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Develop a Plan to Prevent Costly Errors
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 course 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. Register today!
This intermediate level course will provide attendees with guidance on how to help prevent common writing errors in legal documents. Those who should attend include:
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 continuing education for paralegals, including 0.0 hour of ethics, toward the eligibility requirements of the Florida Registered Paralegal Program.
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.
Approved for 1.0 hours of CLE credit by the Montana Commission on Continuing Legal Education, including 0.0 hour of ethics.
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 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 1.0 hours of Continuing Legal Education, including 0.0 hour of ethics.
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.
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.
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).
Approved for 1.0 CLE credits by the Washington State Paralegal Association (WSPA).
Licensed by the Arkansas Dept. of Higher Education.
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.