October 17, 2008
Have You Heard?
The Columbus Bar Service’s Placement is now operating under a new name: Staffing Solutions. The name change more accurately reflects what we are offering: the most qualified and experienced paralegal and legal secretary candidates for temporary and direct-hire support staff positions. You will still get the same great service, but we also offer a variety of additional services as well. CBA members who use our service turn to us for advice on salary, benefits, and training for their support staff as well as candidate referrals.
Check out our new website at www.CBALegalStaffing.com for information on upcoming training events. Many programs are designed in a one-hour lunch and learn format, which offer a condensed programming while minimizing your assistant’s time away from the office.
We are on a roll, so be watching for more changes and additional services to be offered by Columbus Bar Staffing Solutions in the near future. If you have ideas or suggestions about a service we may be able to offer, we want to hear from you. Your feedback is always appreciated. Drop us a line at Staffing@CBAlaw.org today.
Columbus Bar Staffing Solutions will be offering the following training programs for law office support staff in the coming weeks. The courses shown are offered to paralegals, secretaries and all office support personnel. Attorneys are welcome, but no CLE credit will be awarded. For more information about these programs, call Paula Coulter at 614/340.2029.
The Legal Assistant Expert Program
Wednesday, October 29 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Back by popular demand, this program covers advanced skills for legal assistants and secretaries. Attendees will learn to master the skills that set separate the ordinary law firm support person apart from the expert assistant. Tim Hrastar is our instructor for this program.
The curriculum includes:
• Time Management
• Work Planning & Prioritizing
• Project Analyzing & Scheduling
• Active Listening Skills
• Action Plans
Past attendees of the Legal Assistant Expert Program (and the attorneys that they support) give this program an enthusiastic “two thumbs up.” This program inspires outstanding performance in the legal support field and provides the tools necessary to succeed. The cost for the program is $150 per person. Lunch at the CBA and all materials are included.
EXCEL 2003 for Legal Users
Monday, November 3, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Attendees will learn to harness the power of MS Excel 2003 in this hands-on course. This course is designed to cover beginner to intermediate level training in Excel and will focus on applications in a legal environment. Register early – class size is limited to 10 students to assure all students will have their own pc workstation and receive personalized attention in this workshop-style program. Paul Unger of HMU Consulting will be our instructor. The cost for this program is $75.00. Lunch and all materials are included.
Advanced WORD 2003 for Legal Users
Tuesday, December 9 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
This course addresses advanced-level features in MS Word and will teach your support staff to create Tables of Authority and Tables of Contents using Word. We will also cover exhibit numbering and additional tips and tricks for the legal user. Paul Unger of HMU Consulting will be our instructor. The cost for this program is $45. Lunch and all materials are included.