Upcoming events

    • 07 Aug 2018
    • 16 Aug 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Online

    Human Resources for

    Those New to HR

    Strengthen your HR game with training for beginners to experienced administrators and office managers.

    A crash course covering key issues, top techniques, and best practices.

    Recently been asked to take on greater HR responsibilities? This program is ideal if you are just starting out in the HR profession, planning to make a career change into an HR position, or performing HR duties as a part of a non-HR job.

    Human Resources for Those New to HR is critical new material designed especially for professionals like you who are new to the demanding responsibilities of HR. Fast-paced and information-rich, this program condenses the most important HR basics into clear, concise, easy-to-understand training.

    This course will swiftly get you up to speed on all aspects of HR - from legal and compliance issues to hiring and firing, benefits administration, building a great team, retention and more!

    Now more than ever before, good HR professionals are in high demand. This course covers what you need to move your career forward. Taught by seasoned pros, the sessions give you inside tips and techniques used by top law firms today. Take a positive and proactive step in learning what you need to stand out as a leader in your firm. 

    In four 90-minute sessions of intensive training, you'll cover:

    • ·         The Brave New HR Writer - How to Write Powerful Emails
    • ·         Interviewing Techniques to Hire Long-Term Employees and Spot Potential Problems
    • ·         The Right Way to Terminate Employees
    • ·         Managing Difficult Employees and Their Supervisors
    • ·         #MeToo – How Law Firms Talk the Talk & Walk the Walk
    • ·         An HR Legal Primer on FLSA, EEO, FMLA, ADA and more
    • ·         Fostering and Cultivating a High-Performance Team
    • ·         Writing Meaningful Job Descriptions and the Employee Handbook
    • ·         Recruiting: The Ins, the Outs, the Agencies
    • ·         How to Conduct the Annual Performance Review
    • ·         Coaching, Counseling and Discipline

      Build skills, confidence and know-how. Whether you are new to the field or experienced and need a refresher, this course covers the basics necessary for a dynamic career.

    When it comes to HR, you've got to know your stuff. Your organization and its employees are depending on you to provide accurate information, advice and answers on everything from government regulatory issues and benefits administration to the finer points of recruiting, terminations, reviews, and building a high performance winning team.

    You can’t afford to learn HR skills by trial and error – enroll today!
    Mark your calendar and enroll today in this must-attend HR training. Don’t wait any longer to get the know-how you need to handle your HR duties effectively and with greater confidence. You’ll leave knowing you’ve got all your bases covered.

    Where: Online

    When: Tuesdays and Thursdays - August 7, 9, 14 and 16, 2018

    Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pacific, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern

    Price: $129 to OLP and PKI Members

               $149 for Non-Members

    Meet Your Instructors: Chere B. Estrin and Allen S. Brody, Esq.

    Chere Estrin is the CEO of Estrin Legal Staffing and Co-Founding Member of the Organization of Legal Professionals (OLP), a non-profit organization for attorneys and legal professionals and originator of the eDiscovery Certification Exam (CeDP).


     A former Administrator for two major law firms, she has held executive positions in law firms, litigation support companies and as Sr. Vice President of a legal staffing division of a $5 billion publicly held corporation. She is the CEO and founder of the Paralegal Knowledge Institute, an online continuing legal education organization for experienced paralegals. She is the former Editor-in-Chief of KNOW, the Magazine for Paralegals and of Sue, the Magazine for Women Litigators.

    Ms. Estrin has been in the staffing arena for over 20 years placing high-level legal professionals including attorneys, litigation support professionals, technology experts, paralegals, administrators, managers and legal service providers at AmLaw 250 firms and Fortune 1000 in-house corporations.  She founded a successful California organization that she sold to a $5 billion staffing company and, as Sr. Vice-President, ran its national division.


    Ms. Estrin is the author of 10 books about careers in the legal field including The Paralegal Career Guide 4th Edition and Where Do I Go From Here? and has written hundreds of articles.  She is a well-known national seminar speaker and has been interviewed or mentioned by publications such as Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Entrepreneur, Maximum, The Daily Journal, LTN, ABA Journal,, Above the Law, and other publications. She is a recipient of the Los Angeles/Century City Woman of Achievement Award, among others.   

    Ms. Estrin is a co-founding member of the International Practice Management Association (IPMA and the Organization of Legal Professionals with a prestigious Board of Governors inclusive of judges, an ABA President and well-known attorneys.  She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Paralegal Association Lifetime Achievement Award and has written the popular blog,
    The Estrin Report, since 2005. Contact her at


    Allen S. Brody, Esq. is a licensed attorney with over 30 years experience in corporate, litigation and real estate law. He practiced in Michigan and California for law firms and corporate in-house legal departments before assuming the position of General Counsel for the Organization of Legal Professionals and President of the Paralegal Knowledge Institute. His courses for attorneys, paralegals and professional staff are well-known for up-to-date information, content and just plain fun. He can be reached at

    • 21 Aug 2018
    • 13 Sep 2018
    • 8 sessions
    • Online

    Presenting Evidence at Trial

    Using Trial Director 360

    Presenting Trial Director 360 - the most flexible and widely-used trial presentation technology available. Easily organize, annotate and customize your exhibits for large or small cases. Present virtually any type of document or media from your PC, tablet or iPad and create deposition clips in a snap. Streamline your entire trial preparation and trial presentation process with one simple tool. 


    It's new and improved, with an updated user interface with customized layouts to fit your workflow. Share your case and collaborate with others during your trial preparation. Advanced transcript management with associated exhibit links and video, issues, designations, redactions and more. Video clip creation, editing, and playlists highlight critical case evidence. Expanded Transcript Redaction and Designation Tools. New database structure to increase reliability, performance. Easily find exhibits on-the-fly quickly and efficiently. Bulk update exhibits in minutes using dynamic labels and resequencing options. View and customize exhibits before they are displayed with Presentation Preview.


    Transcript Management

    • Save and print searches
    • Issue-code transcripts and print associated digests
    • View linked exhibits
    • Print condensed transcripts with word index

    Video Management

    • View video depositions of witnesses and parties
    • Create focused, insightful video clips for use at trial
    • Synchronize a video deposition to the transcript text
    • Generate designation reports and video clips for the court

    Document Management

    • Pack up your entire case and then simply unpack it on your laptop for trial
    • Create witness and trial workbooks
    • Create and print exhibit/trial exhibit lists
    • Create PDFs with user-controlled quality settings

    Trial Presentation

    • "Tear out" a section of a document to focus the jury's attention
    • Present exhibits in a side-by-side comparison
    • Play a witness's video deposition with or without scrolling transcript text
    • Display a section of the transcript, to emphasize contradictory deposition testimony
    • Overlay exhibits - great for comparing authenticity of a signature
    • "Tablet Toolbar" preference for presenting from tablet PC's or Surface Pro


    This 8 session course is designed to provide you with the essentials of being an excellent presenter of fact during trial.  Whether the facts are videos, audios, images, depositions - and whatever the data - being able to present the evidence in a compelling, efficient and professional manner can win your case.


     Each session will deal with these aspects of the software - and although these links will take you to Ipro's training videos, this course will involve lectures on each of these topics and presentations using PowerPoint to enhance the video training provided.  During the sessions, we will provide you with opportunity to engage in discussion about the features and the video how-to-do-it presentations.

    8 hrs. CLE. NALA Approved  


    Eight sessions of one hour each - Tuesdays and Thursdays 

    August 21, 23, 28, 30, Sept. 4, 6, 11 and 13, 2018 

    10AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern
    Don't worry about missed sessions - we'll email you a copy! 


    All participants are given access to the course website where all materials are stored, and it remains available to them indefinitely for future reference!

    Kudos from the Winter 2018 Course Attendees:

    "Thank you again for the wealth of information presented in the course on Trial Director."

    "Thank you for training, it was clear, concise, informative, and definitely user friendly." 

    Preview Prices:

    Only $129

    for PKI Paralegal Passport and Organization of Legal Professionals Members

    Only $139 for Paralegal Plus Members

    Only $149 for Non-Members

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