10 Things Attorneys Look for in Paralegals
In this solo episode of the Paralegals on Fire! Podcast Show, Ann shares the top 10 things attorneys say they look for in paralegals. She got input from attorneys across all practice areas, working in law firms, corporate legal department and government agencies. They gave some great tips as well!
- Attention to Detail
- Technology Skills
- Proactive Mindset
- Professionalism and Accountability
- Time Management
- Research Skills
- Positive Attitude
- Communication Skills
- Organization Skills
Check out these previous podcasts episodes on problem-solving and communication skills:
Episode 15 (January 18, 2022): Be the Problem-Solver Paralegal
The problem-solving skill is one of the skills that every attorney says they want in a paralegal. How do you improve that skill? This is how you do it!
Episode 23 (March 15, 2022): A Refresher on the 7 C’s of Paralegal Communication
In this solo episode of the Paralegals on Fire! Podcast Show, Ann Pearson breaks down the 7 C’s as it applies to paralegal communication and gives you some tips on how to become a more effective communicator.
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Your Actionable Strategy
In all of our podcast episodes, we try to give paralegals an actionable strategy that they can take away from the show because we know your time is valuable.
In this episode, Ann suggested coming up with specific examples and/or situations that you can tell employers about to show you have those skills.
Paralegal Time Management Tips
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