- 23 Jun 2021
- 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Paralegal Webinar & Virtual Networking Event
A free networking event for members of the Institute of Paralegals, legal professionals and law students.
The Institute of Paralegals have established a series of monthly virtual events to provide you with a platform to hear from two guest speakers on a range of topics, ask questions and to connect.
Our free monthly events officially runs for an hour, between 1pm-2pm however you will be able to join the meeting from 12:45pm to allow you time to get settled in and introduce yourself to the group via the chat facility.
Talk 1: Data Protection/Compliance and Electronic Document Record Management Systems (EDRMS)
The issues of the Covid-19 pandemic have raised significant challenges for the Legal Sector.
Working away from the office, either permanently or for long periods of time has meant reduced effectiveness, lack of cohesion with colleagues and sometimes minimal interaction with customers.
Combined with this, is the worry and concern about the security of data being actioned every day by staff working remotely at home.
Finally, actually how data compliant are we? Are we ensuring we are correctly following data protection and compliance best practice? And what can we be doing better in this area.
Talk 2: The Key to Growing Your Legal Business - The Message
Customer experience resonates more with your customers than how long your business has been established, how big your offices are and what law school your director went to.
Kieran talks through his 4-year journey from sole trader to a national company with a team of 7 consultants. He shares his expansion plans and talks about how the marketing prowess of the likes of RedBull, Apple, The Dollar Shave Company (Google their marketing video!) resonates with him and in his estate planning team.
The secret: you’re not the hero! Your customer is.
About the speakers
Eros Simone, The Document Warehouse
Eros Simone is a multi-lingual MBA graduate with international experience of managing customer accounts across the EMEA region and looking after large and small Legal firms, as well as Fortune Global 500 customers and dozens of public sector accounts. In his 13 years of experience in the Document Management sector Eros has helped customers manage and digitise hundreds of document types.
Sandy Barnes - Director of Business Development, The Document Warehouse
Started in the Civil Service in 1991, within the Education Department in Whitehall and several high profile roles included helping run the Press Office, implementing the literacy and numeracy strategies, launching the Nursery Education Voucher Scheme and completing a 3 ½ year tenure as Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Education.
For the last 22 years, operated in the sales arena working across various sectors including office products, coatings, signage and document management. Working up from a basic telemarketer position to Sales Director with many different junior and senior roles carried out during that timeframe.
Experienced as a supplier of products and services to the legal sector in the time spent working within the office products and document management genres, especially when offering bespoke solutions to senior personnel.
Kieran Osborne - Estate Planning Consultant, Squiggle Consult
Kieran has created a successful Kent-based estate planning business from the ground up. He is trusted by both small local independent professionals all the way up to large national partners. With a background in banking and finance, Kieran uses his experience in working with previous businesses to leverage partnerships, focusing uniquely on how his core message is being delivered.
If you are interested in sponsoring one of our events, please email the Membership Team on [email protected]
About The Institute of Paralegals
The Institute of Paralegals is an international professional Institute for paralegals and the only Institute in the UK. We are passionate about upholding the highest professional standards in knowledge, practice and ethics across the paralegal profession - aims more relevant than ever as the world begins to emerge from the effects of COVID-19.
Paralegals are in demand and this is the time to stand out from the crowd and join our growing and vibrant community of legal professionals.