Paralegal News: Loss of Control & Robot Lawyers

Every month, every week, even every day new content surfaces with helpful tips and tricks to support growth in your paralegal career. You’re busy taking care of the demanding tasks of organizing a case, chasing down transcripts, and scheduling important events to ensure the outcome your client deserves.  Finding the time in your busy day to stay current on news and legal insights is daunting.

You honestly just don’t have time.

So, we’re here to help you. Every month, we’ll compile some of our favorite articles to help guide you to be a better, more informed paralegal.

Read on.

Loss of Control: Lawyers’ Greatest Fear

When lawyers are surveyed about what keeps them awake at night, their top issue is almost always a feeling that their offices or cases are out of control. It’s not just a fear. In my experience, for far too many lawyers, it’s a true state of being. Why is that the case, and how can it be fixed? Start by characterizing the problem. Thanks for your insights, Dustin Cole.

Meet the Lawyers Designing Tomorrow’s Practice Models

Understanding the big picture is certainly important, but practitioners often find it more helpful to hear specific things that other attorneys are doing differently today to prepare for that future. Great article, Alix Devendra.

Keeping Your Sanity During the Bar Exam

In this article, I’ll address some tools you can use to soothe your mind as you gear up for the final stretch as well as tips for during the exam. Great insights, Jeena Cho.

The Case Against In-Class LSAT Prep Classes

For the past 25 years, dedicated students have sacrificed enormous financial resources and time to attend in-class test prep courses. For several generations of future lawyers, these in-class courses seemed the best — or even the only — way to prepare for standardized tests, including the all-important Law School Admission Test (LSAT).

But much has changed in the last few years.  New and evolving technologies now offer students many alternatives to in-class LSAT prep courses. Thanks for your thoughts, Mehran Ebadolahi.

The DoNotPay Dilemma: Can Chatbots Provide Access to Justice Without a Lawyer?

When news broke last year that Stanford student Josh Browder’s ” robot lawyer ” DoNotPay was able to help appeal over 160,000 parking tickets across London and New York City, the legal community had barely heard of a “chatbot.” Since then, chatbots have expanded across the legal industry in ways that have both assuaged and stoked attorneys’ concerns about the technology. Interesting read, thanks Gabrielle Orum Hernández.

15 Painful Moments of Running a Law Practice (and How to Feel Better)

There are moments of great joy in the practice of law. Many lawyers experience these moments of joy without running their own law practice. Running a practice can be challenging and painful. It’s not for everyone. Thanks for the tips, Lee Rosen.