How to Maximize Paralegal Support

Are you getting the most out of your paralegals? If you don’t have paralegals, but are getting ready to start using them in your practice, do you know how to maximize their potential? The paralegal profession was created to take a load off of attorneys by allowing paralegals to perform much of the substantive legal work traditionally handled by attorneys.  Paralegals receive specialized training to learn these skills, whether from the attorneys they work for, through formal education, or both. Certain types of attorneys know how to capitalize on a paralegal’s skills and value, but many more struggle to wrap their arms around the breadth and depth of support available from paralegals.  Here are a few tips to help you maximize paralegal support to its fullest potential: Get to know your paralegal.  Seriously.  There’s a strong bond between an attorney and his or her paralegal.  It’s a professional relationship built … Continue reading