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The IPE Blog


By: The NBI Team

Friday, December 30, 2022

Looking Back on 2022

2022 reminded us of how lucky we are to have customers like you. Here's a brief rundown of what we accomplished, and what's to come!


By: Danny M. Howell, Esq.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Four Risks Unconscious Bias Creates for Law Firms and In-House Counsel

Unrecognized bias can lead to bad decisions, bad behavior and poor results. It can also lead to violations of ethics rules.


By: The IPE Team

Friday, October 21, 2022

October 23rd is National Paralegal Day

The Institute for Paralegal Education wishes all paralegals a happy National Paralegal Day on Sunday, October 23rd! Here's some more information for the day itself. Thank you for all your hard work!


By: The IPE Team

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Looking Back on 2021

As the year comes to an end, we’re reminded of how lucky we are to have amazing customers like you. Thank you for...


By: The NBI Team

Thursday, October 7, 2021

3 Tips for Improving Work-Life Balance During the WFH Shift

The pandemic has radically changed how most lawyers practice law. And while we’re still learning about...


By: The NBI Team

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Law Practice Management CLE Highlights: Profitability KPIs for Law Firms

Legal practice is changing, especially for small and solo practice law firms. With the rapid improvements in...


By: The NBI Team

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Summer Travel Will Lead to More Personal Injury Claims, Including COVID-19 Cases

We've all been looking forward to a post-pandemic world with a real summer. And statistics show that for most Americans...


By: The NBI Team

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Rocking Your First (or Next) CLE Presentation

How do you start teaching CLE courses? And once you decide to speak, how can you make it a highly valuable...


By: Peter L. Ostermiller

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

What Can You Say? Ethically Responding to Negative Online Reviews

The issue of negative online reviews of lawyers by clients, former clients, and third parties has been...


By: Lee Ann Enquist, Esq.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Analyzing 2020 Legal Trends Revealed by Thomson Reuters’ Recent Industry Reports

Like all businesses, law firms experienced significant uncertainty and volatility throughout 2020. Year-end results and Q4 trends...


By: The IPE Team

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

IPE's Faculty Directory

Our faculty members are instrumental in achieving our goal of providing industry-leading CLE. They are accomplished attorneys, paralegals, professors, and...


By: The NBI Team

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Can Employers Force Employees to Take a Vaccine?

After a long and challenging year shaped by the coronavirus pandemic, there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel in the form of...


By: The NBI Team

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

That's a Wrap on 2020

This year has been one of the most difficult years we’ve faced as a global community. We’ve all had to overcome challenges and adapt to new ways of doing things. Thank you for...


By: The NBI Team

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

How Legal Project Management Can Improve the Client Intake Process

Every new client deserves the attention and focus of their attorney, but much of the intake process is administrative in nature. Over the years, many attorneys have learned that...


By: The NBI Team

Monday, August 17, 2020

3 Tips for Controlling Incoming Documents in a Paperless Law Firm

The so-called “paperless office” has been the talk of the legal field for several years now. In theory, this concept results in a fully digitized office that reduces waste...


By: The NBI Team

Thursday, July 16, 2020

4 Ways to Improve Client Communications During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted American law firms in ways no other outbreak has. In addition to the added complications presented by remote hearings and court delays...


By: The NBI Team

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Four Tips for Taking and Defending Socially Distant Depositions

In many states across the country, COVID-19 has dramatically impacted the flow of litigation in state and federal courts. The pandemic might have slowed cases to a halt in some jurisdictions...


By: The NBI Team

Friday, June 26, 2020

5 Ways the SECURE Act is Changing Retirement Planning

The goal of the Act is to make saving for retirement easier and more accessible. By simplifying the law and adding additional flexibility, there are many ways for individuals to benefit from...


By: The NBI Team

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Before You Tweet… Top Ethical Risks of Using Social Media

Social media use by people of all ages has grown exponentially in recent years. In response, many law firms have established profiles on popular social networking sites...


By: Recap courtesy of the NBI Team

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Reopening the Workplace: Top Employer Considerations

As states begin phasing out or lifting stay-at-home orders across the nation, many employers are seeking guidance on what steps they need to take to safely and defensibly bring employees back...

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