Paralegals: The pillar of personal injury cases

Cari Sheehan
Cari Sheehan | Kelley School of Business

Cari Sheehan is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Business Law & Ethics at the IU Kelley School of Business – Indianapolis where she currently teaches Commercial Law and Business Ethics.

On-Demand: January 10, 2024

$95.00 1 hour CLE

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Program Summary

Paralegals specializing in personal injury face numerous challenges in litigation and client handling. Continuously balancing multiple tasks, it's crucial for paralegals to ensure they aren't the cause of case dismissals or malpractice claims against lawyers. Familiarizing oneself with the relevant professional conduct guidelines can assist in managing cases both efficiently and ethically. This seminar aims to educate or refresh participants on the primary ethical guidelines that result in malpractice claims in personal injury proceedings.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Understand methods to keep clients updated and master efficient communication strategies
  • Delve into the guidelines of confidentiality and common missteps
  • Grasp the intricacies of fee setting and collection
  • Examine conflict of interest regulations 1.7-1.10 and strategies to prevent typical errors
  • Acquire strategies for managing challenging clients and opposing lawyers
  • Explore the significance of maintaining civility with everyone engaged in litigation

Date / Time: January 10, 2024

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Cari Sheehan_myLawCLECari Sheehan | Kelley School of Business

Cari Sheehan is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Business Law & Ethics at the IU Kelley School of Business – Indianapolis where she currently teaches Commercial Law and Business Ethics. Additionally, Ms. Sheehan is an Adjunct Professor at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law where she has taught courses in Professional Responsibility, Torts, and Appellate Practice and Procedure. In practice, Ms. Sheehan is a Conflict Attorney with Scopelitis Garvin Light Hanson & Feary advising on conflicts and other ethical issues. Ms. Sheehan is a well-respected seminar and continuing legal education speaker covering a range of ethical issues across various platforms both locally and on a national level.

Agenda

I. Understand methods to keep clients updated and master efficient communication strategies | 3:00pm – 3:10pm

II. Delve into the guidelines of confidentiality and common missteps | 3:10pm – 3:20pm

III. Grasp the intricacies of fee setting and collection | 3:20pm – 3:30pm

IV. Examine conflict of interest regulations 1.7-1.10 and strategies to prevent typical errors | 3:30pm – 3:40pm

V. Acquire strategies for managing challenging clients and opposing lawyers | 3:40pm – 3:50pm

VI. Explore the significance of maintaining civility with everyone engaged in litigation | 3:50pm – 4:00pm