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Ethics Palooza – 2012!

With the end of the year quickly approaching and the deadlines for fulfilling ethics MCLE looming, I’ve planned an extraordinary opportunity for you: Ethics Palooza – 2012!

What is Ethics Palooza? A series of four 90-minute ethics courses. Take one, two, three or four courses – the choice is yours.

When?

  • Tuesday, December 4
  • Thursday, December 6,
  • Tuesday, December 11
  • Thursday, December 13

Time?
1pm Eastern (12pm Central/11am Mountain/10am Pacific)

Credit?
Each Course = 1.5 hours MCLE

Format?
All courses offered in webcast format.  Participate via telephone or via computer… or both.  No need to leave your desk!  Ask questions and receive answers on the spot.

Who should attend?
Courses are designed to benefit all paralegals and attorneys, regardless of their experience and expertise.

Certificate of Attendance?
Sent to registered attendees only.  Presenter is an approved California MCLE Provider. Each course meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for Paralegals for continuing legal education required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential

Handouts?
All courses include detailed handouts you’ll use again and again in keeping with the Paralegal Mentor’s reputation for providing outstanding course materials.  Handouts may also be great study materials for the certification exam you’re taking in 2013.

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Ethics Palooza Courses:
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Ethics Rules for Fees and Billing
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 – 1:00 PM Eastern Time

This course refers to The American Bar Association’s rules regarding fees charged to clients and answers important ethics questions, including:

  • Who sets the fees for the client?
  • What determines a “reasonable” fee?
  • How do you craft time entries that do not reveal confidential information and case strategy?
  • How does supervision by the attorney apply to fees and billing?
  • What do Courts look for when reviewing fee petitions?
  • And more!

The American Bar Association’s Rules of Professional Conduct, Ethics Codes adopted by Professional Associations, Guidelines for the Utilization of Paralegals, as well as recent case law and ethics opinions, will be referenced.

Your investment: 67.00

Register Here for Ethics Rules for Fees and Billing
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Leveraging New Technology Tools to Meet Ethics Obligations

Thursday, December 6, 2012 –1:00 PM Eastern Time

Attorneys and paralegals can and should leverage new and useful technology tools to meet their ethics obligations. This course will provide:

  • An overview of ethics requirements for lawyers and paralegals, and a look at the consequences of non-compliance;
  • How paralegals can take the initiative to comply with ethical rules by reviewing the rules and looking to technology solutions that can help uphold ethics principles.
  • How the use of technology affects important ethics rules: Competence, Diligence, Fees and Confidentiality (including Privilege.)
  • Recently adopted ethics rules requiring attorneys to understand the benefits and risks of technology;
  • Recently adopted ethics rules requiring attorneys to address the issue of confidentiality of email communications with the client;
  • Selected technology tools that directly address the issues of ethics that concern paralegals and attorneys;
  • And more!

Your investment: 67.00

Register Here for Leveraging New Technology Tools
to Meet Ethics Obligations

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Double the Ethics = Double the Issues:
Ethics for Corporate Legal Professionals

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – 1:00 PM Eastern Time

Did you know that attorneys and paralegals working in the corporate setting have double the ethics obligations of law firm employees? This important course explores:

  • Ethics rules applying to all legal professionals;
  • The corporation’s Code of Business Ethics;
  • How to avoid the Unauthorized Practice of Law;
  • How to determine who the client is;
  • Issues of confidentiality and privilege;
  • The risks and benefits of technology;
  • And more!

Your investment: 67.00

Register Here for Double the Ethics = Double the Issues

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Dollars and $ense: The Ethical Handling
of Client Property by Attorneys and Paralegals

Thursday, December 13 – 1:00 Eastern Time

The receipt and handling of client property presents numerous ethical and legal dilemmas for attorneys and paralegals.  This course presents a comprehensive study of these dilemmas, including

  • The American Bar Associations rules regarding client property;
  • The importance of keeping firm funds and client funds separate;
  • The proper course of action when client property is received;
  • The implementation and use of the lawyer’s trust account;
  • The importance supervision of employees with access to the trust account;
  • Reference to applicable case law and ethics opinions;
  • And more!

Your investment: 67.00

Register Here for Dollars and $ense:
The Ethical Handling of Client Property

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The Presenter: Vicki Voisin, ACP

  • A California State Bar approved MCLE provider;
  • Delivers simple strategies for paralegals and other professionals to create success and satisfaction by setting goals and determining the direction they will take their careers;
  • Spotlights resources, ethics issues, organizational tips, and other areas of continuing education to help paralegals and others reach their full potential;
  • Nationally recognized author and speaker regarding issues of interest to legal professionals;
  • Co-author of The Professional Paralegal: A Guide to Finding a Job and Career Success;
  • Publisher of a weekly e-newsletter titled Paralegal Strategies;
  • Host of The Paralegal Voice, a monthly podcast produced by Paralegal Mentor Productions;
  • Earned a B.S. degree in Business Management from Central Michigan University;
  • Received the Advanced Paralegal Certification (ACP) from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA);
  • Received NALA’s 2012 Founder’s Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the growth and future of the paralegal profession, which impacted this profession in a positive manner for a significant period of time;
  • Current member and Past president of NALA; Presenter on NALA Campus LIVE! and at the 2012 Convention;
  • Current member of NALS…the association for legal professionals ; currently serving on NALS Grassroots Committee;
  • Current member and Past Chair of the Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section of the State Bar of Michigan;
  • Has worked in the paralegal field for more than 20 years;
  • More information is available at http://paralegalmentor.com.