Communications with court personnel can elevate the case and your attorney's reputation - or draw the judge's ire. Do you know the rules? This program will show you who to contact, when, and how to avoid common gaffes. Communicate with confidence - register today!
Save time and effort by knowing who to contact and when.
Discover how to be professional in communications with court staff and judges.
Get tips for creating pleadings, briefs, and other documents that judges will want to read.
Learn how to coordinate with the court at different stages of the case, especially right before trial.
Who Should Attend
This intermediate level course will provide court communication best practices attendees can put to work immediately. Those who should attend include:
Legal Support Staff
Court Personnel: Who to Contact and When
Corresponding With Court Staff and Judges: The Dos and Don'ts
Practical Advice for Pleadings, Briefs, and Other Court Documents
This program meets the California MCLE Paralegal requirement as specified in Business and Professions Code Section 6450(d).
DE Certified Paralegal Program
This course will qualify for 1.0 DCP CLE credit hours, including 0.0 DCP ethics credit hour, toward the eligibility requirements of the DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program.
FL Registered Paralegal
This course will qualify for 1.0 hours of continuing education for paralegals, including 0.0 hour of ethics, toward the eligibility requirements of the Florida Registered Paralegal Program.
IN Paralegal CLE
This course will qualify for 1.0 hours of continuing education for paralegals, including 0.0 hour of ethics, toward the eligibility requirements as a paralegal affiliate member of the Indiana State Bar Association.
MT CLE Credit for Paralegals
Approved for 1.0 hours of CLE credit by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education, including 0.0 hour of ethics.
This seminar meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for 1.0 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 1.0 hours of Continuing Legal Education, including 0.0 hour of ethics.
NC Continuing Paralegal Education
This program has been approved by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification for continuing paralegal education credit in the amount of 1.0 hours, of which 0.0 hour will also apply in the area of professional responsibility. This course is not sponsored by the Board of Paralegal Certification.
OH Certified Paralegals
This course will qualify for 1.0 hours of continuing education for paralegals, including 0.0 hour of ethics, toward the eligibility requirements of the Ohio State Bar Association Paralegal Certification program.
NM Paralegal Division, State Bar of NM
Approved by the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico for 1.0 general and 0.0 ethics (for a total of 1.0 hours CLE).
TX TBLS Paralegal Certification
Civil Trial Law: 1.00Criminal Law: 1.00Family Law: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for certification and recertification continuing legal education for paralegals and legal assistants. Certification areas: Civil Trial Law, Criminal Law, Family Law.
WA Paralegal Association
Approved for 1.0 CLE credits by the Washington State Paralegal Association (WSPA).
AR Arkansas Department of Higher Education
Licensed by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
NH Office of Career School Licensing
NBI, Inc. is licensed by the New Hampshire Department of Education Office of Career School Licensing. There are no enrollment prerequisites or admissions requirements for this course, and there is no exam or grading system. Satisfactory progress is based solely on attendance at the course. Credits may not be transferred. All refunds shall be paid within 30 days upon written notification from a student of cancellation or withdrawal. Students receiving benefits from federal programs shall be subject to federal refund policies, rules and regulation. Student complaints should be directed to our office at (800) 930-6182. Upon exhausting all avenues with NBI, Inc. for resolution, students may file a complaint with the Office of Career School Licensing at (603) 271-6443.
JENNIFER L. HASSETT is a senior paralegal for Loose Law Group, P.C., of Scottsdale, Arizona, and formerly worked as a senior paralegal and case manager for the law firm of Bellah Perez, PLLC, in Glendale, Arizona. Ms. Hassett has eleven years of legal experience having gained extensive knowledge of family and civil litigation, court procedure, and all aspects of preparing cases for trial. Her experience includes research and drafting case pleadings, resolving chronic and contentious case issues, and case management. The firm carries a caseload of 40-60 cases in the family law and civil department, of which Ms. Hassett is part of a team, including her attorney and legal assistant. The present caseload includes consenting and complex cases for dissolution, paternity, post-decree ligation, mediation, and document preparation. Approximately one-third of those cases require a high acuity in resolving mental health, drug dependency, abuse, financial, and/or property issues. These cases often involve the Arizona Department of Child Safety, multiple law enforcement agencies, private and court-appointed professionals, and others. Ms. Hassett has two associate of arts degrees in applied natural sciences and behavioral psychology, as well as a paralegal certificate from The Center for Legal Studies. Currently, Ms. Hassett is a senior at the University of Arizona obtaining her bachelor's degree in law focusing on family law and mediation.
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