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Loyola University Chicago

Institute for Paralegal Studies

Continuing Education

Family Law Workshop - Saturday, April 26, 2014

Reading Medical Records Workshop - Saturday, May 10, 2014

Relativity Workshop - Saturday, June 14, 2014

All workshops are held at Loyola's Water Tower campus. Most workshops are open to the public, but they are geared towards those that have already earned their paralegal certificate or are in the process of doing so. A certain level of vocabulary knowledge and process understanding are required for all workshops. If you have a suggestion for a workshop topic, feel free to email paralegal@luc.edu and we would be happy to consider it.

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Family Law Workshop

Date:   April 26, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (with a short break)
Location: Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, 25 East Pearson, Room TBA
Instructor: Joan Stevens, JD
$45 per workshop

With the Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and legislation before the Illinois congress for sweeping changes to the Illinois divorce process, there is the potential for major changes to Illinois Family Law.  Come and learn the current status of the law on marriage, civil unions and divorce, and learn what changes we may see in the near future.

Reading Medical Records Workshop

Date:  May 10, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (with a short break)
Location: Water Tower Campus, School of Communications, 55 East Pearson, Room 010
Instructor: Caryn Suder, BSN, JD
$45 per workshop

This workshop will teach you the intricacies of reading medical records, an essential skill for personal injury and medical malpractice paralegals.

Ms. Suder is a Writing Advisor at The John Marshall Law School, and also teaches at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. and John Marshall.  She teaches Torts and Medical Malpractice for Loyola's Institute for Paralegal Studies. Previously she was a risk manager with the Chicago Hospital Risk Pooling Program, and an associate with Cunningham Meyer & Vedrine, a medical malpractice law firm in Chicago and Wheaton.  Before graduating from law school she worked as a labor and delivery nurse in two Chicago area hospitals.  Ms. Suder has been a presenter at multiple health care and legal writing conferences, and has published several articles on legal skills.

Relativity Computer Workshop

Date:   Saturday, June 14, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (with a 1/2 hour lunch break)
Location: Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, 25 East Pearson, Room 201
Instructor: KCura Advice Team Members Shana Kirchner & Greg Houston, assisted by Loyola Paralegal Grad Ryan Vago

Relativity is the litigation support software of choice for many of Chicago’s finest law firms. This course will show you the best practices for using Relativity for technology-assisted review. This lecture and hands-on workshop will give you an overview about managing your review project, calculating sample sizes, issue coding, training rounds, control sets, seed sets and reporting, among other things.

This course has limited seating and is open only to current Loyola paralegal students and Loyola paralegal alumni. Students are expected to have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and the discovery process prior to taking this short course. Contact paralegal@luc.edu if you have any questions.

About our instructors:

Shana Kirchner works closely with Relativity developer partners to help them make the most out of their applications and integrations. With ten years of litigation support experience, she has helped create best practices and unique workflow solutions as a project manager and consultant.

Greg Houston is a member of the advice@kCura team and frequently works with clients on a variety of projects. Greg has worked in the litigation support industry for more than 16 years, largely in a law firm environment. He specializes in project management and workflow optimization.


Institute for Paralegal Studies
Loyola University Chicago · 820 N. Michigan Ave. · Lewis Towers 621 · Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915-6820 · Fax: 312.915.6508 · E-mail: paralegal@luc.edu

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