NALA - 6.00
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NALA - 6.00
This seminar meets the requirements of the Certifying Board for Legal Assistants of the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc., for 6.0 hours, including 0.0 ethics, of continuing legal assistant education self-study credit required to maintain the CLA (Certified Legal Assistant) credential.
KENNETH P. KULA is a trial attorney with Buether Joe & Carpenter LLC. He has nearly 20 years of experience representing individuals and companies in complex litigation involving intellectual property, such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Mr. Kula also practices in the areas of technology law and general litigation. He has represented clients, as plaintiff and defendant, and has tried both bench and jury trials in state or federal court in various courts throughout the United States. Mr. Kula has served as an adjunct professor at Washburn University School of Law, where he taught courses on patent law and intellectual property. He is active in the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and will be teaching at its upcoming Building Trial Skills program at Southern Methodist University. Mr. Kula also served as an ethics investigator for his local bar association. He has been invited to speak by various organizations on a variety of topics, including intellectual property litigation, copyright law and the construction industry, ethics, and electronic discovery. Mr. Kula is admitted to practice law in Texas, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. He has been admitted to practice before the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and before various federal district courts. Mr. Kula is, or has been, a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) and various state, city and other local bar associations. He earned his B.S. degree from St. John Fisher College and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Washburn University School of Law.
TREY SCOTT is an associate attorney at Kennedy, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, a health law boutique in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Scott is licensed in Texas, and currently focuses his practice on health law and healthcare regulatory compliance, as well as administrative law and civil litigation. He has assisted clients in civil and administrative litigation, payment and reimbursement appeals, before professional licensing boards, regulatory licensure, filings and compliance, fraud and abuse defense, employment law, transactional issues, and other provider matters. Mr. Scott received his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Texas Tech University at Lubbock, and his J.D. degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law.
STEVEN D. SETTLES is a paralegal in the San Antonio office of Cokinos, Bosien & Young, a Houston-based firm founded in 1989 and known throughout Texas as a leader in construction law and complex litigation matters. He is responsible for cases from their initial intake through settlement and appeals. Mr. Settles is a certified mediator with the Bexar County Mediators and is a board certified paralegal (civil trial law) with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Settles is a member of the State Bar of Texas (Paralegal Division). He earned his B.A. degree from Park University and his paralegal certificate from the Naval Justice School.