October 17, 2019

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Big Case, Small Firm – Leveraging Technology to Handle Complex Cases

While describing my current position as an eDiscovery specialist to a former attorney colleague, he replied,… [more]

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The Job Search Action Plan 8 Steps on the Path to “Hired”

Finding a job is a daunting task! Whether you are an experienced paralegal looking for advancement, a… [more]

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Cybersecurity Law The Next Frontier in Legal Specialization

According to NATO Review Magazine, one of the first recognized internet worms to affect the world’s… [more]

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Paralegal Today Q4 2017

Featured in this edition is Paralegal Today - NALA 2017 Conference Report, The NALS 2017 Conference:… [more]

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Industry News

Center for American and International Law names Mark P. Smith as President

Smith grew up in West Virginia. He is a 1978 graduate of Yale Law School. He received his undergraduate A. B. degree at Princeton University and did graduate work in Comparative Public Administration at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In his professional career, Smith worked as a research counsel and assistant to […]

Epiq Acquires Canadian eDiscovery Firm H&A eDiscovery

Epiq, a global leader in the legal services industry has acquired H&A eDiscovery, a leading Canadian eDiscovery and litigation support firm that provides eDiscovery expertise and consulting, including identification, collection, processing, hosting, filtering and project management. The acquisition brings additional eDiscovery expertise to Epiq’s Canadian business and a wider breadth of solutions and expertise for […]

El Monte paralegal fights allegations of unauthorized practice in Santa Maria

Santa Marias Sun,  By Kasey Bubnash.  The State Bar of California is working to shut down a Los Angeles County paralegal office that allegedly provided unauthorized immigration services to migrant farmworkers in the Santa Maria area, “fraudulently” charging some of them more than $12,000.   In a Nov. 30 press release, the State Bar announced […]

Legal studies major Artdesha Williams wins paralegal scholarship

Illinois State University News, By Jennifer Han.  The Central Illinois Paralegal Association (CIPA) offers students in a paralegal studies program the opportunity to be the recipient of a $500 scholarship. CIPA recently solicited essays from area paralegal students, reviewed the submissions, and named Illinois State University legal studies major Artdesha Williams the winner of this […]

Jury recommends life sentence for neo-Nazi who drove his car into crowd, killing a paralegal

ABA Journal, by Debra Cassens Weiss.  A memorial for Heather Heyer on 4th Street Southeast in Charlottesville, Virginia. Heyer was killed Aug. 12, 2017, after the Unite the Right rally. AgnosticPreachersKid / Wikimedia Commons Jurors in Virginia on Tuesday recommended a sentence of life plus 419 years in prison for a self-avowed neo-Nazi who killed […]

New Year, New Goals — How to Make 2019 Your Best Paralegal Year Yet

The Paralegal Voice, Legal Talk Network, By Carl Morrison.  Have you considered what goals may help you grow as a professional paralegal? In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison reflects on 2018, noting successes and discussing the importance of setting new goals for 2019. Carl challenges his listeners to get outside their […]

The $100K Paralegal: Lawyer Winds Up Paying Six Figures Over $300 Dispute With Former Employee

Above the Law:  By Staci Zaretsky.  As the old saying goes, a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client. That seems to be exactly what happened to Thomas Beck, a California lawyer who has spent the past five years litigating a dispute over $300 in wages owed to Anthony Stratton, his former paralegal, […]

New Optima Juris Website Makes It Easier Than Ever to Book U.S. Deposition Services in Cities and Countries Around the World

Optima Juris, an international deposition agency, has announced the launch of its newly redesigned website OptimaJuris.com. The new website is tailored for paralegals and other busy legal professionals who need quick and reliable information on setting up international depositions. The new features include an intelligent country search on the homepage, one-click quote forms throughout the […]

Florida’s Daily Business Review Seeks Nominations for its 2019 Awards for Professional Excellence in the Legal Community

The Daily Business Review, an ALM newspaper serving the South Florida legal profession, is sponsoring its annual Professional Excellence Awards event in 2019 to recognize distinguished members of the South Florida legal community in several areas of the law. Honorees will be recognized in special reports in the Daily Business Review, to be published in […]

Level 2 Legal Solutions releases results of research focusing on paralegal and paralegal management trends

Independent research highlights high levels of job satisfaction and the impact of collaboration, technology, and outsourcing in the Paralegal Profession Level 2 Legal Solutions, a boutique provider of legal solutions, including managed review services and advanced eDiscovery consulting, released the results of a comprehensive research study on trends focusing on paralegals and paralegal managers at […]

Central Pennsylvania Paralegal Association to hold 2018 Fall Seminar October 30

The Central Pennsylvania Paralegal Association will present its annual Fall Seminar October 30, 2018 in Harrisburg, PA at the corporate headquarters of the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union, 1500 Elmerton Ave, Harrisburg, PA 17110. The seminar will feature two tracks: Corporate In-House Paralegal track and Civil Litigation Track. For more info Click Here.

Consumer vs. Enterprise Security: There Is a Difference

By Joe Kelly, founder and CEO of Legal Workspace.  Published in ABA’s Law Technology Today, September 5, 2018 Lawyers can’t pretend that their data isn’t being targeted by hackers and other threats anymore. There are just too many high-profile horror stories, from the leak of the Panama Papers to the ransomware attack on DLA Piper. […]

Judge Advocate General Association of Legal Paraprofessionals joins the National Federation of Paralegal Associations

The National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA) has announced that the Judge Advocate General Association of Legal Paraprofessionals (JAGALP) has become the newest association to join the federation. JAGALP was formed to provide and promote a spirit of cooperation, friendship, and tradition among their members who represent the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of all […]

How lawyers are integrating paraprofessionals into practice

How lawyers are integrating paraprofessionals into practice In the months since my first article on Washington limited license legal technicians, I expanded my research to other states’ progress on paraprofessional programs. However, after the last article, there was significant pushback from readers around the business case for paraprofessionals within firms, and I think a deeper dive is warranted, […]

Miami attorney publicly reprimanded for allegedly failing to adequately supervise paralegal

Miami attorney publicly reprimanded for allegedly failing to adequately supervise paralegal Miami attorney Luis Fernandez, practicing in Florida nearly 39 years, has been publicly reprimanded following a Jan. 11 Florida Supreme Court order regarding allegations he failed to adequately supervise a former attorney working in his office as a paralegal, according to a recent announcement […]

Former Law Firm Paralegal Claims Nonstop Sexual Harassment by Firm Owner

Former Law Firm Paralegal Claims Nonstop Sexual Harassment by Firm Owner A former personal injury paralegal at a small Waterbury-based firm has filed a civil suit claiming the firm’s owner repeatedly engaged in sexual harassment that was allegedly condoned by the staff. The lawsuit comes during the height of the #MeToo movement regarding sexual behavior […]

Outsourcing Support Services: How About a Freelance Paralegal?

By Melissa Acosta. New Jersey Law Journal, 03/2018. A better work/life balance for the attorney is the greatest advantage to working with a freelance paralegal. In today’s economy, law practices have to find creative ways to improve their “bottom line.” One of the biggest ways to reduce costs and increase productivity is to outsource legal […]

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