Law Office Management for Paralegals

$195.00

Live Broadcast on September 24, 2018

CLE Credits earned: 2 GEN

This program is designed to provide an overview of the role that paralegals play in a law office. Topics will include discussing how paralegals play an integral part in the day-to-day operations, specific duties for transactional and litigation paralegals, and the importance of profitability and organization in a law office setting.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Day-to-Day Operations
•   Organization and Accountability
•   Litigation and Transactional Paralegal Duties
•   Profitability and Billing

Date / Time: September 24, 2018

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

Choose a format:

•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: September 24, 2018

Elizabeth Fernandez, Esq. is the Senior Trusts & Estates Associate at EPGD Trusts & Estates. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Florida International University, and is a Lifetime Member of the FIU Alumni Association. Elizabeth earned her Juris Doctor with honors from St. Thomas University School of Law. While at St. Thomas, she was the President of the St. Thomas University Chapter of the Cuban American Bar Association and briefly served as Executive Vice President of the St. Thomas University Trial Team. Elizabeth received the CALI Book Award for Administrative law and earned Dean’s List distinctions several times. Before joining EPGD Law, Mrs. Fernandez interned at the City of Miami City Attorney’s Office, where she assisted in civil litigation matters, and the CABA Pro Bono Project.

Elizabeth is involved in the following professional associations:

• Dade County Bar Association
• South Miami Kendall Bar Association
• Cuban American Bar Association

Elizabeth is fluent in Spanish and is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. Tax Court. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys attending sporting events and concerts, and spending time with her family.

Elizabeth focuses her practice on Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Guardianship, Probate, and Advanced Directives.

Accreditation Policy
myLawCLE seeks accreditation for all programs in all states. (Accreditation for paralegals sought thru NALA and NFPA paralegal associations.) Each attending attorney/paralegal will receive a certificate of completion following the close of the CLE program as proof of attendance. In required states, myLawCLE records attorney/paralegals attendance, in all other states attorney/paralegal is provided with the approved CLE certificate to submit to their state bar or governing association.

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Section I. Defining General Paralegal Duties and Tasks
a) What is a Paralegal?
b) Paralegal Responsibilities in Day-to-Day Firm Operations
c) Profitability and Billing
d) Managing Client Relationships

Section II. Organization and Accountability
a) Case Management Software
b) File Organization
c) Managing Attorney Relationships
d) Unauthorized Practice of Law

Section III. Litigation Paralegal Duties
a) Drafting and Document Review
b) Liaison Responsibilities
c) Navigating Court Procedures
d) Calendaring and Scheduling

Section IV. Transactional Paralegal Duties
a) Drafting and Document Review
b) Legal Research
c) Filing Forms
d) Closings

Section V. Recommendations and Best Practices