DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans Airport
2150 Veterans Memorial BLVD
Kenner, LA 70062
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Make Yourself an Indispensable Part of Your Firm's Trial Preparation Team
Two of the most essential skills for litigation paralegals to possess are the abilities to gather critical information and to prepare it for effective use at trial. That means you need to know how to compile essential information, ask the right questions and create a thorough, yet user-friendly case file.
Are your skills everything they should be? This seminar will provide a closer look into the specialized realm of paralegal responsibilities during trial preparation so you can maximize your effectiveness. Establish solid case management and organization techniques. Learn how to uncover crucial facts during the discovery process. Implement an effective document control and organization system to keep everything readily accessible. Get the most out of witnesses during pretrial interviews. Confidently collect, organize and preserve evidence for use at any time during trial. Developing these skills is critical for your success - enroll today to gain the knowledge you need!
This basic-to-intermediate level program is designed for paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries and other members of the law office support staff who want to sharpen their skills in every aspect of trial preparation.
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 credit required to maintain the CLA (Certified Legal Assistant) credential.
This seminar has been approved by The National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA) for 6.0 hours of Continuing Legal Education, including 0.0 hour of ethics.
ANGELLE MILLET is a paralegal at Chehardy, Sherman, Williams, L.L.P. Ms. Millet is experienced in the areas of medical malpractice, ERISA, sex discrimination, and products liability.
KRISTI POST is an attorney with Blake Jones Law Firm, L.L.C., in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her practice is primarily comprised of maritime accidents, serious auto and commercial vehicular accidents, traumatic brain injuries, premises liability, and Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act cases in numerous state and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies. Ms. Post has more than 30 years of trial experience and has successfully handled cases involving such diverse areas as the kidnapping of offshore workers by militant forces in Nigeria, Hurricane Katrina insurance litigation, crane failures, commercial diving accidents, and case involving a derrick barge accident and dramatic rescue of its divers during a hurricane off the Yucutan Peninsula which became the subject of the novel All the Men in the Sea. She is an associate professor of trial advocacy at Tulane Law School and is one of only 25 attorneys in the state of Louisiana board certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Ms. Post received her J.D. degree and LL.M. degree in admiralty from Tulane Law School, and is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Louisiana State Bar Association.
CHARLES O. TAYLOR is a partner in the law firm of Chehardy, Sherman, Williams, L.L.P. where he practices in the areas of medical malpractice, ERISA, sex discrimination, and products liability. He is a frequent lecturer to diverse audiences, including the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, the New Orleans Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Hastings Group, GE Medical Protective Physicians, and Tour Infirmary medical and dental staffs. Mr. Taylor's professional publications include articles in the areas of emergency medicine, tort damages, medical and legal malpractice, as well as HIPAA. He is admitted in Louisiana, all Louisiana federal courts, as well as the U.S. Court of Claims and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Taylor was an adjunct professor of law at the School of Law, Loyola University. He also has taught paralegals at Tulane University. Mr. Taylor earned his B.A. degree from Virginia Wesleyan College and his J.D. degree from the School of Law at Western New England University. He is a founding member and past chairman of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association (Medical Malpractice Section), and a past co-chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association (Medical/Legal Interprofessional Committee) and the Louisiana State Medical Society. Mr. Taylor is a fellow in the Louisiana Bar Foundation and was named one of the top 200 lawyers in New Orleans by New Orleans Magazine and a Leader in the Law by City Business.
PARISH J. TILLMAN is an attorney with The Waltz Law Group. His practice focuses on general liability claims, first party property claims, bad faith issues and workers' compensation defense. Mr. Tillman received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Louisiana State University' and his J.D./D.C.L degree, cum laude, from Herbert Law Center, Louisiana State University. Mr. Tillman is admitted to practice in Louisiana.
REGINA L. VALENTI is a senior trial paralegal with the law firm of Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She handles all aspects of file management, client contact, and trials in multi-district litigation, mass torts, personal injury cases, and products liability cases. Ms. Valenti supervises all the paralegals in the firm, conducts training, and oversees all areas of file management and organization. She also performs administrative duties for all MDL depositories and handles or assists in all trials. Ms. Valenti conducts medical research, legal and factual research, investigations, as well as client interviews. She is also responsible for preparing pleadings, memoranda and briefs, witness lists and exhibits, trial notebooks, demand and settlement documents, and deposition schedules and summaries. Other responsibilities include coordinating and managing document production, locating and interviewing witnesses and experts, organizing pleadings and trial exhibits, assisting lawyers at trial, gathering and reviewing medical records, and maintaining general client contact. Ms. Valenti earned her degree from Nicholls State University. She has spoken for the American Association for Justice on "Preparing a Powerful Trial Notebook" and for the Institute for Paralegal Education on "Using the Internet in Discovery Efforts” and “Trial Presentation from Start to Finish.” Additionally, Ms. Valenti has spoken to members of the New Orleans Paralegal Association on class actions. She is a member of the New Orleans Paralegal Association and was recently named as the 2014-2015 chair of the Louisiana Association for Justice Paralegal Section. Ms. Valenti is also a paralegal affiliate member of the American Association for Justice, member of the AAJ Paralegal Advisory Task Force, and former member of the AAJ Paralegal Education Committee. She was named Advocate Capital, Inc./AAJ Paralegal of the Year for 2014 and was presented with that award in July at the AAJ convention in Baltimore, Maryland.