Are your paralegals as profitable for your law firm as they could be?
Billable Hour Boot Camp For Law Firms
In just 5 hours, this course will give your entire team a SOLID PLAN to
1 – Increase their billable hours.
2 – Draft better time entries.
3 – Do more work in less time.
How it Works
2. We enroll your team and they receive an email notification with a link to access the course.
3. They access the training materials from any computer or mobile device.
4. You receive quarterly reports on the status of their course completion.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
Why billable hours should matter to everyone who works in a law firm.
Using the Billable Hour Calculator Tool for a written plan on how you will hit that billable hour target.
Time is Money – An easy way to see an increase of 200+ hours per year without doing any more work than you’re already doing.
Your Role as a Timekeeper – Stop writing off your own time. You are not the billing partner.
Productivity Matters – How to see an increase of 300+ hours per year and get a better work/life balance.
Attention to Detail – Why they might not be giving you enough billable work
What to do When Work is Slow – even if you’re still WFH
The Art & Science of Drafting Better Time Entries
Live Coaching Call Recordings – For when you can’t attend the live calls throughout the year
Ann Pearson is the Founder of the Paralegal Boot Camp®. Ann develops training programs exclusively for paralegals and other legal professionals who work under the supervision of attorneys. Ann has been helping law firms increase their paralegal profitability for more than a decade.
Law firms are leaving money on the table if they are not looking closely at paralegal profitability. While most managers and administrators don’t have control over associate billable hours, they do have the ability to significantly increase a law firm’s profitability through their paralegals and other legal support professionals. – Ann Pearson
Before founding the Paralegal Boot Camp in 2010, Ms. Pearson had 20 years of experience in the legal industry. Most recently, she was the paralegal manager at McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP (now Dentons), where she managed the paralegals, docket clerks, and case assistants in Atlanta, New York, and San Diego. Ann was able to significantly increase the profitability of McKenna’s paralegal group through methods that she now teaches in the Billable Hour Boot Camp. Prior to her management position, Ann was a litigation paralegal for many years at an AmLaw 50 firm, working in the antitrust, product liability, and construction litigation practice areas.
Ms. Pearson also teaches courses for Emory University’s Paralegal Certificate Program and is a frequent speaker at legal industry events. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Berkely College paralegal program and has served on several other paralegal certificate programs throughout her career. Ann is a member of the Association of Talent Development, the Project Management Institute, and the International Practice Management Association. She is the former VP of Education for the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Who should attend this training?
The Billable Hour Boot Camp will benefit any law firm staff member or attorney who has an annual billable hour requirement, including:
- litigation support
- legal assistants
How will my staff access the course?
This is an on-demand online course that is accessible from any computer, tablet, or mobile device. When they are enrolled, they will receive an email with their login credentials.
Will I receive access to the course as their manager?
Yes, if your law firm purchases a package with more than 10 seats, then one manager receives free access to the course and live group coaching calls.
How long will they have access?
Access to the training program is for one year. After that, your law firm can renew annually at a discounted rate.
What if I don't know how many seats I need?
The group pricing package is based on tiers (i.e. 20 – 39, 40 – 59, etc) so that you can choose the tier that you anticipate needing for the entire year. You can add seats throughout the year if you need more seats for new hires.
How much does this cost?
We offer group pricing based on the number of seats you need. This is a flat rate for one-year access. It is not a “per seat” price.
We make it affordable for law firms of all sizes to enroll all of their timekeepers into the training program.
Is this approved for CLE credit?
It is pending approval for 5.0 CLE credits for paralegals. We have not sought approval for attorney CLE credits as most state bar associations require that the instructor is an attorney. We will provide your firm with all of the paperwork necessary to submit the course to your state bar associations.
Do you offer this as a live training program?
Yes. If you prefer live training for your team, we will schedule this course as a 5-part webinar series that is presented to your team. Those webinars will be recorded and your team will have access to the recordings for one year.
What are these "live coaching calls" that are part of the course?
The live coaching calls are to help your team stay on track throughout the year. We’ve found that the biggest ROI from attending a course comes from accountability and follow-up after the training. We want to make sure that your team stays on track to exceed their billable hour requirement.
When someone is enrolled in the course, in the Welcome & Introduction section they receive links to register for the live coaching calls that they plan to attend. We record those coaching calls and make the recordings available in the online course platform so that everyone can access them if they choose.