4559 North Reserve Street
Missoula, MT 59808
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Navigate Through the Litigation Process Like a Pro!
Litigation paralegals play an instrumental part in navigating through the litigation process. Are you ready to take on the necessary tasks and duties to ensure everything runs smoothly? This comprehensive course will provide you with the tools you need to efficiently handle and prepare important pleadings, motions and briefs, as well as provide tips for organizing and maintaining the case. Hone your litigation skills and solidify your value to the firm - register today!
This intermediate level course will provide litigation best practices attendees can put to work immediately. Those who should attend include:
including - Ethics: 1.00
Approved for 6.0 hours of CLE credit by the Montana Commission on Continuing Legal Education, including 1.0 hour of ethics.
including - Ethics: 1.00
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 1.0 ethics, of continuing legal assistant education credit required to maintain the CLA (Certified Legal Assistant) credential.
including - Ethics: 1.00
This seminar has been approved by The National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA) for 6.0 hours of Continuing Legal Education, including 1.0 hour of ethics.
CHRISTOPHER L. DECKER is an attorney and shareholder with Boone Karlberg P.C., where he focuses his practice on civil litigation, insurance, FELA law, trucking defense and personal injury. Mr. Decker is a past board member of the Western Montana Bar Association, and a member of The National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and the Defense Research Institute. He received his B.A. degree, with high honors, from Carroll College and his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Montana School of Law.
ALISIA DUGANZ is a certified paralegal with Goetz, Baldwin & Geddes P.C., a litigation firm dealing primarily in complex commercial litigation. Ms. Duganz has been with the firm for seven years, specializing in trial preparation, electronic courtroom presentation and e-discovery. Ms. Duganz is the president of MALA, and a member of NALA and the paralegal section of the Montana State Bar Association. She earned her B.A. degree in journalism from the University of Montana.
SUSAN B. MAYER is president and CEO of Litigation Abstract, Inc. She has been providing technology assisted litigation support services to the legal community in both the public and private sectors since 1989. Ms. Mayer has consulted on the design and implementation of databases for numerous document reviews and productions in litigation across the United States. She and her team at Litigation Abstract, Inc. are working with attorneys to make e-discovery more accessible and cost effective for small to mid-sized law firms and projects. Ms. Mayer is one of the most experienced electronic trial consultants in the United States, with experience in state and federal courts and civil and criminal trials. She has previously lectured on legal ethics topics for National Business Institute and other organizations. Ms. Mayer earned her B.A. degree from Duke University.
VINCENT PAVLISH is an attorney with the Judnich Law Office in Missoula. He practices primarily in trial work, including personal injury and criminal defense. His trial practice includes both civil and criminal matters. Mr. Pavlish attended the University of Montana, for both his undergraduate and law degree. He was heavily involved with the ASUM student union, and was on staff and an editor at the Montana Law Review and participated in National Moot Court and Environmental Law Moot Court. Before joining the Judnich Law Office, Mr. Pavlish clerked for Judge Ray J. Dayton in Anaconda, Montana, for almost two years. He is admitted to practice in all Montana courts.
BRIAN J. WEST is a partner in the West Law Firm, P.C. Since opening the western branch of the firm in 2010, his legal practice has encompassed a wide range of needs for his clients. Mr. West's practice focuses on counseling individuals and businesses as they start, form, and grow. He has experience with civil litigation, including jury trials. Additionally, Mr. West works in the areas government law practice and criminal defense. He currently serves as legal counsel for the town of Stevensville and previously was legal counsel for the town of Darby. Mr. West advises on employment, contracts, government process, and policy. For criminal defense, he has defended both misdemeanors and major felonies to trial, including negligent vehicular homicide, negligent homicide and DUI. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington and his J.D. degree from the University of Montana School of Law. During law school, he attended the Marco Polo-Zheng He Maritime Law program at Xiamen University in 2007 and was the president of the International Law Society.