Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New NFPA CLEs for March!

BEGINNING MARCH 10, 2008
ON-LINE CLE OFFERED BY NFPA
VISIT www.paralegals.org TO REGISTER

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
Administrative law is that branch of law that defines and limits relationships between government agencies and people. Administrative law defines agency powers, agency limitations, and remedies available to parties aggrieved by agency action.

Administrative Law can be divided into four major areas that will be covered in this seminar. Unit One will provide an overview of administrative law in general. Unit two will provide and introduction to due process and agency acquisition of information. Unit Three will provide an introduction to adjudication and Unit Four will cover the judicial review of agency action.


E-DISCOVERY
This is a fourteen-day seminar intended to provide the litigation paralegal with a basic understanding of e-Discovery and the processes involved in the preservation, collection, and production of electronic data so they can make informed decisions when assigned to a case involving computer forensics or eDocs. Unit One will provide an introduction to e-Discovery and discuss what effects the recent "explosion" of e-Discovery will have on the litigation paralegal's duties and what skills they should acquire. Unit Two will discuss the duty to preserve (evidentiary) electronic data and how the paralegal can assist their supervising attorney and the client with the process of preservation. Unit Three will discuss the collection and production of electronic data, some common pitfalls to avoid during each procedure, and the preparation of deposition and trial exhibits from electronic files. Unit Four will discuss the "Dark Side" of e-Discovery –– spoliation and sanctions –– and the best ways to avoid inadvertently ruining the client's case.

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SKILLS FOR THE PARALEGAL
This seminar is designed to provide the paralegal with a working and practical introduction of what to expect while working in an office environment as a paralegal. The goal of this seminar is to give realistic examples of different scenarios that may be encountered in the legal environment while also providing an introduction to things that do not involve legal concepts but are necessary to the legal world such as time sheets.

The paramount goal of the seminar is provide the paralegal with information which will assist them in their positions as paralegals. The seminar is designed to put job functions and the general law firm environment in a realistic perspective.

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