Microsoft OneNote for Paralegals

Welcome to Microsoft OneNote for Paralegals ... We've had a lot of people asking for this class in Perfectly Paralegal, so here we are - everything YOU need to know to get started using OneNote or up your game!

This course is available immediately on demand. There's no deadline to complete the course, and you'll be able to refer back to it as often as you need.

This is a hands on class - no PowerPoint slides in this presentation... I'll be sharing my screen and walking you through the program to show you how do each task.

This class features computer generated subtitles (English) which can be turned on or off. You can also use the notes function to take notes side by side with the video.

Some of the topics we will cover:

  • Tour OneNote Menu Options
  • Difference between Notebooks, Sections and Pages
  • Creating a Notebook
  • Organizing your Notebook & Creating Sections
  • Adding Text and Text Formatting
  • Page Formatting
  • Graphics and Drawing Tools
  • Using Tags, To-Do Lists & More
  • Adding Information to your Notebook, including Images, Tables, Links, Video Recordings & More

We will also be discussing paralegal efficiency tips and tricks, including linking your OneNote to Outlook, sharing your Notebook, and so much more... ending with what to do with your NoteBook once it's no longer needed.

You also have access to a private Facebook Group for Microsoft OneNote for class attendees where you can ask future questions, brainstorm, share how you are using OneNote, etc.

Your Instructor

Linda McGrath-Cruz
Linda McGrath-Cruz

Linda McGrath-Cruz brings a wealth of hands-on experience to her seminars, accumulated since 1997, from the dynamic world of civil litigation. Specializing in areas such as products/premises liability, bodily injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice defense, Linda's expertise is not just theoretical but deeply rooted in real-world practice. As a testament to her dedication and skill, she has earned the designation of NALA Advanced Certified Paralegal in key areas including discovery, eDiscovery, trial practice, social security, and entity medical liability, alongside her recognition as a Florida Registered Paralegal.

Linda's academic journey underscores her commitment to the paralegal profession, holding two paralegal certificates, a Bachelor's in Paralegal Studies from Barry University, and a Master's in Paralegal Studies from National Juris University. Linda also holds degrees in medical assisting and secondary education. Her educational background, paired with her extensive experience, positions her as an instructor with a deep understanding of the field's nuances and complexities.

She is the proud founder and operator of Perfectly Paralegal, a vibrant community that offers resources, support, continuing education, and much more for paralegals across all levels of experience and education. This initiative highlights Linda's commitment to nurturing the paralegal community, making her not just a mentor but a relatable ally who understands the challenges and triumphs of the profession.

In Linda's classes, you're not just learning theory; you're gaining practical insights from someone who has lived it. Her approachable nature and dedication to sharing her wealth of knowledge ensure that every participant leaves with valuable, actionable information. Join her to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application, and empower yourself with the tools for success in the dynamic world of paralegal work.

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Continuing Legal Education Credit (CLE)

NALA CP or ACP: Microsoft OneNote, sponsored by Perfectly Paralegal Consulting, Inc., has been approved by NALA for 2.0 CLE (non-substantive).

Florida Bar FRP: As approved by NALA, this seminar meets the requirements under Rule 20-6.1 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar for continuing legal education credit required to maintain the FRP credential.

NALS: Microsoft OneNote is approved by NALS 2.0 CLE hours.

North Carolina: The North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification has approved this program for 120 minutes of general credit. North Carolina provides an annual approval which expires April 27, 2024 unless renewed.

This credit may be used by other entities who accept NALA approved non-substantive credits. If you aren’t sure, please check in advance.