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    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 27 Nov 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Online

    Human Resources for

    Those New to HR

    Updated for 2018!

    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

    •       The Right Way to Terminate Employees
    •       Managing Difficult Employees and Their Supervisors
    •       An HR Legal Primer on FLSA, EEO, FMLA, ADA, FCRA and more
    •       Ban the Box" (BTB) policies  - applicants' criminal histories 

    •       What Questions You Can't Ask a Candidate

    •       Fostering and Cultivating a High-Performance Team
    •       Recruiting: The Ins, the Outs, the Agencies
    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 -

    November 13, 15, 20, 27, 2018

    Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pacific,

              1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern 

    Price: $169 to OLP and PKI Members

    $199 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

    • 28 Nov 2018
    • 12 Dec 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Online


    eDiscovery Bootcamp


    This 6 hour, 4 session (1 1/2 hour) practical and interactive webinar is a fantastic option for legal professionals who want to advance their knowledge about EDiscovery. The course will address the key competencies of eDiscovery that must be integrated and aligned, to achieve success across core topic areas involved during the process of preserving, collecting, preparing, reviewing, and producing electronic data and documents in proceedings at the state and federal level. Course content will address methods and legal technology with emphasis on case law and practical application. Attendees will receive instruction as to the latest eDiscovery topics including intersection with Information Governance and data disposition, BYOD and COPE, use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), GDPR and privacy laws. 


    When: November 28, December 3, 10 & 12,  2018

    Time: 4-5:30 PM Pacific, 7-8:30 Eastern   


    6 Hours CLE

    Miss a session? We'll email it to you! 

    Only $229

    for PKI Paralegal Passport and Organization of Legal Professionals Members

    Only $249 for Paralegal Plus Members

    Only $269 for Non-Members

    Your Instructor: Marnie Carter

    Marnie Carter has been employed in the legal profession for over twenty years with substantial experience in project and case document management in regulatory matters, including investigations and in litigation. She most recently held the position of Senior Manager of Practice Support, Paralegal Services and eDiscovery with Hunsucker Goodstein. Prior to joining Hunsucker Goodstein, Ms. Carter was employed as a Senior Electronic Enterprise Resource Project Manager in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster LLP. She also previously held the position of Manager of Litigation Operations and Information Management in the Commercial Legal Department of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and also functioned as lead Manager of Records and Information Management in this position. Before joining Gilead, Ms. Carter was the Paralegal Supervisor for the Silicon Valley office, and was a Senior Paralegal in the Patents Litigation Group of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.


    Ms. Carter is a Lead Instructor with the Organization of Legal Professionals and the Paralegal Knowledge Institute. She previously taught as an Associate Professor in an Adjunct Faculty role with the San Francisco State University Legal Studies Program where she provided instruction in Computer Applications in Law Practice and eDiscovery/Electronic Evidence. Ms. Carter currently serves on the Executive Board of the San Francisco Chapter of ACEDS (Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists). She has held positions as the Western Regional Director for Women in EDiscovery, founding Co-Chair of the Silicon Valley Chapter of Women in EDiscovery and Board Member with the Steering Committee for the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association of Litigation Support Professionals. She is an active member of the Bay Area Litigation Support Professionals, the International Practice Management Association (IPMA) and the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA). 


    Within her community, Ms. Carter is a former Commissioner with the City of Concord and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Concord Historical Society. She is an active Board Member with G.R.I.P., Inc., an organization dedicated to partnering businesses and resources for the benefit of youth athletic programs. Ms. Carter majored in International Business Law at the University of San Francisco and attended the Paralegal Studies Certificate Program at San Francisco State University.

    • 29 Nov 2018
    • 18 Dec 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Online

    Advanced PowerPoint Techniques for

    Attorneys and Paralegals

    The following tools can be quite effective in presenting information for clients at meetings or in court for juries and judges.  Getting a bullseye presentation requires a deeper knowledge of PowerPoint's strengthens and weaknesses and how to strengthen its weaknesses.  The lessons outlined below will teach you how to use this presentation tool to the greatest legal advantage.



    1. Learn how to insert frames from a video, annotate the individual frames and play the video forward and backward, enhancing any frames that are too dark or light.


    2. Learn how to insert over 100 images into a slideshow in one second.


    3. Learn how to insert a video on a slide but also how to clip out just the portion you wish to play and how in PowerPoint to adjust its volume.


    4. Learn how to use advanced animation tools to effectively emphasize a piece of evidence and to draw attention to details.


    5. Learn how to zoom in more effectively with both the built in zoom tool but also using a hyperlink and windows photo viewer.


    6. Learn how to create in PowerPoint animated timelines with smart objects.


    7. Learn how to use animated gif files with transparent backgrounds to give good poignant humor to points being made.


    8. Learn how to record your narration into each slide and them produce a video of the presentation with your narration synchronized to each slide.


    9. Learn how to use the insert snip tool to harvest into slides images and information off of websites and other screens.


    10. Learn how to create kiosk presentations of your PowerPoints that include your audio track


    and much more!!!


    This 6 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.

     During the sessions, we will provide you with opportunity to engage in discussion about the features and the video how-to-do-it presentations.




    Six sessions of one hour each - Tuesdays and Thursdays 

    November 29, December 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 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!

    Only $219

    for PKI Paralegal Passport and Organization of Legal Professionals Members

    Only $239 for Paralegal Plus Members

    Only $259 for Non-Members

    Kudos for Karl Kindt 

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

    Instructor at Southwestern Illinois College

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