Make Yourself an Indispensable Part of Your Firm's Trial Preparation Team
Two of the most essential skills for litigation paralegals to possess are the abilities to gather critical information and to prepare it for effective use at trial. That means you need to know how to compile essential information, ask the right questions and create a thorough, yet user-friendly case file.
Are your skills everything they should be? This program will provide a closer look into the specialized realm of paralegal responsibilities during trial preparation so you can maximize your effectiveness. Establish solid case management and organization techniques. Learn how to uncover crucial facts during the discovery process. Implement an effective document control and organization system to keep everything readily accessible. Get the most out of witnesses during pretrial interviews. Confidently collect, organize and preserve evidence for use at any time during trial. Developing these skills is critical for your success - register today to gain the knowledge you need!
Tap into valuable sources of information while conducting discovery.
Establish strategies for effective document control so you can retrieve what you need, when you need it.
Organize a powerful trial notebook that will pave the way for a smooth trial.
Implement solid techniques for preparing clients to testify at trial.
Find out how to troubleshoot common problems that arise during trial preparation.
Put together persuasive, clear trial exhibits that get results.
Learn how to effectively assist with voir dire, evidence presentation and more during trial.
Useful Discovery for Trial
Virtual Trial Prep Challenges and Tips
Creating a Trial Notebook
Preparing Your Witnesses
Effective Use of Evidence
Preparing Your Office - What to Do Before You Set Foot in Court
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: Bankruptcy Law, Civil Trial Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury Trial Law.
KARIN M. SCHEEHLE is a litigation paralegal for Gallagher & Kennedy 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 ediscovery 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.
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