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The ABC's of Electronic Data Discovery: Presented by President Scott MacDonald E-Production Group. Electronic Discovery is absolutely essential to any modern litigation proceeding, and is also no longer limited to just email and Microsoft Office documents. The outcome of more and more cases relies on data contained in those systems that exist and operate behind the scenes. To overlook these aspects of digital evidence ignores what is potentially the most fruitful source of information in today's digital-centric world. Many legal professionals tend to shy away from these matters simply out of fear for what they do not understand. Please join us for this crucial session, designed and developed to bring the most novice professionals into the world of EDD. This course will take an in-depth look at the application of litigation discovery practices to the computer environment, while making sense of the most intricate "in's and out's" of complex data-sets. This session will also examine how the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will affect the discovery of Electronically Stored Information (ESI). After completing this session, the shroud of darkness that so often attaches itself to the collection, processing and review of electronic data will be removed. Partnering with IT to Locate, Collect and Produce ESI: Presented by Linda Sharp, Esq., MBA of Kroll Ontrack. Courts are growing increasingly intolerant of parties that fail to properly preserve, collect, and process electronically stored information (ESI). As a result, litigants are scrambling to find ways to locate electronic information and are seeking instruction regarding what they reasonably must produce. This seminar will provide a primer on IT configuration and tips to better understand the varying locations of electronic information, along with a discussion regarding the legal standard courts use in determining what information is reasonably discoverable. After attending, you will be more informed and better positioned to partner with your client's IT professionals and respond more efficiently to discovery requests concerning ESI. Life After the FRCP and the Growing Role of Paralegals in E-Discovery: Presented by Chief U.S. District Judge David A. Ezra. On December 1, 2006, changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) addressing discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) during litigation went into effect. Judge Ezra will address a paralegal's role in the Hawaii Federal Court trials and the Federal Court E-Discovery rules. Technical Skills for Paralegals: Presented by Charlotte Riser Harris, Managing Consultant with Five Star Legal and Compliance Systems, Inc. In today's world, technology is developing faster than most can keep up with. This is true for everyone's personal and professional lives but perhaps no profession is seeing such rapid advances as the legal profession - especially in the area of litigation and discovery. Paralegals have always been the ones in the legal profession who where relied upon to 'get it done.' The old ways of 'getting it done' may not work well in this age of electronic discovery and technology. So how can paralegals keep ahead of the technology curve? This session will address what skills entry level and seasoned paralegals need, how to keep on top of your game, over-coming the fear factor, and what technical skills paralegal managers consider essential when hiring paralegals.

Real Estate Seminars

Easement and Access: Presented by Lorrin Hirano, Esq., Senior V.P. and Legal Counsel for Title Guaranty of Hawaii, Inc. Ensuring that a property has sufficient access is an essential part of any real estate transaction. This session will cover some of the basic laws of easements and access rights, title insurance considerations, and the key elements of an easement agreement. Avoiding Pitfalls from Two Widespread Misconceptions about IRC §1031: Presented by Mike Garcia, Esq. Almost everyone in the real estate industry today has heard about "1031 exchanges". The volume of 1031 exchange transactions nationwide reached $200 Billion in 2005. Unfortunately, two widespread misconceptions about IRC §1031 exchanges have developed within the real estate industry. This session is designed to identify those misconceptions and help avoid the pitfalls resulting from these two widespread misconceptions by providing a conceptual framework for understanding the basic statutory provisions of IRC §1031. Fundamentals of Real Estate Conveyance: Presented by Peter Lenhart, Esq. of Hawaii Convey. Ever wonder what the real differences are between Hawaii's two recording systems (HRS Chapters 501 and 502), the Land Court and the Bureau of Conveyances? What is a conveyance tax and who pays this tax? Did you know that petitions for death certificates, marriage certificates, divorce decrees, name changes, acceptance of successor trustees and other documents are recorded in the Land Court? You will leave this class with a basic understanding of real estate conveyance which will allow for a smooth transitions into the advanced real estate conveyance seminar. Advanced Real Estate Conveyance: Presented by Peter Lenhart, Esq. of Hawaii Convey. This seminar follows up from the basic information learned in the previous class. In this seminar, you will learn who are the "players" in real estate transactions, learn how and why we need accurate and complete title searches, discuss tenancies and title issues. You will also learn the proper preparation of conveyances, deeds, legal descriptions agreements of sale, leases, lessor's consents, powers of attorneys, etc.

Elder Law & Family Law Seminars

Probating a Decedent's Will: Presented by Eric S.T. Young, Esq. This seminar will address probate administration in Hawaii, including a discussion of the different ways to own property in Hawaii, a definition of the probate estate, intestate succession, probating a Will, appointing a personal representative, informal vs. formal administration, handling creditors, duties and liabilities of a personal representative, real estate and terminating a probate estate. Elder Law as it Pertains to Medicaid and Medicare: Presented by Wendy S. Miki, Esq. Due to our aging population, Medicaid and Medicare have become some of the most talked about issues of our day. Find out more about the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, as it was signed by former President George W. Bush on February 8, 2006, and learn how its implementation by the Department of Human Services will affect your aging clients. Keys to Understanding Basic Forms & Issues in Divorce Proceedings: Presented by Elizabeth Paek, Esq. Understand the basics of Hawaii property division law, such as the Partnership Model Division, equitable deviation, and the application of H.R.S. §580-47. Review and examine financial Family Court forms, such as the Asset and Debt Statement, Income and Expense Statement, Property Division Chart, and Child Support Guidelines Worksheet.

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Identify, Gather & Analyze Financial Data for Complex Divorce Proceedings: Presented by Richard J. Diehl, Esq. Learn how gathering important financial data can help to thoroughly complete financial Family Court forms, and prepare a family law attorney for a hearing, settlement conference or trial involving financial matters. Identify and analyze important financial documents, such as income tax returns, to determine income and discover assets/liabilities.

Legal Research & Document Management

Legal Research Using the Internet: Presented by Sarah O. Wang, Esq. Visit a law library without leaving your desk. With a computer and Internet connection, you may have all the resources you need to conduct a thorough, up-to-date and efficient legal research. This session will provide tips and suggestions for making the most of legal research using the Internet. Westlaw's IT Solutions for Paralegals: Presented by Avelino J. Halagao, Jr., Esq. This seminar will provide paralegals with the latest on advanced tools designed to make paralegals more effective in capturing a trial team's facts, documents, witnesses, issues and even research in a case. Learn to use Westlaw tools to systematically organize, analyze and communicate vital case knowledge. West CiteAdvisor is the productivity solution legal writers have wanted for years. This new software will automate the usually slow, painstaking process of formatting citations and building tables of authority in your briefs, motions, opinions and other word processing documents. Imagine finding legal citations in your word processing document and linking them to the full text documents on Westlaw. WestCiteLink, does all this and more, right from your desktop. WestCheck will automatically extract citations and quotations from your word processing document and check them against KeyCite and other up-to-the minute publication lists in Westlaw resources to verify the accuracy of citations and quotations. West BriefTools allows you to instantly view the status of cited cases, regulations, rules, and administrative decisions and link to the full text documents on Westlaw, monitor the status of citations with your documents, and create an online report with KeyCite status flags and links to the full text documents on Westlaw. Using Summation to Effectively Manage Data Collections: Presented by Bob Meyers, Legal Software Trainer and Consultant. In the first session Mr. Meyers will provide you with an overview of Summation. This session is ideal for those who have yet not used this type of document management software to manage a case. You will learn E-discovery management, native file review, how to search, images, and testimony management. Summation Best Practices and Tricks of the Trade: Presented by Bob Meyers, Legal Software Trainer and Consultant. In this second session you will learn the tricks of the trade using new features in Summation. In this session you will highlight transcript testimony and create reports, make folders and brief cases, work with privilege documents and privilege logs, create copy sets for various production sets and create copy sets for various expert sets.

LUNCH SPEAKER U.S. District Court Chief Judge David A. Ezra Preparing Effective and Successful Paralegal Fee Applications.

HPA EDUCATION CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM Circle the education session(s) which you will be attending. Litigation Seminars: 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.: Partnering with IT to Locate, Collect and Produce ESI; 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The ABC's of EDD; 1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Life After the FRCP and the Growing Role of Paralegals in e-Discovery; 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Technical Skills for Paralegals. Real Estate Seminars: 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Easement and Access; 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Avoiding Pitfalls from Two Widespread Misconceptions about IRS §1031; 1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Fundamentals of Real Estate Conveyance; 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Advanced Real Estate Conveyance. Elder Law & Family Law Seminars: 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Probating a Decedent's Will; 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Elder Law As it Pertains to Medicaid and Medicare; 1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Keys to Understanding Basic Forms & Issues in Divorce Proceedings; 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Identify, Gather & Analyze Financial Data for Complex Divorce Proceedings. Legal Research & Document Management: 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Legal Research Using the Internet; 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Westlaw ­ IT Solutions for Paralegals; 1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Using Summation to Effectively Manage Data Collections; 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Summation Best Practices & Tricks of the Trade. Registration Information Seminars will be held at the Plaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall, 20th Floor. Registration fees for the education sessions include handout materials and refreshments during the breaks. Lunch is provided for those attending four consecutive classes. Speakers may be substituted without notice. We cannot always control the air temperature in the classrooms. Proper dress is required at The Plaza Club. All day parking will be $17.00 with validation. A $20 late fee for rush handling is assessed for registration after April 13, 2009. A full refund is available for a written cancellation received by April 13, 2009. Substitutions of registrants will be permitted. Tax deductions: An income tax deduction may be allowed for expenses of education undertaken to maintain and improve professional skills. Please see your tax advisor for details.

Registration Fees

Name: _________________________________ Firm: __________________________________ Address: _______________________________ City, State, Zip: _________________________ Telephone: _____________________________

Circle the price for the events you will be attending. HPA Member Non-Member All Day (includes lunch) $175 $250 Half-Day (no lunch) $ 85 $125 Lunch Only $ 10 $ 30 Walk-In and Late Registration-Additional $ 20 $ 20 (after April 13, 2009)


E-mail Address: _________________________ Mail Registration Form and check to Hawaii Paralegal Association P.O. Box 674, Honolulu, HI 96809 Email questions to: [email protected] Register Early. Space is Limited.

Make checks payable to Hawaii Paralegal Association 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. 1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Registration Begins Exhibits Open First Session Break Second Session HPA Annual Meeting Third Session Break Fourth Session Reception

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Hawaii Paralegal Association's Education Conference April 20, 2009 The Plaza Club


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