Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte/Ayrsley
1920 Ayrsley Town Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28273
Course book included with all formats
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 seminar 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 pre-trial interviews. Confidently collect, organize and preserve evidence for use at any time during trial. Developing these skills is critical for your success - enroll today to gain the knowledge you need!
This basic-to-intermediate level program is designed for paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries and other members of the law office support staff who want to sharpen their skills in every aspect of trial preparation.
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 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 6.0 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 6.0 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.
LAURA H. BUDD is the managing partner of Weaver & Budd Law, PLLC, and has been in practice for more than 15 years. She concentrates primarily on business litigation and contract law. Ms. Budd also has extensive experience in the areas of construction, appellate law, and estates and trusts. She has taught multiple CLEs in business law, trial practice, and family law over the years on a wide range of topics. Ms. Budd was a certified superior court mediator from 2006 to 2016. She is a member of the Construction Professionals Network, the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Matthews Women in Business Organization, and the Mecklenburg County and Union County bar associations. Ms. Budd earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from The Ohio State University and her J.D. degree from Wake Forest University School of Law.
JEREMY A. STEPHENSON is a shareholder with Pope Aylward Sweeney and Stephenson, LLP, in Charlotte, North Carolina, providing counseling and litigation services to management clients in employment and related corporate matters. He has successfully defended employers before administrative agencies around the country, and the state and federal courts in North Carolina, against claims of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, breach of contract, wage and hour violations, non-compete agreements, trade secrets, and related business litigation. Mr. Stephenson advises management on wide-ranging topics of employment law compliance, including the avoidance of employee claims, the review and drafting of employment contracts and policies, and development and presentation of employee training programs. He regularly publishes articles and is invited to speak on topics of employment law, litigation and trial tactics, insurance law and corporate risk management. Mr. Stephenson is a recent past president of the Charlotte Area Society of Human Resource Managers and is currently government affairs director for NCSHRM. He has extensive experience providing insurance coverage counseling and litigation services on employment practices liability insurance (EPLI), directors and officers (D&O), general liability (GL), errors & omissions (E&O), and other lines of coverage. Mr. Stephenson litigates in the state and federal courts of North Carolina in cases pertaining to professional liability, products liability, and other areas of civil and corporate liability. He has received various awards and peer review honors including Legal Elite from Business North Carolina. Mr. Stephenson earned his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia and his J.D. degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
NORA STOCKS is a litigation paralegal with Weaver & Budd Law, PLLC. Ms. Stocks is experienced in all phases of the litigation process, as well as legal process improvements, and staff management. Ms. Stocks received her B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina and her M.P.A. degree from Walden University.
ADAM S. WEHLER is the director of practice support for Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. He regularly advises attorneys and clients on discovery-related issues ranging from collection to destruction of documents. He is also actively involved in the information governance support within the firm. Mr. Wehler specializes in client discovery, whether local or worldwide, and strives to make sure everyone understands all the nuances that e-discovery can hold. Mr. Wehler received his B.A. degree from Penn State and his J.D. degree from Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.
ESTHER WENDE is a senior practice support analyst at Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. Ms. Wende is well versed across the EDRM spectrum. She has more than 20 years of trial experience in state and federal courts, working with witnesses, and sitting in the hot seat to display trial exhibits and visuals. She also runs the presentation software during mediations and arbitrations, and spends countless hours with the team to prepare and have exhibits and deposition video clips ready for presenting. Ms. Wende earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in international studies and political science from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
CATHY A. WILLIAMS is an attorney with Levine Law Group, PA, where she focuses her practice in the areas of personal injury, complex litigation, workers' compensation and appeals. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, The Florida Bar and the New York State Bar Association. Ms. Williams is admitted to practice before the U.S. District courts for the Middle and Western districts of North Carolina. She earned her B.A. degree from Clark University and her J.D. degree from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad School of Law.