Discover how to research smarter, faster, and better in this interactive and engaging course for beginner to advanced paralegals.
In legal organizations legal research is an integral part of understanding and supporting the claims in a case and to better provide legal services to clients. Unbeknownst to some paralegals the less efficient you are at handling legal research projects the more productivity and service costs suffer. Applying the P.R.O.O.F. legal research proficiency method to the legal research process can transform it from a time consuming guessing game into an effective method that results in increased productivity. The purpose of this on-line session is to transform legal research from being performed as a creative artistic approach that is oftentimes haphazard into a scientific approach that can be successfully applied and measured for maximum paralegal efficiency. After completing this unique live session participants will have a thorough understanding of the Six Sigma for paralegals legal research process and the scientific method of legal researching.
Learn how to increase productivity and efficiency in this interactive and engaging course for beginner to advanced paralegals.
This on-demand session will focus on how to improve paralegal productivity and efficiency by utilizing the M.O.B.I.L.E legal technology efficiency method. This session will specifically address methods to incorporate the Six Sigma methodology into the technological aspects of various functions that paralegals routinely perform. What is Six Sigma? Six Sigma is not a new methodology. It has been utilizing by organizations like Motorola, General Electric, and Hyundai Motor Co. for decades to improve quality and processes within their organizations. Client communication breakdowns and legal process failure are at the core of malpractice lawsuits and complaints to the Bar. Incorporating a successful tried and true quality enhancement program like Six Sigma into a legal organization, legal role, or legal specific job function will reap both measurable financial and productivity results for those that successfully implement the concepts that are taught in this course.
The following topics will be covered in on-line advanced course:
This is an advanced legal communication course that focuses on customer service excellence and quality communication.
This is an advanced legal communication course that focuses on customer service excellence and quality communication with an emphasis on overcoming communication barriers. Due to globalization and the widespread reliance on technology the legal landscape is experiencing rapid change. Legal organizations are beginning to open practices and offices in other countries. It’s important for paralegal's to understand how important communication is to their careers. In order for paralegals to remain competitive they must ensure that they have a mix of technical and "soft skills". Some paralegals mistakenly assume that their technical ability or other skill sets will be their key to success, but without solid communication skills, the others become much less valuable. Technical skills are what gets you the job. Soft skills are what helps you to keep the job and grow in the paralegal career. In this on-line course paralegals and aspiring paralegals are provided with the tools and information that will allow them to conduct periodic progress checks on their performance which over the long haul will create systematic improvements in quality and productivity that is quantitative in nature. This approach to the paralegal career ensures that paralegals are utilized to their fullest capabilites and do not meander as legal secretaries. Overall this approach to completing paralegal specific duties will allow those who successfully complete the program to outperform and outearn their counterparts. Their are numerous studies that prove that those with Six Sigma training earn significantly more than their counterparts.
Earn the Six Sigma Green Belt for Paralegals
A paralegal is in essence a project manager. A person who has the ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time without losing focus on the purpose of the task at hand. It is difficult to pull all the pieces of a puzzle together while being laser focused. Even with the advances in technology a paralegal will still need to harness the necessary skills to master the role without burning out or exposing employers to risk.
In this advanced course the Six Sigma and the project management framework will be applied to handling legal cases and projects from beginning to end. What is Six Sigma? Six Sigma is not a new methodology. It has been utilizing by organizations like Motorola, General Electric, and Hyundai Motor Co. for decades to improve quality and processes within their organizations. This Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate is specific to the paralegal professional role and job function. You will not find another Six Sigma program specific to the paralegal profession. Learn more about the Six Sigma Green Belt.
The following topics will be covered in this 4 week course:
Dates: 4 Consecutive Saturday's from October 19, 2019 to November 9, 2019
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm PST
Can't make it to all four live sessions? Don't worry on-demand access is provided after each live session date.
Mindtap: MindTap empowers you to produce your best work – consistently. MindTap is designed to help you master the material. Interactive videos, animations, and activities create a learning path designed by your instructor to guide you through the course and focus on what's important.
Paralegal Law Practice Experience: The Paralegal Practice Experience simulates a busy litigation firm that helps students to apply concepts taught in the course.