2017 Paralegal Cruise

As paralegals, we know it's important to never stop learning and keep our skills fresh and relevant. Add to that, the requirement to report continuing legal education credits to a variety of different entities. While many firms pay for the continuing education requirements for attorneys, many of those same firms do not cover those expenses for their paralegals even though they benefit from the education and certification of their paralegals. Even when firms do pay, it can be time consuming to collect all of the necessary credits, especially if you've waited until the last minute.

The annual Paralegals Navigating Perilous Waters cruise event is a fun and convenient way for paralegals to obtain a large chunk of their CLE credits at a really reasonable cost while enjoying a fantastic tropical cruise vacation. Of course, there is a lot more to the cruise than CLE and you won't find yourself falling asleep in a boring conference room, so make sure you check out the next cruise and join us in person!

If you missed the 2017 Paralegal Cruise but need CLE credits or just want to benefit from the awesome continuing information provided by our hand picked speakers, the great news is that you can still sign up for a virtual pass and receive access to many of the same benefits our attendees receive including recordings of the CLE seminars to do at your convenience.

BONUS! You'll also receive my totally awesome Master Time Entry List that contains over 50 pages loaded with over 600 sample time entries separated by category and fully word searchable AND copy/pasteable! Supercharge your billing practices today!

The following seminars are included in the 2017 Paralegal Cruise:

  • The Precarious Pitfalls of Paralegal Ethics
  • Avoiding The Minefields When Taking Depositions Abroad
  • Data Privacy: Law Firms at Risk!
  • Estate Administration From Soup to Nuts
  • Ethical Considerations and Practical Tips for Paralegal Billing
  • Ethical Questions: The Do’s and Don’ts
  • Ethically Navigating Contract Review: A Paralegal’s Guide
  • Real Estate Transactions and the New TRID Regulations
  • Technology Solutions for All of Your Litigation Matters
  • Technology in Litigation, Preparing a Case with The End in Mind
  • Paralegals Role at Trial
  • The Power of Relationships – “Strengthening your Network”
  • Career advancement through interview preparedness, education and certification
  • E-Discovery Managed Services: How to Achieve Stakeholder Buy-in
  • Social Media and Mobile Device Data Collection and Defensibility!
  • Ethics in eDiscovery: Do You Meet Expectations of Competency?
  • Cloud Discovery: How to Avoid Getting Caught in the Storm
  • Let’s Get Personal: Is Your Case Right for Tech. Assisted Review/Predictive Coding?
  • How to Tame Preservation Costs and Risks
  • Doctor Algorithm – Or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love TAR 2.0
  • Taxation of Fees: Trends and Tips for Cost Recovery
  • Managing Privileged Documents
  • ESI Collection: The Basics eDiscovery Document Production
  • What every paralegal needs to know before going solo!
  • Exhibit View for Paralegals
  • Transcript Pro for Paralegals
  • Preview of PDF+ 2017 for Paralegals

Continuing Legal Education Credit (CLE)

NALA: March 4-8, 2017, 2017 Paralegals Navigating Perilous Waters Cruise Event to be held on the Norwegian Epic Cruise Ship, sponsored by Perfectly Paralegal Consulting, Inc., is approved for 30.5 CLE credit, including 6.0 Ethics CLE and 7.5 Non Substantive CLE credit.

FRP: As approved by NALA, this seminar meets the requirements under Rule 20-6.1 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar for 30.5 hours of continuing legal education credit required to maintain the FRP credential.

Please note: Topics such as law office management, computer training, and other law-related topics are considered by NALA to be under the non-substantive category, which is limited to 10 hours per five-year certification period.

Instructions for posting credits from this program with NALA and The Florida Bar will be provided. A certificate of attendance for NFPA or NALS will be provided upon request.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay by Check?
Absolutely. We know that many firms prefer to use checks. Please send an e-mail to info@paralegalcruise.com to request an invoice.
How soon can I access the program?
If you are paying online via credit card or paypal, access is instant. If you are paying by check, access will be granted once your check has been received.
What format will the program be in?
Some seminars will be video recordings and some seminars will be audio recordings. Some will be both. In addition to seminar recordings, you may also receive copies of slide show presentations or hand-outs in PDF format.
How long will I have access to the program?
Technically, once you complete your purchase you have lifetime access to your student account which includes any programs you have enrolled in. I generally don't like to promise "lifetime access" because I can't control servers which are operated by third parties and who knows what the future may hold. That being said, at a minimum, you will have access to all materials through December 31, 2018 but there is no foreseeable reason you should not have access way beyond that.
How long do I have to do the CLE?
You can do your CLE at your convenience. If your reporting period renews mid year, feel free to hold off doing them until then.
Will I be provided with a Florida Bar course number?
No. Our CLE is processed through NALA which does not provide course numbers. Don't worry, our CLE are fully accepted by The Florida Bar for Florida Registered Paralegals. We provide all the information you need.
Can my co-workers use my login?
No. Each purchase covers only one user and is not meant to be shared. Please respect the hard work that went into putting this program together coupled with the extremely low price and do not share your login with anyone. If you are interested in purchasing access for 3 or more individuals, please contact info@paralegalcruise.com for discounted pricing.
Can Florida attorneys use this program?
Of course! Our program is not submitted to The Florida Bar for approval for attorneys because it is primarily a paralegal event. However, many attorneys attend our program both in person and online. Florida attorneys can submit an individual CLE Application for Course Attendance Credit. At this time, there is no fee to the attorney for this, however, if that should change, any fees are the responsibility of the attorney. We will provide you with the form along with the course descriptions, speaker bios, etc. that need to be submitted with the form. We cannot guarantee the amount of credit awarded by The Florida Bar.
Can attorneys from other states use this program?
Absolutely! Please keep in mind that our program is not pre-approved for attorney credit. However, most states allow attorneys to submit CLE for individual approval after the fact. If you aren't sure, check with your bar. Some states may charge the attorney a fee for this, that fee is the responsibility of the attorney. We will assist in providing the necessary event information, course descriptions and speaker bios that are usually required. We cannot guarantee the amount of individual credit that would be approved.

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