CAPITAL AREA PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION

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Capital Area Paralegal Association (CAPA) is a voluntary non-profit corporation comprised of paralegals and legal assistants, students, and vendors in Austin, Texas and the Central Texas area.  CAPA was organized in September 1978 by a small group of pioneering paralegals and has since grown into the largest Texas affiliate of NALA - The Paralegal Association.

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CAPA MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS WERE DUE ON JANUARY 1, 2017.

THERE IS A GRACE PERIOD TO RENEW UNTIL MARCH 1, 2017.

RENEW TODAY!

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Upcoming Webinars

Webinars are a fast, convenient, and now an even more affordable way to get the education you need. 

  • 1.0 hour webinars: $39 for Members and $59 for Nonmembers
  • 1.5 hour webinars: $39 for Members and $59 for Nonmembers
  • 2.0 hour webinars: $49 for Members and $69 for Nonmembers

Don’t forget if you are an Active NALA member, you can use your $80 gift certificate toward these webinars!

February 1

  • Mobile Forensics - An In-Depth Introduction -  Everyone has a cell phone and most of us use our phone for more than just phone calls. Are you overlooking this landmine source of evidence in your cases? Whether you handle probate cases, family law or civil litigation, you will want to learn how mobile forensics can help you gather information that affects all types of cases.
    CLE: 1.5

February 28

  • Ten Tools for Creating Clear Legal Documents -  How about a hammer? Or maybe it is that nail or screw you need to fasten the final product? For most projects, you’ll likely need all of these tools (and a few more). This is also true in legal drafting. To create a clear document that effectively protects our client’s interests, we drafters need many tools to finish the job. This webinar will focus on ten of the tools needed to create clear, user-friendly legal documents. Some of these tools – like using the active voice and avoiding nominalizations – you probably already use. But many, I suspect, will be little used tools in your toolbox. It’s time to dust them off and put them to use in your practice.
    CLE: 1.5

March 2

  • Trademark Law -  This webinar overview on trademark law will provide an introductory discussion of trademark and service mark law in the United States, including topics such as establishing rights, federal registration of marks, and the enforcement of rights. Learning objectives will be to enable the student to identify relevant issues involved in specific matters for further investigation and research, as well as to provide a general understanding of the purposes and mechanics of trademark law in the United States.
    CLE: 1.0

March 7

  • An Analysis of Products and Completed Operations Claims -  The primary objective in this presentation is to provide an overview of products and completed operations liability exposures, who is most likely to have the exposure and how these claims are resolved. Our secondary objective is to demonstrate how these exposures are dealt with by insurance and other measures.  
    CLE: 1.5

March 21

  • Ten Tools for Creating Clear Legal Documents -  How about a hammer? Or maybe it is that nail or screw you need to fasten the final product? For most projects, you’ll likely need all of these tools (and a few more). This is also true in legal drafting. To create a clear document that effectively protects our client’s interests, we drafters need many tools to finish the job. This webinar will focus on ten of the tools needed to create clear, user-friendly legal documents. Some of these tools – like using the active voice and avoiding nominalizations – you probably already use. But many, I suspect, will be little used tools in your toolbox. It’s time to dust them off and put them to use in your practice.
    CLE: 1.5

March 23

    • Overview of Environmental Law and Regulation, and Environmental Liabilities in Corporate and Real Estate Transactions -  The presentation will begin with a discussion of paradigms and sources of environmental law generally. The course will then include summaries of major federal and state environmental statutes and regulatory programs, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. It will cover the methods regulatory authorities use to enforce those laws, and strategies regulated communities have developed to minimize or avoid liability those laws might otherwise impose. It will also cover descriptions of environmental work often conducted by legal assistants in connection with corporate and real estate transactions, including due diligence and document preparation and litigation (including defense of enforcement actions as well as litigation between private parties). The objectives of the course are to provide an understanding of the basics of environmental law, an understanding of its structure, a foundation for research and practical skills training. 
      CLE: 2

March 28

  • Basic Business Organizations -  This presentation offers a broad and basic view of the fundamentals of business that every paralegal should understand. The presenter will discuss sole proprietorships, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, profit and nonprofit corporations, and limited liability companies. The advantages and disadvantages of each type of organization are explained, and guidance on how to form each type is offered, including specifics about required state and IRS filings.
    CLE: 1.5

These times or dates don't work for your schedule? How about taking a Self-Study Course or an On-Demand Webinar? Learn whenever it is convenient for you.

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Certified Paralegal Examinees

Need a study group? NALA has created an Online CP Exam Review Study Group. Click here to learn more.

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CAPA MEMBERS AT WORK AND PLAY!

Upcoming events

February 01, 2017 • 3 locations in Austin!
February 22, 2017 11:45 AM • Chez Zee, 5406 Balcones Dr., Austin, TX 78731
February 25, 2017 12:00 PM • publications@capatx.org
March 01, 2017 • See Description for Dates and Locations->
March 06, 2017 • CASA of Travis County, Inc.
March 08, 2017 8:00 AM • Texas Law Center, 1414 Colorado, Austin, Texas 78701

Recent forum updates

December 22, 2016 4:37 PM • Mario Kiefer
October 31, 2016 7:01 AM • Pamela Etie
September 26, 2016 11:56 AM • Dora Hudgins
September 19, 2016 11:03 AM • Anonymous

Updated 2.02.2017

SUSTAINING MEMBER(S) OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY


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