On March 15, PLI announced the launch of the
We sat down with Kirsten Talmage, PLI’s Senior Director, Product Strategy and Development, who led the team that developed the Paralegal Center, to learn more about PLI’s new offering.
We are always looking for ways to enhance the value of PLI membership for our customers. We also strive to be an all-inclusive training and education provider. So, extending our content to include paralegals, who play a key role in law firms and within legal departments in organizations, was a logical next step.
The Paralegal Center includes hundreds of hours of industry-standard training focused on professional development and skills, with accredited programs spanning 33 practice areas at Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. Like most of PLI’s offerings, these programs are available to stream on demand. We are continuing to add new programs monthly based on customer feedback and areas of interest.
Paralegals can have varying CLE requirements each compliance period depending on where and with whom they are licensed. Most jurisdictions require ethics CLE credits in addition to general CLE credits. But some jurisdictions have additional special credit requirements. For example, Florida Registered Paralegals must earn 3 hours in technology CLE credits every three-year compliance period, mirroring Florida-licensed attorneys' CLE requirements. PLI has content to meet all of these compliance requirements.
All content is included in PLI Privileged Membership, and the content is on demand, making it easy for members to view at their convenience.
The Paralegal Center is easily sortable into the 33 practice areas I referenced previously. Within each of these practice areas, paralegals are also able to sort by topic. On the Paralegal Center homepage, we feature our newest program additions. As well, we feature an additional nine hot topic areas.
We will be regularly adding new content based on customer interest and feedback. We already have close to 10 additional programs scheduled to be produced over the next few months, and we have a content plan that rolls into 2022. All topics are based on dozens of interviews we conducted with member firms during the research phase of the Paralegal Center. We believe it is critical to solicit customer engagement in the creation of all products and programs at PLI.
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