I’m very excited and honored to have received an invitation to present at the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) 2010 Tech Institute, which is taking place from March 26-27 in San Jose, California. For more information, including the brochure and online registration, go to NFPA’s “Upcoming Events” link.
During my session, I’m going to discuss the key role that social media and Web 2.0 play in career and case development. I’ll share ways that today’s paralegals can use interactive Internet resources to stay ahead of the game, gain new technology and practice skills, and advance professionally.
If you read this blog regularly, you know that I believe it is critical for paralegal students and paralegals to master the power of social media, skills not normally taught in formal paralegal programs. I’ll talk about how to maximize these resources to learn, network – and impress your supervising attorneys, as well as ethical considerations and limitations.
I’m grateful for this opportunity to travel across the country again (thanks to LAPA
for inviting me to present at its 2009 October conference
) and attend NFPA’s annual Tech Institute. I hope to demonstrate some of the principles that I’ll be discussing while blogging and tweeting from the conference – and meeting fellow attendees interested in the wonderful ways that technology has changed, and continues to change, our professional lives (I’m old enough to remember the DOS prompt and carbon copies).
I’m also really looking forward to participating in the conference as an attendee, and learning as much as I can about changing technology and its role in the practice of law, as well as its impact on the paralegal profession. In fact, with the terrific roster of speakers and topics that NFPA has lined up, the biggest problem I foresee is trying to choose which concurrent session to attend.
I hope to see you there!