Civil Litigation Skills for Paralegals Webinar
Civil Litigation Skills for Paralegals is being offered as both a live, in-person seminar and as an online webcast.
This is the listing to attend the online webcast. To attend the in-person in Irvine, CA register here.
Morning Session: 8:30 – 11:45 am PST
Professional Conduct, Ethics, and Obtaining/Managing Evidence
Complying with Rules of Professional Conduct and Ethics during Litigation
Duty to preserve client confidences
Duty to keep clients fully informed
Duty to be diligent
Duties of truthfulness, candor and full disclosure
Obtaining and Managing Evidence
What evidence is
Obtaining and preserving evidence
• Documentary evidence
• Reports and expert opinion
• Physical evidence
• Rules for admissibility of evidence
Afternoon Session: 12:45 – 4:30 pm PST
Assisting with Formal Discovery and Discovering/Managing Electronic Evidence
Assisting with Formal Discovery
Understanding the purposes of discovery
Drafting discovery documents
• Requests for production
• Requests for admission
Responding to discovery requests
Participating in motions to compel
Managing and organizing discovered information
Discovering and Managing Electronic Evidence
Identifying types of electronic evidence
Understanding hardware, software, data storage, encryption, metadata
Rules governing data storage and protection
Rules governing discovery of electronic evidence
Discovering electronic evidence
Working with forensic technologists
Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.
Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the date of the conclusion of the series.
Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.
GoToWebinar system requirements:
Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) – 10.11 (El Capitan)
Chrome v34+, Firefox v34+, Internet Explorer 8+, Microsoft Edge, Safari v6+
Internet connection: Hardware:
Minimum of 1Mbps 2GB RAM or more
6.5 CLE hours
including 1.0 Ethics hour
Continuing Education Credit Information
This CLE activity is offered to California paralegals as either a traditional group-live seminar (6.5 CLE hours, including 1.0 Ethics hour) or as a live interactive webinar giving paralegals the option to select the learning method that best suits their needs. Paralegals opting for the webinar learning method have the choice of registering and earning CLE credit for the morning session (3.0 CLE hours, including 1.0 Ethics hour), the afternoon session (3.5 CLE hours), or both sessions (6.5 CLE hours, including 1.0 Ethics hour). All participation options have been approved by the National Association of Legal Assistants and the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, and they qualify for California paralegals. Paralegals attending the group live seminar will receive a completion certificate at the conclusion of the seminar, in most cases. Certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed within 15 business days following the event. Webinar participation will be monitored, and a quiz will be administered after each session. Completion certificates will be emailed within 10 business days after quiz results are available.
Julianna HallstedJPMorgan Chase & Company
Senior Documentation Specialist at JPMorgan Chase & Company; President of the Orange County Paralegal AssociationMs. Hallsted has worked in the legal field for more than 20 years as a paralegal specializing in real estate, employment, contract, and regulatory and compliance law, and she is currently a senior documentation specialist at JPMorgan Chase & Company. She holds the professional designations of Advanced Certificate Paralegal, Professional in Human Resources, and SHRM-CP.Ms. Hallsted has taught civil litigation, business organizations, legal research and writing, property law and contract law courses in ABA-approved paralegal programs. She is the current president of the Orange County Paralegal Association.