Sun | Aug 20, 2017

Legal Professionals among Others to Receive Special Procedural Training

Published:Thursday | May 4, 2017 | 5:00 AM

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:

It is of great importance that members of the legal fraternity operate efficiently with an In-depth knowledge of court proceedings, the law and special document preparation.

With this in mind, attorneys-at-law Shelly-Ann Beckford-Louden and Melrose Reid will be hosting a seminar on Saturday at the Ridgemount United Church at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to address a number of legal principles, particularly for paralegals and secretaries.

"The seminar came out of an idea when we found out the court was bouncing legal documents, about 70 per cent of documents were being bounced ... We realised that the problem does not lie so much with the court, but with our law offices," said Reid.

 

VARIOUS ATTENDEES

 

The seminar is held annually in Montego Bay, Kingston, Mandeville and Ocho Rios and according to Reid, is also often attended by customer service representatives and members of the human resource department of various organisations.

"The aim is to better equip the law offices to function, offer client satisfaction and for the courts to have less documents bounced and be sent back," Reid said.

According to Beckford-Lounden, the topics to be covered include: effective filing in law offices, filing matters in the RM court, ABC's of modifying covenants, preparing court bundles and conducting legal research.

Interested individuals may pre-register at a cost of $5,000 (fee covers lunch and all handouts) by calling 625-6920 or 392-8733 or email beckfordloudenlaw@gmail.com.

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