Paralegal Billable Hour Boot Camp

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Billable Hour Boot Camp

Does meeting your annual billable hour quota stress you out as a paralegal?

We know how hard it is when you’re a paralegal working in a law firm with a billable hour requirement.  You have strict deadlines to get the actual work done – and then on top of that – you have to find the extra time to record the work that you did.

Do you sometimes spend more time trying to describe the work than the time you spent actually doing the work?

That’s because they don’t teach paralegals how to draft billable time entries in school.  They don’t teach it in law schools either.

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.

We keep hearing talk that one day there will be the “death of the billable hour.” They’ve been talking about that for 25 years and it hasn’t happened yet.

Instead, paralegal billable hour requirements are on the rise.  Law firms that used to require their paralegals to meet a 1,500 hour annual goal now have an annual goal of 1,600 billable hours.  What used to be a 1,600-hour requirement is now 1,700 hours.

Instead of hoping that you are able to meet this year’s billable hour requirement, you can do something to change that now.

Paralegal Billable Hour Boot Camp

In just 3 hours, this course will give you a SOLID PLAN to

1 – Meet or exceed that billable hour requirement this year.

2 – Spend less time drafting those time entries.

3 – Do more work in less time.

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!

“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!"

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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

This opening module gives your paralegals a solid plan to be able to get more billable work right away.  The methods discussed in this popular program come from years of asking attorneys “how does a paralegal get the billable work off your desk and on to theirs?” and asking paralegals who consistently exceed their billable hour goals what it is that they are doing differently than others.

  • One easy method to gain an additional 100-150 billable hours right away without doing any more work that you’re already doing
  • Attorney feedback on why they use one paralegal over another
  • What other paralegals are doing that allows them to consistently exceed annual billable hour quotas
  • The importance of planning for months when there are vacations and holidays
  • How to develop a solid plan to implement now

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.

  • The importance of showing the real value of your work in your time entries
  • Feedback from corporate clients on what they look for in your time entries
  • The key content that should be in every time entry to reduce write-offs
  • Time entry examples and exercises to help with the drafting process

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

In this module we show paralegals how to increase their productivity while they are in the office so that they can achieve a better work/life balance and be out of the office sooner.  We show them how to measure their daily, weekly and monthly productivity and then give them solid methods to improve those numbers. Paralegals will be able to set a plan for which methods will work best to see the most improvement.

  • How to calculate your daily productivity and set daily goals to increase it
  • Solid methods to improve your productivity
  • How to limit distractions and increase your focus
  • Prioritizing your workday so that you can get all your work done and still have a life outside the office
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Managers and Administrators: The Billable Hour Boot Camp is available as a team training option to bring this training program in-house for your entire team at one flat rate for unlimited firm-wide attendance.
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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).

Read Ann’s recent article on 3 Key Factors to Increase Paralegal Profitability.

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Additional Resources on Billable Hour Topic

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

Drafting Time Entries for Paralegals
Paralegal Time Management Tips
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