A savvy paralegal can make the difference between a courtroom that grinds to a halt and one that sings with efficiency On a busy trial day when a courthouse is running like a factory on steroids, it grinds out verdicts. ...Read More »
On a recent steamy Sunday afternoon, Stephanie Elliott was unpacking her luggage after a week at the beach. She had been home for 24 hours and in the past she would have already been unpacked, with laundry washed, car scrubbed and vacuumed, house cleaned, groceries purchased and put away, and preparations for a new work week well underway.Read More »
There is plenty of talk about power and politics in a presidential election year, and it will only grow more heated as Nov. 6 gets closer. Whether you lean left or right – and even if you stand up straight in the center -- you navigate a political landscape every time you go to work.Read More »
Although the vast majority of paralegals work with attorneys and assist in a particular law practice, a few eschew the traditional job description and start their own business.Read More »
Using one password for everything is a recipe for a security disaster, especially for lawyers and their particular confidentiality concerns. But keeping track of different passwords for every website isn’t easy.Read More »
Sensational cases continue to make headlines, but the number of medical malpractice lawsuits is dropping. Better forensic sciences and the legal might of combined practice groups are among the factors limiting new cases, according to plaintiff attorneys and doctor defenders.
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Paralegals who move into supervisory positions find they need a much different set of skills once they become the bossRead More »
espite its sometime negative connotations, document review work is in demand now more than ever as firms grapple with an increase in litigation that has followed the economic downturn. All of the materials that are part of filing a lawsuit require some review.
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Faced with layoffs, freelance paralegals reinvent themselves as business owners By Amy Burroughs When Tina Marie Hilton was laid off from her paralegal job in 2007, she hit the job market for a new position. But after fruitless searching, it ...Read More »