Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport
12048 Northeast Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220
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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.
BRYAN DAWSON is a partner with Dawson Law Group, P.C., where he represents plaintiff and defendants in personal injury, UM/UIM, wrongful death, insurance defense, construction defect, and other construction disputes. Mr. Dawson has taken more than 100 Oregon cases through trial or arbitration and is experienced in discovery, motion practice, and appeals. He has tried cases in most of the circuit courts in northwest Oregon and has argued before the Oregon Court of Appeals and twice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also served as an arbitrator in numerous cases involving bodily injury and breach of contract. Mr. Dawson has been selected to Super Lawyers in 2019. He earned his B.A. degree from Claremont McKenna College; his M.A. degree from the University of Chicago; and his J.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was an editor of the Law Review.
ELIZABETH E. LAMPSON is a shareholder in the firm of Davis Rothwell Earle & Xóchihua, P.C., where she practices in the areas of construction defects, products liability, environmental law, toxic tort, commercial litigation, insurance coverage and trademarks. Ms. Lampson has lectured to insurance and construction professionals on areas related to her practice. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of California-Berkeley and her J.D. degree from Southwestern University School of Law. Ms. Lampson is a member of the Multnomah County and Washington State bar associations, the State Bar of California, the Oregon State Bar, the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, and the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers.
RUTH E. PEAKE is a litigation paralegal with Lane Powell PC, in Portland, Oregon. She has more than 20 years of experience in various areas of litigation. Ms. Peakes' areas of expertise include complex civil litigation, employment law, government law, contract disputes, construction law, insurance defense coverage, products liability, securities fraud, and legal malpractice defense. She is proficient in the use of various software programs associated with discovery and trial preparation, including Sanction 4, Summation, Concordance, PowerPoint and Excel. Ms. Peake works closely with attorneys from inception to conclusion of a case and has attended numerous trials over the years. She has lectured for the Institute for Paralegal Education at several programs on trial preparation.