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Personal Injury Law for Paralegals

Understand your role in the prosecution or defense of a personal injury lawsuit.

Personal injury cases make up a vast percentage of civil litigation. This course will advise you on what sort of claims encompass personal injury; and the nuts and bolts of various causes of action that are brought involving these claims. It will also provide you with real-world practice tips on how to effectively contribute to the successful outcome of a personal injury lawsuit, whether your firm represents the plaintiff or defendant.

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Agenda

Introduction

  • Civil Litigation - Torts
  • What Is Personal Injury Law? (What It Is, and What It Is Not)
  • Paralegal's Importance in the Prosecution or Defense of a Case
  • Client Interaction

Personal Injury Law

  • Standards of Proof
  • Elements of a Cause of Action
  • Negligence/Gross Negligence
  • Wrongful Death
  • Sexual Assault
  • Other Causes of Action/Intentional Torts
  • Where Criminal Law Meets Personal Injury

Paralegal's Role in Personal Injury

  • Paralegal's Role
  • Written Discovery
  • Third-Party Discovery
  • Depositions
  • Liens

Conclusion

  • What Is the Goal?
  • Closing a File
  • Questions and Answers
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This course was last revised on January 18, 2022.

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  • NALA 1.0
     
  • This program is applicable for continuing legal assistant education credit. Please check with your accrediting board to see if this course will qualify towards your recertification requirements. Program Length: 1.0 hour(s).
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Matt Kelley

Matt Kelley

Howry Breen & Herman LLP

  • Attorney with Howry Breen & Herman LLP, a record-setting trial law firm located in Austin, Texas
  • Represents clients in federal and state courts in cases involving traumatic brain injury, sexual assault, business disputes, construction disputes, and administrative matters
  • Successfully tried and mediated cases over five years, and is recognized as a top 40 attorney under 40 in Texas
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law; B.A. degree, Texas A&M University
  • Can be contacted at 512-439-4109, www.howrybreen.com, or [email protected]
Christopher Lavorato

Christopher Lavorato

Howry Breen & Herman LLP

  • Partner with Howry Breen & Herman LLP, a record-setting trial law firm located in Austin, Texas
  • Routinely represents clients in federal and state courts in cases alleging product defect, aviation mishaps, wrongful death, personal injury, traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, clergy abuse, and sexual assault
  • Successfully tried, arbitrated, and mediated cases for over 21 years and recognized as one of ‘Austin’s Top Attorneys,’ received the highest rating from Martindale Hubbell, Top 100 National Trial Lawyers (TX), California Top Verdicts and Settlements in 2019, and California and Texas Super Lawyers
  • Frequently provides pro bono services to those in need, including military veterans
  • Prior military officer and UH-60 Blackhawk pilot; FAA certified commercial pilot (IFR/VFR)
  • J.D. degree, Santa Clara University School of Law; B.A. degree, University of San Francisco
  • Can be contacted at 512-439-4137, www.howrybreen.com, or [email protected]
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Product ID: 409474
Published 2022
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