On the show today we discuss the added value Paralegals provide to your firm, and then we talk to Lawyer, Podcaster, and Jedi Master Paralegal Instructor, Keith Shannon.
A Few Things to Keep In Mind
Our Hot Take today comes from the treasure trove of legal musings, the American Bar Association discussing the added value Paralegals can provide to your firm, “No, a paralegal is not a lawyer” By Frances P. Kao. This is a very well written piece, and in it you will learn about how to best utilize your paralegals, and what pitfalls you need to avoid, primarily:
Ethical problems –
Unauthorized Practice of Law
Establishing a legal relationship
After all, it is the lawyer’s obligation to ensure that the paralegal is properly screened, adequately trained, performs appropriate tasks, maintains high ethical standards and produces a competent work product.
The Paralegal Whisperer
Keith Shannon is an instructor in the paralegal technology training program at Central Piedmont Community College in North Carolina. He got his BA and Masters in journalism, his JD from University of Kentucky, and he’s a member of Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina State Bars. In addition to teaching paralegal studies, Keith is also an expert in law firm management and technology. When he isn’t sniffing chalk and griping about term papers, Keith is hilarious, creative, an amazing voice on Twitter, as well as on his own musical theater podcast he runs with his daughter, and we are grateful he could join us today on the the show.
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