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Spring CLE Series: Effective Legal Research – Because Your Career Depends On It

Ever wondered what separates the legal profession’s most successful professionals from the mediocre…..or what separates those legal professionals who always seem to get the more interesting, thought-provoking assignments from those who get stuck with the mundane, mind-numbing assignments?  Effective Legal Research skills.  Sharpened and perfected Legal Research skills are absolutely essential and the outcome of a client’s case can hinge entirely and only upon the effectiveness of the legal research conducted.  If longevity in your career as a paralegal is important to you, knowing how to conduct effective legal research is critical.  Come learn how to further hone your research skills to be more indispensable to the attorneys you work with and to avoid some of the pitfalls that will undeniably befall the ineffective researcher.
Nicholas Kourvetaris is an attorney at the law firm of O’Hagan Meyer. As a litigator with two decades of experience, Nicholas has served as a trusted legal advisor to a wide range of clients in multiple industries, including business clients, school districts, forest preserve districts, zoological societies, medical centers, homeowners and construction-related entities. He has extensive litigation experience in defense of matters throughout Illinois involving catastrophic bodily injuries and death, premises liability, food poisoning, bed bugs, wage garnishment, contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, dram shop, property damage, construction litigation, and housing, gender and age discrimination.

To date, Nicholas has tried 34 jury trials to verdict in Cook, McHenry and Will counties, including achieving 17 outright defense verdicts (one of which a Cook County jury returned in three minutes after a week-long trial).

Nicholas also teaches legal research & writing and torts at Loyola University Chicago’s Institute for Paralegal Studies and was a student-selected Professor of the Year in 2016.

REGISTRATION FOR THE SPRING CLE SERIES: All sessions will be hosted on IPA's newest member benefit, IPA Connect, and are all FREE for IPA members. Prospective members can attend the entire series for the low cost of $75, or may join the IPA for 2021 and receive the added benefit of dual membership in the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) as well as FREE attendance at all 2021 lunch-and-learns, virtual networking events, and discounted registration for the IPA's Fall Education Conference.

Registration on IPA Connect is required (members will need to be logged in to the IPA Connect platform to register for FREE - if you don't remember your password, enter your email address associated with your IPA membership and click to reset your password).

When it is time to join this webinar, you will log into IPA Connect, click on "Events", then on "Conferences", and join the live event.

Questions? Contact IPA's Executive Director, Yvonne Kriss, at

Thursday, May 20, 2021, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Additional Info:
Yvonne Kriss
815-630-3535 (p)
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