The speed of technology can seem like a blur at times — is the iPhone 7 really so far away? — and because of that pace, IT communication can be a particularly tough challenge. People who are bombarded with information ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Effective Attorney/Paralegal Communication
As a paralegal, do you ever ask your attorney a question and get an unexpectedly short response, or an answer that does not seem to make sense to you, or a tone of voice you are not sure how to ...Read More »
If your meetings aren’t productive, change the way you meet
by Michelle Hicks, Dolan Media Newswires BOISE, Idaho– In the average organization, meetings cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a year when you calculate the hourly rate of each individual sitting around the table. Meetings also contribute to poor morale ...Read More »
Fast pace, substantive work fuel career in medical malpractice defense
Teresa Smith is never bored. As a senior paralegal in the medical malpractice defense area of Batten Lee in Raleigh, Smith does it all, from mundane tasks like searching for lost items, to challenging tasks such as planning defense ...Read More »
What a first-timer learned at ABA TechShow
Each spring, Chicago plays hosts to technology buffs who travel far and wide to attend the American Bar Association TechShow. As a first-time attendee, I wondered if I would meet any paralegals attending the event. I’m not sure if I ...Read More »
Eight handy gadgets for the paralegal on the go
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Mobility is key for the 21st-century legal professional. But in order to have a truly mobile office, you need to have the right accessories. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself on the road trying to make do under less ...Read More »
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. ...Read More »
Lending a hand: Law firm’s human trafficking pro bono team helps victims
As Sally Hentz sees it, her role in her law firm’s pro bono human trafficking project is not much different than her other tasks as a corporate paralegal. But it has a profound impact on her job satisfaction. ...
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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.Read More »
Twitter’s a world with its own rules, so learn before you leap
If you haven’t started a Twitter account, here are some tips to get you going.
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Paralegal entrepreneurs tiptoe a fine line as they go it alone
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 »