CLEBC has announced two half-day courses specifically for those currently practicing as or interested in becoming designated paralegals.
The Designated Paralegal – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., September 10, 2014.
“Hear from our panel of experts about pitfalls to watch out for when giving legal advice, how to handle difficult client interviews, and how to avoid subtle mistakes that can cause difficulties for your supervising lawyer. For those of you not yet designated, get tips from experienced designated paralegals about how to pitch the idea to your supervising lawyer. Whether you work for a litigator or solicitor, attending this course will benefit your firm, your supervising lawyer, and the clients you serve.”
The Designated Family Law Paralegal Workshop: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., September 10, 2014
“This hands-on workshop will allow you to try out your skills in a supportive environment. After hearing from members of the judiciary, senior counsel, and existing designated family law paralegals, you’ll have the chance to practice your advocacy skills in a courtroom-like setting. Hear from a colleague as she shares the highlights and lessons learned from her courtroom experience, get tips on preparing for court, and experience what works and what doesn’t work in the courtroom.”
Early bird registration for the full day is $510 or $285 for students; $405/$230 for the half-day bird rates apply until August 13). After August 13, regular rates are $560/$310 for the full day, or $440/$250 for a half-day. Financial support and an easy pay plan are available.