Part 2 – More TED Talks For Paralegals
This is Part 2 of a post we did last month on the 9 TED Talks for Paralegals to Watch.
We’ve rounded up a few more TED Talks in case you’re looking for some binge-watching during the upcoming holiday weekend. Links and information are below.
1. The Power of “Yet” and the Growth Mindset
Carol Dweck researches the growth mindset to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? Being a problem-solver is one of the top paralegal skills needed to be successful.
2. Why the World Needs More Lawyers
Professor Ray Brescia addresses economic and social inequality, the legal and policy implications of financial crises, how innovative legal and regulatory approaches can improve economic and community development efforts, and the role technology can play in expanding access to justice for all people who might not be able to afford it. Ray shares his ideas about social change and creative lawyering in this TED talk.
3. RegTech, Law Tech, and the Future of Lawyers
Henri Arslanian predicts the rise of “lawtech” and “regtech” will soon transform the legal professions and other professions. We touched on this topic in our earlier post on 9 Ted Talks for Paralegals to Watch with a couple of talks that focused on innovation and technology in law.
4. Think Like a Lawyer
Attorney, Adam Lange, shares his insight on why zeal is so important. He describes zeal as the great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or objective. What will your zeal be for this year?
Most paralegals can relate to the part of the talk when Adam talks about what it’s like at a dinner party when someone asks you what you do. “I’m a paralegal” probably elicits some of the same discussions that Adam refers to early in this TEDx talk.
5. An App That Empowers People to Solve Their Legal Problems
We are all so familiar with the legal system, that we sometimes forget how foreign it is to a layperson. Rohan Pavuluri is the founder of Upsolve, a nonprofit organization that has developed an app to help people get access to forms they can use to file their own bankruptcies when they can’t afford a lawyer.
We’ve included this on the list because it’s important to understand where the legal profession could be heading. For now it may only be offering bankruptcy services, but from the sounds of the talk, they will be adding other practice areas to the app.
6. The Cure For Burnout (Hint: It isn’t self-care)
Burnout is common in the paralegal profession. Do those long work hours feel like a badge of honor?
Emily and Amelia Nagoski (sisters) give three telltale signs that stress is getting the best of you — and share actionable ways to feel safe in your own body when you’re burning out.
7. The 1-Minute Secret to Forming a New Habit
Christine Carter gives an entertaining talk on how we all have the best intentions, but lack the follow-through. It’s not about the strength of our willpower or being able to muster enough motivation.
Do you have some favorite TED Talks that other paralegals could benefit from? Leave us a comment and we’ll add it to our list the next time we do an update.