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The clock is ticking... and while you have meticulously planned out every detail up until this point, everything will continue to become more and more chaotic up until the day of trial. Ask any successful paralegal what the two key elements of trial preparation are, and they'll tell you this: organization and flexibility. When put to the test, are your skills everything they should be? Let us help you take a closer look at the specialized realm of paralegal responsibilities leading up to trial right from the convenience of your desk. Your role is important, so take the next step toward maximizing your effectiveness. Make sure you can confidently fulfill your key trial responsibilities - order these vital reference materials today!
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 0.0 ethics, of continuing legal assistant education self-study credit required to maintain the CLA (Certified Legal Assistant) credential.
HEATHER L. CRAWFORD is a litigation paralegal with O'Toole Atwell, PC. Ms. Crawford is board certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is a member of the Paralegal Division and the Poverty Law, Litigation, Family Law, and Child Protection sections of the State Bar of Texas. (Austin location)
KENNETH P. KULA is a trial attorney with Buether Joe & Carpenter LLC. He has more than 25 years of experience representing individuals and companies in complex litigation involving intellectual property, such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Mr. Kula also practices in the areas of technology law and general litigation. He has represented clients, as plaintiff and defendant, and has tried both bench and jury trials in state or federal court in various courts throughout the United States. Mr. Kula has served as an adjunct professor at Washburn University School of Law, where he taught courses on patent law and intellectual property. He has been active in the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and teaching building trial skills program at Southern Methodist University. Mr. Kula also served as an ethics investigator for his local bar association. He has been invited to speak by various organizations on a variety of topics, including intellectual property litigation, copyright law and the construction industry, ethics, and electronic discovery. Mr. Kula is admitted to practice law in Texas, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. He has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and before various federal district courts. Mr. Kula is, or has been, a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) and various state, city and other local bar associations. He earned his B.S. degree from St. John Fisher College and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Washburn University School of Law. (Austin location)
SARAH D. PITTS is a certified paralegal with the San Antonio law firm of Luttrell + Carmody Law Group. For the past 17 years, Ms. Pitts has worked as a paralegal for Leslie M. Luttrell. Ms. Luttrell's primary practice is in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors' rights, banking, commercial litigation, corporate, and real estate law. Ms. Pitts coordinates and manages case files from inception through settlement or trial. She has acquired a wealth of experience in organizing and maintaining a case from start to finish and strives to assist her attorneys throughout the life of the case so that they can be organized and hopefully successful at trial. Ms. Pitts is currently a member of NALA (National Association of Legal Assistants) and the State Bar of Texas' Paralegal Division. (San Antonio location)
STEVEN D. SETTLES is a paralegal in the San Antonio office of Cokinos | Young, a Houston-based firm founded in 1989 and known throughout Texas as a leader in construction law and complex litigation matters. He is responsible for cases from their initial intake through settlement and appeal. Mr. Settles is a certified mediator with the Bexar County Mediators and is a board certified paralegal (civil trial law) with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He earned his B.A. degree from Park University (with distinction) and his paralegal certificate from the Naval Justice School. (San Antonio and Austin locations)
DONNA L. SHODROCK is a paralegal with Davis, Cedillo & Mendoza, Inc., where her main areas of employment include assisting in commercial law and products liability defense litigation. Ms. Shodrock has worked as a paralegal in commercial litigation for over 30 years and has extensive trial experience. For the past 20 years she has worked for Ricardo Cedillo at Davis, Cedillo & Mendoza, Inc., and his litigation trial teams. Prior to joining the firm, she worked with Luther H. Soules, III, at Soules & Wallace for ten years, also predominately focusing on commercial litigation. Throughout her paralegal career, she has had the pleasure of working for two very accomplished and successful trial lawyers and contributes her experience and paralegal knowledge to having been associated with both firms. In October 2015, Ms. Shodrock was named Paralegal of the Year presented by Alamo Area Paralegal Association, Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas and South Texas Organization of Paralegals. Ms. Shodrock earned her B.S. degree in political science from Texas A&M University (1988) and her associate degree in applied science/legal assisting from San Antonio College (1985). She is a member of the San Antonio Paralegal Association, State Bar of Texas' Paralegal Division, and NALA (National Association of Legal Assistants). (San Antonio location)