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Duty to Protect Under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 02:00:13 America/Chicago

January 29, 2018

Substantive Due Process Under the Fourteenth Amendment

• The Dushaney Supreme Court Decision

• The State Created Danger Doctrine

• The Special Relationship Doctrine

Common Battlegrounds

• Law Enforcement

• Schools

• Involuntary Mental Health Commitments and Prisons

Status of State Created Danger Doctrine in Each of the 11 United States Courts of Appeal

• Doctrine Fully Accepted and Frequently Litigated

• Doctrine Accepted, but With Varying Results

• Doctrine Not Accepted (5th Circuit Court of Appeals)

Email and Memos for Paralegals: A Guided Tour Through Successful Writing Techniques

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 02:00:12 America/Chicago

February 6, 2018

Email Writing

• Audience

• Purpose

• Ethical Issues to Consider

– Attorney-Client Privilege

– Professional Rules on Communication

– Unauthorized Practice of Law

• Firm/Organization Practices Re: Email

Memo Writing

• Audience

• Purpose

• Research Tips

• Outlining

• The Big Six for Writing

– Clarity

– Readability

– Precision

– Brevity

– Order

– Creativity

• Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together

Legal Writing: Editing and Proofreading Essentials

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 02:00:30 America/Chicago

March 7, 2018


• Whose Work Are You Editing?

• What Have You Been Asked to Edit?

• Are Your Preconceived Notions About Writing Incorrect?

Proofreading Review

• Sentence Structure

• Punctuation

• Grammar

• Writing Strategy

Practice Session

• Tips and Strategies

• On Your Own

Paralegal's Role at Trial

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 02:00:23 America/Chicago

February 15, 2018

When to Start Trial Preparation

Use of Discovery and Depositions at Trial

Pretrial Order

Witness Preparation


Pretrial Motions

Jury Charges

Voir Dire

During the Trial

Preparation and Negotiation Strategies for Mediation

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 02:00:17 America/Chicago

January 26, 2018

How to Spend Your Time Before and During the Mediation Productively

• Preparing to Settle vs. Preparing to Win

• Don't Argue With the Mediator; Arm Her With Arguments to Use in the Other Room

• Brainstorm Your Opponent's Options and Arguments

How to Pre-Wire the Mediator to Take the Approach They Will Need With the Other Side If the Deal Is Going to Happen

• Think Like the Mediator; Give Her Tools With Which to Settle the Case

• Know Your Mediator's Personality, Approach and Style

• Formulate a Strategy That Takes Account of Likely Responses by Your Opponent

Strategize Your Endgame

• Bring a Draft Agreement

• Anticipate Impasse

• Plan to Stay Late