Module 1: Proactive Litigation Case Management
We start this online litigation paralegal training course with easy methods that you can use on all of your litigation cases that will allow you to manage your cases proactively. After this session, you will know what your attorneys need before the attorneys even know that they need it. You receive electronic forms and templates to get you started with proactive case management right away.
Module 2: Drafting Discovery Requests & Responses
Drafting discovery requests and responses are a large part of what litigation paralegals do to assist attorneys during the discovery phase of a litigation case. It is more important than ever that the discovery drafting process is not just a “copy and paste” from the same old objections and responses that no longer comply with the amended rules.
Drafting discovery from scratch is easier than you’d think! We make drafting discovery requests and responses easy with a technique that will work on all types of litigation cases.
Module 3: E-discovery Basics
As a litigation paralegal, you should have a general understanding of e-discovery and how it fits into the discovery phase of a litigation matter. Even if you are not working with expensive e-discovery tools, you are most likely still “working with e-discovery” because there is no way around it now.
When was the last time you received a written letter or bill in the mailbox? We all conduct our business by email – which means we’re all working in e-discovery in some form or another. Everyone in business communicates by email, which means every lawsuit will have some e-discovery component.
E-discovery skills are essential to be successful in litigation case management.
In this session, we introduce litigation paralegals to the basics of e-discovery, industry models, court rules affecting electronically stored information, and more.
NOTE: If you already have been working in e-discovery for some time and want to take your litigation paralegal career to the next level, it is recommended that you consider taking our E-Discovery Paralegal Boot Camp instead of the Litigation Paralegal Boot Camp.
Module 4: Managing Document Productions
This session provides litigation paralegals with the tools to conduct and manage document review projects – large and small. Paralegals are introduced to using project management principles with a Project Plan Memo (also known as a Standard Operating Procedures Manual/SOP) so that data, documents, and deadlines do not slip through the cracks during a document review and production project. You will also learn how to identify privileged documents and draft a privilege log in conjunction with your document production.
Module 5: A Litigation Paralegal's Guide to Preparing for Depositions
Preparing for depositions is more than drafting the notice and the subpoena. Those are forms that you can cut and paste. Instead, we provide you with a 3-step plan to eliminate those last-minute scrambles the night before a deposition. We do this with our Master Depo Prep Notebook, a depo prep checklist for paralegals, and we show you how to use free technology to your advantage when it’s time for depositions.
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Additional Course Information
The course access period for this course is 90 days. But life happens! Things come up that you didn’t expect. That’s not a problem.
If something comes up and you are not able to complete the course during your course access period, just shoot us an email and let us know that you need more time.
This online litigation paralegal training course is approved for 5.0 CLE credits.
In addition to the course lessons, your course includes litigation case management templates and forms that you will be able to download and use right away on your own cases. Some of those include:
- Case Chronology
- Players List
- Trial Notebook Template
- Index to Deposition Prep Notebook
- Vendor Comparison Chart
- Project Completion Estimator
- Privilege Log
- Other litigation case management resources
This course is recommended for litigation paralegals who want to start proactively managing their cases, instead of waiting to receive piecemeal projects.
It is highly recommended that you have successfully completed a paralegal certificate program (or at least the civil procedure class), as this course does not cover the basics of court rules and civil procedure. We presume you already have a basic understanding of civil procedure and are currently working as a litigation paralegal.
Ann Pearson is the Founder of PRM Education Group and Director of Training for its nationally-recognized Paralegal Boot Camp®. Ann develops training programs exclusively for paralegals and legal assistants.
Ms. Pearson has over 25 years of experience in the legal industry, first as a litigation paralegal at a boutique law firm in Sarasota, Florida and then as a litigation paralegal at Holland & Knight LLP. She later became the paralegal manager at McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP (now Dentons), where she managed the paralegals and case assistants in their Atlanta, New York and San Diego offices. Ann was able to significantly increase the skill set, retention rates and productivity of McKenna’s paralegal group through methods that she now teaches in the Paralegal Boot Camp.
Ms. Pearson teaches online courses for Emory University’s Paralegal Certificate Program and is a frequent speaker at legal industry events. She has served on the Advisory Board of Brown Mack College’s paralegal certificate program in Atlanta and is the former President at the Foundation for the Advancement of the Paralegal Profession (FAPP).
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