WSAJ's Legal Staff Seminar 2014

Date: 02/13/2014

WSAJ's Annual
Legal Staff Seminar!

Thursday, February 13, 2014 • 8:20am?3:30pm
Chairperson: Melissa R. Macdonald, CRP
Washington State Convention Center • Seattle
CLE Credits Pending with the Washington State Paralegal Association

8:20?8:30 Welcome & Overview
Melissa R. Macdonald, CRP, Seminar Chairperson,
Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, Seattle

8:30?9:00 Ethics – Playing Attorney:
Knowing The Line Before You Cross It.
Jessica M. Neilson, Attorney, Department Coordinator,
Paralegal Department, Highline Community College

9:00?10:00 Premises Liability
Catherine C. Clark, Attorney, Seattle

10:00?10:30 Locating Assets, Pursuing Judgments, and Collection Actions.
Obtaining the most recovery for your client

Melissa R. Macdonald, CRP, Paralegal, Seattle
Mickey K. Thompson, Paralegal, Baumgartner,
Nelson & Wagner, Vancouver

10:30?10:45 Break

10:45?11:45 Managing Multiple Cases and High Volume Case Loads
Shelley Smith Jones, Paralegal, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, Seattle

11:45?12:45 LUNCH BREAK (on your own)

12:45?1:15 Navigating The Appellate Process
George M. Ahrend, WSAJ Amicus Foundation Co?coordinator,
Ahrend Albrecht, Ephrata

1:15?2:15 The Guardian ad Litem’s Role:
Including coverage of minor settlements, litigation GAL’s.
Jo?Hanna Read, Attorney, Law Office of Jo?Hanna Read, Seattle

2:15?2:30 Break

2:30?3:30 The Paralegal’s Role in Discovery
Redaction, production (and withholding of documents), managing E?Discovery.
Michele G. Pearson, The Pearson Law Firm, Issaquah