Paralegal Division Continuing Education and Events
56th Annual West Virginia Association for Justice Convention and Seminar
June 5 – 6, 2014
Embassy Suites Hotel – Charleston
The WVAJ attorney seminar program is open to all legal assistants employed by WVAJ member attorneys. The June seminar features some of America’s leading trial attorneys including Pat Malone, Phillip Miller and Lisa Blue. In addition to the general seminar sessions, the program has special paralegal breakout sessions.
Featured Paralegal Breakout Sessions
Medicare and Medicaid Subrogation: What Paralegals Need to Know
Scott Blass – Bordas and Bordas, Wheeling
This session will provide an overview of Medicare and Medicaid subrogation and what you need to know to process these claims correctly as well as how to determine whether you can handle these claims efficiently in-house and when you need to use a private vendor. The session will also provide important new information on the revised West Virginia Medicaid statute.
The DISC Assessment: Strategies and Tools to Help with Every Situation
Lynn Eldridge, Director of Clinical Services – Process Strategies, Charleston
As a paralegal, you are often on the frontline for the attorneys in your office. Every day you are dealing with clients, experts, opposing counsel and their paralegals, court staff and many others (sometimes even your boss). Each situation is different—sometimes even when dealing with the same person—because of personalities, moods, stress and a lot of other reasons. The DISC (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance) Assessment is a tool you can use to quickly analyze and determine how to handle every interaction effectively.
The regular registration fee of just $60 for both days is available to a legal assistant who registers in conjunction with an attorney; the late registration fee is $90. Paralegal registration for legal assistants who register without an attorney is $90; the late registration fee is $120. The fee includes seminar materials, breaks, the New Lawyers Division party, the convention party and more.
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