April 29, 2017

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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… [more]

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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… [more]

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

Making the Case for Practice Management Software

Paralegals today are often leaders at their firms when it comes to implementing and utilizing technology.… [more]

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Paralegal Today Q4 2016

Featured in this edition is Paralegal Today - Making the Case for Practice Management Software, Technology… [more]

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Industry News

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 […]

Vermont Law School Names Thomas McHenry New President and Dean

The Board of Trustees of Vermont Law School has appointed Thomas J. P. McHenry as the next president and dean of VLS, effective July 1. McHenry will succeed President and Dean Marc B. Mihaly, who will return to teaching after a period of transition. Since 1999 McHenry has served as a partner of Gibson, Dunn […]

Are You Happy? Finding the Right Fit in Your Paralegal Career

 Are you Happy?  Finding the Right Fit in Your Paralegal Career By:  Andrea Yannuzzi, The Legal Intelligencer December 14, 2016 This year has been one of many changes for me. I have come to the realization that if you are not happy with a situation then the only thing you can do is change it. […]

Widener’s paralegal program ranked among best

Widener’s Paralegal Program Ranked Among best By Jeff Mordock , The News Journal   November 29, 2016 Widener University Delaware Law School’s paralegal program was ranked among the best in the nation. AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org, an internet service that rates university program,s ranked Widener 39th out of 49 schools. The programs were ranked based on cost, financial aid, number of […]

A&M-Texarkana offers Paralegal Certificate Course

A&M – Texarkana offers Paralegal Certificate Course By Fernanda Hernandez December 15, 2016 Texas A&M University-Texarkana, in conjunction with The Center for Legal Studies, will offer a Paralegal Certificate Course, beginning Jan. 9. “The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the number of paralegals to increase much faster than the national average for all occupations,” […]

Trial Prep 911

The most effective and efficient way to prepare for trial is to begin preparing immediately when the complaint is served. Unfortunately, there are times when a litigation paralegal does not have the luxury of being involved in a case from the beginning. We’ve all been there – something unexpected…   Tweet to share, Log in […]

Paralegals and Animal Law

Just as laws change over time so have pet ownership trends. According to the American Pet Products Association’s (APPA) 2015-2016 annual National Pet Owners Surveys, the number of American households reporting pet ownership has increased from 56 percent of households in 1988 to 65 percent of households in 2016. Much as pet ownership has increased […]

The Importance of eDiscovery in a 21st Century World

Electronic discovery (also called eDiscovery) can often be a paralegal’s best friend, as the electronic data sought, located, and secured can be utilized as evidence in a civil or criminal legal case.  Let’s face it, we live in the digital age and while it has made our lives easier, you will be very hard pressed to […]

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 […]

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