The Advanced Paralegal Class in Civil Litigation will provide more knowledge of, and more practice in:
1. Rules and Courts – A discussion of applicable local, state, and federal rules of civil procedure and evidence, including practical advice about filing, deadlines, and service of process;
2. Budget, Schedule, and Resources – How to assess and plan for a litigation matter from its inception, including costs, complexity, and duration;
3. Pretrial Case Management – Moving a litigation case through its pretrial development, including legal research, discovery, and the role of technology;
4. Interviewing techniques and investigations – How to conduct effective interviews; introduction to basic techniques used in investigations;
5. Trials – An examination of trial preparation and assistance at trial, including trial notebooks, coordination of the trial team, and understanding the courtroom;
6. Post-trial work and final exam - A review of post-trial motions and appeals; one-hour final exam.
The course will be offered on three consecutive Saturdays, from 9 am to 4 pm.
Lue Dillard has practiced law for more than thirty years, trying cases in courts all over the country. She is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law. She has also served as an arbitrator and mediator on the American Arbitration Association’s employment and commercial panels for twenty-five years. As a partner in a law firm and assistant general counsel of a major oil company, her experience has taught her to understand the needs of clients and law firms. Part of her work involved supervising paralegals and the administrative staff, so she appreciates the contributions made by all members of the legal team.
Schedule: October 13, 20, and 27, 2018 - Saturdays (9 am to 4:00 pm)
Fees: $995.00 ($50 discount if registered 10 working days before the scheduled start of the course).
In order to register for this course, you must have a paralegal certificate, a paralegal degree, or three years of experience performing substantive legal work as a paralegal under the supervision of an attorney.