Litigation Paralegal Conference

June 1-2, 2020

Litigation Paralegal Conference

Note: This conference has been changed to an online event due to the COVID shut down.

Fast-Track Your Litigation Paralegal Career with our 2020 Litigation Paralegal Conference!

In this two-day educational event, you will learn to proactively manage your litigation cases instead of waiting to get piecemeal projects from your attorneys.

There is a BIG gap between what a paralegal learns in school and what the lawyers need from them as part of a litigation team.

This Litigation Paralegal Conference will show you everything you need to know to proactively manage the discovery phase of your litigation cases.

Attorneys don’t have the time to train new paralegals.

Other paralegals don’t have the time to train you either.

So you wait.

And you wait longer.

While costly mistakes are made.

Don’t put your paralegal career on hold while you’re waiting for someone to show you what to do!

Did you miss the live paralegal conference?

You can get online access to the on-demand course for one year!

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Litigation Paralegal

Conference Schedule

All conference sessions will be recorded for you to view later if you miss any of the sessions.

June 1 @ 9:00 a.m. EDT: Opening Session (60 min)

  • What separates a highly successful paralegal career from a paralegal job
  • Defining a “successful” paralegal career
  • A different approach to the meaning of proactive behavior
  • The importance of building and keeping credibility with the attorneys you work for
  • Time management when juggling multiple priorities
  • Why paralegal technology skills are so important

June 1 @ 11:30 a.m. EDT: Paralegal Communication Skills (60 min)

  • Understanding the difference between generations when communicating at work
  • Four methods to use to be more concise in your communication
  • The importance of being confident in your communications with attorneys
  • Easy steps to a better proofread to eliminate errors in your writing

June 1 @ 2:00 p.m. EDT: Proactive Case Management (60 min)

Handling a case proactively involves taking charge and doing things that will move a case forward without having to be told what to do each step of the way.  It also involves an understanding that to be truly proactive, a paralegal should develop and refine key behaviors that are needed to be a successful litigation paralegal.  In this module, we use a sample complaint and walk paralegals through the things they can do the moment the complaint comes in.

June 1 @ 3:30 EDT: Drafting Discovery (60 min)

We make drafting discovery requests and responses easy with a technique that will work on all types of litigation cases.  We include group exercises using the sample complaint from Module 1 to show paralegals how to become the master of discovery drafting on their litigation team, even when they must draft discovery from scratch without a form or a template.

June 2 @ 9:00 a.m. EDT: E-discovery Basics (60 min)

All litigation paralegals, regardless of the specific practice area, should have a general understanding of e-discovery and how it fits into the discovery phase of a litigation matter.  In this session, we introduce paralegals to the basics of e-discovery, the industry models, and the court rules affecting electronically stored information and more.  Note:  there is a more in-depth training on all phases e-discovery in the E-discovery Paralegal Boot Camp (the next course in this paralegal training package)

June 2 @ 10:15 a.m. EDT: Project Planning (60 min)

E-discovery projects can be the most expensive part of litigation.  And if we’re not careful, they can also be where the biggest mistakes happen.  In this module, we give you a template to be able to plan for the project to reduce the likelihood of mistakes happening.

  • Drafting a Project Plan Memo to keep your project on track
  • Selecting and managing vendors
  • How to identify other sources of data
  • Estimating data size
  • Preparing a budget for your project

June 2 @ 11:30 a.m. EDT: Managing the E-discovery Review (60 min)

  • Understanding the various processing options depending on the available technology
  • The importance of communication and status updates to the attorney
  • Methods for reducing the review time of a document production
  • Estimating the completion date for the review project
  • How to make adjustments to meet the review deadline

June 2 @ 1:30 p.m. EDT: The Production (60 min)

  • Understanding the pros and cons of the various production methods
  • Effectively communicating with the project team
  • How to develop quality control measures to prevent mistakes
  • Post-production tasks and metrics so that you can learn from each project

June 2 @ 3:00 p.m. EDT: Preparing for Depositions (60 min)

Preparing for depositions is more than the notice and the subpoena.  Those are forms that anyone can cut and paste.  Instead, we provide paralegals with a 3-step plan to eliminate those last- minute scrambles the night before a deposition.  We also provide paralegals with an insight into what happens during a deposition so that they can better organize the attorney heading out the door to the deposition.

June 2 @ 4:15 p.m. EDT: Conference Closing Remarks

Join us for live Q & A and conference closing remarks from Ann Pearson.