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How to Become a Triple Threat Paralegal


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Learn the skills to become a 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.

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How to Become a Triple Threat Paralegal

  1. 1. Rainmakers Legal Education How to Become a Triple Threat Paralegal
  2. 2. Enhancing Your Career You can reach all of the goals you have set for yourself with discipline. Paralegal Skills Legal Technology Legal Research
  3. 3. Paralegal Skills Ethics, Competence, and Critical Thinking
  4. 4. Your ability to dissect information that is provided and discard the junk to determine what is useful is key to thinking critically and solving complex issues. Analytical ability A paralegal is not merely an overpaid secretary. Attorneys rely on your skills to think through fact patterns, locate information, and investigate pertinent case details. Critical Thinking makes all the difference
  5. 5. Communication Effective Communication Effective communication is more than the words that you speak. Ask yourself Did I convey my message? Is this what clients hear when you speak?
  6. 6. Ethics is more than avoiding the unauthorized practice of law. It’s also about knowing how to use technology, and researching effectively. Legal Ethics
  7. 7. Technology Skills Law Office, eDiscovery, and Courtroom
  8. 8. Technology has impacted almost every sector and the legal sector is no exception. Social media, courtrooms, eDiscovery, and legal research are some of the areas that have been greatly impacted by the technology explosion. New Technological Advancements Impacting Paralegals
  9. 9. Case Management software: Remote access and cloud computing Law offices are becoming virtual law offices Law Office Technology
  10. 10. Courtroom logistics Trail graphics Courtroom Technology
  11. 11. Trail Presentation Graphics PowerPoint There are a variety of tools to use to make presentations at court. PowerPoint is only one, but is one that is typically readily available in law offices and is used quite a bit. Familiarizing yourself with its functions and capabilities will allow you to assist an attorney during trials.
  12. 12. It’s not just about getting the job, but strengthening your career LEARN MORE DO MORE BE MORE
  13. 13. Legal Research Skills Plan, Locate, Analyze, and Compile
  14. 14. » Organize your research » Determine what you want to find before you start looking » If you can’t find it rethink your strategy PLAN IT
  15. 15. For a media-rich presentation, you can Optimize for Compatibility or Compress Media to share your presentation reliably without exploding your inbox Compile It! Package your presentation for easy sharing
  16. 16. ? But wait… There’s More! Continuous improvement!
  17. 17. » Check out Paralegal Rainmakers » Access courses wherever you are Access Anywhere
  18. 18. Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. - Pele Success is not a destination, but a journey Brainy Quotes
  19. 19. What’s Your Message?BE A TRIPLE THREAT