A Solo/Small Firm Paralegal’s Guide to Success



Course Description and Faculty

Success Tips for the Solo/Small Firm Paralegal  (60 MINUTES)

– Sally Dahlquist, Paralegal Program Director; Inver Hills Community College; Inver Grove Heights
– Maren Schroeder, RP & MnCP; Borgos Law, PLLC; Minneapolis


Focus and Flow: Dealing With Overwhelm, Distractions and Interruptions in Your Busy Law Office  (60 MINUTES)

In this course, solo practitioner and productivity coach Dyan Williams will discuss how to design your schedule and plan your day to avoid overwhelm, reduce distractions, and manage interruptions that are counter-productive. Learn why time blocking, activity logging, and working mindfully are keys to true productivity and how you can implement these processes to accomplish your highest priorities.

– Dyan Williams; Dyan Williams Law PLLC; Minneapolis


The Trauma Informed Paralegal  (60 MINUTES)

This course will discuss the importance of being a trauma informed paralegal, and how being trauma informed will assist you in maintaining an ethical office environment. Common ethical pitfalls that occur will be covered, as well as resources addressing wellness and further trauma education.

– Joan Bibelhausen, Executive Director; Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers; St. Paul
– Jennifer S. Bovitz, Senior Assistant Director; Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility; St. Paul