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Takeaways from 2020 to carry into 2021

By Lauren Dixon BridgeTower Media Newswires While many of us would love to say goodbye and good riddance to 2020 and all of its challenges, we’ve all learned a few valuable lessons from this tough year. Like resiliency, epidemiology, cutting ...

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2020 taught us we can connect virtually

by Jenn Deinlein BridgeTower Media Newswires I realize it’s entirely cliche to look back at the year that just passed, but 2020 certainly was … interesting. I didn’t learn a new hobby or how to bake bread or start a ...

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Overheard at the Water Cooler: The Modern New Year’s Resolution

I’m sure you know that New Year’s resolutions are so last year. Instead, the trend is affirmations, a word of the year, or setting your intentions. Instead of a disappointing January filled with broken resolutions, the idea is to revolutionize ...

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Paralegal News

Attorneys, paralegals working to restore drivers’ licenses The Driver’s License Restoration Pro Bono Project and the Durham Expunction & Restoration Program are working to resolve old traffic charges that have caused long-term driver’s license suspension for Durham residents. Approximately 15 ...

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Listening to others during a videoconference

By Karen S. Borofsky Most meetings lately are held via some form of videoconferencing platform — Zoom, Teams, Webex, etc. Those of us who use that medium throughout the day know that “Zoom fatigue” is a real thing. According to ...

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Overheard at the Water Cooler: Evolving and Thriving Through a Pandemic: Part 2

We are living through a pandemic. And every legal professional—regardless of age, experience, or circumstances—has been affected. When the law school class of 2020 started their journey, they had the same hopes and fears about a new career that most ...

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I’m glad I’m a failure

A little over two years ago I started a company with a co-founder, gave notice at my then-job, and jumped into being an entrepreneur with both feet. However, eight months into the venture, for a variety of reasons—some of which ...

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Overheard at the Water Cooler: Evolving and Thriving Through a Pandemic: Part 1

We are living through a pandemic. And every lawyer—regardless of age, experience, or circumstances—has been affected. For advice on moving forward, I talked with a few people who started practicing law during or immediately after another crisis, the Great Recession. ...

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Summer wellness tips to try this season

Summer has officially arrived. The turn of the new season often comes with backyard barbecues and trips to the beach. Given the unexpected events that 2020 has brought on, your summer plans likely will look a bit different this year, ...

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How (and why) to take a digital detox

With the coronavirus and nationwide protests, we’re glued to our screens like never before. When COVID-19 was declared a worldwide pandemic in March, views on Instagram Live doubled in one week, Facebook reported a 70 percent increase in Messenger group ...

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Overheard at the Water Cooler: Networking from six feet

Stay-at-home orders and self-quarantine are impacting our ability to physically connect with others, but they don’t mean our networking efforts have to cease. Having a vibrant network is essential to keeping your law practice healthy. When networking from six feet, ...

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Overheard at the Water Cooler: My 2019 Reading Challenge

“Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.” Jean Rhys In January 2019, I set my annual reading challenge. This year’s goal was to read 52 books. ...

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Overheard at the Water Cooler: My 2019 Reading Challenge

“Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.” Jean Rhys In January 2019, I set my annual reading challenge. This year’s goal was to read 52 books. ...

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What Would You Like to Have Known Then?

By Katherine R. Nelms As a seasoned paralegal, I get asked pretty regularly, “What would you like to have known then what you know now?” Honestly, I don’t remember what I didn’t know then. I graduated from a local technical ...

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