I give you fair warning, what I have to say may shock you. I have gone to the dark side, sold a portion of my soul and joined forces with my one-time arch nemesis. I am now in litigation support.
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Have you ever found yourself in a business or professional situation where you didn’t know what to do? Should you drink from the glass on the left or right? Where do you wear your nametag? Etiquette rules are designed to make you feel more comfortable in professional situations. Here are a few tips that I’ve found useful.
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Since the 1950s, businesses have learned the benefits of defining processes and procedures. Business administrators could transfer skills into a process, incorporating ideas from several sources. By combining these ideas, they could refine their business process and create the most effective way to complete the job.
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If I had my way, all the major health insurance carriers would roll out a plan designed specifically for paralegals and legal assistants to provide the coverage we need and deserve.Read More »
If you buy into the emotional intelligence or self-mastery theory that is popular these days, then you are in control of your emotions. .. I would rather believe things can be perfectly logical, reasonable and predictable. Oh, well. We all have our fantasies.Read More »
Welcome back to my mini-series on “frienemies,” those legal professionals that many of us either love or hate, depending on the day. Today I highlight another frienemy: the law clerk.Read More »
If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile or you haven’t maximized yours, now is the time to do so.Read More »
Part friend, part foe. In the legal field, nearly anyone can be a frienemy. In this column and the next, I’d like to introduce you to two of my favorite frienemies: The IT Guy and the law clerk. Undeniably, both are irreplaceable and bring important skills to the table. But both can drive me absolutely insane.Read More »
In recent weeks I have had several people approach me as they were searching for someone to fill a paralegal position. Despite high unemployment rates, there are some open jobs that aren’t getting filled. I have some thoughts about why this is happening.Read More »
I’m Lindsay Valek – paralegal of seven years, potter, hoarder of historical biographies, and frequenter of thrift stores to the point that local proprietors know me by name. Now add CPN columnist to the list.Read More »
As Facebook’s search functionality has improved, law firm marketers say now is a good time to create a business page on Facebook. If you haven’t already set up a fan page — or if you have been violating Facebook policy by showcasing your firm on an individual profile page — here are some tips for building your business page and drawing fans to it.
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The new year is often a time when people focus on goals, which typically involves identifying our weaknesses and focusing on fixing them. According to the Proactive Change web site, only 46 percent of us are maintaining our resolutions after six months. Why? Change is hard.Read More »
By Cheryl Leone and Dave favor, Specials to CPN Dave is writing a book about living a balanced life in today’s world. I told him he should call it “The Unbalanced Life” since the paralegals and lawyers we work with ...Read More »
By Camille Stell, Special to CPN There are many issues facing the paralegal profession – certification, continuing education and changes in technology, to name a few. I am constantly reading, attending meetings and talking with fellow professionals about the various ...
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