In this intermediate level seminar, the following will be covered:
• Tasks appropriate for Paralegals
• Unauthorized Practice of Law
• The Evolution of the Paralegal Profession
• Common Missteps
This one hour presentation will be jam-packed with information about modern dilemmas facing paralegals in an ever-changing legal environment, offering suggestions on best practice approaches to myriad situations.
Mandy Chapman is employed as a litigation paralegal at Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers in St. Louis. She primarily works on medical malpractice, HIPAA, and Worker’s Compensation plaintiff’s cases. Prior to joining Wolff & Wolff, Mandy worked on health law, class action, municipal law, business litigation, eDiscovery, and personal injury (plaintiff and defense) matters. Mandy holds a bachelor’s degree in both Education and History from Missouri Valley College (magna cum laude) and a paralegal certificate from Adams State College (with honors).
In 2011, she earned the Registered Paralegal (RP) designation through NFPA. In 2014, she was honored by the St. Louis Paralegal Association, receiving the Paralegal Legend award. In 2018, Mandy obtained both a certification in Legal Project Management and advanced certification as an LPM Coach. As an LPM Coach, she worked with practice groups to educate and implement project management skills, designed to increase efficiencies, assist with process improvement, and evaluate strategic pricing data.
Mandy is an active member of several professional associations at the local, state and national levels, and has held several leadership positions with the Missouri Bar Association’s Paralegal Committee, the Missouri Paralegal Association and the St. Louis Paralegal Association. She continues to serve as a paralegal mentor to students and junior paralegals and on several Paralegal Advisory Committees for national paralegal education programs. Mandy has published professional articles in the legal industry and regularly presents CLEs on myriad topics. In her spare time, Mandy enjoys kayaking, home remodeling projects, watching Cardinals baseball and Packers football, and eating out at ethnic restaurants.
THIS SESSION IS PART OF THE FALL EDUCATION CONFERENCE: All sessions will be hosted on IPA Connect. The cost of the Fall Education Conference (18 one-hour sessions in total) is $99 for members and $149 for prospective members. Prospective members who wish to join the IPA can do so and attend the Fall Education Conference at the discounted member rate.
Registration and payment on IPA Connect is required (members will need to be logged in to the IPA Connect platform to register at the discounted rate - if you don't remember your password, enter your email address associated with your IPA membership and click to reset your password).
When it is time to join this webinar, you will log into IPA Connect, click on "Events", then on "Conferences", and join the live event.
Questions? Contact IPA's Executive Director, Yvonne Kriss, at IPA@ipaonline.org.