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Continuing Legal Education

Continuing Legal Education Seminars for Paralegals

The Paralegal Studies Program at Roosevelt University  is a full-service legal education program, designed to support paralegals throughout their careers. CLE seminars are generally held in the Spring and Summer and are open to anyone with an interest in the law. All seminars are held in Chicago, unless otherwise specified. Room assignments will be posted in the lobby of the building, on the outside of the program's office (room 308), and provided in a confirmation of registration upon registration. Seminars do not include refreshments or meals, but each will have a break.

General Information

Our CLE seminars are designed for paralegal students who wish to expand on what they are learning in their classes, experienced paralegals seeking to expand their skills in a new area of law, or paralegals who wish to refresh their skills. The seminars are not designed to prepare someone for entry into the paralegal profession. If you are interested in paralegal training that will prepare you to enter the profession, visit the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate or Bachelor Degree Options pages here on our website. Please note: the Paralegal Studies Program does not seek or receive approval from the American Bar Association for the CLE seminars it offers or for any aspect of the CLE program.

Who Should Attend

Our CLE seminars are designed for experienced paralegals seeking to expand their skills in a new area of law or for paralegals who have been away from the field for a brief time to refresh their skills. The seminars are not designed to prepare someone for entry into the paralegal profession. If you are interested in paralegal training that will prepare you to enter the profession with confidence, visit the Curriculum page on our website to learn about our ABA-Approved Paralegal Studies Program. Please note: the Paralegal Studies Program does not seek or receive approval from the American Bar Association for these seminars or any aspect of the CLE program.

Confirmation of registration & CANCELLATION POLICY

Confirmations are emailed upon receipt of payment. All cancellations must be received, in writing, two days prior to the seminar in order to receive a refund. 

Instructor

James Fine: B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A., Northwestern University; J.D., DePaul University College of Law. Mr. Fine, formerly with the FDIC, is currently with the Chicago law office of Thomas C. O’Brien where his specialties are bankruptcy and business litigation. He has taught corporate law, real estate, litigation, legal technology and legal research and writing courses and seminars in the Paralegal Studies Program since 1983. He also taught legal research and writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s law school. In 2004, Mr. Fine was appointed to a full-time Lecturer position with the Paralegal Studies Program.

CaseMap/TimeMap/TextMap

This course provides paralegals with an overview of the deposition abstracting and case management process, utilizing the litigation support software programs CaseMap, TimeMap and TextMap. The emphasis will be placed on how software applications help paralegals organize deposition transcripts and utilize case management software in preparation for depositions and trial. A hands-on approach is taken, with students spending some time on the computer with the instructor. The instructor will present an introduction to utilizing these applications in the entire litigation process electronically, and will demonstrate how the applications integrate. Students will be exposed to the elements of RealTime depositions, searching, abstracting, annotating transcripts, as well as issue coding and creating chronologies.

RELATIVITY

Relativity is a nationally recognized litigation support software program that has established a strong foothold in the Chicago area legal community. This course will present paralegals with an overview of Relativity, a web-based, feature-rich e-discovery platform. Students will have a workbook and exercises which will demonstrate how Relativity provides complete processing capabilities, image and native file review, diverse coding, searching, and tracking options, and flexible workflow capabilities in the discovery process of litigation.