Billable Hour Boot Camp

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Billable Hour Boot Camp

When you are trying to explain the “billable hour thing” to your friends who don’t work in law firms, do you say:

“I live my life tracking my time in 6-minute increments…and I love it!”

Said no paralegal.  Ever.

Does meeting your annual billable hour quota stress you out?

The Billable Hour Boot Camp is the course for you!

Mastering time entry and being able to exceed the firm’s billable hour goal is a critical skill for a paralegal’s success at a law firm.  And yet, it’s a skill that’s barely every taught to us.

First, we’ll show you how to get more billable work.  Then we’ll show you how to describe your work in a way that shows the real value of the work you did.

We’ll finish the course by showing you how you can do all of that AND get a better work/life balance by being more productive every day.

Don’t let another year go by stressing about billable hours and how to draft those time entries!

“This training was transforming for our team. I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to take their career to the next level!”
“We hosted several Paralegal Boot Camps and our paralegals in attendance were able to increase their skill set in just one day of training. I am very pleased with the feedback and immediate results!”
“A great resource for new and experienced paralegals!”
"I can't say enough good things about the Paralegal Boot Camp and Ann Pearson's style of teaching!"

Cynthia Laberge

Lisa Gamble

Shayla Grayson

Billable Hour Boot Camp

Anne Fisher

Billable Hour Boot Camp

Course Detail

This course is approximately 3 hours in length. Click the course modules below to read more detail on the course content.

Module 1: A 6-Step Plan to Increasing Your Billable Hours

In this session, we provide paralegals with a 6-step plan to implement right away to get more billable work and increased billable hours. Through hands-on exercises and instruction, we will help you to establish a plan on how you will meet (or exceed!) that billable hour goal this year.

Module 2: The Art & Science of Drafting Time Entries

We expand on what to do now that you are getting more billable hours and show you how to draft time entries that will stay on the bill. We do this through drafting techniques that will convert your time entries into something that the billing partner and the client see as a value.  This training for paralegals is crucial if you work at a law firm because you want to show a value-add to the client.  We also discuss some of the most common reasons for write-offs and what you can do to make sure your time entries don’t contain those reasons.

Module 3: Get a Better Work/Life Balance with Increased Productivity

Not every billable hour is the same.  If it takes one paralegal 12 hours of work time to bill the same 7 hours that another paralegal does in 8 hours of work time, it’s going to start to affect all areas of your work and home life.  In the final module, we show you how to achieve a better work/life balance through increased productivity while you are in the office, so that you can be out of the office at a decent time.

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Billable Hour Training for Paralegals

Additional Course Information

The course access period for this course is 30 days.  But life happens! Things come up that you didn’t expect. That’s not a problem.

If something comes up and you are not able to complete the course during your course access period, just shoot us an email and let us know that you need more time.

This course is approved for 3.0 CLE credits.

In addition to the course lessons, your course includes workbook exercises to help you establish a plan to meet (or exceed!) this year’s billable hour goal.

This course is recommended for any legal professional who is responsible for tracking and billing their time while working in a law firm.

If you are an in-house paralegal or in another capacity that does not have a billable hour goal but you would like to improve your daily productivity, check out our Get a Better Work/Life Balance With Increased Productivity.

Paralegal Boot Camp 2Ann Pearson is the Founder of PRM Education Group and Director of Training for its nationally-recognized Paralegal Boot Camp®. Ann develops training programs exclusively for paralegals and legal assistants.

Ms. Pearson has over 25 years of experience in the legal industry, first as a litigation paralegal at a boutique law firm in Sarasota, Florida and then as a litigation paralegal at Holland & Knight LLP.   She later became the paralegal manager at McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP (now Dentons), where she managed the paralegals and case assistants in their Atlanta, New York and San Diego offices. Ann was able to significantly increase the skill set, retention rates and productivity of McKenna’s paralegal group through methods that she now teaches in the Paralegal Boot Camp.

Ms. Pearson teaches online courses for Emory University’s Paralegal Certificate Program and is a frequent speaker at legal industry events.  She has served on the Advisory Board of Brown Mack College’s paralegal certificate program in Atlanta and is the former President at the Foundation for the Advancement of the Paralegal Profession (FAPP).

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Billable Hour Training for Paralegals

Additional Resources on Billable Hour Topic

Here are some recent blog articles and information on billable hours and time entry.

Drafting Time Entries for Paralegals
Paralegal Time Management Tips
Get a Better Work/Life Balance
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