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Professionals are masters of their field – See my article published in The Canadian Lawyers Weekly Magazine

Professionals are masters of their field. THE LAWYERS WEEKLY   Professionals are masters of their field  Create confidence in your skills, knowledge and performance By Catherine D’Aversa May 17 2013 issue SmokedSalmon  / iStockphoto.com Click here to see full sized version. Comments? Please contact us at comments@lawyersweekly.ca. Please include your name, your law firm or company name and …
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New Article Series for Paralegals and Law Clerks

Watch for my series of 6 articles on Paralegal/Law Clerk Professional Development in The Canadian Lawyers Weekly Magazine starting the week of May 13, 2013!   Series Title: The Paralegal Practice vs. Changes in the Legal Landscape Paralegals and law clerks are the lifeblood of most mid- to large-size organizations. With clients demanding lower costs …
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The Minefield of Consolidating Paralegal Services in a Post-Merger Environment

The Minefield of Consolidating Paralegal Services in a Post-Merger Environment written by Catherine D\’Aversa, President, Legal Resource Consulting With the current wave of law firm mergers taking place in North America, including a significant number of cross-border mergers, the resulting international “behemoths” will be firms with thousands of lawyers.  The number of law firms with …
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Leadership and Paralegal Management Webinar – OLP

Leadership training doesn\’t change people and law firm cultures instantly. Law firms that are experiencing high turnover of lawyers, staff or clients, revenue shortfalls, client complaints, malpractice suits, or a falling reputation are not going to be significantly better off the morning after a day or a week or more of leadership development training. However, …
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10 Top Skills for Leading and Managing Paralegals

Paralegal managers are expected to lead their teams effectively in a high-pressure environment that has little room for error. Law firms rely on their paralegal managers to streamline work efficiently and cost-effectively, implement training, create and adhere to budgets and generate revenue. As a paralegal manager, it isn’t enough to have management ability. You also need to …
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Solutions for Legal Professionals

SOLUTIONS TO: MAXIMIZE LAW CLERK PROFITABILITY, PRODUCTIVITY INCREASE SERVICE STANDARDS Because of the pressure from law firm clients to provide “value-based” billing, more and more work is being delegated to the law clerk level. As a result of this, a close look at the professional development and productivity of law clerks is essential. Specifically, four …
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Effective Use of Law Clerks

EFFECTIVE USE OF LAW CLERKS By: Catherine D’Aversa Over the years the delivery of legal services has changed.  Law clerks have been incorporated into the lawyers’ practice to complement skills and increase productivity. Law clerks were traditionally relied upon to prepare and file forms, complete repetitive, fundamental legal documents and conduct various legal searches.  Today, …
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