December 12, 2017

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Social Media Background Screenings: Potential Benefits and Easily Avoided Risks

When social media first entered the mainstream in the early 2000s, about 400 million people in the world… [more]

Social Media Background Screenings: Potential Benefits and Easily Avoided Risks Social Media Background Screenings: Potential Benefits and Easily Avoided Risks

Subpoenaing Education Records Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Paralegal Jane Smith works for an insurance defense firm on a case where the plaintiff is a college student… [more]

Subpoenaing Education Records Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Subpoenaing Education Records Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Remembering the Life and Legacy of Heather Heyer

The legal community lost a passionate advocate for justice when paralegal Heather Heyer was killed August… [more]

Remembering the Life and Legacy of Heather Heyer Remembering the Life and Legacy of Heather Heyer

The Unique Role of Legal Nurse Consultants in Litigation

Have you ever interacted with a member of the opposing counsel’s team and noticed the designation “legal… [more]

The Unique Role of Legal Nurse Consultants in Litigation The Unique Role of Legal Nurse Consultants in Litigation

Paralegal Today Q3 2017

Featured in this edition is Paralegal Today - Social Media Background Screenings:  Potential… [more]

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Industry News

Misawa Airman named outstanding NCO paralegal of the year

Misawa Airman named outstanding NCO paralegal of the year –  MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — The U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General named Staff Sgt. Martin Dominguez, a 35th Fighter Wing JA international and operations law paralegal, the Outstanding NCO Paralegal of the Year award for 2016 and honored him with the Swigonski Award. The […]

Colorado Paralegal Re-Elected Director, Region II for The National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA)

Colorado Paralegal Re-Elected Director, Region II for The National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA) –  Indianapolis, IN, December 01, 2017 — The National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA) is pleased to announce that Mianne L. Besser has been elected to the position of Director, Region II for the 2018-2019 term. The elections were […]

Elizabeth Garnett, Paralegal at Rawls Law Group, Receives 2017 Unsung Legal Heroes Award

Elizabeth Garnett, Paralegal at Rawls Law Group, Receives 2017 Unsung Legal Heroes Award –  Richmond, VA, December 10, 2017 — Rawls Law Group, PC is proud to announce that Elizabeth Garnett, one of their healthcare paralegals, has been selected in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly Class of 2017 “Unsung Legal Heroes.” Elizabeth received this award for […]

TCC paralegal program gets nod from American Bar Association

TCC paralegal program gets nod from American Bar Association –  The staggering investment of time and money that goes into law school is enough to deter the savviest of students from pursuing a career in the legal field. Fortunately for them, Tulsa Community College’s Paralegal Studies Program provides a path for professionals to sidestep the stressors of […]

PAP Honors Local Paralegal as Part of Pro Bono Celebration

PAP Honors Local Paralegal as Part of Pro Bono Celebration –  The American Bar Association (ABA) 9TH Annual National Celebration of Pro Bono was held from Oct. 22, through Oct. 28. The National Celebration of Pro Bono highlights the increasing need for pro bono services and access to justice. The American Bar Association (ABA) 9th Annual National Celebration […]

Paralegal sector splits as representative bodies unable to agree over purpose of Professional Paralegal Register

Paralegal sector splits as representative bodies unable to agree over purpose of Professional Paralegal Register –  Paralegals frustrated at the lack of regulation and oversight in their profession now face even greater uncertainty, after it has emerged that one of the two bodies which worked to set up a voluntary paralegal regulator has withdrawn its support after […]

Legal Aid rep speaks to Surry CC Paralegal students

Legal Aid rep speaks to Surry CC Paralegal students –   Hannah Nicholes, a staff attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina, recently visited Surry Community College’s LEX 240: Family Law class to speak to students in the college’s Paralegal Technology program.  Nicholes is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law, and interned throughout her time […]

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

Amy Johnson, senior litigation paralegal at Yarborough Applegate, LLC in Charleston, South Carolina was recently honored at the American Association for Justice’s 2017 Annual Convention in Boston, Massachusetts with the AAJ’s 2017 Paralegal of the Year Award…     Tweet to share, Log in or register to continue reading.

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!” when you receive the questions and instructions for the generally dreaded self-evaluation? In an environment that is already heavily deadline-oriented, the request for a self-evaluation is easily seen as a nuisance at best or an onerous headache-inducing task at worst. […]

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 recommended three properties in the area, and I researched each of the properties online. The first property’s website depicted a charming inn with photos of the rooms and had over 200 positive reviews …     Tweet to share, […]

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 skills that are highly valued in other employment sectors outside a traditional law firm or corporate legal department. Some of those valuable assets include communication…     Tweet to share, Log in or register to continue reading.

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 […]

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