Judging from the many emails and comments I have received lately it has become apparent that I need to clarify my mission. I have received comments from paralegals which state that no one will hire you if you take an online paralegal course. I’ve received several queries about whether this is an accredited program, et cetera.
The answer is no. The Linckens’ Logic System of Document Organization and Time Management and the training I offer is not an accredited paralegal studies program which will provide you with a paralegal certificate. There are schools, accredited and otherwise, that will teach you what a paralegal or legal assistant needs to know in order to be successful in legal writing, legal research, the Rules of Civil Procedure for your particular State or Country, electronic filing, investigation – all those sorts of things. These schools will prepare you for PART of what you will be doing when you leave with certificate or degree in hand and start pounding the pavement for your first paralegal position. What these schools don’t teach you is how to manage the documents. And I believe that is because each firm has its own system of document management and organization. And I also know from many years of experience that personal injury firms are inundated daily with paper and electronic documents that need to be put somewhere.
Throughout my career I have been blessed to work for many successful personal injury firms, both as a contract paralegal and an employee. I’ve worked with many and varied systems for time management and document organization, and took away bits and pieces and developed a system that takes what works in and discards what doesn’t. It’s that simple. The training manual that will be available in May of 2012, and the training offered subsequent to that, will not give you a degree, or a paralegal certificate. What it will do, if you follow the system, is greatly ease your stress while at work, eliminate malpractice risks for your attorney, your cases will be better postured to settle rather than file suit and your firm will be able to truly help injured clients, and in turn, your firm will make more money.
In this age of electronic information transmission, we are inundated with advice. We are then called upon to assess the value of that advice. Would you find value in dieting advice from someone who is morbidly obese? Probably not. How about financial advice from someone who is broke? Not so much. So why should you consider what I have to say about document organization and file management? Here’s why.
No, I am not a professor. What I am is someone with 30 years of experience in actual paralegal work, not theory. I have been in the trenches and I have seen where systems fail and where the logjams of documents occur. I have seen why cases don’t settle, why clients become unhappy. And I have taken all the knowledge and experience I have – which is incredibly valuable – and put it in the form of an easy to follow training manual. I have set in motion training webinars for anyone who wishes to take them. The System and the training sessions are invaluable for the success of a smooth running personal injury firm.
I would suggest that if you are at all interested in this program you subscribe in the box below. My mission is to provide this knowledge and experience to every personal injury practitioner on the planet, whether you solely practice personal injury, or have a few cases, or have been turning them away due to the overwhelming document intensive nature of injury cases. My calling is to give this knowledge and experience to paralegals, legal assistants and attorneys so that they can be the best they can be in this field. Again, this is not legal theory, this is not how to win a personal injury case. There are many treatises and blawgs and list serves regarding those subjects from learned and respected attorneys. This program and system is solely for how to organize time and documents so that you are not ambushed at trial or in settlement negotiations. This system will insure that you have every single medical record and bill in an organized and timely fashion. This system will insure that you have every piece of investigative documentation available in your case and that all of this is stored in an organized paper file with a mirror image on your computer. My system will show you how to implement searchable data bases, how to create an internal digital command center and guarantee that every person in the personal injury team can access this information from any computer connected to your server at any moment in real time.
This is valuable and exciting information from an experienced paralegal, not a professor, not a teacher. I hope that you are interested. Sign up below to be in the first round.