Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Guide for Paralegals: Moving a Case Through Federal Court


Re-Broadcast on January 18, 2018

Understanding how to move a case through Federal Court is crutial for a paralegal. The guide and roadmap are the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Hear from a seasoned paralegal about the timing and preparation of pleadings and other documents used in Federal Court, removal of State Court actions to Federal Court, the computation of deadlines, how to navigate discovery and specific information regarding the use of the Electronic Case Filing system (“ECF”). Increase your star power and value to your firm, and help your attorney build a solid client relationship.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Preparing Key Pleadings and/or Court Documents
•   Removal to Federal Court
•   Computation of Deadlines
•   Discovery- Procedure and Tips
•   ECF Filing what you Need to Know

Date / Time: January 18, 2018

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

Choose a format:

•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.


stephanie-elliottStephanie B. Elliott, NCCP is a senior litigation paralegal with McNair Law Firm, P.A., where she specializes in patent, corporate and complex business litigation. Her experience encompasses employment litigation, personal injury, insurance defense, trust and estates, and corporate and complex business litigation. She has more than twenty years’ experience with filings in the North Carolina Complex Business Court; state court filings in counties across North Carolina; and federal filings in the Western, Eastern and Middle districts of North Carolina. In addition, she has over ten years’ experience in law office management.

Ms. Elliott is a part-time instructor for the paralegal certificate program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and serves on the program advisory board. She is also a part-time instructor for Gaston College’s paralegal program. She is a member of the Program Review Board for the Institute for Paralegal Education, and has been a featured speaker for IPE and the National Business Institute for more than ten years. She was a featured speaker for the NALA Campus Live! CLE offerings during the spring/summer sessions of 2014 and 2015, and her articles have been featured in NALA’s Facts and Findings. She has also been a featured speaker for the North Carolina Bar Association on such topics as preparing large document cases for trial, and preparing for depositions.

Ms. Elliott is very active in the North Carolina Paralegal Association, where she has served as President, Vice President, NALA Liaison, Executive Committee Member, Articles and Associations news editor. She is currently serving on the North Carolina Bar Association’s Paralegal Division Council. Ms. Elliott earned her B.S. degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her Paralegal Technology Post-Baccalaureate Diploma graduate degree from Central Piedmont Community College. She earned the designation of North Carolina certified paralegal (NCCP) from the North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification in 2005. Ms. Elliott was awarded Gaston County Paralegal of the Year in 2007, was nominated for the North Carolina Bar Association Paralegal of the Year Award in 2010. She was awarded the Paralegal Gateway’s Paralegal Superstar Award in 2011, and the NALA Affiliates Award in July 2014.

myLawCLE does not seek approval for all Paralegal Training courses with individual State Bars. However, myLawCLE does seek approval for such courses with the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA).

myLawCLE Credit Guarantee
myLawCLE offers a program and credit approval guarantee. If a registered attendee is unhappy with a CLE program they have attended, myLawCLE will offer that attended access to another complimentary CLE or a full refund in order to insure the attendee is satisfied.

Additionally, on all online CLE programs application for approval will be made in all states where attending attorneys are primarily licensed in. If a registered attorney does not receive credit from their state for any reason, a full refund will be granted.