Paralegal Power Breaks are short information packed sessions that provide useful career information to paralegals at all career levels. Technology efficiency is not only about how to use legal software, but also encompasses ways to be aware and safe on-line. Cyber crime is at an all time high. These days it is not only important for paralegals to be knowledgeable about the law but also how to detect suspicious activity that can include ransomware, hacking, phishing attacks, corporate espionage, and other forms of cyber crime.
In the Legaltech News an article titled Recent Phishing Attacks Against Attorneys Highlight Legal's Ongoing Susceptibility discusses a phishing attack that specifically targeted law firms stating that the email was a notice from the Office of the State Attorney. With cyber criminals becoming more and more sophisticated it is important to be cautious about how law office communication technology is utilized. Cyber criminals can be light years ahead of the average legal professional and therefore go undetected until they have accomplished their goal of infecting a firm's entire server and/or holding data hostage until a certain sum of money is paid.
Follow these quick tips to avoid being a victim of cyber crime and exposing yourself and/or your firm's data:
This session will discuss the different types of cyber crimes that legal professionals are especially vulnerable of being the victim of, how to detect suspicious communications, and what to do if you become a victim.
Date: January 17, 2017
Time: 10:00am to 10:15 PST
Paralegal Rainmakers Plus Plan
Become a Paralegal Rainmaker member and join a growing community of paralegals across the globe. When you sign up you can access career resources including complimentary registration to The Paralegal MasterClass, which includes sessions from paralegals and other legal professionals across the globe, newsletters, an on-line social forum to discuss topics of interests specific to the nuances of working as a paralegal. Learn more
Enjoy these additional benefits when you join:
You can cancel your membership at any time and will not be charged for the next billing cycle.
*Law Office Simulations included in the Paralegal Crash Courses must be purchased separately.
Are you a Paralegal in California?
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
$39.00 - $349.00
Network and Educate Your Way to Success!
Paralegal professionals as well as aspiring paralegals can learn about emerging trends within the paralegal profession in addition to staying abreast of technology usage in the legal industry by signing up for a Paralegal Connection subscription plan.
All subscription plans include access to the following benefits:
Legal Research Crash Course
$129.00 - $229.00
In legal organizations legal research is an integral part of the legal process. 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 session will cover the following topics:
This course offers a certificate when all tasks within the simulated law office are successfully completed.
Want to earn the Paralegal Blue Belt: Legal Research Certificate? In addition to access to the on-line course lessons registration includes access to an on-line experiential learning environment that provides access to course materials, on-demand sessions that are immediately available, and other student materials to help reinforce the concepts covered within this amazing course.
Discover how to improve your legal research and writing skills in the Legal Writing Crash Course. Learn more