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Utah courts approve new job designed to fill legal gap

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — People filing for divorce, settling debts or dealing with an eviction could soon have a new option to get help navigating Utah’s legal system. The Utah Supreme Court has approved the creation of a new ...

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Tips for putting together the all-important trial notebook

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by F. Dennis Saylor IV and Daniel I. Small Dolan Media Newswires It almost goes without saying that a successful trial lawyer needs to be thoroughly prepared. But hard work alone is not enough, and even the most prodigious memory ...

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Paralegal work compensable, but total fee must be reasonable

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Relying on a 2011 decision in an out-of-state federal court, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina ruled Jan. 5. that the time spent by paralegals working on a Social Security case is compensable but must not ...

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Paralegal certification enters its second decade

The North Carolina State Bar was one of the first to implement a certification program for paralegals. Photo by Teri Saylor

The New Year has barely started, and at the North Carolina State Bar offices in Raleigh, Joy Belk is up to her elbows in paralegal certification applications and renewals. As the State Bar’s assistant director for paralegal certification, Belk is ...

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Lawyers on the Move

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Joslin Davis, a principal attorney with Allman Spry Davis Leggett and Crumpler of Winston-Salem, has been elected president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a national organization comprised of more than 1,600 divorce and family law attorneys Anna P. ...

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New Media to buy Lawyers Weekly parent company

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New York-based New Media Investment Group said Friday it has an agreement to purchase the Business Information Division of Dolan LLC, the Minneapolis-based parent of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly and and South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, which publish Carolina Paralegal News, ...

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Staying organized key to success for Jennifer Eason

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Staying organized is a way of life for Jennifer Eason. She believes in to-do lists, calendars and tickler systems to keep her work straight and on target. But that’s not all. “At the end of each day, I create a ...

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Controlling the impact of workplace conflict

Workplace conflict can wreak havoc with office culture, especially if it is ignored or handled improperly. Communication breakdowns and lower productivity can result; such situations also breed unhealthy relationships. And the work product is bound to be affected. Distractions. When ...

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Tips for cultivating good LinkedIn karma

Every day, I receive invites to join other people’s LinkedIn networks. Sometimes, the volume of these invites can be overwhelming, but because I find LinkedIn offers great value to my career and business, I attempt due diligence and practice care ...

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