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Paralegal Career Growth – From Receptionist to Director

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In our latest podcast episode, I interviewed Kim Barrett who started her career as a part-time law firm receptionist and is now the Director of Paralegals and Legal Professionals at a Global Law Firm.

10 Things We’re Glad Have Changed in the Paralegal Profession

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Ready for a trip down memory lane of the paralegal profession? A little flashback into the earlier days of being a paralegal? We’re taking you back in time a little.

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3 Mistakes That Could Be Preventing You From Landing That First Paralegal Job

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You went through your paralegal certificate program, and now you’re looking for a paralegal job. But unfortunately, the fact that you have spent all that time and money preparing yourself to become a paralegal can feel fruitless when you are struggling to find that first paralegal job.

6 Paralegal Tips to Reduce Stress

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Living in a post-pandemic world leaves us all vulnerable to paralegal burnout. In the legal profession specifically, many paralegals work day and night to adapt to the new challenges exposed by the pandemic.

A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

Websites Paralegals Should Bookmark (Or At Least Know About)

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Bookmark? Must be a boomer who wrote this, you are thinking–now we have Google, and we don’t need long nested lists of bookmarks. Just tell Google what you want and it will take you there, at least most of the time, right?

Transitioning to Litigation from Another Practice Area

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If you want to transfer to the litigation department at your firm, or you want to find a new position as a litigation paralegal even though you’ve been working in another practice area, how do you do that? Can you do that?

What This Paralegal Has Learned After Working With Attorneys for 40 Years

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To summarize a list of lessons learned in 43 years of paralegal practice is rather like opening Pandora’s box. Hard to say what may pop up!

3 Ways to Work Better with Attorneys

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Working with attorneys can be challenging. Really working with anyone can be, but we’re here to give you 3 tips that will help you start working better together today. Prefer to Listen Instead of Read?

How to Pass the Louisiana Notary Exam

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One job qualification that may help you land your dream paralegal position is being certified as a Notary Public. As you can see by perusing the website of the American Society of Notaries , in many states, obtaining a Notary Commission is very simple. Louisiana is not one of those states.

Negative Reviews & Online Feedback Happens - But Where Do You Go From Here?

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation and Jeremy Shubitz, Director of Marketing at Bosley

Responding to online negative feedback can be challenging. What should you say? What should you not say? Should you even respond? In today's, your customers will be not only your biggest advocates but also your biggest critics. However, negative feedback can offer actionable insights to build a stronger product and customer experience.

Mobile Notary (Signing Agent) Work As A Paralegal

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As a Paralegal, there are an exciting number of opportunities available to make extra income, or even start your very own business as a mobile notary! I came from a background of 20 years in the medical field only to decide I wanted a change.

Paralegal Career Choice: Public Service or Private Practice

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According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 12 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. Paralegals and legal assistants held about 345,600 jobs in 2020.

10 WFH Paralegal Technology Tools

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Many paralegals have now migrated to the work-from-home status permanently or part-time. Many paralegals have also experienced “burnout” due to the pressures of the times while lacking some tools to sustain productivity and efficiency in our newly set up home offices.

The Pros and Cons of Going Solo vs. Large Firm

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Are you a paralegal trying to decide on working at a solo vs large firm? Applying for your first or early-career legal positions may be a little daunting. A little research, introspection, and narrowing the field will assist in targeting your search. Decide Where You Want to Work.

Recovering from a Cyber Attack

Speaker: Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies

If your organization stores data and is connected to the Internet, it is not a matter of “if” a cyber-security incident will happen; but rather, “when” this will occur. Organizations protecting their data is no longer “recommended;” it’s necessary.

6 Ways to Expand Your Paralegal Education

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Don’t Settle for the Tip of the Iceberg. Anyone who has spent any time on social media has seen memes depicting an iceberg. The top part of the iceberg illustrates what people see, while the portion below the waterline depicts what people don’t see.

Mentoring New Legal Assistants

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A year ago, I was holed up in my office with my headset on in the middle of a scheduled conference call. My head bobbed up and down as I watched our new legal assistant bounce like a Jack Russell Terrier at my door holding a post-it-note above her head.

Paralegal Schools Forget to Mention These Things

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Paralegal schools want enrollments, so it’s easy to understand why they present the paralegal profession in a certain light.

Paralegal Tips for Negotiating Client Bills and Liens

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As a personal injury paralegal , few things ache my heart more than seeing someone injured in a motor vehicle crash with minimal or no personal injury protection (“PIP”) benefits. After a few years of handling these cases, I quickly realized the importance of having PIP benefits.

Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Lindsay Harrison, and Erin O'Brien

Did you know that 4 out of 5 consumers use local search and 88% use smartphones for those searches? With that in mind, I think it's safe to say your online presence is the silver bullet of your business. Think about the revenue you could be missing by not prioritizing local search optimization. Fortunately, there are a handful of steps you can take right now that will immediately impact your business's pace in local search, and we're happy to share them.

Dealing with Emotional Clients: 9 Strategies for Paralegals

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Many paralegals work in practice areas where cases have deep personal importance to their clients. It is only fair that clients are emotional about their cases. However, emotional clients can complicate cases.

10 Tips for Summarizing Medical Records

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Summarizing medical records can be a major part of a paralegal’s job, yet it is one that gets little attention in the curriculum of many paralegal certificate programs. As one who has had to learn it the hard way, I’d like to offer my top 10 tips for summarizing medical records. Know Your Purpose.

Practicing Mindfulness to Reduce Stress

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I decided to add more to my already very busy life by taking a course in mindfulness. Why would I voluntarily do this to myself you ask?

How Paralegals Can Avoid UPL

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Paralegals can avoid the unauthorized practice of law (UPL) by becoming familiar with their state’s rules. Rules against UPL specify that paralegals (or anyone who is not licensed to practice law) cannot provide attorney-client services to people, among other prohibitions.

A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

Through advances in technology and access to care, managers can be empowered to serve as the front line of defense to help identify employee AUD and SUD concerns before they escalate. Understanding AUD and SUD, and providing tools for your workforce to overcome the challenges that they pose, is key to fostering strong mental health at work. Join us for this important how-to discussion.

Legal Writing Skills for the Paralegal

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The basic job function of a paralegal requires professional writing. Whether you are writing a brief, email, correspondence, or research notes, learning to hone your paralegal writing skills will help you save time and become an important asset in your firm.

Self-Care for Paralegals

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Self-care, THE number one most important hyphenated word of 2022! Self-care is the most easily implemented practice available to us for creating a balanced, peaceful, and more productive life.

3 Mindset Shifts for New Paralegals

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Your mindset is so important to your success as a new paralegal. Let’s look at 3 mindset shifts you can make early in your paralegal career. Stop calling yourself a “newbie” paralegal. They will think you are the person who you think you are.

Paralegal Life: Working For A Difficult Boss

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Tips for Improving the Situation When You Work for a Difficult Boss. As paralegals, we often get difficult cases and even more difficult opposing counsel.

Building a 5-Star Online Reputation for Your Business

Speaker: Brent Werbeck, GetMoreReviews Co-Founder

Trying to figure out how to turn your happy customer’s comments into 5 star reviews may seem like a daunting task. From internal feedback to Google reviews, what is "really" the way to go? Join Brent Werbeck, Co-Founder of Get More Reviews, in this discussion of how to foster and grow your business's 5-star online reputation.

How To Be A Problem Solving Paralegal

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Ready to become a better problem solver? I wish paralegal training programs included a course on problem-solving! It’s such an important skill for paralegals to have.

8 Steps to Be the Rockstar Personal Injury Paralegal

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The backbone of all good personal injury law firms is its paralegals. Paralegals are essential to a personal injury law firm, whether for a solo practitioner or a large firm with many lawyers.

7 Tips for Mastering the Paper Flow in the Paralegal World

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It was my first day working at a law firm and I spent it in the filing room. Although I expected to be there, I still found it to be an onerous task. There were massive towers of paper scattered all over the place and only one me. I couldn’t understand why there was so much paper.

9 TED Talks For Paralegals to Watch

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9 TED Talks For Paralegals. There are so many free educational videos out there that it can be somewhat overwhelming. Not only that, but you could find yourself going down a rabbit hole and spending too much time finding relevant content. .

Process Serving Made Easy: Serve in All 50 States Using One Platform

Speaker: PROOF

PROOF has revolutionized service of process. Using our online platform, create serve requests nationwide and receive live updates with mapped verification of each attempt. PROOF’s technology provides users with complete transparency from start to finish.