A Paralegal's Guide to Litigation
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Successfully navigating through litigation depends on the cohesiveness of the entire litigation team, with paralegals playing an integral part. Are you prepared to steer through the tasks and duties involved? This insightful guide will provide you with the tools you need to effectively handle and prepare important pleadings, motions and briefs, as well as provide tips for organizing and maintaining the case. Hone your litigation skills and prove your value to your firm - order today!
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
including - Civil Trial Law: 6.00 Family Law: 6.00 Personal Injury 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 areas: Civil Trial Law, Family Law, Personal Injury Trial Law.
KIMBERLY M. FINNIGAN is a paralegal with Halloin Law Group, S.C. Her areas of responsibilities include handling discovery, with a focus on subpoenas, both during discovery and for trial; assisting attorneys with briefs and affidavits; and preparation for and attendance at trial including, tracking and maintaining all exhibits, and coordinating witnesses, trial logistics, and obtaining and running any technology that may be present for trial. Ms. Finnigan earned her B.A. degree from Marquette University.
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.
KARIN M. SCHEEHLE is a litigation paralegal for Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., in Phoenix, Arizona, working on multi-million dollar personal injury cases. She has more than 30 years of experience working in the legal profession and is an experienced litigation paralegal, law firm administrator, and technology manager. Although the vast majority of her experience has been in litigation, she has also worked in other areas of the law including real estate, corporate, admiralty, and administrative law. Ms. Scheehle has assisted in more than 50 trials in California, Texas and Arizona, including the largest securities trial in Maricopa County where more than 9,000 exhibits were marked and more than 60 witnesses testified. She specializes in technology enhanced case management and electronic trial presentation. Ms. Scheehle received her certified paralegal designation from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and several advanced certifications in litigation, personal injury, and e-discovery. She has a B.S. degree in management, graduating with honors, and an M.B.A. degree with emphasis in technology management. Ms. Scheehle is a certified case logistics administrator and a certified e-discovery specialist. She has taught numerous seminars both locally and nationally, predominately in the areas of litigation, technology, ethics, case management, and law firm management. Ms. Scheehle has had articles published in both local and national publications. She has also served as a guest lecturer at several legal assistant schools and currently teaches as adjunct faculty in the ABA approved Legal Studies program at Phoenix College in Phoenix, Arizona. Ms. Scheehle served on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Paralegal Association for 15 years and NALA's Board of Directors for 10 years. She also served on NALA's Certifying Board for three years and on the Professional Development Committee for three years (including two years as chair). Ms. Scheehle served on several NALA committees tasked with developing advanced certification courses and is a frequent lecturer for NALA Campus Live and co-presented technology-related seminar tracks at three NALA national conventions.