Develop a Plan to Prevent Costly Errors
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Bad writing reduces credibility and wastes time and money for the entire legal profession. No attorney wants to be reprimanded by a judge about a poorly-written brief or motion. This guide will offer you valuable insights on how to prevent this from happening! When you are handed a document to "revise and finalize," proofread it first. Find mistakes in grammar, punctuation and capitalization. Discover how to spot the most common errors in English and legal writing and tactful ways to point them out to your boss, saving them the embarrassment and making you invaluable to your firm. Order today!
Session time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern
Presenter: James A. McKowen
This program meets the California MCLE Paralegal requirement as specified in Business and Professions Code Section 6450(d).
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 DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program.
This course will qualify for 1.0 hours of self-study continuing education for paralegals, including 0.0 hour of self-study ethics credit, toward the eligibility requirements of the Florida Registered Paralegal Program.
This course will qualify for 1.0 hours of distance learning 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. No more than 3.0 hours of distance learning CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.
This program may qualify for up to 1.0 hours of self-study CLE credit by the Montana Commission on Continuing Legal Education, including 0.0 hour of ethics. No more than 4.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.
This seminar meets the requirements of the Certifying Board for Legal Assistants of the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc., for 1.0 hours, including 0.0 ethics, of continuing legal assistant education self-study credit required to maintain the CLA (Certified Legal Assistant) credential.
This course will qualify for 1.0 hours of self-study continuing education for paralegals, including 0.0 hour of ethics, toward the eligibility requirements of the Ohio State Bar Association Paralegal Certification program.
Approved by the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico for 1.0 general self-study credit and 0.0 ethics self-study credit (for a total of 1.0 hours CLE).
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.
JAMES A. McKOWEN has practiced as a litigation attorney in West Virginia since 1982. His litigation practice includes the areas of toxic torts, plaintiffs personal injury, asbestos, products liability, federal and state appellate practice, Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), premises liability, wrongful death, chemicals and cosmetics, class actions, and medical malpractice. Until recently, Mr. McKowen was a member of the Charleston law firm of James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. He currently does contract work for that firm. Mr. McKowen has taught legal research and torts for paralegals at the University of Charleston. He is a member of the West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; The West Virginia, Ohio State, and Kentucky bar associations; and the District of Columbia Bar. Mr. McKowen earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude at West Virginia University and his J.D. degree at Georgetown University Law Center.