The New Orleans Paralegal Association Hosts Educational Seminar on September 17, 2010, featuring Key Note Speaker, Louisiana State Representative Helena Moreno

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The NOPA host Educational Seminar on September 17, 2010 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Dowtown New Orleans. The seminar will feature two education tracks, luncheon with an exciting key note speaker, Ethics Block, and much more.

The New Orleans Paralegal Association (NOPA) was formed in 1978 and is a nonprofit professional association. The purpose of NOPA is to promote awareness of and to educate the community regarding the effective use of paralegals. NOPA sponsors activities to promote education and understanding between the legal profession and all paralegals.

NOPA’s annual Education Seminar is set to take place Friday, September 17, 2010, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1001 S. Peters Street, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This year we are excited to have Louisiana State Representative Helena Moreno as our key note speaker.

The Seminar will provide two educational tracks to choose from and a final session. The tracks are as follows:

1. Track A - Discovery: “Just the Facts, Please: Streamlining Discovery to Save Expenses” will feature the following topics and speakers:
a. “Confidentiality and Privilege: What’s the Big Secret?” (Cassie Felder)
b. “Subpoena Super Power: Navigating the Process” (Kristin Beckman and Lisa F. LaFrance) and
c. “Mapping Your Discovery Strategy” (Tom O’Connor).

2. Track B - Environmental Law : “Litigating our Environment” will feature the following topics and speakers:
a. “Litigation Holds: Preserving the Documents that Prove Your Case” (A. J. Krauss)
b. “Jones Act and Environmental Law: Who is ‘Jones’ and Can He Clean up the Spill Litigation?” (William Wynn)
c. “Class Action: Taking Action with Class(Certification)” (Douglas Plymate).

3. The final session will feature Ethics: “Do the Same Rules Apply to You?” (Eddy Hayes).

NOPA Members may attend the seminar and luncheon at a price of $110.00, non-members for $130.00, and students for $90.00. Early registration begins NOW; after September 10, 2010, an additional $25.00 will be added to the cost.

For more information regarding the seminar or becoming a member of NOPA, contact Becky Rolland at (504) 236-7919. View our web page http://www.neworleansparalegals.org

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