorce Cases
    3. 7 Discovery Errors That Will Cost You
    4. 5 Trial Preparation Oversights You Need to Avoid
    5. 3 Dangers in Division of Debts and Assets
    • 06/26/2024
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/The-Rules-of-Civil-Procedure-A-Practical-Toolkit-for-Paralegals/Video-Webinar/98731ER_4087859?st=WA

    Program Description

    Practical, Real-World Application of Rules You Need to Know

    Knowledge of rules of civil procedure is critical if you want to assist your attorney through all phases of litigation. This guide is designed to give you a well-rounded understanding of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and how you can put them into real-world practice. From case initiation to post-trial procedures, get the knowledge you need to ensure compliance and use the rules to your team's advantage. Register today!

    • Dive into rules of procedure that paralegals need to be well-versed in.
    • Get the case off on the right foot: apply key rules when initiating the lawsuit.
    • Receive tips for preparing for pretrial conferences.
    • Build your understanding of the rules concerning depositions, interrogatories, requests for documents, and requests for admission.
    • Keep the rules in mind when preparing motions and organizing supporting documents.
    • Review the top trial and post-trial FRCP rules paralegals need to know.

    Who Should Attend

    This intermediate level course will provide attendees with practical guidance on complying with and using the rules of civil procedure to their benefit. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Technicians
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. Initiating a Lawsuit
    2. Rule 16 Pretrial Conferences; Scheduling; Management
    3. Discovery: Applying the Rules
    4. Motions: Know the Requirements and Procedures
    5. Trial Preparation, Attendance, and the FRCP
    6. The FRCP and Post-Trial Procedures
    7. Paralegal Ethics
    • 06/27/2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Advanced-Ethical-Challenges-for-Paralegals/Video-Webinar/98730ER_4073868?st=WA

    Program Description

    Overcome Difficulties With Conflicts of Interest, Client Communication, and More

    Are you fully equipped with the knowledge you need to tackle complex client communication issues? Do you have a firm grasp of the attorney-client privilege and your role in upholding it? What are the top social media ethics traps for paralegals? This program shows you how to resolve the toughest ethical problems that paralegals encounter. Register today!

    • Discuss best practices for handling conflicts of interest.
    • Uncover practical solutions for client communication issues.
    • Expand your understanding of the paralegal's role in upholding and safeguarding client confidentiality and privilege.
    • Get veteran insights for confronting the ethical challenges raised by technology in the law firm.

    *Any mention of specific products in this program is intended as part of a general overview and does not constitute IPE's endorsement or recommendation of any specific product or provider. This program is not sponsored by any technology or electronics provider.


    Who Should Attend

    This advanced level program is designed to provide attendees with tactics for dealing with complex ethical challenges in legal practice. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Technicians
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. The Art of Identifying and Resolving Complex Conflicts of Interest
    2. Resolving Advanced Client Communication Issues
    3. Confidentiality and Privilege Pain Points for Paralegals
    4. Ethical Challenges Presented By Artificial Intelligence, Social Media, and Technology
    • 07/10/2024
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast

    Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Family-Law-Top-Problems-and-Solutions-for-Paralegals/Video-Webinar/98857ER_4083396

    Program Description

    Time-Tested Strategies for Locating Hidden Assets, Calculating Child and Spousal Support, and More

    What are the top mistakes paralegals make with settlement agreements and decrees? Are you up to speed on the latest tech tools paralegals are using to locate hidden assets? Do you know what to look for when reviewing tax returns? In this engaging program, our seasoned faculty show you how to tackle the top problems that paralegals encounter in family law. Further your knowledge - register today!

    • Discover high-level techniques for handling QDROs and other retirement orders.
    • Overcome hurdles when trying to locate hidden assets.
    • Formulate advanced strategies for conducting discovery in divorce cases.
    • Enhance your understanding of how to calculate child support.
    • Develop strategies for reviewing tax returns.

    *Any mention of specific products in this program is intended as part of a general overview and does not constitute IPE's endorsement or recommendation of any specific product or provider. This program is not sponsored by any technology or electronics provider.


    Who Should Attend

    This advanced level course is designed to provide attendees with creative tips and tricks for handling complex issues in family law. Those who should attend include:

    • Paralegals
    • Legal Technicians
    • Legal Assistants
    • Legal Support Staff

    Course Content

    1. Mastering Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) and Other Retirement Orders
    2. Challenges in Finding Hidden Assets
    3. Advanced Tactics for Reviewing Tax Returns and Valuations
    4. Dynamic Discovery Techniques in Divorce Litigation
    5. Child Support and Spousal Support (Alimony) Calculations (With Sample Documents)
    6. Tackling Ethical Challenges in Family Law: A Paralegal's Guide

Washington State Paralegal Association
1402 Lake Tapps Parkway SE
Ste. F104/PMB133
Auburn, WA. 98092

206.653.7259

info@wspaonline.org

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