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May 21, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Valo Park, 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102
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Members: $75.00
Non-members: $100.00

Overview (Program Summary)

JOIN US FOR THE 2019 ACC NCR PARALEGAL INSTITUTE! 

TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019  8 AM - 3 PM. 

At this all day conference, our speakers will cover the following topics: Compliance with Government Contracts and Know Your Customer Regulations; Effective Governance Practices; Ethics for Paralegals, The Toolkit of Fundamental Paralegal Skills, and Career Development - A Plan & A Brand - Packaging Yourself for success. 


Speakers

AGENDA for 2019 ACC NCR PARALEGAL INSTITUTE EVENT

VALO PARK - 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102
MAY 21, 2019

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast and registration
 
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM 
OPENING REMARKS
 
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
I’m Drowning in Compliance!  An Introduction to Financial Institution KYC and Contracting with the Government
Paralegals regularly encounter compliance questions on a variety of topics, including KYC and government contracts.  Our speakers will provide an overview of key obligations in these areas, when they apply, and how to avoid trouble spots.

Speakers: 
Sonia Tabriz, Senior Associate - Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.   
Helen Mayer Clark, Senior Associate - Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.  
Bonnie C. Lenox, Legal Department Administrator and Senior Paralegal - Harbor Group International, LLC.
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Governance with a Side of Securities

Maintaining effective corporate governance practices remain critically important to organizations of all sizes.  Paralegals make significant contributions to the success of a company’s corporate governance efforts.  This session will cover the basics of corporate governance and share ways for paralegals to add value for both public and private organizations. We will also address some specifics about securities governance. 

Speakers:
Hassan A. Shah, Associate, Corporate & M&A - Holland & Knight LLP
Jim Kennedy, Associate - Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Matt Duble-Dice, Senior Legal Specialist, Securities and Executive Compensation – Capital One

11:10 AM - 12:10 PM
Ethics for Paralegals – How to Avoid UPL 
How to avoid crossing the line into Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL) and how to spot issues and learn when to elevate to management.
 
Speakers:
Leslie A.T. Haley, of PARK HALEY LLP 
Nathaniel Wilson, Associate GC at Carey International.  
 
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
LUNCH – SPONSOR HALL OPEN

1:20 PM – 2:20 PM 
Paralegal Toolkit - Fundamental Technology and Skills for Paralegals
We will focus on document management best practices including specific litigation software and related tools. This session will include tips on creating a great check list as well as practical advice on time management.
 
Speakers:
Toni Marsh, J.D. - Director of Paralegal Studies George Washington University
Tara Eberhart, Director of Paralegal Services & Docketing at Dentons PLC
Alana D. Stanley, Sr. Paralegal, Dispute Resolution – Hilton Worldwide
Pascalle Goddard, Paralegal, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Career Development – A Plan and a Brand- Packaging Yourself for Success! 
Thrive in your profession by identifying where you want to go with your career, crafting a plan to get there, and using your personal brand to become more marketable and attractive to employers. Industry professionals will assist with identifying career objectives that can help you align your ambitions with REALISTIC goals for success in your paralegal career.
 
Speakers: 
Anna White, J.D., Director of Recruiting - Major, Lindsay & Africa 
Interim Legal Talent Team
Mo Del Villar, J.D., Director of Recruiting - Major, Lindsay & Africa 
​Interim Legal Talent Team
Toni Marsh, J.D. - Director of Paralegal Studies George Washington University
Chanel M. Bradden, Assistant Corporate Secretary - International Lead, Lockheed Martin Corporation

 

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