Have you ever attempted to accomplish a particular goal to discover that no matter how much or how long you worked you never quite seemed to reach the mark? At times you may have determined that all the effort was not worth it and considered giving it, but your desire to see the goal to completion never allowed you to give up completely. No matter where you are in life or how far you have gone in your career at some point you will reach this point.
The thought of quitting may provide some temporary satisfaction, but that nagging feeling in the back of your mind will nudge you to keep going further. This nagging feeling unfortunately does not provide you with the solution to how to reach the goal so you assume that doing more of the same thing is the solution to the predicament.
It is not how much of something that you do that determines whether or not you will reach a goal but taking the right approach. Consider when a person wants to become a neurosurgeon and he or she may need to complete a residency in order to become a licensed doctor. The fact that this individual goes to medical school and works day in and day out dissecting frogs does not mean that they will become a neurosurgeon. Matter of fact if this individual continues to spend all his or her time dissecting frogs they will never accomplish their ultimate goal of becoming a neurosurgeon.
There is an approach that will work for accomplishing every goal. The right approach may not be as simple to discover as the example provided, but even if the approach must be created there is an approach that will work. When you have been doing the same thing over and over again and are not seeing the desired result consider whether you need to apply a different approach to what you are doing.
Have you ever read a case and had a very strong opinion about it. Well during this case review session you can do just that and not have to worry about the unauthorized practice of law.
During this session we will be reviewing and discussing the following article which discusses how a Judge in child porn case tosses pictures found after Geek Squad contacted FBI. To prepare for this session and to be prepared to discuss the case read the following case summary:
A federal judge in California has tossed pictures collected in a search of a physician’s home that was conducted after Best Buy’s Geek Squad discovered an image of a nude child on the doctor’s computer.
The lawyer for gynecologic oncologist Mark Rettenmaier had maintained his client’s Fourth Amendment rights were violated by the Geek Squad computer search, and any evidence found as a result of the search for child pornography should be suppressed. Read the full article.
Register for this webinar and conduct a case review on a real life case.
Skills like muscles can atrophy by underuse. How you hone your skills is important to how well your career will develop overtime. It is never useful to be stagnate and to assume that what worked for you yesterday will work for you today and in the future. There is no better way to enhance your career, instill confidence in your abilities, and put yourself on the trajectory for a raise or promotion than to enhance your current skill set.
Skills can be enhanced a variety of ways including learning something new simply by doing it. As the saying goes practice makes perfect. Consider when you first learned to ride a bicycle as a child. When you first learned you may have used training wheels or where even a little wobbly, but as time went on and you no longer allowed the fear of falling to keep you from getting on the bike your once wobbly bicycling advanced to riding longer distances, turning curbs, and maybe even popping a few wheelies.
Don't let your career go stale challenge yourself to enhance your current skill set or maybe even try learning a new skill.
Paralegal Power Breaks are ideal for entry level to seasoned paralegals. These short information packed sessions provide a convenient and useful method for paralegals to learn new concepts, improve on various legal processes, and interact with other paralegals in different locations. They are provided in order to assist with paralegal career development. The sessions are short, concise, and packed with useful information and resources that can be immediately put to use.
The following topics are covered in these short information packed sessions:
Where did it all begin and where will it end? The paralegal profession has undergone tremendous changes since the profession was first developed. There is a popular saying that you can't know where you are going until you know where you have been. Numerous debates about paralegal licensure, paralegal education, and whether paralegals should be allowed to provide services directly to the public are constantly being debated.
Do you know where the career is going and how the changes may impact your career future? None of us have a crystal ball to look into the future, but by studying trends it is not as difficult to peek into the future to determine changes that may be on the horizon in the near and distant future for the paralegal profession.
The following topics will be covered in this webinar:
Learn about the history, the changes, and the future developments for the paralegal profession in this recording from the session on May 23, 2017.
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Every two years, commencing January 1, 2007, any person that is working as a paralegal shall be required to certify completion of four hours of mandatory continuing legal education in legal ethics and four hours of mandatory continuing legal education in either general law or in an area of specialized law. When you sign up for a membership plan you can earn up to 30 pre-approved CLE credits every year. Learn More
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Triple Threat Paralegal
In any field a person is said to be a triple threat when they are adept at three different skills in the same field. In the entertainment industry a triple threat would be someone who can sing, dance, and act. In football it would be an athlete who is good at passing, running, and kicking.
The skills necessary to thrive and become a triple threat paralegal requires excellent communication skills, technological savviness, and critical thinking skills. The paralegal role is fundamentally a business role. When the role was developed in the 1960's by a collaboration of the American Bar Association and other bar associations it was developed to ensure that underrepresented segments of society would be able to afford an attorney and gain access to justice. It was not created to lower the bar for entry into the legal field.
This three part series includes the following live sessions. When you register for this series the live session and recording is included:
Part I: Technology & eDiscovery Crash Course
This course will cover the fundamentals of e-discovery and the tools of technology that are frequently used in the processing of a civil case from inception to trial. Learn More
Part II: Legal Research Crash Course
The purpose of this live on-line session is to transform legal research from being performed as a creative artistic expression into a scientific method that can be consistently applied and measured for maximum paralegal efficiency. This course offers a certificate when all tasks within the simulated law office are successfully completed. Learn More
Part III: Legal Communication Crash Course
A focus on persuasive writing, interviewing, and investigations will be covered in this informative course for paralegals. Learn More
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