October 24, 2017

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Meet Amy Johnson: AAJ’s 2017 Paralegal of the Year

Amy Johnson, senior litigation paralegal at Yarborough Applegate, LLC in Charleston, South Carolina… [more]

Meet Amy Johnson: AAJ’s 2017 Paralegal of the Year Meet Amy Johnson: AAJ’s 2017 Paralegal of the Year

A Look in the Mirror The Role of Self-Evaluations in the Performance Review Process

Do you greet the annual performance review process with audible groans and utterances of “not again!”… [more]

A Look in the Mirror The Role of Self-Evaluations in the Performance Review Process A Look in the Mirror The Role of Self-Evaluations in the Performance Review Process

Online First Impressions: The Importance and Impact of Your Digital Profile

Recently, I was making reservations for a weekend trip and in need of accommodations. A travel guide… [more]

Online First Impressions: The Importance and Impact of Your Digital Profile Online First Impressions: The Importance and Impact of Your Digital Profile

Is it Time for Act II of Your Paralegal Career?

If you have worked as a paralegal for more than a few years, you have undoubtedly acquired transferable… [more]

Is it Time for Act II of Your Paralegal Career? Is it Time for Act II of Your Paralegal Career?

Paralegal Today Q2 2017

Featured in this edition is Paralegal Today -Ask the ListServ, Is it Time for Act II of Your Paralegal… [more]

Paralegal Today Q2 2017 Paralegal Today Q2 2017

Industry News

Paper Software Adds Real-Time Updating to Contract Tools

Paper Software, developers of powerful applications for creating and analyzing contracts on Mac and PC, has updated its PC application Contract Tools that enable real-time updating as you edit documents. Real-time updating enhances all Contract Tools features, for example: If you make common contract drafting errors, they are instantly highlighted in your document – and […]

Case Management The Art of the Unseen

Have you ever corresponded with a contact on the opposing counsel’s team and noticed they were identified as a “case manager” in their signature line? Did you wonder what they did and the nature of…   Tweet to share, Log in or register to continue reading.

International Adoptees and U.S. Citizenship What You Need to Know

Americans have been adopting children from other countries for many years. Through the usual process, once the child is adopted abroad, he or she comes to the United States as a lawful permanent resident. However, depending on when the child was born…   Tweet to share, Log in or register to continue reading.

Immigration Law and Practice Challenges and Opportunities Under the New Administration

Fear, urgency, and longer wait times for work visas and citizenship requests— those are some of the new realities facing foreign nationals wishing to travel to,  study in, visit, or permanently immigrate…   Tweet to share, Log in or register to continue reading.

Paralegal Today Magazine Names Elona M. Jouben as Managing Editor

Paralegal Today, the leading independent, national magazine for the paralegal profession, has appointed Elona M. Jouben, MPS, to the position of Managing Editor. Jouben has been promoted from her previous position as associate editor. She replaces Patricia E. Infanti who has served as managing editor since 2014 and will remain connected to the magazine as […]

Applications Open for Student Scholarships at 2017 Relativity Fest

kCura has opened submissions for the 2017 Relativity Fest Student Scholarship, which brings students to one of the e-discovery industry’s largest user conference, taking place take place in Chicago on October 22-25, 2017. Both undergraduate and graduate students from law schools and paralegal programs approved by the ABA are eligible to apply for the scholarship […]

Survey: One In Five Lawyers Plans To Hire Paralegals In Next 12 Months

Survey: One In Five Lawyers Plans To Hire Paralegals In Next 12 Months – MENLO PARK, Calif., March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Skilled paralegals may find more job opportunities available to them this year. One in five lawyers (21 percent) interviewed by Robert Half Legal said their law firm or company plans to increase hiring of paralegals […]

Paralegals in family courts ‘not the solution,’ Toronto judge says

Paralegals in family courts ‘not the solution,’ Toronto judge says – The judges at Toronto’s 311 Jarvis St. courthouse — all of whom are family court judges — are “absolutely, 100 per cent opposed to having paralegals in family court,” one of the jurists told the Star. Ontario court Justice Marion Cohen, appointed to the […]

Shearer elected officer of paralegal organization

Shearer elected officer of paralegal organization – Cherylan Shearer, has been elected secretary of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations and director of operations. Shearer will serve a two-year term ending in 2018.  Shearer is a corporate paralegal at the law firm of Yoder Ainlay Ulmer & Buckingham LLP in Goshen. She has been with the […]

Alexandria Tech & Community College Paralegal Program Named 8th Best Online Program

Alexandria Tech & Community College Paralegal Program Named 8th Best Online Program –  March 2017 Alexandria, MN –Alexandria Technical and Community College announced its online Paralegal Studies program was ranked 8th by BestColleges.com, a leading provider of higher education information and resources. The Paralegal program is part of the ATCC School of Business, and it […]

KWM 2.0 touts paralegal roles to trainees who had training contract offers cancelled

KWM 2.0 touts paralegal roles to trainees who had training contract offers cancelled – King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) new London office is touting paralegal roles to aspiring lawyers who secured training contract offers with the old firm, but had these offers cancelled when it went under. Earlier this year and after much speculation, KWM’s beleaguered […]

USC brings Paralegal Studies Program to Charleston area

USC brings Paralegal Studies Program to Charleston area – The University of South Carolina will soon expand the availability of its Paralegal Studies Certificate Program to the Charleston area with courses offered at the Lowcountry Graduate Center. The program initially will be offered via 2-way video with instructors based in Columbia, with the potential for […]

SCC Paralegal Program receives approval from state bar

SCC Paralegal Program receives approval from state bar  – DOBSON — Surry Community College recently received recertification approval from the North Carolina State Bar in order to continue as a designated qualified Paralegal Technology Program for the next five years. The Paralegal Technology curriculum at Surry prepares individuals to work under the supervision of attorneys […]

USC offering paralegal certificate in North Charleston

USC offering paralegal certificate in North Charleston – For the 78 paralegal and legal assistant jobs available annually in the Lowcountry, only 33 degrees are awarded locally each year, a workforce study (.pdf) by Avalanche Consulting said. The study that outlined the worker shortage was sponsored by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and Charleston Regional […]

Kennesaw State’s Continuing Education establishes new Paralegal Advisory Board

Kennesaw State’s Continuing Education establishes new Paralegal Advisory Board – KENNESAW — The College of Continuing and Professional Education at Kennesaw State University has strengthened their Paralegal Certificate program with the establishment of a new advisory board. The seven-member volunteer board brings together some of Cobb County’s eminent law figures: District Attorney Vic Reynolds, Superior […]

Technology to the Rescue: Virtual Meetings 101

Many law firms are turning to virtual meetings to conduct business to save time and money by allowing participants to attend from their homes or offices rather than travel to a central location. While these potential savings make virtual meetings an attractive option, there may be some disadvantages such as…   Tweet to share, Log […]

Technology and the Future of the Paralegal Profession: Don’t be a Button Pusher!

There is no doubt that technology is changing the paralegal profession. Gone are the days when a paralegal sifts through dozens of books to find that key case to cite in a brief. We no longer fight traffic on the way to the clerk’s office for that last minute filing. Document productions are…   Tweet […]

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