Mar 15, 2022
Ann Pearson is the Founder and
Director of Training And Development at The Paralegal Boot Camp.
She’s a rockstar Paralegal and she enjoys training incoming
Paralegals and getting them ready for the real world out of law
school. She sits down with host Molly McGrath to talk about how to
properly train your employees.
- Training is supposed to be something that
changes behavior and adds a new skill. It’s not something that
comes from reading off of a powerpoint to someone.
- There are three keys when it comes to training
someone and those are mind set, behaviors and skills.
- It’s easier to add skills to an employee than
it is to train them to be motivated or ambitious. You need to make
sure that employees are flexible and adaptable as well.
- To develop a really good interactive training
program, one hour of that takes about 30 hours to
- The unemployment rate is under 2% in the
paralegal space. People want to only hire experienced employees so
they don’t have to train them but then no one trains the junior
paralegals and they can’t get a job.
- The three key factors to increase paralegal
profitability are paralegal utilization, realization and
- Attorneys, Managers and Administrators need to
think outside the box when it comes to hiring an
Quote of the
5:05 “Training is not someone
standing at the front of a room, reading PowerPoint slides. And
it's not filling up a file cabinet with CLE certificates. Training
is supposed to be something that changes a behavior or adds a
skill. And I think we forget that, when we say, well, we don't want
to train the new paralegal, it's changing a behavior, adding a
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