Attorney/Paralegal Combo: $295
ABOUT THE SEMINAR
The modern practice of law is as much about business efficiencies and effective teamwork as it is about legal and
factual analysis, trial presentation skills and brief writing. Good attorneys can assess a case, plot a trial strategy and
negotiate a settlement. However, great attorneys hire only the most qualified and self-motivated paralegals that
efficiently achieve superior results for their clients. This seminar will bring attorneys and paralegals together for a day of learning and collaboration. Created by thought leaders in the Bar and paralegal communities, this advanced program will explore solutions to enhance law firm efficiency that is guaranteed to engage you as an attorney/paralegal team and challenge you to reach new levels of cooperation, teamwork and cohesiveness as you serve your clients justly.
Attorney’s interested in evolving the scope of their paralegal’s abilities or any paralegal’s looking to advance their legal knowledge should not miss this seminar, both of you should attend! Come as a team to learn not only the secrets of efficiency and profitability but get a head start on saving money through this amazing learning experience.
This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 1.0 LEPR credit hour.
This seminar meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for Paralegals for continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential.
8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:50 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
9 a.m. “I was Just Following Orders”: Attorneys, Paralegals and Ethical Supervision
J. Steedley Bogan, Bogan Law Firm, Columbia
Barbara M. Seymour, Office of Disciplinary Counsel, Columbia
10 a.m. If it Doesn’t Make Dollars, Then it Doesn’t Make Sense: Understanding Your Team’s Contribution to the Bottom Line
Cathy Boette, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Columbia
Marcia M. Bibb, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP, Charlotte
11 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Tips and Strategies: Finding the Right Fit for Paralegals and Law Firms
Moderator: A. Jackson Barnes, Attorney at Law, Sumter
Terry Kelley, Carolina Legal Associates, Columbia
Kaye Mullinax, Nexsen Pruet, Columbia
Regina B. Ward, Law Firm of Regina B. Ward, LLC, Conway
Joanie E. Winters, Law Offices of Joan Elizabeth Winters LLC, Chester
12:15 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m. A Well-oiled Machine: The Secrets to Building and Maintaining High-Functioning Attorney/Paralegal Teams
Carole H. Hill, CPA, Charleston
2 p.m. Lights, Camera, Action: The Attorney/Paralegal Team in Trial
John J. “Jack” Pringle, Adams & Reese, Columbia
3 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Then and Now: Perspectives from Both Sides of Attorney/Paralegal Fence
Willie F. Badley, Jr.
Law Offices of Willie F. Bradley, Jr., LLC, Columbia
3:45 p.m. More Bang for the Buck: Training Tips for an Effective Paralegal/Attorney Team
Moderator: William "Bill" McSorley, Columbia
Christopher M. Adams, Collins & Lacy, Columbia
Jessica C. Ethridge, Global Lending Services, LLC, Greenville, SC
Melissa E. Gregory, Willson Jones Carter & Baxley, P.A., Greenville
4:45 p.m. Adjourn