Fundamentals of Paralegal Management Part 1
Managers who will be promoted are the ones who not only manage efficiently but also lead their paralegal teams successfully. Learn how to effectively manage paralegals in your current or future leadership position.
This online, interactive five week course shows you how to apply the most effective leadership style and develop the keys to a motivated paralegal workforce. Build a high-performing team by understanding team dynamics, aligning vision and performance and applying a consistent theory in leading your team.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
- Understand leadership skills for paralegals
- Know when to manage and when to lead your team
- Assess your leadership behavior and determine the best style to generate results
- Visualize your goals and communicate them to your team
- Develop a high-performance team by first developing leadership skills
- Use effective communication to motivate and coach
- Understand the financial numbers that drive profitability
- Discover which critical leadership skills you must teach your team members so they can work effectively in your absence.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
New managers, team leaders, leaders seeking to move into the paralegal management role, seasoned managers seeking to refresh their skills and learn more and professionals interested in acquiring effective paralegal managment skills in both law firms and in-house legal departments.
Week One: Skills For Management
Assigning Projects & Projecting Workflow
Developing Your Leadership Style
Motivation & Morale
Coaching for Success
Week Two: Law Office Management
Orientation and Onboarding Programs
Developing Training Programs
Week Three: HR Skills Interviewing & Hiring
Conducting In-depth, Meaninful Interviews
Week Four: Leadership
Chere Estrin, CEO Paralegal Knowledge Institute
Improving Leadership Through Corporate Storytelling
Communication at All Levels
Week Five: Financial Issues
Donald Billings, Guest Speaker
Meeting and Creating Budgets
Establishing Billable Hours and Creating Profitability
Getting Your Team to Meet Billable Requirements
Purchasing Power and Your Role with Vendors
Feb 28, March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28
4:00 pm Pacific/ 6:00 pm Central/7:00 pm Eastern
Each class: 2 hours
MEET YOUR LEAD INSTRUCTOR
Marnie Carter is an ERM Project Manager in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster LLP. She previously held the position of Manager of Litigation Operations and Information Management in the Commercial Legal Department of Gilead Sciences, Inc. Ms. Carter also functioned as Manager of Records and Information Management in this position. She has been employed in the legal profession for over twenty years with substantial experience in case project and discovery management and litigation.
Before joining Gilead, Ms. Carter was the Paralegal Supervisor for the Silicon Valley Office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. She also worked as a Senior Paralegal in the Patents Practice Litigation Group at Weil. In this role, Ms. Carter managed federal and state litigation cases as well as those pending before the ITC and in arbitration. She was heavily involved in the consultation, training, supervision and management of electronic discovery and electronic evidence projects at Weil in addition to serving as an advisor on their EDiscovery Sourcing Committee.
Ms. Carter previously taught as an Associate Professor in an Adjunct Faculty role with the San Francisco State University Legal Studies Program where she provided instruction in Computer Applications in Law Practice and eDiscovery/Electronic Evidence. She is the Western Regional Director for Women in EDiscovery and founding Co-Chair of the Silicon Valley Chapter of Women in EDiscovery, Board Member with the Steering Committee for the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association of Litigation Support Professionals and an active member of the Bay Area Litigation Support Professionals. She is also an active member with the International Paralegal Management Association (IPMA) and the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA).
Ms. Carter majored in International Business Law at the University of San Francisco and attended the Paralegal Studies Certificate Program at San Francisco State University.
Other guest lecturers will be announced.
Space is limited to small work groups
OLP Members: 995.00 per person
Non-Members: 995.00 per person
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