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    • Saturday, April 04, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell, 370 17th Street, Suite 4500, Denver, CO 80202


    This event has been Cancelled/Postponed - We will send out new invitations and update the Events Tab when we have new information



    An Educational Event for the Junior and Student Paralegal Sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association

    8:30-9:00      Registration & Continental Breakfast

    9:00-9:05      President's Message

    9:05-10:05    Ethics for the New Paralegal - Sara Van Dresen (Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell)

    10:05-10:20 Break 

    10:20-11:30   Resumes & Interviews-Missy Hirst  (Altitude Community Law)

    11:30-12:30    Lunch - Networking/Tales from the War Room 

        Resume Workshop with Firm Administrators:       

    Missy Hirst of Altitude Community Law, Ed Schneider of Faegre Drinker, and Michelle Maynard of Otten Johnson. 

    12:30-1:30   Panel Interview Exercise: 2 RMPA Board Members & 2 Student Participants

    1:30-2:00   Avoiding 1st Position Pit-Falls:  Organizational Strategies - Michelle Cole (Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell) 

    2:00-2:15  Break 

    2:15-2:45 Mentoring Opportunities for the New Paralegal - Janet Price (Cianco Cianco Brown)

    2:45-2:55 Pro Bono and Community Service Opportunities with Speakers Janice Lancaster (Bryan Cave) 

    2:55-3:00 Closing Remarks/Door Prizes


    Please review the Mutual Respect and Anti-Harassment Policy. All attendees, presenters, and guests are required to comply with this policy at all times. Mutual Respect Policy.pdf

    Frequently Asked Questions

    WHEN IS THE OPEN HOUSE? Saturday, April 4, 2020

    HOW TO REGISTER: Please register by going to RMPA’s website homepage at www.rockymtnparalegal.org and clicking on the registration link.  The fee is $20 which will cover course materials.  Or you may choose to pay $50 which also includes a one-year membership to RMPA at a reduced price.  You may pay with a credit card when you register for the event or, for group registrations only, please mail a check/money order to the RMPA address listed on the website.  Unfortunately, same day/walk-in registrations cannot be accommodated.

    WHAT TIME DO I NEED TO ARRIVE? Check in begins at 8:30 a.m.  Any person who arrives after 9:00 a.m. and fails to alert the event staff by calling ahead will be denied entrance to the event and will not receive a refund of the fee paid. The Open House will end at 3:00 p.m. 

    WHEN DOES REGISTRATION CLOSE?   Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    WHERE WILL THE STUDENT OPEN HOUSE BE HELD?  Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell, 370 17th Street, Suite 4500, Denver, CO 80200. 

    WILL FOOD BE PROVIDED?  Yes, a Continental breakfast and lunch will be served to registered attendees. Vegetarian options will be available; however, due to the number of individuals, we cannot accommodate all food preferences.

    WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO THE OPEN HOUSE? The dress attire is business casual.  Jeans may be worn if they are clean and no holes. No tank tops, sweat pants, slippers or any clothing not appropriate in a business setting.  Court attire is encouraged/

    WHERE CAN I PARK? Parking available in fee-based lots, parking garages or on-street parking meters may be available.  There is a parking garage at 15th & Tremont.  Light Rail is strongly encouraged.  No free or validated parking is available.  Go to Parkopedia http://en.parkopedia.com to find additional parking lots in the area.

    WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?  Anything you need to take notes, including tablets and laptops.  You may also want to bring a sweater or jacket (room temperatures fluctuate); paper, pens/pencils. 

    HOW LONG DOES EACH SESSION LAST? 15 minutes to 60 minutes depending on topic.  Please refer to the schedule when arriving for the Open House. 

    WILL I BE ABLE TO TALK TO THE SPEAKERS AFTER THE OPEN HOUSE? Yes, Speakers will be available during lunch or after the event.

    IS FREE WiFi AVAILABLE? No.  Laptops and tablets are permitted, but we ask that all mobile devices be silenced during the sessions.


    Lessons from Human Resources including common résumé and interviewing mistakes, Dress for Success, Ethics for Paralegals, Résumé Writing and Interviewing Tips (including a panel exercise), Case Management and Organization, Mentoring Opportunities, Paralegal Pro Bono and Community Service Opportunities and Open Discussion including Networking Tips. 

    RéSUMé WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS? To participate in the résumé writing workshop you MUST sign-up at the time of registration AND bring a printed copy of your résumé to the event.  Printing at the event will not be available.

    CAN I BRING A FRIEND?  No.  All attendees must pre-register.  Space is limited to 50 attendees.

    CAN I BRING IN MY OWN SNACK FOODS? Yes. However, breakfast and lunch will be provided.

    CAN I BRING IN MY OWN BEVERAGES? Yes, if they are non-alcoholic and in containers with lids.


    Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Paralegal Student Open House.  If you have a question that is not addressed by the FAQs, please contact Sydney Greenish at president@rockymtnparalegal.org or Michelle Cole at cole@wtotrial.com.

    We look forward to seeing you at RMPA's 2020 Student Open House! 

    • Monday, April 06, 2020
    • 11:30 PM
    • WEBINAR (Watch anytime between March 26-April 06)

        Data Fusion Technology -Public Record Database Use in the Legal Field

    Presented by Tracers Information Specialists, Inc.   

    Webinar Learning Objectives

    Please note this is a Recording of a Previously Presented Webinar offered to RMPA (as presented in November 2019)

    Watch the Recording anytime between March 27, 2020 through April 6, 2020 and enjoy!

    • How a Social Media Report helps Law Firms build stronger cases, save time and cut costs for online discovery. Including Behavior Recognition, Activity Monitoring, Location Tracking, Relationship Analysis and Data Mapping.

    •  Law Firms have long used public records search data to find persons of interest, witnesses, defendants and debtors, even to research potential jurors or businesses. For some practice areas, search needs have expanded to include social media profiles. Today's advanced search capabilities can be applied to everyday casework.

    • How Public Records can help locate assets and help to enforce judgments. How they can be used to establish or challenge the authenticity of documents.

    • How Criminal conviction records can be used to impeach witnesses and how Public Records can be used to locate address and phone records to help identify name and location of witnesses for depositions and/or trial.

      We hope you will join us! 

    About our Presenter: Shauna Gaus, VP of Tracers.  Tracers provides access to billions of public records and proprietary data sources throughout the world and has a hands-on approach to solving unique data requirements for attorneys and paralegals needs. Previously, Shauna was a co-founder of a Learning Management System (LMS) which delivered comprehensive compliance training for healthcare organizations including medical groups, clinics, hospitals and ACOs. She oversaw the creation of over 1,000 lessons including HIPAA, CMS, and OSHA. This redefined the way healthcare organizations train, assess, and develop their human capital. It is contracted by healthcare organizations of all sizes in the U.S. for workforce training, learning, development, credentialing and managing educational programs.

    As part of RMPA's outreach work during this time - there is NO FEE Associated with this Recorded Webinar  for Members or Guests . 

    HOW TO REGISTER:  RSVP to this Invitation and you will receive an Email with the GoToWebinar Recording Link. - Watch the Recording anytime between March 27, 2020 through April 6, 2020 and enjoy!  


    CLE Accreditation is pending with the NFPA - Please Note the accreditation process may take longer than usual at this time. 

    • Thursday, October 22, 2020
    • Sunday, October 25, 2020
    • Minneapolis, Minnesota

Past events

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 WEBINAR-Tracking and Mobile Device Forensics
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Cancelled/Postponed Lunch-n-Learn: Oil and Gas Law
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 RMPA March Board Meeting
Thursday, February 27, 2020 Lunch-n-Learn: Entertainment and Sports Law
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 RMPA Lunch-n-Learn: Tech Trends, Lunch Provided
Thursday, January 23, 2020 Member Engagement: Winter Social/Denver Legal Groups
Thursday, January 16, 2020 RMPA Lunch-n-Learn: Employment Law
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Tax Talk with Guest CPA
Thursday, November 14, 2019 Douglas County Family Law Bench/Bar - Invitation from RMPA's Family Law Section
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 November 2019 RMPA Lunch-n-Learn Webinar: Public Records Research
Friday, October 25, 2019 October 2019 RMPA Lunch-n-Learn
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Member Engagement Opportunity: Fall Happy Hour
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 RMPA Freelance Section Meeting
Friday, September 20, 2019 RMPA Annual Education Summit
Thursday, August 29, 2019 August 2019 RMPA Lunch-n-Learn
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 RMPA Freelance Section Meeting
Thursday, August 01, 2019 U.S. Legal Support/Hunter + Geist, Inc. Annual Summer Social
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 July 2019 RMPA Lunch-n-Learn
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 June 2019 RMPA Lunch-n-Learn
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 RMPA Freelance Section Meeting
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 RMPA Family Law Section Brown Bag Lunch: What a Judge Wants!
Friday, April 26, 2019 RMPA/NFPA Judicial Reception
Friday, April 26, 2019 Paralegals Rise at Mile High
Thursday, April 25, 2019 NFPA Region II Spring Meeting
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 RMPA Freelance Section Meeting
Thursday, March 07, 2019 RMPA Litigation Section Networking Happy Hour, Sponsored by Avansic E-Discovery & Digital Forensics
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 RMPA Freelance Section Meeting
Thursday, January 24, 2019 RMPA Litigation Section Brown Bag Lunch
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 RMPA Board of Directors Meeting re: NFPA Annual Policy Convention
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 RMPA October 2018 Lunch-n-Learn: Judgment Enforcement: How to Quadruple the National Recovery Rate
Friday, May 18, 2018 45th Annual Education Summit
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