New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) October 16, 2013
The New Orleans Paralegal Association’s Annual Educational Seminar, on Friday, October 19, 2013, offers paralegals a great opportunity to stay current in the legal field. Offering seven classes to choose from and featuring keynote speaker, Leon A. Cannizzaro, Jr., Orleans Parish District Attorney, these Continuing Legal Education (CLE) classes are geared to enhance a paralegal's knowledge, efficiency and professionalism. All paralegals and legal assistants are welcome to attend the seminar, held at the Marriott Hotel at 859 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“Paralegals are constantly seeking ways to improve their skills and educate themselves on the latest technology and our annual seminar offers a full day of opportunity,” Becky Rolland, President of the New Orleans Paralegal Association, said. “We provide education, hands on exhibits from our local and national vendors and information on how paralegals can enhance their professionalism.”
Paralegals are encouraged to earn and maintain national paralegal certification by taking the following CLE approved classes: Truth and Consequences: Use of Social Media and the Internet by Employees, Michael D. Carbo, Esq., Uniform Commercial Code and Lien Searches, Greg Freeman, Capitol Services, Breaking into the Field of Entertainment Law, Allen Frederic, III, Jones Walker, LLP, Paralegal Research Boot Camp, Francis X. Norton of Louisiana Law Library, What You Need to Know about Criminal Law in Louisiana, R. Judson Mitchell, Esq., Raw & Spicy Gumbo: Passing Legislation in the State of Louisiana, Kenny Tucker, Paralegal at Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles and former legislative assistant, What Do Employers Want? (Panel Discussion) – Lindsey A. Larson, Esq., King Krebs & Jurgens, Linda Soileau, Human Resource Director for Adams and Reese, LLP and Sallie Davis, Director of Tulane University, Paralegal Studies Program. To register to attend the Annual Educational Seminar, visit http://www.nopa.onefireplace.com.
Registration costs are $90 for paralegal students, $110 for members and $130 for non-members. Scholarship funds are available to defer the costs of registration and discounted registration is available to law firms that register three or more of their paralegals. Paralegals can register for a full day 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or for a half day (either morning or afternoon).
The New Orleans Paralegal Association offers additional educational opportunities at its monthly membership meetings in downtown New Orleans, Metairie and Northshore including a complimentary lunch and CLE credits approved by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations. Established in 1978, the New Orleans Paralegal Association’s goals are to enhance visibility of the paralegal profession, improve its relationship with the local, state and national bar associations and to increase pro bono volunteer opportunities.
For more information about how to join the New Orleans Paralegal Association or attend the Annual Educational Seminar, visit our website, http://www.nopa.onefireplace.com or call (504) 309-0969. You can register on line and pay by credit card or mail a check to NOPA, c/o Magnolia Legal, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1521, New Orleans, LA 70190.