As an attorney, it is your responsibility to manage your paralegal or legal assistant. And because of that, you must thoroughly understand which duties can and cannot be delegated to them.
Doing so will not only enhance the performance of your firm, but your relationships with your team as well.
Regardless if you are looking at hiring a freelance paralegal, are currently sharing a paralegal with another attorney, or simply want to make the best use of your staff - be sure to invest into their development. Cultivating a healthy, professional relationship will allow them to learn your practice area, and will pay dividends in your future career.
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How to invest into your support staff's education and development
How to give constructive feedback to your team
Resources to find ABA approved programs
Utilizing Legal Assistants and Paralegals in your Law Practice
- An explanation of the differences between billable and non-billable work, and how to delegate these responsibilities to your legal assistants and paralegals.
Paralegals Should be a Profit Center
- How to charge your clients for paralegal work and compensate staff on the quality and quantity of their work.
Improving Your Practice by Utilizing Support Staff
- The importance of hands-on experience, and tasks that can be handled by non-attorneys.
Tips to All Attorneys and New Associates
- A walkthrough of how to give immediate feedback, create an atmosphere of openness, and create a healthy work-life balance.
Taking Your Paralegal Staff to a Higher Level
- How to share staff with other attorneys and the importance of professional development and certifications for your staff.)