In a moment of weakness last month I broke down and subscribed to Netflix, a personal abomination considering I swore off cable two years ago and only recently acquired a microwave. Seventy-two sleep deprived hours later, I now belong in ...Read More »
I’ve had several interesting conversations with paralegals lately about a variety of topics. I wish we could all gather around the water cooler for a discussion, but since that isn’t possible, I’ll update you here. Lessons learned At a recent ...Read More »
(With insight from Dave Favor) We have been working on our next book, called “Gone for the Gold.” We believe there are certain self-evident truths that get you where you want to go in work and life. In considering what ...Read More »
I’ve hemmed and hawed here at Guts & Glory for over a year now. If you’re an avid reader, you know my style: I’m raw, honest and real. I put pen to paper knowing that I will undoubtedly annoy the ...Read More »
Since 2008, it’s been a crazy ride. We are five years into what many people are calling the New Normal. Let’s peek into the future and see how lawyers and paralegals are coping. What issues are keeping paralegals up at night? ...Read More »
Working hard and waiting for praise, rewards or promotions doesn’t seem to cut it anymore. The key attributes that create a high performance paralegal might well also be the very same attributes that make them invisible within a firm. Paralegals ...Read More »
It’s true what they say: Karma is a rhymes-with-witch. Twelve months ago, her enigma was my constant companion, a voice of reason and a beacon of hope that I relied upon heavily when I made the decision to depart the ...Read More »
Bad news is around every corner. Many lawyers and firms are still reeling from the economic downturn of recent years while trying to figure out what the future looks like. Some firms are trying to figure out how to do ...Read More »
As technology took over law firms and the lives of the lawyers and paralegals, face-to-face conversations ceased to exist. Email became the efficient way to provide the information needed or to seek a quick answer to a question. And with ...Read More »
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 »