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We have several NALA APPROVED CLE offerings. Click on a Program below and when you purchase the course, you'll receive a digital download. All of this can be done online!

Send us your NALA information at the address given to you on your purchase confirmation order and you'll receive a completed course certificate along with a NALA attendance form.

  • Legal Research Google -Recorded downloadable CLE - Dynamic 5 star rated - Easy to use class that shows attorneys how to use the power of Google to conduct efficient legal research. This training is emailed right to your desktop and is approved for 1.5 - 2 hours Continuing Ed in most states and through NALA.

Customer Comments:

"Most engaging, informative class I've taken in a long time."
"This class will save my clients money since now I know how to search more effectively."
"Accelerated Internet research is a must for every law practice. Thank you for such a great instructional tool."
"High quality CLE Courses."

  • Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Conducting Competitive Intelligence -Recorded Online Ethics CLE- See side for hours- Ethics (plawdcast)/audio training with competitive intelligence research specialist Donna Fryer interviewing Mark Halligan, World's Leading Trade Secret Attorney @ Lovell's concerning the ethical and legal issues surrounding competitive intelligence.

The Competitive Intelligence class will identify and examine certain principles to help attorneys understand competitive intelligence limits and adhere to high standards of professional conduct.  This is a must for any law firm considering using competitive intelligence practices for themselves or for their clients.   This podcast would benefit anyone trying to understand competitive intelligence including what is legal and ethical.  CLE Approved Podcast (Plawdcast) Training: CA, FL, NC, NALA  Pending approval: NY

  • Public Records Research for Offline and Online Research
    Recorded Online Ethics CLE - See side chart Ethics Hours
    The world of Public Records research can often be confusing especially if you are solely relying on the online databases. This cle accredited podcast covers the information available online and offline, when you might need to dig further and discusses the ethics of conducting public records search. This is a dynamic audio program that can be used to understand public records research for the legal industry as well as other industries with similar research needs. MCLE/CLE Approved Podcast (Plawdcast) Training: CA, NC, NALA, NFPA and possibly other states under the self study category.   Pending approval: FL and NY

  • Filling in the Gap Between Public Records and Fee Based Services:  Finding People Information on the Web and Web 2.0
    Recorded downloadable CLE 1 hr General
    Finding people information is a crucial part to many legal investigations and has gotten more confusing as the Web has crowded into the information overflow crisis.  Explored and uncovered is how to find pertinent information about individuals on the Web and open a whole new area of research on Web 2.0  This class opens up a whole new world of legal research possibilities. MCLE/CLE Approved Podcast (Plawdcast) Training: CA, NC, NALA, NFPA and possibly other states under the self study category.   Pending approval: FL and NY

With this training you will learn how to:

  • Understand what is available to research on the Web and the Web’s limitations.
  • Understand the difference between searching the Web and Web 2.0
  • Realize the information that can be sought and the parameters surrounding that information.
  • Explore a whole new area of research possibilities through searching different techniques on Web 2.0 gateways.
  • Discover strategies to find more information than was ever available before regarding people information that cannot be found through public records.
  • Family Financial Fraud- Piecing Together Information
    Recorded downloadable CLE- 1 hr General
    This particular seminar will aim specifically at various types of family fraud like financial elder abuse. It will explain how to audit the family finances and set up some internal controls similar to a company. This is especially important if you have “non-family” members taking care of your elderly or your children.  Unfortunately, most financial fraud is perpetrated by trusted violators such as family, close business associates, or neighbors.  In these instances, the ethical responsibility to prevent, uncover, or correct the situation may lie solely with the attorney.  MCLE/CLE Approved Podcast (Plawdcast) Training: CA, NC, NALA, NFPA and possibly other states under the self study category.   Pending approval: FL and NY

With this training you will learn how to:

  • What exactly is family fraud and how does it manifest itself 
  • Understanding the trust violator – who are they? 
  • Distinction between hidden and missing assets 
  • Possible ways that fraud can occur undetected
  • Search for family fraud 
  • Fraud prevention tips and techniques 
  • Financial Fraud and Divorce Dissipation
    Recorded downloadable CLE 1hr General
    This course provides a basic and advanced knowledge on marital fraud, the sources and uses of funds, situations where dissipation might occur, types of fraud evidence, examining for fraud, and the settlement effects with and without dissipation.  Additionally, ethics are an underlying theme throughout the program as each divorce attorney’s responsibility to their client is to check for any possible fraud related activities before settlement.   The course will explain how to discuss this sensitive area with clients.  Fraud with direct evidence can often affect an entire settlement.

    Many divorces deal with the financial after-effect of assets that are missing, hidden or dissipated. This seminar will explain how to discuss this sensitive area with clients and how important this information can be to settlement. We will show how fraud with direct evidence can often bend the entire settlement to our client’s advantage.MCLE/CLE Approved Podcast (Plawdcast) Training: CA, NC, NALA, NFPA and possibly other states under the self study category.   Pending approval: FL and NY.

    This particular seminar will discuss the theory of dissipation of the marital estate and then go on to explain such items as:

With this training you will learn how to:

  • What exactly is marital fraud and how it can occur   
  • Understanding sources/uses of funds   
  • Situations where dissipation might occur   
  • Types of evidence   
  • Examining for fraud   
  • Case study designed to illustrate effects of dissipation   

 

 

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Gathering Intelligence on the Web Online Training.  Teaches deep research strategies using the Internet.  Defines competitive intelligence and discusses resources to help individuals "work smarter not harder".   This program gives numerous examples and gives you confidence to tackle the Internet without being overwhelmed.  Everyone from the Novice searcher to the Advanced searcher learns exponentially from this program!

Ins and Outs of Industry Research - Training class is a recorded Webinar covering industry research and profiling methods.

Articles and Interviews

Read "COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE: A NEW REVENUE STREAM FOR FIRMS LOOKING TO GAIN AN EDGE", as recently featured in the New York Law Journal.

Read "Be a Technical Miracle Worker" as recently featured in 2005 Winter Issue of the NCPA Forum.  The article reviews technological advances that will help you be more efficient at work such as Google Desktop, RSS, blogs, and podcasts.

See law firm salaries and benefits.  Where do you compare?  National and State Salary Information

Internet Talk Radio Interviews Donna Fryer "Information Research via the Internet"

Internet Talk Radio Interviews Donna Fryer "Information Research via the Internet" Part 2