Tips for Collecting Background Information, Researching Cases, and Preparing Reports
Are you aware of the top interview mistakes paralegals make? Do you know how to track down background information? Are you up to date on the latest HIPAA rules and regulations? This program walks you through the essentials of conducting an investigation, from locating people to creating case investigation notebooks. Build your investigative skills - register today!
Uncover practical guidance for locating people.
Unearth new techniques to use in interviews.
Discover essential guidelines for requesting public records.
Examine best practices for tracking down employment records.
This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for certification and recertification continuing legal education requirements for paralegals and legal assistants. Certification areas: Civil Trial Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury Trial Law.
TIFFANY BURKS is an attorney with Thacker Sleight. She served in the United States Navy for nine years, first as a military police officer stationed in Bahrain and Japan, and then as a paralegal for the Judge Advocate General's Corps. After the military, she worked for the state of Michigan as a treasury enforcement officer. Now she represents clients in divorce, child custody, and child support matters, as well as serving as appointed counsel for Kent County cases involving child abuse, neglect, and juvenile delinquency proceedings. Ms. Burks graduated from law school, magna cum laude, and completed law school while simultaneously working full time, raising a family, and volunteering in the community. She received her bachelor's degree in business administration from Saint Leo University, her bachelor's degree in paralegal studies from Roger Williams University, her master's degree in business administration from Northcentral University, and her J.D. degree from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
ALEXANDER MAY received his B.A. degree in psychology with a minor in electrical engineering, and a paralegal certificate, from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990. He has been working with the same attorneys for over 30 years, from 1990 to 2011 at Clark, Thomas & Winters PC; and at his current firm, Germer PLLC, from 2011 to the present. His practice areas include personal injury, product liability, insurance defense, commercial litigation, and construction cases. Mr. May is a past member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the National Association of Legal Assistants, the Houston Paralegal Association, and the Capital Area Paralegal Association. He is the 2014-2015 president of the Capital Area Paralegal Association. Mr. May served on the Academic Advisory board for the paralegal program at the ITT Tech of Austin. He is a current member of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas. He is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. May served two, three-year terms (in 2009 and 2012) as chair of the Personal Injury Trial Law Paralegal Commission at the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
COURTNEY SIERRA is an attorney with Thacker Sleight. She focuses her practice exclusively on family law, including divorces and custody matters. Her comprehensive family law experiences includes handling divorces involving complex child custody disputes. Ms. Sierra helps clients resolve disputes without litigation but is equally skilled in a trial setting. Before her legal career, Ms. Sierra worked with adults and children to help them learn to cope, emotionally and psychologically, with the challenges that mental health difficulties bring as a psychiatric rehabilitation therapist. Her experience working with children in a therapeutic setting gives her the ability to look at complex custody matters uniquely and beneficially. Ms. Sierra received her bachelor's degree from Idaho State University and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
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