Paralegals may not realize that the actions they take can have ethical consequences for their supervising attorney. Listen as NAGTRI’s Brendan Ruane breaks down the ethical considerations that paralegals must consider, including, confidentiality, speaking with represented parties, and sharing on social media. Not only does this podcast episode discuss the ethical rules that paralegals need to know, it also provides practical advice that paralegals can use today to avoid unintended consequences of their behavior.
Hedda Litwin, NAAG Cyberspace Law chief counsel and NAGTRI program counsel
This 12-minute podcast reviews 30(b)(6) depositions in which you depose an organization, company or government agency as opposed to an individual. If you are searching for the highlights, Hedda explains how to respond to a 30(b)(6) deposition notice at 7:35 and gives advice to paralegals on how to prepare a 30(b)(6) deposition notice at 8:25. It ends with some advice for preparing 30(b)(6) witnesses at 10:10. September 2016
Mark Neil, NAGTRI program counsel
This 23-minute podcast reviews tips for paralegals on drafting discovery requests. If you are short on listening time, Mark summarizes the three basic means of obtaining discovery, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and the kinds of information they are best used to obtain: interrogatories at 9:55; requests for admission at 15:00; and requests for production at 18:45. September 2016
Judy Zeprun Kalman, general counsel and head of the Attorney General Institute in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
This 20-minute podcast reviews the vital rules paralegals must follow in the practice of law. If you don’t have time to listen to the full podcast, note that Judy reviews the three major guidelines set out by the American Bar Association using examples at 8:30. A discussion on the primary ethical pitfalls for a paralegal can be found at 11:40 as well as ways to avoid those pitfalls at 15:45.