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.

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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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

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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!

Paralegal Career Benefits to Participating in Your Paralegal Association

Paralegal Bootcamp

When you become a paralegal, the learning does not stop in the classroom or paralegal training program you attend. The desire to be one of the best paralegals where you work should push you to want to learn and gain all of the knowledge you can. Why Join A Paralegal Association?

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

9 Ways to Succeed as a Personal Injury Paralegal

Paralegal Bootcamp

Do you want to stand out as a Personal Injury Paralegal? In 2010, I started my own business and was approached by a personal injury firm to help them reduce the bottleneck of cases and train their paralegals. Is being a personal injury paralegal right for you?

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.

Paralegal Career Development – Tips for Asking Your Firm to Invest in You

Paralegal Bootcamp

Asking your firm or attorney to invest in your paralegal career development isn’t always easy. Before I dive into how to ask and prepare yourself for asking your firm to invest in your paralegal career development , I want to give you some insights from the management perspective.

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

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

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.

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

Paralegal Bootcamp

You went through your paralegal certificate program, and now you’re looking for a paralegal job. There’s a lot that paralegal schools forget to mention. This is especially important when you have no paralegal experience. No paralegal certificate.

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

Websites Paralegals Should Bookmark (Or At Least Know About)

Paralegal Bootcamp

While that is often true, as paralegals we are in the information business. Research skills are one of the top 10 things attorneys look for in a paralegal. You can fast-track your career with our 3-Step Roadmap to Manage Cases Like a Rockstar Paralegal! Paralegal Boot Camp.

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

Paralegal Bootcamp

Ready for a trip down memory lane of the paralegal profession? A little flashback into the earlier days of being a paralegal? If you have other things that you’re glad to have finally changed for paralegals, we’d love to hear from you! Paralegals are not “non-anything.”

5 Non-Legal Podcasts For Paralegals

Paralegal Bootcamp

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. Announcement: Podcasts for Paralegals.

Paralegal Job Search Q & A

Paralegal Bootcamp

From making sure your resume is up to par to knowing what to say in an interview, you might feel overwhelmed with questions on how you can land the right job for your paralegal career. How many paralegals are in this office/firm or on this team? Paralegal Job Search Tips

15 Alternative Paralegal Career Options

Paralegal Bootcamp

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.

Legal Writing Skills for the Paralegal

Paralegal Bootcamp

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.

Paralegal Career Choice: Public Service or Private Practice

Paralegal Bootcamp

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. What is a Government Paralegal?

Are Paralegals Meant to Survive This Decade?

The Estrin Report

Is there a bright future for Paralegals? The Bureau of Labor Statistics is out with their 2020 Occupational Outlook for Paralegals and Legal Assistants. Bottom line – it’s not a bad time to be in, or to be getting into, a paralegal or legal assistant position*.

Legal AI – Can Paralegals be Replaced by Robots?

Paralegal Bootcamp

I made the mistake of going into a deep dive on legal AI the other day and googling “will paralegals be replaced by robots?” Paralegals Replaced by Robots?! Scanning the price of a can of soup is a lot different than what a paralegal does. The role of a paralegal.