Course Overview & Materials

Practical solutions for the practical paralegal. Get ready to thrive!

  • 5 In-Depth Civil Litigation Presentation Lessons (On-Demand Video Lessons Released Every Monday at 5:00 pm Central)

  • 5 Guided Discussions and Q&A Sessions with Litigation Paralegal Misty Murray (LIVE Every Thursday at 6 pm Central)

  • More than a dozen litigation tracking indexes in three formats (Word, Excel, Microsoft Lists)

  • Cheat Sheets (Deadlines and Actions), a Litigation Checklist, and a Time Tracker

  • Over two dozen letters and guide templates for answering or issuing written discovery, scheduling Mediation, noticing depositions, etc.

  • LIFETIME access to the Paralegal Boss Academy online community (powered by Thinkific + Zoom)

Enroll before the course closes!

Our next session begins Monday, May 16, 2022 at 5 pm Central.

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WANTED ... Paralegal Bosses

Are you ready for the chaos of Civil Litigation?

With more than 20 years in the legal industry, I know what it takes to not only succeed in this crazy legal industry but to thrive in it as well. I'm working to bridge the gap between Paralegal school and your first job, and help prepare you even further for your first Paralegal job.

Additional Bonus Savings

In addition to the incredible course materials and the in-depth presentation, you'll also receive access to:

  • Receive 50% OFF enrollment in the Microsoft 365 Masterclass.

  • Receive 25% OFF personalized coaching session with Misty Murray.

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This community is offered only to enrolled students of the Paralegal Boss Academy courses and workshops. In this powerful community, you'll be surrounded (digitally) by like-minded Paralegal Bosses expanding our knowledge, sharing our resources, adding community value, supporting one another, and growing through our Paralegal careers. You'll receive access to monthly LIVE Q&A sessions, networking events, and exclusive invitations to new products, courses, workshops, and more.

Success Starts With a Plan

Here's the plan. We'll work on the following:

  • Developing your procedures.

  • Creating your checklists and cheat sheets.

  • Preparing template forms and documents.

  • Identifying your case/matter milestones.

  • Developing workflows for tracking deadlines and completing tasks

  • Finding the billable hour opportunities.

  • Effectively billing for your time, and much, much more.

COURSE OVERVIEW & CURRICULUM

5-Week Program | Lifetime Access


Introduction information and course materials will be available for download on May 14, 2022, at 5 pm Central



Lesson 1

On-Demand Video | May 16, 2022, at 5 pm Central

PLEADINGS



Welcome to your first lesson!

During this Lesson and presentation, we'll discuss the following:

  • Actionable steps you can take to ensure pleadings are properly prepared and formatted for initiating and answering a civil case.
  • How to properly calendar and track initial pleadings in a civil case to ensure timely filing, serving, and answering a civil case.
  • The importance of indexing the pleadings during the initial pleadings phase, as well as throughout the course of the civil case.
  • Billable opportunities during the initial pleadings phase, as well as how to properly bill for your time.
  • How to research your local rules of civil procedure, as well as research to locate service information for parties in a civil case.
  • Actionable steps you can take to ensure you're staying proactive during the initial pleadings phase in a civil case.



Lesson 1 Guided Discussion and Q&A Session

LIVE | May 19, 2022, at 6 pm Central (Zoom)





Lesson 2

On-Demand Video | May 23, 2022, at 5 pm Central

WRITTEN DISCOVERY



During this lesson and presentation, we'll discuss the following:

  • Actionable steps you can take to ensure written discovery is properly prepared and formatted for issuance and answering.
  • How to properly calendar and track written discovery to ensure timely issuing discovery, as well as answering discovery.
  • The importance of indexing the issuance and answering of written discovery, as well as documenting discovery disputes for follow-up.
  • How to draft Interrogatories, Request for Production of Documents, and Request to Admit for issuance.
  • Billable opportunities during the written discovery phase, as well as how to properly bill for your time using the Time Tracker template.
  • How to obtain discovery answers from clients and systems to implement to expedite getting discovery answers from clients.
  • How to compile a document production, including Bates labeling, applying Bookmarks, removing Metadata, and creating action wizards.
  • How to answer/respond to Interrogatories, Request for Production of Documents, and Request to Admit.


Lesson 2 Guided Discussion and Q&A Session

LIVE | May 26, 2022, at 6 pm Central (Zoom)




Lesson 3

On-Demand Video | May 30, 2022, at 5 pm Central

ORAL DISCOVERY



During this lesson and presentation, we'll discuss:

  • Actionable steps you can take to ensure depositions notices and subpoenas are properly formatted, timely issued, and served.
  • How to properly calendar and track depositions noticed, subpoenaed, taken, waivers, Errata sheets, and signature sheets.
  • The importance of indexing all depositions throughout the course of the civil case, as well as discussing retention requirements.
  • Billable opportunities during the oral discovery phase, as well as how to properly bill for your time using the Time Tracker template.
  • How to research local rules of civil procedure to obtain witness fee information, Subpoena forms, and out-of-state procedures.
  • The difference between summarizing and abstracting a deposition, as well as how to summarize and abstract a deposition transcript.


Lesson 3 Guided Discussion and Q&A Session

LIVE | June 2, 2022, at 6 pm Central (Zoom)




Lesson 4

On-Demand Video | June 6, 2022, at 5 pm Central

OPTIONS FOR EARLY RESOLUTION



During this Chapter presentation, we'll discuss:

  • Actionable steps you can take to ensure the case is organized ahead of preparing for settlement discussions.
  • Options for early resolution,  as well as procedures and requirements for all options: private discussion, mediation, arbitration, and settlement conference.
  • We'll take a deep dive into Mediation, including the processes leading up to Mediation, the importance of a Mediation Statement or submission, and the logistics of scheduling Mediation.
  • You'll learn how to help prepare the client and the case for Mediation.
  • You'll learn when Arbitration is enforced, how it is enforced, and the evolution of forced Arbitration from the Plaintiff and Defendant's point of view.
  • We'll discuss the process of Settlement Conferences, including when to schedule them, how they are scheduled, and how to submit your Settlement Conference Memorandum.
  • Actionable steps you should be taking to prepare a case for a Mediation or Settlement Conference.
  • Billable opportunities during the early resolution stage, as well as how to properly bill for your time using the Time Tracker.


Lesson 4 Guided Discussion and Q&A Session

LIVE | June 9, 2022, at 6 pm Central (Zoom)




Lesson 5

On-Demand Video | June 13, 2022, at 5 pm Central

DISPOSITIVE MOTIONS & ARGUMENTS, and

WORKING WITH EXPERTS



During this Chapter presentation, we'll discuss:

  • Actionable steps you can take to ensure the case is organized ahead of preparing a Motion for Summary Judgment.
  • How to properly calendar and track dispositive motions, as well as the importance of remaining proactive to ensure timely filing.
  • Ways that you can assist the attorney by researching case law, as well as verdict and settlement information on similar cases.
  • Billable opportunities during the dispositive motions phase, as well as how to properly bill for your time using the Time Tracker.
  • How to create hyperlinks in the digital motions, as well as preparing proper courtesy copies for the Judge prior to oral argument.
  • What is a Motion for Summary Judgment, how it can adversely affect the outcome of your case, and what happens when you lose?
  • Options for early resolution,  as well as procedures and requirements for all options: private discussion, mediation, arbitration, and settlement conference.
  • How to work with experts, when to engage with them, as well as the importance of tracking expert materials such as letters, emails, CVs, invoices, payments, etc.
  • Final tips regarding the actionable steps during each phase of a civil case
  • Tips for building your resources for continued success.
  • Tips on building systems you can trust.


Lesson 5 Guided Discussion and Q&A Session

LIVE | June 16, 2022, at 6 pm Central (Zoom)



Testimonials

What are the Paralegal Boss students saying?

B. Valdez

Paralegal

The civil litigation workshop provided a chock-full of valuable information. The course materials are well written and Misty does an excellent job presenting. I have been in the industry for 30 plus years, and I am always looking for ways to improve. I saw Misty on YouTube, I was pleasantly surprised with her channel- it is not only informative but reliable. When the course was announced, I chose to step out of my comfort zone and signed up; I am smarter now for doing so.

K. Tapley

Paralegal

The Civil Litigation course has absolutely changed my outlook on my ability as a Paralegal. The knowledge, tools, and resources have put me on the right trajectory to grow and learn even more. I would highly recommend this course to any Paralegal, especially new Paralegals.

D. George

Freelance Paralegal

Misty has a teaching and mentoring manner in all that she does. I have taken her Masterclasses, taken her paralegal coaching sessions, poured over her YouTube tutorials, and downloaded many helpful resources from her website. Misty builds practical tips and instruction into every area of her social media and business and truly cares about the students and paralegals she teaches.

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