CLE

ARE THERE CLE CREDITS FOR ATTENDING THE 2022 PARALEGAL CRUISE? YES!!

You can see the current 2022 line up below… (keep in mind it is not complete yet, additional sessions will be added soon), CLE approval will not be requested until our line up is completed, stay tuned!

We offer a variety of credits between take home classes and live on the ship classes! We always want to have a unique and FUN lineup for you…. We take a lot of care in selecting speakers and topics to ensure you will LEARN something but also have an interesting class that won’t be boring… We always want you to take away some new information that you can put to use, while still enjoying a relaxed casual environment!

To give you an idea of how many credits you can expect, here’s some information about prior years:

  • 2015 – 27.5 CLE (including 5.0 ethics)
  • 2016 – 27.0 CLE (including 4.0 ethics)
  • 2017 – 30.5 CLE (including 6.0 ethics)
  • 2018 – 25.0 CLE (including 3.0 ethics)
  • 2019 – 27.0 CLE (including 6.5 ethics)
  • 2020 – 24.5 CLE (including 4.0 ethics)

If you need CLE today, you can purchase one of the packages above for instant access.

In order to ensure that you will have time to enjoy your tropical vacation adventure and have lots of time to network and build relationships with other paralegals from across the country AND enjoy an amazing cruise vacation, some classes will happen LIVE on the ship, and some classes will be given to you in an on-demand recorded format after the cruise. It usually works out to be about 50/50 but each year is a little different. You’ll get access to the on-demand portion online and can do the classes at your convenience, and if you want to split your CLE credits over two reporting periods, you can do that too! Just take the classes when you need them.

Credits are typically approved for use by paralegals who report to:

  • NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL ASSISTANTS (NALA)
  • THE FLORIDA BAR FOR FLORIDA REGISTERED PARALEGALS (FRP)
  • NATIONAL FEDERATION OF PARALEGAL ASSOCIATIONS, INC. (NFPA)
  • NALS THE ASSOCIATION FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS (NALS)
  • NORTH CAROLINA BAR ASSOCIATION BOARD OF PARALEGAL CERTIFICATION
  • SOUTH CAROLINA BAR ASSOCIATION BOARD OF PARALEGAL CERTIFICATION
  • PARALEGAL DIVISION OF THE STATE BAR OF TEXAS

Please keep in mind that the CLE approval applications cannot be submitted to each entity until our lineup is complete. 

If you aren’t sure if you can use our CLE credit, just send an email to lmc@perfectlyparalegal.com and we can help you figure it out.

CLE COST

There is no additional charge for seminars or CLE credits included in the annual Paralegal Cruise. As long as you have a legal professional (full access) event registration, all of the seminars and CLE credits are included. There is no extra cost.

QUESTIONS?

Need more information or just want to chat about the cruise or the CLE to figure something out? Just email Linda at lmc@perfectlyparalegal.com or call her at 305-753-2443.

We are still in the process of finalizing our speaker line up, please stay tuned for more programs!

2022 Live Programs

Be the Captain of your Ship: A Boot Camp on the High Seas for Aspiring or Current Paralegal Managers (2.0 CLE)

Speaker: Ben Schneider, SHRM-CP/PMQ/CAL, Firmwide HR Compliance Specialist, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

The paralegal industry continues to grow and with the growth comes a demand for skilled paralegals who can also be fantastic people managers and mentors to paralegals of all skill sets. As you continue to grow in your career, it is highly advantageous to learn to steer your own ship through the seas of change and become the captain law firms look for. This session will be a mix of lecture and practical exercises which include a review of common labor & employment processes which are important to paralegal managers; mastering the tough conversations; developing your team; and being able to look for ice bergs in the path to success. Any level of paralegal may join in this exercise as it provides benefits to experience and novice paralegals alike.

 

2022 On Demand / Take Home Programs

 

Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana (1.0 CLE)

Sponsored by The TASA Group – Your Best Source for Experts Worldwide

Medical cannabis expert Dr. Rachna Patel presents Driving under the Influence of Marijuana: A Medical Evidence Based Perspective, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Dr. Patel provided medical evidence-based answers to the following questions:

    • Does Marijuana actually impair ability to drive?
    • Is testing for THC (the main psychoactive substance in cannabis) a reliable means to measure impairment?
    • How does Marijuana affect psychomotor performance?
    • How does Marijuana affect driving performance?
    • Does the dose of Marijuana consumed matter?
    • Is there a correlation between THC blood levels and degree of impairment?
    • How to test for marijuana?
    • What are legal limits for marijuana?

Employee Privacy Issues & E-Surveillance Practices (1.5 CLE)

Sponsored by The TASA Group – Your Best Source for Experts Worldwide

Law enforcement and safety expert Timothy Dimoff presents Employee Privacy Issues & E-Surveillance Practices, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Tim Dimoff discussed:

  • Definition of e-surveillance
  • Reason for electronic surveillance
  • Legal issues
  • What a company cannot do
  • Why an employee investigation would fail

Ethical Duties & Electronically Stored Information (1.0 CLE)

Sponsored by The TASA Group – Your Best Source for Experts Worldwide

Digital forensic expert Thomas Plunkett presents Ethical Duties & Electronically Stored Information, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Tom discussed:

  • Definitions
  • Nine Skills of Competency with ESI
  • Other considerations with ESI

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Calculating Economic Damages (1.0 CLE)

Sponsored by The TASA Group – Your Best Source for Experts Worldwide

Forensic economists Nora Ostrofe,  presents Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Calculating Economic Damages (But Were Afraid to Ask), for all legal professionals.  During this presentation, Ms. Ostrofe discussed:

  • Calculating Present Value, Growth Rates, and Prejudgment Interest
  • Determining the Duration of Economic Loss:  Work-life, Life, and Healthy Life Expectancies
  • Determining Wage Loss:  Earning History; Earning Capacity; Self-Employed Workers
  • All About Fringe Benefits
  • Earnings in Retirement:  Pensions, Social Security, Survivor Benefits
  • Equity Compensation:  Restricted Stock Units, Stock Options, Stock Shares, Privately Held or pre-IPO Companies
  • Incorporating Taxes:  After-tax earnings, tax neutralization calculations
  • Atypical Plaintiffs:  Children, Elderly, Unemployed, Self-employed
  • Practice Pointers

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Dealing with Fake Emotional Support and Service Animals (1.0 CLE)

Sponsored by The TASA Group – Your Best Source for Experts Worldwide

Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer Richard Hunt. Esq presents Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Dealing with Fake Emotional Support and Service Animals, for all legal professionals.  During this presentation, Richard discussed:

  • Basic Concepts and Vocabulary
    • “Disability” and “Handicap”
    • “Accommodation” and “Modification”
    • Two different laws, many different animals.
  • More about animals and the ADA
  • FHA rules and issues.
  • A quick look at state law issues

From Smart Phones to Smart Homes (1.0 CLE)

Sponsored by The TASA Group – Your Best Source for Experts Worldwide

Digital forensics expert Simon Varley presents From Smart Phones to Smart Homes, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Mr. Varley discussed:

  • Introduction to mobile forensics
  • Location analysis
  • Communications
  • Timeline analysis
  • Internet of things

The ADA and the Internet (1.0 CLE)

Sponsored by The TASA Group – Your Best Source for Experts Worldwide

Board-certified civil trial attorney, Richard Hunt presents The ADA and the Internet: Stormy Weather Ahead, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Mr. Hunt discussed:

  • Understanding website accessibility
  • Why accessibility matters to your client
  • History of website accessibility law and litigation
  • What we know and don’t know about the law today
  • Dealing with uncertainty – an ounce of prevention
  • What to do if your client is sued
  • Sideshows and real concerns
  • A call to action

Workplace Violence (1.0 CLE)

Sponsored by The TASA Group – Your Best Source for Experts Worldwide

Security consultant Larry Fennelly and certified protection professional Marianna Perry present Workplace Violence, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Larry and Marianna will discuss:

  • Definitions
  • Recordkeeping
  • Trigger of Events
  • Case Studies
  • Resources
  • Conclusion