While many paralegals dream of the day they score that elusive in-house position where billing is a thing of the past, time entry remains a critical skill for most.

While it may not be your favorite task, the good news is that it is a skill you can develop quite successfully. Even better, strong time entry and billing skills can translate into increased opportunities and higher salaries throughout your career.

Linda knows first hand the stress involved with making the switch from a non billing to a billing position and will use her own experiences and success to provide you with tips and tricks necessary to get you on the right track.

In this comprehensive seminar we will cover effective billing strategies, best practices and critical aspects of time entry including why contemporaneous billing is so important, knowing when and what you should bill for and even why you should track your time when your client is not being billed. 

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We will talk about best practices when it comes to entering your time, and how to divide up your quota to ensure you aren't struggling at the end of your billing cycle.

We will also discuss why your billing rate doesn't always mean more money in your paycheck, and how you can utilize strong billing skills to increase your pay.

What's Included:

This program includes a one hour on demand video (closed captioned). You will also receive a copy of the PowerPoint in PDF format, a time conversion chart, sample time entries relating to discovery, links to ABA billing code resources and a sample list of non billable tasks.

Your access will never expire, so you can return to this program whenever you need a refresher.

Meet your Speaker

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 (CLE) Credit:

This program meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential. This program is pre-approved by NALA for 1.0 hours of substantive CLE.

This CLE credit may be used by any entity that accepts NALA credits including Florida Bar for FRPs, NFPA RPs or CRPs, and the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas.

If you aren't sure if this credit can be used or not, please ask before you sign up. E-mail [email protected].