Hyatt Place Tampa Airport/Westshore
4811 West Main Street
Tampa, FL 33607
Course book included with all formats
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 course will qualify for 6.0 hours of continuing education for paralegals, including 0.0 hour of ethics, toward the eligibility requirements of the Florida Registered Paralegal Program.
This seminar meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for 6.0 hours, including 0.0 ethics, of continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP(Certified Paralegal) 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.
CHRISTIAN M. GUNNESON is senior counsel with Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP, where his practice concentrates on assisting London market insuring and reinsuring syndicates and companies with various coverage matters and coverage litigation. He has experience litigating disputes arising under first and third-party commercial general liability coverages, products-completed operations hazard coverages, and professional liability policies. In addition to his coverage practice, Mr. Gunneson has experience representing businesses in employment litigation and wrongful termination defense matters, harassment and retaliation claims, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claims, and Florida Minimum Wage Act (FMWA) claims. He also represents attorneys and insurance brokers and agents in professional liability matters. He received his B.A. degree from Providence College and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the Quinnipiac University School of Law. Mr. Gunneson is a current member of the 2019-2020 Leadership Institute Class of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Mr. Gunneson is licensed to practice in Florida and Connecticut.
SHIOBHAN OLIVERO is owner and managing attorney of Olivero Law, P.A., where her practice is primarily focused on criminal defense and family law. She earned her associate's degree in paralegal studies from Hillsborough Community College and worked for approximately ten years as a paralegal for criminal attorneys in the Tampa Bay area prior to and during law school. Ms. Olivero earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from St. Leo University. She then went on to attend law school at Stetson University College of Law, where she graduated in the top 4% of her class and earned a certificate of concentration in trial advocacy. Ms. Olivero is an adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College, teaching in the paralegal program. She is a member of the Hernando County Bar Association, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the East Pasco Bar Association (vice president, 2015-2017).
SHELLY SCHRAND is a Florida registered paralegal with Carey, O'Malley, Whitaker, Mueller, Roberts & Smith, P.A., where her main areas of practice are construction litigation and complex litigation. She handles cases from initiation through trial. Ms. Schrand conducts legal and factual research and investigation. Among her many tasks, Ms. Schrand also prepares pleadings, discovery, witness and exhibits lists, trial notebooks, demand and settlement documents, and deposition summaries. Ms. Schrand also coordinates and manages document production, assists lawyers at trial, and maintains general client contact. Ms. Schrand has handled probate cases from initial client contact through dismissal. She has been a Florida registered paralegal from April, 2008 to present. Ms. Schrand graduated from Tampa Bay Business Academy.