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A well-oiled machine

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. ...

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From receptionist to managing partner

BOSTON ­­– Things didn’t go well when Rosanne Ursino told her mother in 1989 that she had decided to skip college in order to become a hairdresser and settle down with her high-school boyfriend. Ursino’s mother, a Medford City Hall ...

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NCBA changes membership application rules for paralegals

A change in the membership application process for the North Carolina Bar Association’s paralegal division is expected to result in a major growth spurt for the organization. asics buty męskie Under the change, a paralegal’s employing attorney is no longer ...

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When life hands you a lemon

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.

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Want to climb to the top of the paralegal ladder? Learn to master office politics

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.

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Medical malpractice lawsuits on the decline

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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Jumping the labor/management divide

Paralegals who move into supervisory positions find they need a much different set of skills once they become the boss

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Document review attorneys fight for respect

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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