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3 Traits of a Rockstar Paralegal

Paralegal Bootcamp

There are so many traits, skills, and habits that make for a successful paralegal career. We’ll explore why these are three traits of a rockstar paralegal and give you actionable strategies for developing them throughout your paralegal career.

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Paralegal Roles in Other Countries

Paralegal Bootcamp

In this week’s blog, I will take a broader look at the paralegal profession as a whole. Familiar readers of the blog know that our company, Paralegal Bootcamp , is based out of the US. Paralegals in Canada. The Paralegal Profession in France.

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Paralegal Professional Development – Tips for New Paralegals

Paralegal Bootcamp

You’re reading this because you already think of your work as a paralegal in the foremost-important way to succeed: As a Career! I received my Paralegal Certificate in December of 2019 and graduated RIGHT into the Pandemic! Litigation Paralegal Boot Camp.

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Litigation Paralegal to E-discovery Paralegal

Paralegal Bootcamp

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.

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Streamlining Your Success: How to Efficiently Scale Your Paralegal Career

Speaker: Jacqueline Jackson, J.D. - Litigation Paralegal at Morgan & Morgan

Join Jacqueline R. Jackson, J.D., experienced litigation paralegal and impending lawyer, for an illuminating discussion on scaling your paralegal career.

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A Paralegal Survey to Build A Better Workplace

Paralegal Bootcamp

We’ve created a paralegal survey with questions that do matter and whose results have the potential to make a huge impact on the paralegal profession as a whole. A Paralegal Survey Designed with You in Mind. They’re leaving the paralegal profession entirely.

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Starting A New Paralegal Career Today

Paralegal Bootcamp

So I thought sharing what I would do differently if I were starting a new paralegal career today would be a good topic to discuss in the first month of the year. Or maybe you know a paralegal who is new to the paralegal profession that you can share this blog with.

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How to Find A Way Out of Paralegal Burnout

Josh Kern

Paralegal burnout can cripple your mental health. Learn how you can find a way out of burnout—including alternative careers for paralegals

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Paralegal Interview Tips to Land Your Dream Job

Paralegal Bootcamp

When I was starting out, many people told me that I will need a few years of experience being a legal assistant/secretary and/or a paralegal degree before landing a paralegal position. Being a paralegal and having a paralegal degree are two different things.

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How To Lose a Paralegal Job In 10 Days

Paralegal Bootcamp

The movie inspired me to want to do a little fun take on it and write about how to lose a paralegal job in 10 days. Now I’m assuming you probably don’t want to lose your job in 10 days, so avoid these things as a new paralegal and beyond. Here are some Paralegal Resume Drafting Tips.

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Legal Software Buyer's Guide for Personal Injury Law Firms

Paralegals are the nucleus of Personal Injury law firms, with the most diverse responsibilities. The right legal software has the potential to help streamline and automate the administrative side of the business, so you can focus on what matters.

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New Paralegal Podcast Launches!

Paralegal Bootcamp

Did you miss the first episode of the new paralegal podcast that we launched last week? Every Tuesday we’ll be putting out a new episode of Paralegals on Fire! Want to know what the new paralegal podcast’s mission is? The Paralegals on Fire!

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Paralegal Career Growth – From Receptionist to Director

Paralegal Bootcamp

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. I had an associate’s degree in paralegal studies at the time.

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The Role of a Criminal Law Paralegal

Paralegal Bootcamp

I have been in the legal field for over 30 years and a paralegal going on eight years. Then, an opportunity came along to work for the County Public Defender’s Office, defending people in misdemeanor, felony, and now the only paralegal in the office on capital cases. Paralegal Tips

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Paralegal Case Management Tips

Paralegal Bootcamp

Most likely, you did not have a class on case management in your paralegal certificate program. When you’re starting a new career as a litigation paralegal, these case management tips will help you if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed. Want more paralegal case management skills?

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How Modern Paralegals Are Implementing Project Management Principles

Speaker: Michael Quartararo - Managing Director at eDPM Advisory Services and President of ACEDS

Methodologies and principles for project management enable work to be completed effectively and efficiently. In a similar vein, paralegals carry out essential, project-oriented tasks that can only be improved through the application of the aforementioned methodologies and principles. Join Michael Quartararo, paralegal and project management professional, for an illuminating discussion on the overlapping similarities between paralegals and project managers.

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Don’t Work For Free in These 3 Key Areas During Your Paralegal Career

Paralegal Bootcamp

Have you ever been asked to give a presentation to other paralegals or legal assistants? In this article, I’m going to be talking about 3 areas I see paralegals working for free that they shouldn’t be. When I was a paralegal, I was asked to give a presentation a few times.

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5 Ways to Turn Your Paralegal Internship Into A Job Offer

Paralegal Bootcamp

Internships can be a great stepping stone into your first paralegal job. While finding success in your paralegal internship can initially seem daunting, we’re here to share some tips to turn your paralegal internship into a job offer.

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How Paralegals Can Avoid UPL

Paralegal Bootcamp

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.

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10 WFH Paralegal Technology Tools

Paralegal Bootcamp

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. Paralegal Tips

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The Paralegal Coach's Playbook: Strategies for Launching a Successful Virtual Paralegal Business

Speaker: Amanda DeVincenzo, MPPA - Paralegal Business Empowerment Coach and Founder of DeVincenzo Consulting, LLC

Take the guesswork out of starting your own virtual paralegal business with proven strategies and support from an experienced paralegal business owner and business empowerment coach.

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What is a Public Defense Paralegal?

Paralegal Bootcamp

As society shifts and the need for lawyers to work faster and smarter grows, it becomes increasingly important that lawyers are able to nurture partnerships with freelance paralegals and legal assistants. The duties of a paralegal revolve around three main tasks.

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Paralegal Resume Review

Paralegal Bootcamp

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. What is the cost of this paralegal resume review program?

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Paralegal Schools Forget to Mention These Things

Paralegal Bootcamp

Paralegal schools want enrollments, so it’s easy to understand why they present the paralegal profession in a certain light. Here are five things that new paralegal students should consider if they are choosing a paralegal career path. Personal Injury Paralegal.

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Paralegal Career Growth

Paralegal Bootcamp

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. The same thing can happen to your paralegal career if you’re not careful. When to Start Your Paralegal Career Growth Plan. Paralegal Tips

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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.

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6 Ways to Expand Your Paralegal Education

Paralegal Bootcamp

If such a meme depicted a paralegal’s education, the visible tip of the iceberg would represent the formal, foundational education and essential working skills of that paralegal. . And what would a paralegal do if they wanted to delve into that deeper and wider realm of ice?

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Self-Care for Paralegals

Paralegal Bootcamp

As Paralegals, we use books, but most of our research has been streamlined by the amazing legal search engines that are available to us now. As Paralegals, we are constantly exposed to others’ emotions which in turn can elicit emotions within us without our conscious awareness.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Paralegal Internship

Paralegal Bootcamp

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. Paralegal Internship Tips.

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What is the Litigation Paralegal Career Accelerator?

Paralegal Bootcamp

The Litigation Paralegal Career Accelerator is a framework that I developed a while ago when I was outlining the curriculum for the Litigation Paralegal Boot Camp program. The place every new paralegal is at the start of their career. The Litigation Paralegal Career Accelerator.

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10 Must-Have Features of Plaintiff Personal Injury Case Management Software

This free guide covers the “10 Must-have Features of Personal Injury Case Management Software” that trial attorneys and paralegals should have top of mind when deciding to choose (or switch) to a new legal software.

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6 Paralegal Tips to Reduce Stress

Paralegal Bootcamp

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. This can blur the lines and lead to paralegal burnout more quickly.

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How to Start Freelance Work as a Paralegal

Paralegal Bootcamp

Freelance work as a paralegal wasn’t my first thought though. After I left the medical field, I later went on to become a Certified Paralegal after firsthand experiences brought me back to navigate the legal system. And once I graduated, I became a Freelance Paralegal!

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Litigation Paralegal Q & A

Paralegal Bootcamp

Being a litigation paralegal comes with its challenges. From learning how to read your attorney’s mind to staying up to date with the latest paralegal technology, you might feel overwhelmed with questions on how you can become a rockstar at your firm. Paralegal Tips

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It Is About More Than Just Paralegal Skills

Paralegal Bootcamp

A new litigation paralegal should look at three key areas early in their career. If you only focus on the paralegal skills that you might be lacking early in your career, then you might spend too much time focused on how many decades it will take you to gain all of those skills.

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The Law Firm Billing Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Automated Billing

This guide uncovers how automated billing creates efficient processes that optimize time, improve billing accuracy, and meet current client demands in the legal marketplace.

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3 Mindset Shifts for New Paralegals

Paralegal Bootcamp

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. Why not just call yourself a paralegal? Paralegal Training. Paralegal Tip

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