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Have you struggled to find the time to develop a professional development program for your legal support staff?

 Adding that to your to-do list on top of everything else can feel overwhelming. How are you supposed to convince your lawyers and senior paralegals to set aside their valuable time to add content to your programs

We get it. It is a lot of work.

Training industry statistics show that it takes approximately 25-30 hours to develop a quality one-hour training program from scratch. Would you even want your lawyers and paralegals to spend their time developing content for training programs at the typical $200 – $500 billing rate per hour?

Your lawyers want to practice law.

They do not want to be trainers.

We also know that when a paralegal wants to take a training program,

the last thing they have the time for is to sit through an all-day conference or a free vendor lunch-and-learn only to get one little tidbit of helpful information.      

The Paralegal Boot Camp’s out-of-the-box professional development program provides law firms and legal departments with courses that immediately add value to your organization without your people having to spend their valuable time developing the content.

How It Works​

Decide
which training format works best for your team.

Choose
the courses(s) and/or webinar topics.

Contact
us to set up your paralegal professional development.

It’s that easy! We do everything else so that you can get back to what you do best.

ANNOUNCEMENT!

Our Billable Hour Boot Camp is now customized to present to your ASSOCIATES and PARALEGALS. Or we can present them to the different groups at different times. This is a 5-part live webinar series, with access to the recording.

This is the ONLY program of its kind

 to give your timekeepers actionable strategies and tools to increase their billable hours and write better time entries.

Some of the litigation and personal injury courses that we currently have available include:

BILLABLE HOUR BOOT CAMP

The ONLY program of its kind that will increase billable hours and boost revenue for your law firm without piling more work on your timekeepers or raising your bill rates.

We give your paralegals and associates tactical strategies to increase billable hours, reduce write-offs, and increase daily productivity.

eDiscovery Paralegal Boot Camp

Clients want to know that their eDiscovery projects are being managed in the most cost-effective way. They also don’t want to pay for costly mistakes that could have been prevented with proper planning.

We give your paralegals a step-by-step guide to manage each phase of their eDiscovery projects, including an eDiscovery Standard Operating Procedures template with dozens of checklists to ensure that nothing slips through the cracks.

Litigation Boot Camp for Paralegals

The most comprehensive online course and coaching program to give your new litigation paralegals the skills to proactively manage their litigation cases from the complaint through the trial, and everything in between.  

There is no other course or paralegal training program out there like this. Give your paralegals the tools to succeed as litigation paralegals.

Personal Injury Paralegal Boot Camp

A personal injury paralegal can help a plaintiff’s firm efficiently move claim files towards the settlement phase, which brings in cash flow and makes the clients happy.

This paralegal training program gives your paralegals the tools and checklists to make sure that nothing slips through the cracks along the way that could bottleneck a file at various phases.

Trial Prep Boot Camp

Preparing for trial can be stressful and overwhelming for your litigation paralegals. In this paralegal course, we give them the tools, checklists, and skills to reduce that stress. 

Your trial attorneys will get the support at trial that they need, and your paralegals will look forward to going to trial after taking this course.

We also have monthly professional development programs

for your entire team that focus on soft skills and other non-litigation topics.

These webinars are 60 minutes in length, with access to the recording.

See Our Growing Library of Webinar Topics:

7 Habits of the Indispensable Paralegal

In this motivational workshop, we put a new spin on Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by showing paralegals how to develop work habits to advance their careers. 

The habits that we identify come from years of research on the topic of how to find a rewarding, successful paralegal career. What we found was that all successful paralegals have these habits in common.

Attention to Detail for Legal Professionals

How much is the lack of attention to detail costing your law firm. Mistakes cost more than just the time spent fixing them. Even small errors and mistakes can erode an attorney’s confidence level that the work will get done right.

Unfortunately, most people think they either have attention to detail skills, or they don’t.  And they think that if they don’t have it, there is not much they can do about it.  They’re wrong. This is a skill that can be improved like all other skills.

With our Attention to Details course, we can significantly increase your team’s attention to detail skills in just 60 minutes.

 

Communication Skills for Legal Professionals

The top criteria for advancement and promotion for all professionals is the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. 

It is an essential skill for a paralegal to possess. 

You do not have to be born to be a great communicator. Instead, you can practice excellent communication skills each day to continue to improve this skill.  

Project Management for Paralegals

In this popular program, we give paralegals the essential elements of project management principles and the project management life cycle as it applies to projects that paralegals are typically involved in (regardless of their practice area). 

Participants gain an understanding of how to apply the “triple constraints” of project management to their work so that they are more efficient.

Social Media Ethics For Legal Professionals

Social media sites and messenger apps have become ethical minefields for legal professionals. 

In fact, according to a recent study, more than one-third of all employers said they have fired or reprimanded an employee for something that happened on social media. 

This practical course will allow attendees to uncover potential ethical pitfalls to avoid when using social media sites and messenger apps. 

Working (Better) With Difficult People

We spend many of our waking hours with our colleagues. When you are working with people who have “difficult” personalities, those hours can never go by fast enough. 

In this workshop, we will cover methods for recognizing the characteristics of the common types of difficult people (hint:  you might even be one yourself and not even know it!). 

We’ll give you strategies for dealing with these people in the workplace that will make your work hours more enjoyable.

Meet the Instructor

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Ann Pearson sitting on a stool with hands on her knees, smiling, wearing a leopard print suit jacket.

Hi! I'm Ann Pearson,

and I am on a mission to help paralegals fast-track their careers and ENJOY what they do.

I remember when I started my litigation paralegal career in 1992, walking into that office wondering, “what the heck am I supposed to be doing?!”

I went to a great paralegal certificate program, but they didn’t teach me what I would do every day on the job.

They taught me terminology and case law.

They taught me how to write appellate briefs and argue in a moot court competition.

Do you know how many times in the past three decades I’ve needed to know how to make an argument in court?

Exactly! Zero.

Eventually, I figured things out, but it wasn't without many mistakes, and just "winging it" sometimes because there's no such thing as on-the-training when you're working for busy lawyers.

And back then, there was no such thing as Google!

Later in my career, as a paralegal manager at an AmLaw 100 firm, I wanted to solve that problem for new hires.

 

I developed an internal training program that could take a new litigation paralegal from the start of a case all the way through trial, and everything in between.

 

That’s when the “training bug” bit me. I thought to myself, “what if I could do this for hundreds of other paralegals around the country and give them a fighting chance at being successful?”

The Paralegal Boot Camp was founded in 2010 to do just that.

And now, years later, thousands of people have taken our paralegal training programs and seen what can happen to their careers when they get the real-life skills that a paralegal needs to be successful at work.

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