If you want a better work/life balance, it is important to consider your daily productivity level. Here’s why:
Paralegal A and Paralegal B have a 1,600 billable-hour quota to meet. If you’re working in a corporate legal department think of it as “I have 1,600 hours’ worth of work to get done each year. And regardless of whether or not I bill someone for that work, it is still work that I have to get done.”
Paralegal A, working at 90% productivity, will meet that 1,600 billable-hour quota in 1,780 work hours.
Paralegal B, working at 75% productivity, will meet that 1,600 billable-hour quota in 2,135 work hours.
That means that Paralegal B is working 355 more hours per year to do the same amount of work as Paralegal A. Because let’s face it – regardless of meeting the billable hour quota, you still have to get the work done. Especially when you’re working under such strict deadlines.
Remember, it’s not about working more hours just to bill more hours. This is about increasing paralegal productivity to get back some of those hours in your life!
If you could increase your productivity from 75% to 90%, what could you do with an extra 355 hours per year?
- Join a tennis league
- Attend your kids' soccer games
- Read a new book every week
- Get more sleep
- Just relax
- Leave the office every day before dark!
Get a Better Work/Life Balance
With a few easy steps, we can show you how to increase your daily productivity and meet that billable hour goal while still having a life outside the office.
In this workshop, we don’t tell paralegals that they need to work more hours. Instead, we give you solid methods that are guaranteed to increase your daily productivity.
What Others Are Saying
I can attest that Ann's training was nothing less than transformative for our team. I highly recommend this training program for anyone who wants to take their career to the next level! - Cynthia Laberge, Attorney and Paralegal Manager at Meyers Nave (Oakland, CA)
Ann is hands-on and highly knowledgeable from years of experience. I’m sending more of my paralegals to her next boot camp. – Ashley Saba, former Paralegal Manager at Baker Donelson (Atlanta)
The knowledge in this training program is invaluable to new and experienced paralegals alike and you will be impressed with the level of resources provided. – Erica Nantais, Board Advisor at National Capital Area Paralegal Association (Washington, DC)
Can you present this to our associates next month? Every timekeeper in the firm should understand the business side of working in a law firm and what each and every .1 means to the bottom line. - James M., Managing Partner.
Ann Pearson is the Founder and Director of Training for the Paralegal Boot Camp®. Ann develops training programs exclusively for paralegals, and with a unique hands-on practical approach designed to provide paralegals with the skills to advance their careers. The training is provided through live workshops, online training events and custom in-house training programs for law firms, government agencies and corporations.
Prior to founding the Paralegal Boot Camp in 2010, Ms. Pearson had over 17 years 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, where she managed the paralegals and case assistants in their Atlanta, New York and San Diego offices.
Ms. Pearson teaches a paralegal job search and career skills course for Emory University’s paralegal certificate program in Atlanta. She previously served on the Advisory Board of Brown Mack College’s paralegal certificate program. She is the former President of the Foundation for the Advancement of the Paralegal Profession (FAPP) after years of serving as its Vice-President. Ms. Pearson enjoys mentoring paralegal students and is a frequent speaker at paralegal association events and online web events with a goal to advance and promote the paralegal profession.