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    • Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual - via Zoom
    • 34
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    Tuesday August 25, 2020

    Getting Hired During a Pandemic: Navigating the Paralegal Job Market Through COVID-19

      Our Speaker:  Emily Branch of Branch Legal Recruitment, LLC

      Emily began her career as a Document Clerk within the tobacco defense litigation section in 1996 at a large international law firm based in Kansas City, Missouri while in college.  Upon graduation from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, she joined another large law firm as a Litigation Paralegal working in environmental defense litigation.  She went on to work in FELA and catastrophic personal injury as well as in-house at a national benefits & insurance company supporting the General Counsel & Executive Vice President.

      With over a decade of experience as a legal recruiter, Emily uses her understanding of the industry, established professional contacts, and resourcefulness to assist law firms of all sizes and companies with legal departments in hiring the best available candidates and in helping job seekers open doors that are not currently open to them.

      CLE credit: NALA 1 credit hour pending

      The fine print:

      The Zoom instructions will be sent to registrants.

      This meeting and CLE is open to all HPA members, and non-member paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries, paralegal students, and other legal support staff.  Reservations are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Friday immediately preceding the event.  If you need to cancel a reservation, please do so before noon Friday, August 21st.  If your registration is not canceled before the deadline, you will be responsible for the full registration fee since HPA is required to pay that amount to the venue.

      Payment may be made online by credit or debit card.  Please do not mail your payment unless you must do so because of a last minute cancellation.  

      • Tuesday, September 29, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
      • Virtual - Zoom
      • 31
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      eMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION

      Our Speaker:  Peggy A. Wilson, Morrow Willnauer Church, LLC

      Peggy A. Wilson's topic of discussion for our CLE will be employment discrimination.  Besides employment law,  Peggy specializes in professional malpractice, construction litigation/mechanics liens, and personal injury/premises liability.  Here is a little more information about our speaker: 

      Peggy A. Wilsonborn in Kansas City, Kansas, October 29, 1955.  Admitted to Missouri Bar, 1998; Kansas Bar, 1999; U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1999; and U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1999.  Education: Avila College (B.A. 1990); University of Missouri - Kansas City (J.D. 1998); National Trial Competition Team, 1997-1998; Recipient of Terry T. Thomas Trial Practice Achievement Award.  Member: Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association; The Missouri Bar; Kansas Bar Association; Johnson County, Kansas Bar Association; American Trial Lawyers Association; Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers; Themis Advocates Group.  

      CLE credit: NALA 1 credit hour pending

      The fine print:

      The Zoom instructions will be sent to those who have registered for the meeting.

      This meeting and CLE is open to all HPA members, and non-member paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries, paralegal students, and other legal support staff.  Reservations are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Friday immediately preceding the event.  If you need to cancel a reservation, please do so before noon Friday, September 25th.  If your registration is not cancelled before the deadline, you will be responsible for the full registration fee since HPA is required to pay that amount to the venue.

      Payment may be made online by credit or debit card.  Please do not mail your payment unless you must do so because of a last minute cancellation.  


    Past events

    Friday, July 24, 2020 Webinar - 7 Habits of the Indispensable Paralegal
    Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner
    Friday, April 24, 2020 HPA Spring 2020 Fundraiser -- Giving the Basics
    Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Legal Information Security - Dinner & CLE
    Tuesday, January 07, 2020 What a Paralegal REALLY Does - Dinner & CLE
    Tuesday, December 03, 2019 HPA Winter Social
    Friday, November 01, 2019 HPA Fall Paralegal Seminar
    Friday, November 01, 2019 Paralegal Fall Seminar - Vendor, Firm, and Association Registration
    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Workers' Compensation - Dinner & CLE
    Sunday, October 06, 2019 HPA Fall Community Outreach: Race for Dignity
    Tuesday, September 03, 2019 Immigration Law Updates - Dinner & CLE
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 Summer 2019 Community Outreach
    Tuesday, August 13, 2019 NALA CP Exam Study Group August-September Schedule
    Tuesday, August 06, 2019 Unauthorized Practice of Law - Dinner & CLE
    Thursday, July 11, 2019 NALA Conference & Expo
    Wednesday, July 03, 2019 NALA CP Exam Study Group - July Schedule
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 HPA Summer Social
    Wednesday, June 05, 2019 NALA CP Exam Study Group 3 Weeks
    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 The Grandma Hustle: A look at Physical and Financial Abuse of Elders - Dinner & CLE
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Paralegal News from Johnson County Community College - Dinner & CLE
    Wednesday, April 24, 2019 NALA CP Exam Study Group 6 Weeks
    Friday, April 05, 2019 HPA Spring Community Outreach: The Whole Person Expressions Art Exhibit
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner
    Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Moving to the Private Sector (Civil) from the Public Sector (Criminal) - Dinner & CLE
    Tuesday, December 18, 2018 HPA Winter Social
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 RESCHEDULED TO 01/2019 - NALA CP Exam Study Group - Session 3
    Wednesday, November 07, 2018 NALA CP Exam Study Group
    Friday, November 02, 2018 HPA and JCBA Fall Paralegal Seminar
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 NALA CP Exam Study Group
    Tuesday, October 09, 2018 Understanding Health Insurance Law - Dinner & CLE
    Saturday, October 06, 2018 POSTPONED - HPA Fall Community Outreach Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
    Friday, September 28, 2018 HPA CP Exam Informational Meeting
    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Building a Brand & Trademark Protections CLE & Dinner
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Multigenerational Communication in Today's Law Firm CLE and HPA Dinner Meeting
    Saturday, July 21, 2018 Be a Hero for Hope House - Back to School Drive
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Heartland Paralegal Association Summer Social
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Getting Hired: A Look at Kansas City's Paralegal Market - Dinner & CLE
    Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Executive Board Meeting
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner
    Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Fall Seminar Planning Kickoff Meeting
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Dinner Meeting & CLE - 11 Things You Didn't Know About Criminal Law
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE - Bankruptcy Myths
    Tuesday, January 09, 2018 HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE - Elder Law
    Tuesday, December 05, 2017 HPA Holiday Happy Hour
    Friday, November 03, 2017 HPA Annual Fall Paralegal Seminar
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Dinner Meeting & CLE - Home Owners Association
    Saturday, October 07, 2017 HPA Volunteer Event - Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
    Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Dinner Meeting & CLE - Crimmigration
    Saturday, September 09, 2017 HPA Volunteer Event - Starlight Theater - Grease
    Tuesday, August 08, 2017 Dinner Meeting & CLE - Forensic Science & the Law
    Saturday, June 24, 2017 Volunteer Event - Heart of America Shakespeare Festival
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 HPA Paralegal Summer Social at Pinstripes
    Saturday, May 20, 2017 HPA Volunteer Event - Missouri Department of Conservation
    Tuesday, May 09, 2017 Dinner Meeting & CLE - Preparing Evidence for Trial
    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner
    Thursday, March 30, 2017 Shawnee Mission West Career Fair
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Dinner Meeting & CLE - Social Security Disability
    Saturday, March 11, 2017 Volunteer Event - My Father's House
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Dinner Meeting & CLE - Employment Discrimination
    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Dinner Meeting & CLE - NALA - National Association of Legal Assistants
    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 HPA Holiday Happy Hour
    Tuesday, November 08, 2016 Dinner Meeting & CLE - Copyright and Fair Use
    Friday, October 14, 2016 HPA Annual Fall Paralegal Seminar
    Saturday, October 08, 2016 HPA Volunteer Event at Harvesters
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Criminal Law - Dinner Meeting and CLE
    Tuesday, August 09, 2016 Immigration and Naturalization - Dinner Meeting and CLE
    Tuesday, June 07, 2016 Heartland Paralegal Association Summer Social
    Saturday, May 21, 2016 HPA Volunteer Event at Starlight Theater
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 American Indian Law - HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Heartland Paralegal Association Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner
    Saturday, March 26, 2016 Volunteer Event - My Father's House
    Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Federal Court and What You Need to Know - HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Online Legal Research for the Paralegal - HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE
    Sunday, January 24, 2016 Heartland Paralegal Association CP Exam Study Group
    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE
    Thursday, December 17, 2015 NAU Open House/Networking and Free CLE Event
    Friday, November 06, 2015 2015 HPA Paralegal Fall Seminar
    Sunday, October 25, 2015 HPA CP Exam Study Group
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE - Managing Liens in Personal Injury Cases
    Tuesday, October 06, 2015 Organizational Development Work Session
    Saturday, September 12, 2015 Volunteer Event - Hands to Hearts Bookmobile
    Tuesday, September 08, 2015 HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE - Real Estate Law for the Paralegal
    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Datamax KC - Aligning Four Generations for Success in Today's Legal Practice Workforce
    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE - 4 Pillars of Estate Planning
    Saturday, June 13, 2015 Hope House Volunteer Event at Starlight Theater
    Tuesday, June 09, 2015 Heartland Paralegal Association Summer Social
    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 KS and MO Mechanic Liens
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 HPA Annual Meeting and Election of Officers
    Saturday, March 14, 2015 Volunteer Event - TurnStyles
    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Legal Ethics in Online Law Firm Marketing
    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Scattered to the Four Winds - Examining Civil Liberties v. Government Powers
    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 An Introduction to Equine Law
    Friday, November 14, 2014 HPA Paralegal Fall Seminar
    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Scattered to the Four Winds - Examining Civil Liberties v. Government Powers
    Saturday, September 27, 2014 HPA Members' Volunteer Event for Harvesters
    Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Sex, Drugs, and Employment Law CLE & Meeting
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 HPA Meeting and Paralegal Roundtable
    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 NALA 2014 Annual Meeting
    Sunday, June 29, 2014 CASA 5k SuperHero Run - Volunteer Event
    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 HPA Summer Social
    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 General Membership Meeting & CLE

    Copyright Heartland Paralegal Association.

    Heartland Paralegal Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

    Heartland Paralegal Association offers continuing legal education programs for member and non-member paralegals, legal assistants, and paralegal students in Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, and surrounding areas.   Our dinner meetings with CLE are held on the second Tuesday in each of the following months:  January, February, March, April, May, August, September, and October or November.  Currently our meetings are held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at O'Neill's restaurant at 95th and Mission Rd.  

    HPA also hosts its Annual Fall Paralegal Seminar in October or November of year.  Paralegals, legal assistants, and paralegal students have the choice of attending for 1/2 day or full day seminar on a variety of topics.  This is a can't miss event with quality presentations, lunch, and door prizes.

    Special events and volunteer opportunities will also be posted below.  If you are thinking about membership, we invite you to join us at one of our upcoming events!

    Please note that registration for some events may not open until several weeks before the event.  Click show details next to each event to determine registration availability.   

    Heartland Paralegal Association, 12641 Antioch Rd., Suite 1038, Overland Park, KS 66213

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