Essential Skills for the Corporate Paralegal
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Drafting, reviewing and maintaining solid business contracts are crucial duties for corporate paralegals. This essential guide will highlight the legal elements of contracts and then build upon that foundation. Build your contract drafting skills as well as your ability to effectively review and maintain contracts - order today!
11:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
including - Civil Trial Law: 6.00
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 area: Civil Trial Law
JULIE D. COPLEY is an in-house Global Sourcing Contracts Paralegal for International Paper. She helps source corporate, raw materials, energy, transportation and procurement ops. For more than 13 years, she was an in-house paralegal at The Service Master Company working with the franchise brands, which includes Merry Maids, ServiceMaster Clean, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. Ms. Copley began working for ServiceMaster in 2000. Her responsibilities included third party contracts, reviewing marketing materials, maintaining an E&O insurance program, litigation and claims management, franchisee issues and tracking legislation. Ms. Copley passed the national paralegal certification exam in 2006. She passed the advanced certified paralegal exam for contract administration/contract management in 2014. She earned her paralegal certificate from the Institute of Paralegal Studies in 1996.
MICHAEL D. CROSS JR. is a member of the Alpharetta business and technology law firm of Briskin, Cross & Sanford, LLC, where his areas of practice include partnership and LLC law, mergers and acquisitions, franchise law, and corporate law. For more than a decade, Mr. Cross served as an adjunct professor at Reinhardt University, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses involving business law, media law, entrepreneurial law, organizational leadership and ethics. He also speaks frequently at continuing legal education seminars and has worked with Emory Law School and the Georgia Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism since 2005. Mr. Cross has been selected five times for inclusion in the listing known as Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars for his work representing entrepreneurs, investors and privately-held companies. He is admitted to practice law in Georgia and Indiana, as well as before the U.S. Tax Court. Mr. Cross earned his B.A. degree from Anderson University; his J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law; and his LL.M. degree, with honors, from the University of Alabama School of Law.
DANIEL S. WELYTOK is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., where he assists clients with tax issues, acquisitions and divestments, capital structuring, financing, corporate governance, information technology, licensing and distribution, regulatory and compliance issues, labor and employee benefits matters, and dispute resolution. He serves as chair of the firm’s opinion review committee. Mr. Welytok was appointed in 2018 by the U.S. Department of Treasury to serve on the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities, and has served on the American Bar Association’s Advisory Committee, articles editor for The Tax Lawyer and chair of the ABA Tax Law Committee, Young Lawyers Division. Mr. Welytok is an Editorial Board member and on the editorial staff of the TAXFAX column of The Cooperative Accountant. He has been the author of and edited various tax and law-related books, including the 2018 National Income Tax Workbook, Nonprofit Law & Governance for Dummies, Sarbanes-Oxley for Dummies and The Wisconsin Guide to Nonprofits. Mr. Welytok received his B.B.A. degree, cum laude, from University of Wisconsin, his J.D. degree from University of Wisconsin, and his LL.M. degree, with distinction, from DePaul University.