PLEASE JOIN RMPA FOR the 2019 Annual Education Summit
A DAY of EDUCATION, NETWORKING AND SOCIALIZING!
Please join us for the 2019 Annual RMPA Education Summit to be held at Arapahoe Community College on Friday, September 20, 2019.
Get to know your fellow paralegals and other legal professionals for a full day or half day of informative sessions. We have great speakers to present one hour programs (CLE credit pending NFPA approval) relevant to paralegals at any level of their careers. This event will provide the opportunity for you to visit with our sponsors to “discover” how they can support you.
The Honorable Michael J. Watanabe (retired) will be our featured keynote speaker during the luncheon. The Summit will be concluded with a social/cocktail reception hosted at The Tavern in Littleton. Registration is now open for all attendees at rockymtnparalegal.org/events.
Complete event details are on the following pages – meet our guest presenters and the presentation descriptions along with a schedule of events/agenda for the day and pricing information.
RMPA encourages you to join us for an exciting event filled with CLE and networking opportunities, and more!
AGENDA RMPA Education Summit– September 20, 2019
Arapahoe Community College 5900 Santa Fe Drive Littleton, CO 80120
Check In Time Opens. If you areinterested in signing up for the Notary Practicum which starts at 8:30 a.m., you are encouraged to check in at 8:00 a.m. so that you have time for breakfast and to visit vendor tables.
8:00 a.m. – 9:15a.m.
Enjoy a hot breakfast, fruit, pastries and coffee and visit vendor tables
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session 1A – Notary Practicum, Richard Corbetta and Celeste Carpenter, Arapahoe Community College NOTE: This session is a 2 hour course. Attendees who complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion. Photo ID is required to attend. Registrants for this course will not be able to leave the training unless it is during the designated break. If you plan on taking this course, you must email ACC by Wednesday, September 18, 2019 so that we can prepare your Certificate in anticipation of completion. Email: Celeste.firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session 1B – Subpoena Practice, Greg Hearing, Esq.
Session 1C– Nuts & Bolts of Tax Considerations - for the Freelance Paralegal, Presented by James B. Bryan, CPA
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Session 2A – Legal Ethics, Sara C. Van Deusen, Esq.
Session 2B – Social Media, Gavin W. Manes, Ph.D.
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch with Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Michael J. Watanabe (retired)
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Session 3A- Wind Energy and Wildlife, Lauren Buehler, Esq.
Session 3B – Human Factors Experts, Nancy Grugle, Ph.D., CHFP, Sarah Tredennick, MBA
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Session 4A – Federal Indian Law, Troy Eid, Esq.
Session 4B – Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Meghan Martinez, Esq.
4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Cocktail/Social Reception at the Tavern, Littleton, 2589 W. Main Street, Littleton, CO.
CLE pending with NFPA
Meet our Guest Speakers/Session Descriptions
· Notary Practicum - Richard Corbetta and Celeste Carpenter, Arapahoe Community College. Is becoming a Notary on your to-do list? This training is approved by the Colorado Secretary of State - Attendees who complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion. Photo ID is required to attend. Registrants for this course will not be able to leave the training unless it is during the designated break. If you plan on taking this course, you must email ACC by Wednesday, September 18, 2019 so that we can prepare your Certificate in anticipation of completion. Email: Celeste.email@example.com. This is a non CLE credit session.
- · Subpoena Practice – Greg Hearing, Esq. with Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP, will lead us through the topics and statutes related to subpoena practice including issuing, reviewing subpoena for sufficiency, subpoenas seeking testimony, review of statutory privileges in C.R.S. § 13-90-107, an in depth look at of Fed. R. Civ. P. 45 and notice requirements, responding to, objections, motions, and jurisdictional considerations including a review of The Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act (UIDDA).
- · Nuts & Bolts of Tax Considerations for the Freelance Paralegal -James M. Bryan, CPA, JMB Partners LLC. If you are a freelance paralegal or if you have considered doing freelance work –being informed of applicable tax law and considerations for the self-employed is a must. Learn about deductions, record keeping best practices, filing requirements, estimated tax payments and more. This is a non CLE credit session.
· Legal Ethics for Paralegals – Sara C. Van Deusen, Esq., Wheeler Trigg O’Donnel, LLP, How the Change to Rule 8.4(c) Affects Paralegals: Can Paralegals Go “Undercover”, Can You Pretend to be Someone Else, Can You Make Surreptitious Tape Recordings? Think Twice Before Sharing that Deposition Transcript: A discussion of the interplay between Rule 1.6 and posting materials to Listservs or providing transcripts and other litigation materials to other firms. We will also review recent developments surrounding the parameters of the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine.
- · Social Media – Gavin W. Manes, Ph.D., Avansic eDiscovery and Digital Forensics. Dr. Manes is a nationally recognized expert in e-discovery and digital forensics. Social media can carry key data in your cases. However, there are challenges when collecting and using information collected from social media platforms including forensic preservation, industry standards on reviews, collections, deleted data and authentication.
- · Wind Energy and Wildlife - Lauren Buehler. Esq., Xcel Energy Legal. In this session we will learn about the three major wildlife laws in the U.S. (the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act) and how these laws and their implementing regulations impact wind energy development.
- · Human Factors Experts - Nancy Grugle, Ph.D., CHFP and Sarah Tredennick, MBA, Robson Forensic. Sarah will be presenting on expert selection: the use of technology and expert firms to assist with placement and vetting of experts. Dr. Grugle will then teach us about how people interact with technology and their environment– which may apply to any area of law. Dr. Grugle will walk us through her investigations on the way in which human performance is affected by factors including fatigue, and distraction, and how performance is impacted by the design of technology and the work environment. She applies her expertise toward forensic casework involving motor vehicle crashes, workplace mishaps, and premises safety.
- · Federal Indian Law - Troy Eid, Esq., Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Our presenter for this session is the current President of the Navajo Nation Bar Association, the largest legal services organization in the United States that directly serves an Indian tribe. Through this presentation we will explore some of the roots of Federal Indian law as well as two recent U.S. Supreme Court cases dealing with tribal treaty rights.
- · The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – Meghan Martinez, Esq., The Martinez Law Group. Modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin – and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 -- the ADA is an "equal opportunity" law for people with disabilities. This presentation will take an overview look at the key provisions within the ADA, including how the act defines a disability, the employer and employee responsibilities, the interactive process, reasonable accommodations and an update on case law.
FULL DAY SESSIONS W/LUNCH AND A Drink Ticket for Social
HALF-DAY SESSIONS W/LUNCH AND A DRINK TICKET FOR SOCIAL
$20 Cocktail Social Reception ONLY
*(if Non-Members become a member during our event, the membership fee will be reduced by $15.00)
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