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Spring CLE Series: Savvy Searching for Paralegals

Investigations equal searches.  Searches come in many shapes and sizes and can be regulated by various laws and statutes.  This seminar will introduce paralegals on how different categories of searches could be used to support daily work tasks, the permissible purposes that allow and limit searches, and the various types of searches and sources of information available.

As President of Edward R. LeFevour and Associates, Ltd., Kathryn  KeFevour is currently licensed in the state of Illinois and Wisconsin as a Private Detective.  Kathryn is a Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), which is recognized by ASIS International as the highest professional investigator designation.

Previously employed with the Office of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Kathryn was responsible in that position for assisting in the integration and sharing of information between several government agencies to support the adjudication of cases within one of the nation's largest court systems. The development and implementation of the computer information sharing system ensured efficiency and the integrity of information. Kathryn has utilized this valuable experience in her current capacity managing the operations of Edward R. LeFevour and Associates, Ltd. Kathryn specializes in the location of witnesses, heirs and assets to support litigation. Kathryn regularly conducts time-sensitive national and global due diligence investigation to support clients' regulatory compliance for global business transactions in a post-9/11 era. Through her conduct of investigations and memberships with the World Association of Detectives (WAD) and ASIS International, Kathryn has developed a well-established domestic and international network of investigators. She continues to conduct investigations nationally as well as in over thirty foreign countries.

Kathryn has completed advanced training in open source intelligence (OSINT) gathering. This has included the completion of training by industry-recognized experts in the efficient and legal use of intelligence sources, including multifaceted social media sources necessary to support corporate, civil and criminal investigations.

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

Tuesday, May 04, 2021, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Additional Info:
Yvonne Kriss
815-630-3535 (p)
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