Make the Most of Your Staff

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.

We make it easy for you to succeed in your career with training from Ave Education. 

Meet the Instructor

Firm Administrator & Paralegal

Karen Googe

Karen Googe has more than 30 years of legal experience. Karen currently serves as the Firm Administrator for Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. She is a current member of the NC Bar Association and has served on the Ethics and CLE Committee of the Law Practice Management Section. She has been a member of the Association of Legal Administrators since 2002, serving as President from 2008-2010. Karen currently serves on the Board of Associates in Christian Counseling as the Banquet Committee Chair. Karen and her husband reside in Forsyth County and have three daughters. Karen has a passion for helping people and was drawn to the legal field to fulfill those dreams.

Included in this Course

  • 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

Course Agenda

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.)
  • Downloadable Attachments

    Enhance your learning experience with downloadable official documents.

  • Reliable Support

    Have a question during your course? Reach out to our all-star support team and instructors.

  • Flexible Learning

    You have a busy schedule - that's why we've designed our courses to be convenient to start and pause.


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"Transforming for my team"

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"I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to take their support staff to the next level."