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Key Strategies to Change Your Mindset About Your Billable Time

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Let’s face it, when you work in a law firm, having to enter your billable time can be a drag. I remember those days of having to account for every 6 minutes of my workday. These key strategies will help you to change your mindset about your billable time. Strategy 1 - Think about the positive aspects of billable time If you’re like most people who have a billable hour goal that you’ve been told you have to meet, it can be a source of stress.

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Can You Make Any Money as a Freelance Paralegal?

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Can you make any money as a freelance paralegal? In this video interview for the podcast, I asked Jaclyn Foster that question and other questions about what it’s like to be a freelance paralegal. She was the perfect person to ask because, as a former paralegal turned multiple six-figure entrepreneur, Jaclyn’s journey from subcontracting to founding her own successful freelancing venture has equipped her with invaluable insights.

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I Was Interviewed by a Paralegal Student

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I had an interesting inquiry from a paralegal student as part of her class where she asked if she could interview me. Kristy Medo is a paralegal student at Madison Area Technical College in the ABA-approved fast-track program. This interview was part of an assignment for her career-building class. She and I dive into my career path from student to business owner, finding balance, alternative career options for paralegals, and AI tools.

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You Are Worth More Than $15 Per Hour!

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If you have a paralegal certificate or a college degree, you should not be working for $15 an hour, even if you are right out of school. When I make that statement, many will say, “But, Ann, if we start demanding too much money, those lay-paying jobs will be done by overseas virtual assistants for $8 per hour. Do you really want a paralegal job that could just as easily be done by someone in the Philippines for $8 per hour?

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What is a Litigation Paralegal?

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WHAT IS A LITIGATION PARALEGAL? A litigation paralegal is someone who works under the supervision of an attorney who practices in criminal or civil litigation. A litigation paralegal assists the attorney with many case management duties, from the complaint through the trial and the appeal. Three primary areas of case management responsibility include: Draft pleadings and discovery.

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The “Underpaid” Paralegal

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Are you feeling like an underpaid paralegal? As paralegals, it’s our job to provide support to attorneys and clients, dedicating countless hours to research, investigation, drafting, and client engagement. You serve as the point of contact when the attorney is not available. You also put in just as much dedication and effort into every case as the attorney.

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5 Paralegal Mistakes to Avoid

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Below are 5 paralegal mistakes (and a bonus one) to avoid early on in your career. I’m going to share some of the biggest pitfalls that I see new paralegals make early in their careers that could be holding you back. And if you’re making any of them, what you can do to self-correct now so that it isn’t detrimental to your paralegal career. 1.

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