December 6, 2016

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Fair Use and the Internet

According to the latest estimates, there are more than one billion websites on the Internet, and each… [more]

Fair Use and the Internet Fair Use and the Internet

Practical Tips for Building a Skill Set to Advance Your Career

Abraham Lincoln once said “Whatever you are, be a good one.” This very quote is displayed in my… [more]

Practical Tips for Building a Skill Set to Advance Your Career Practical Tips for Building a Skill Set to Advance Your Career

Why Paralegals Should Volunteer for Pro Bono Programs

There are many reasons, both personal and professional, for paralegals to consider contributing their… [more]

Why Paralegals Should Volunteer for Pro Bono Programs Why Paralegals Should Volunteer for Pro Bono Programs

Delivering Top-Notch Customer Service

Customer service is an important component of any business-to-consumer and business-to-business transaction.… [more]

Delivering Top-Notch Customer Service Delivering Top-Notch Customer Service

Paralegal Today Q2 2016

Featured in this edition is Paralegal Today - 8 Essential Time Management Skills for a Busy Paralegal,… [more]

Paralegal Today Q2 2016 Paralegal Today Q2 2016

Industry News

UC San Diego Extension Launches Online eDiscovery and Litigation Technology Certificate

The University of California, San Diego Extension, is introducing a new “eDiscovery and Litigation Technology Certificate” in response to the increased automation of legal processes, huge volumes of electronic data, and growth of large-scale, complex litigation. The new certificate program recognizes the emergence a new occupation in the legal field: the Litigation Technology Professional. This […]

Planet Data achieves Privacy Shield Framework self-certification approval

Planet Data, a global innovator in the creation and development of patented eDiscovery technologies, services and solutions, has had its self-certification application approved under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. Planet Data was among the first eDiscovery service providers to achieve this status, further validating the firm’s stringent workflows and procedures already in place. Planet Data’s […]

New website offers national forum for probate attorneys, court personnel and bank trust officers

Estate attorneys, probate judges and bank trust officials charged with locating heirs to estates now have a powerful new resource at their disposal. Heirlaw.org is a free online forum for probate professionals to share their experiences, concerns and frustrations with the process of identifying and locating legitimate heirs. The Heirlaw.org forum was created by Cliff […]

Opus 2 International Partners with Singapore’s Maxwell Chambers

Opus 2 International, a worldwide litigation services and software development company has partnered with Singapore’s Maxwell Chambers, a worldwide venue for dispute resolution in Asia. Through this partnership, Maxwell Chambers’ clients receive preferred rates on the full portfolio of Opus 2 services, including the company’s renowned realtime and daily transcription service that has been shown […]

Julia Dunlap, Esq., of UC San Diego, to Serve as President of AAfPE for 2017

The American Association for Paralegal Education has named Julia Dunlap, Esq., as its President for 2017. Dunlap is director of legal education for UC San Diego Extension. She replaces Robert Mongue, M.A., J.D., associate professor of legal studies at the University of Mississippi, who is the association president for 2016. Dunlap was elected by a […]

Preparing for Electronic Discovery in Litigation

A White Paper from Mayer Brown LLP, Chicago IL. The largest cost in litigation is discovery, an ever-growing percentage of which is electronic discovery (“e-discovery”). A 2012 study by the RAND Institute for Civil Justice found that the median cost for producing electronically stored information (“ESI”) in the cases studied was $1.8 million.1 And these […]

Duke Law, EDRM Join Forces to Advance E-Discovery Education and Standards

EDRM (Electronic Discovery Reference Model), the leading standards organization for the e-discovery market, has been acquired by Duke University School of Law. The move advances the missions of both organizations. For EDRM, Duke provides an institutional home with a large and respected organization, ensuring the continued vitality of EDRM. Duke Law and its Center for […]

LawBase Offers Educational Scholarship

LawBase, a leading case and matter management system designed to increase productivity, is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship to an individual law student to help with financial needs for educational goals. The scholarship has been developed by the LawBase family to specifically help law students who have been adopted. “Adoption and foster care have been a […]

ABA Creates Center for Innovation to Increase Access to Justice

The American Bar Association has created the Center for Innovation, a venture designed to advance the ABA’s efforts to improve the delivery of legal services to the public through innovative programs and initiatives. The center will drive innovation in the justice system and the legal profession by serving as a resource for ABA members, maintaining […]

2016 Paralegal School Directory

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Paralegals and Healthcare – Nuts and Bolts – Part III

The previous two articles in this series provided an introduction to the new and rapidly expanding area of Health Care law and the many opportunities that are becoming available to paralegals. This third article will address the nuts and bolts of acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary… Tweet to share, Log in or register to continue reading.

Becoming a Limited License Legal Technician

In 2004, I started my ABA approved paralegal degree program and had hopes of becoming an Arizona Certified Legal Document Preparerer (AZCLDP). (Note: An AZCLDP is a limited certification by the Arizona Supreme Court under which non-lawyers are… Tweet to share, Log in or register to continue reading.

Limited License Legal Technicians – Educational Issues

On June 15, 2012, when the Washington Supreme Court authorized the creation of a new category of legal representation, the Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT, known more colloquially as “triple-L T”), Washington became the first state to experiment… Tweet to share, Log in or register to continue reading.

Digital Evidence is Everywhere

Computer forensics has developed into a huge business. Our digital evidence experts travel nationwide handling all types of civil, as well as criminal matters. Computers hold a tremendous amount of information, docu ments, email, browser history. Today’s large hard disk drives keep information … Tweet to share, Log in or register to continue reading.

Health Care Law Part II: New Content and Opportunities

The first article in this series pointed out that today’s highly educated, experienced, technology savvy paralegals can still face economic and employment uncertainty even in such time tested and core areas like litigation, real estate, and business. Volatile economic conditions in recent years have affected the very core of our economies … Tweet to share, Log […]

Social Media Throughout the Litigation Process

Electronic Social Media, or ESM, plays a central role at every stage of litigation: from the collection and authentication of evidence, to jury selection and trial. Litigation paralegals play a key role at each stage in locating, collecting, and preserving informa tion from ESM. This article discusses best practices aw firms have … Tweet to […]

Protecting Client Secrets From Hackers

What do hackers like better than hacking a business to steal confidential customer information and insider information? Hacking into a law firm that has in formation on hundreds of businesses and clients, of course. According to the American Bar Association’s Cybersecurity Legal Task Force, 80% of the top 100 law firms have … Tweet to […]

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