Paralegal Management Certificate Program

Live and OnDemand
Starting July 20, 2016
5 Sessions

5 Sessions
Live and Online, OnDemand Recorded Sessions

Earn a Certificate in Paralegal Management

Improve your career and move up the management ladder

Fundamentals and Advanced Management of Paralegals  

Paralegals capable of successfully managing teams are in high demand. Few possess the complete skill set and the evidence indicates those wanting to gain the skills often don’t know how to learn them.

The Paralegal Management Certificate Program is the online resource for ambitious paralegals and other legal professionals striving to master the art of team development and management.

Beyond the basics.

A number of programs teach management basics. Our program connects you with the world’s foremost paralegal management experts to give you an intimate understanding of the real-world techniques and strategies of the complex and quickly evolving field.

The expertise of the professors is unrivaled. The curriculum is developed and delivered by the industry’s most accomplished paralegal managers, HR experts, case managers, attorneys, and recruiters.

You complete the course as a leader with a giant leg-up on the majority of paralegals in law practices today. Get ready to learn a lot.

• Learn faster and retain more with student-centric technologies delivered in real-time, multimedia coaching environments.

• Online lectures enable you to interact with your instructors.

• You’ll be able to participate in collaborative learning environments, view multimedia presentations of the course content, and engage in ongoing forum discussions with the instructors and other students.

Fundamentals of Paralegal Management 

Managers who will be promoted are the ones who not only manage efficiently but also lead their paralegal teams successfully. Learn how to
effectively manage paralegals in your current or future leadership position.

This online, interactive five week course shows you how to apply the most effective leadership style and develop the keys to a motivated paralegal workforce. Build a high-performing team by understanding team dynamics, aligning vision and performance and applying a consistent theory in leading your team.


  • Understand leadership skills for paralegals
  • Know when to manage and when to lead your team
  • Assess your leadership behavior and determine the best style to generate results
  • Visualize your goals and communicate them to your team
  • Develop a high-performance team by first developing leadership skills
  • Use effective communication to motivate and coach
  • Understand the financial numbers that drive profitability
  • Discover which critical leadership skills you
    must teach your team members so they can
    work effectively in your absence.


New managers, team leaders, leaders seeking to
move into the paralegal management role, seasoned managers seeking to refresh their skills and learn
more and professionals interested in acquiring effective paralegal management skills in law firms and in-house legal departments.

What You Will Learn

Skills For Management

  • Assigning Projects & Projecting Workflow
  • Developing Your Leadership Style
  • Motivation & Morale
  • Fostering Teamwork
  • Driving Change

 Law Office Management

  • Office Politics
  • Technology
  • Orientation and Onboarding Programs
  • Developing Training Programs
  • Workflow systems
HR Skills Interviewing & Hiring
  • Conducting In-depth, Meaninful Interviews
  • Salary Negotiations
  • Conducting Reviews
  • Terminations


  • Improving Leadership Through Corporate Storytelling
  • On-the-Job Writing
  • Communication at All Levels

Financial Issues

  • Meeting and Creating Budgets
  • Establishing Billable Hours and Creating Profitability
  • Getting Your Team to Meet Billable
  • Purchasing Power and Your Role with Vendors

Meet Your Instructors:

Chere Estrin
A well-known instructor, speaker, author of 10 books on legal careers, author of The Estrin Report, Ms. Estrin is the former top exec in a  $5 billion legal staffing corporation, administrator in major law firms and CEO of the Paralegal Knowledge Institute, and Co-Founding member of the International Practice Management Association. 

his intensive program combines proven techniques with peer interaction and insights from top managers to help you master the competencies of effective paralegal leadership.

Discover how to use your power, expertise and influence to achieve goals, build alliances across departments, establish strong working relationships and create passion in your department, team and organization.

  • Assessment, Evaluation & Review Process
  • Insider’s Guide to Recruiting From the Hidden Market
  • Hiring and Terminations - How and When
  • High Stakes Negotiations

Organizational Development and Training & Utilization

  • Developing Smooth Running Paralegal Depts.
  • Motivation & Rewards
  • Getting Buy-In From Your Firm
  • Utilization of Firm Resources
  • What to do with Senior Paralegals
  • Effective Team Building
  • Professional Development & Training
  • Training Attorneys on Proper Utilization of Paralegals
  • Onboarding Programs to Ensure Longevity of Employees
  • Development and Initiation of Workflow Systems
  • Assigning Matters and Managing Workflow Charts That Work
  • You as the Change Agent and Organizational Development
  • Dealing with Difficult Personalities
July 20, 2016
4:00 pm Pacific/6:00 pm Central/7:00 pm ET
90 minutes each session
July 20, July 27, August 3, 10, 17

Your career success is at the core of our success. Our continuing education courses allow us to keep contributing to your success long after you’ve achieved your certificate in Paralegal Management.It’s another benefit of attending OLP and we’re proud to offer it, anytime you  need it.

Content is subject to change or cancellation.
Questions? 541.854.0673


Sign up for the live course with access to the recorded session or Order onDemand recorded course delivered August 18, 2016

July 20, 2016
4:00 pm Pacific/6:00 pm Central/7:00 pm ET
90 minutes each session
July 20, July 27, August 3, 10, 17, 2016

Pricing Options:

Available Live July 20 - August 17 with recorded access. After August 17, available onDemand only.

Non-Member 549
Member: 499
Recorded OnDemand 24/7

What attendees say about this course:
"I have enjoyed the course I am presently in and cannot wait to learn even more" Cindy Marchatti

"I wanted to thank you for all that you do and offer via OLP. These resources will give me a leg-up on the competition." Stephanie Long

"I am so thankful for your honest response and guidance. It was funny to hear you talk about the fact that we do not care about spending money for a new purse but think twice to spend it in a course or attending a seminar. Excellent course! Well worth the investment in my career." Teresa Marco

"You are on top of the most burning issues, not only in the paralegal/legal industry, but in real life."
- Peter Kirchikov, Paralegal, Lightfoot, Franklin, White LLC

No refunds. A substitute may be provided.

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