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Day-long seminar to offer tips for legal professionals April 25

Palm Beach State College’s Center for Leadership and Professional Studies will host a Legal Education Seminar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25 at the Palm Beach Gardens campus BioScience Technology Complex, Room 127.

The Continuing Legal Education seminar will feature four presentations by local legal professionals on the latest trends in the industry.

Highlighted lectures include “Technology and Court Room Ethics” by Judge Meenu Sasser at 8:30 a.m. and “Closing Arguments: How to Win Billion Dollar Verdicts” by Attorney Willie E. Gary at 1:10 p.m. Other topics will cover social media and ethics and professionalism.

“The seminar not only provides an educational forum for attorneys and paralegals to discuss current topics in ethics, technology and professionalism, it also allows them to earn required CLE units,” said Suzanne Prior, business and education development specialist. “We have many exciting topics and speakers that will certainly appeal to all legal professionals.”

Sasser is a judge in the 15th Judicial Circuit of Florida in the civil division. She has been recognized in the legal profession for many years, most recently winning the 2013 Distinguished Jurist of the Year Award from the South Palm Beach County Bar Association. In 2009, she was selected as a “Top Up and Comer” from the South Florida Legal Guide.

Gary is a partner at The Law Offices of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson and Gary, P.L. He earned his reputation as “The Giant Killer” by taking down some of America’s most well-known corporate giants on behalf of his clients. He has won some of the largest jury awards and settlements in U.S. history, including more than 150 cases valued in excess of $1 million. Forbes Magazine has listed him as one of the “Top 50 attorneys in the U.S.”

To view the agenda, click here. To register, click here. The cost for attorneys is $125 and paralegals $85.  Registration fees include program materials and lunch. Deadline to register is April 20. Special contributions were made available by program sponsors: Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. – Palm Beach Chapter and PNC Bank, Palm Beach Gardens branch.

For more information, call Prior at 561-207-5713.

This seminar meets the requirements of the Certifying Board for the Legal Assistants of the National Association of Legal Assistants, for continuing legal assistant education credit required to maintain the CLE credential.  CLER pending credit by the Florida Bar Association.

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