10 Tips for Summarizing Medical Records


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.

Paralegal Checklist: Countdown to Hitting Send


Paralegals often initiate or respond to dozens of emails, instant messages, and other electronic communications daily. This pace doesn’t provide much time to devote to any one of these messages.


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Planning Your Contract Management System


When paralegals are looking at alternative paralegal careers outside the popular litigation paralegal field, contract management does not usually come to mind. However, there seems to be an increase in paralegal job opportunities in the field of contract management.

3 Mindset Shifts for New Paralegals


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.

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.

Getting the Most Out of Your Paralegal Internship


Is a paralegal internship worth the time? Put yourself in this situation: you have recently finished your academic studies and are set up at a local law firm to intern as a paralegal for the next few weeks.

New Paralegal Podcast Launches!


Did you miss the first episode of the new paralegal podcast that we launched last week? Visit the Episode 1 page to listen to it now. We’ve also included links on that page to listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google.

8 Steps to Be the Rockstar Personal Injury Paralegal


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.

9 TED Talks For Paralegals to Watch


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. .

Litigation Paralegal to E-discovery Paralegal


How to Transition from Litigation Paralegal to E-discovery Paralegal. Career options for paralegals are opening up, thanks to technology and a robust job market. One of those options is to transition from Litigation Paralegal to E-discovery Paralegal.

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.

Do You Have the Foundational Technology Skills to Be Successful in Your Paralegal Career?


Owning a laptop computer and Instagram account might help combat boredom—but doesn’t necessarily translate to technical proficiency in a legal setting. Digital native doesn’t always mean tech-savvy. In fact, the assumption itself is somewhat false.

More TED Talks For Paralegals to Watch


Part 2 – More TED Talks For Paralegals. This is Part 2 of a post we did last month on the 9 TED Talks for Paralegals to Watch. . We’ve rounded up a few more TED Talks in case you’re looking for some binge-watching during the upcoming holiday weekend.

What Not To Say in a Paralegal Job Interview


Sometimes it is just as important to know what not to say in your paralegal job interview as it is to know what to say. We know it helps to talk about skills, work ethic, and the value you can bring to a potential employer. However, there are also things that you should not say during the interview.

50 Tips for New Paralegals

Ann Pearson

We asked paralegals across the country, and here's their tips for new paralegals. Things they wish someone told them early in their career

Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation, & Lindsay Harrison, Marketing Coordinator, Grand Pacific Resorts

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.

The Mobile Paralegal: Tips for Working Remotely

Mary Mendoza

Tips for successfully turning your traditional office position into a mobile paralegal position so that you can work remotely

Make Your Office Space a Happy Space


This Friday’s Fast Track tip for your paralegal career is: Make your office space a happy space ! Whether you’re working from home or back in the office – have at least one thing in your office that brings you joy. A plant. A picture in a nice frame. Artwork. A vase or a sculpture.

Tips for Preparing the Personal Injury Demand Package


One of the essential job responsibilities for a personal injury paralegal is to put together high-quality demand packages to help promote the pre-litigation settlement of personal injury claims. Unfortunately, we all know that more times than not, many cases end up going into litigation.

Paralegal Case Management Tips


Most likely, you did not have a class on case management in your paralegal certificate program. If there was, it was a chapter in one of your reading assignments and challenging to put into context until you actually put it to practice.

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.

What is Ediscovery?


What is Ediscovery? Some terms, concepts, products, and services make sense to us instantly. This happens before we ever even truly use or experience them. These are things that we don’t need to know the “how” to know the “why.”.

Paralegal Career Growth


Use the “SMARTER” Goal-Setting Method. As a new paralegal or someone who has been working as a paralegal for a few years, this is a great time to set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. goals.

5 Non-Legal Podcasts For Paralegals


A New Spin on Your Typical List of Paralegal Podcasts. There are already enough lists out there for the top podcasts for paralegals. That’s because there are not very many active podcasts for paralegals out there to choose from.

Paralegal Communication Skills


7 C’s of Paralegal Communication Skills. Communication skills are important if you want to have a successful paralegal career.

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.

10 Things Attorneys Look For in a Paralegal


Things Attorneys Look For In a Paralegal. Attention to Detail Problem-solving Technology Skills Proactive Mindset Professionalism Time Management Research Skills Strong Work Ethic Communication Skills Organization Skills. Do you want to know what things attorneys look for in a paralegal? Ask them!

15 Alternative Paralegal Career Options


The skills that you’ve acquired throughout your paralegal career have opened the door to unlimited employment opportunities if you are looking for a paralegal career path that does not have the title “paralegal” that utilize your paralegal skills and experience.

Deposition Summary


Fast-Track Friday Tip. 3 Methods of Preparing a Deposition Summary. Preparing a deposition summary can be time-consuming for a litigation paralegal and costly to the client.

Paralegal Resume Review


Free Paralegal Resume Review Program. The Paralegal Boot Camp is excited to launch our weekly Paralegal Resume Review program at no charge to unemployed paralegals looking for some feedback on their resume. How does this program work?

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.

19 Tips to Streamline Records Retrieval


19 Tips to Streamline Records Retrieval. RESEARCH & DUE DILIGENCE. If your firm handles litigation that involves any sort of injuries, chances are you’re familiar with the process of records retrieval.

Types of Litigation Software to Know


Litigation Software as a New Litigation Paralegal. We will break down the paralegal technology skills into three categories of software: administration, matter management, and practice-specific applications.

Paralegal Billable Hours – The Important Numbers


Numbers You Should Be Tracking. If you are a paralegal working in a law firm with an annual billable hour requirement, there are a few numbers that you should be tracking every month. They are the numbers that management tracks.

Ediscovery Tool for Paralegals


MEET & CONFER CHECKLIST FOR LITIGATION PARALEGALS. As a litigation paralegal, part of your case management duties may include getting the attorney ready for the Rule 26 Conference (the “Meet and Confer”).

Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials of Wealth Management

Speaker: Vi Pham, Attorney at Law

Wealth management is a guaranteed practice: as paralegals, it's essential that you know the complexities of wealth management in order to ensure that your client's rights are protected to their fullest extent. Join Vi Pham, Attorney and educator, in this exclusive webinar that will leave you feeling brushed up and ready. This seminar meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential.

Advance Your Litigation Paralegal Career


How to Use Investigative Analysis Skills to Advance Your Litigation Paralegal Career. One way to advance your litigation paralegal career and take on other roles is to add new skills. Usually, the “go-to” answer is eDiscovery.

Do Paralegals Work Long Hours?


Do paralegals work long hours?

How to Prepare an Ediscovery Project Budget


At first, preparing an ediscovery project budget can seem intimidating and overwhelming. This is especially true if you’re sitting there staring at a blank piece of paper, trying to figure out where to start.

Paralegal Webinar Replay


Watch the free paralegal webinar replay from the Paralegal Boot Camp to get the top 7 habits that you can develop to fast-track your paralegal career, enjoy your work more, and feel like you are an indispensable member of the team. There are good paralegals. And there are great paralegals.