If you want to be successful in the paralegal world, it is imperative that you stay abreast of technology changes.  That is not an easy task!  Every single day brings new advances, new devices, software updates, and new tech terminology.  I realized this will be an ongoing task — computers are here to stay, in one form or another.   I began noting the software skills listed in the local professional job listings.  Law offices in my area were using some version of WordPerfect or Microsoft Word.

I recently read that the time required to edit the formatting of a legal document could be cut from several hours to minutes if the assistant had originally used the application’s style tool.  Skills and shortcuts within each software application are endless.  Read a help topic or watch a tutorial video to learn at least one new shortcut each week.  You will add minutes to every day!

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