Seminars

Throughout the year, the Legal Studies Institute at LIU Post offers a variety of seminars. Below are some topic areas. If you are interested in a seminar as an individual, for your firm or your organization, please contact Dr. Judith Mathers Maloney at 516-299-3845 or email Judith.mathersmaloney@liu.edu

NOTARY PUBLIC
Nearly everyone at some point has needed the services of a notary. This seminar is designed to help students prepare for the state qualifying exam. Our class discussion will “demystify” the office of notary by making you aware of its authority, duties and responsibilities. We will focus on situations that you, as a notary, are likely to encounter, and will help you avoid conflict of interest, maintain professional ethics, charge proper fees, handle special situations and minimize legal liability.

INTRODUCTION TO BANKRUPTCY
Commencing with an introduction to the Bankruptcy Code, we examine the structure of the nation’s bankruptcy courts, and the scope of its powers. The substantive provisions of the law that form the backbone of bankruptcy work are examined in detail, with an emphasis on business Chapter 11s. Throughout, practical applications are emphasized, with a view toward what paraprofessionals would be expected to do in assisting attorneys in bankruptcy cases.

PUBLIC SPEAKING AND PERSUASION
This course provides a roadmap to successful public speaking and the use of persuasion skills, both of which are essential for the working professional. Key topics will include organizing a presentation, preparation for delivery of a speech, stage presence, persuasion techniques, calling an audience to action, communicating with the court and colleagues and establishing credibility and a good reputation.

For more information on the Certificates or Seminars, please e-mailJudith.MathersMaloney@liu.edu  and include your area of interest in the subject line.