August 29, 2016

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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… [more]

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Becoming a Limited License Legal Technician

In 2004, I started my ABA approved paralegal degree program and had hopes of becoming an Arizona Certified… [more]

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Limited License Legal Technicians – Educational Issues

On June 15, 2012, when the Washington Supreme Court authorized the creation of a new category of legal… [more]

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Paralegal Today Q1 2016

Featured in this edition is Paralegal Today - Ask the Listserv, Limited License Legal Technician, Limited… [more]

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Industry News

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 […]

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 […]

New Software Tool for Creating Legal Contracts

Paper Software, developers of powerful software applications for creating and analyzing contracts, has launched “Contract Tools,” a Microsoft Word add-in for streamlining contract creation and analysis that promises to help lawyers and other professionals work more efficiently. Contract Tools offers a variety of features, including: Tools for working with contractual provisions, defined terms, to-dos, and […]

Paralegal Doing Unpaid Double Duty Wins Substantial Payment from California Assembly

Paralegal Doing Unpaid Double Duty Wins Substantial Payment from California Assembly

NE paralegal program earns ABA certification

NE paralegal program earns ABA certification

National Guard paralegal becomes assistant prosecutor

National Guard paralegal becomes assistant prosecutor

Paralegal sues Edgar Snyder and Associates over allegedly violating FMLA

Paralegal sues Edgar Snyder and Associates over allegedly violating FMLA

Cloud Culture – How to Maximize Online Security

It’s not secret technological advances are re-shaping the way attorneys and paralegals work.  The cloud has provided a particular boon to the industry: by sharing and storing files in the cloud and syncing them to your work computer, phone, and devices at home, you can work on the go…. Tweet to share, Log in or […]

Honing Your Investigative Paralegal Skills – Part II

In Part I of this article (Q1 – 2015 issue) we noted a few examples of paralegal-investigator collaboration on trial preparation.  We then discussed several specialized search techniques professional investigators use in locating subjects. Tweet to share, Log in or register to continue reading.

How to Decide if Transitioning from Paralegal to Attorney is Right for You

The paralegal profession is one of utmost importance.  In many instances, a case is one by research, organization and insight of a paralegal.  Those who are called to the profession undeniably have a legal mind as not everyone wishes to analyze and study law. Tweet to share, Log in or register to continue reading.

Mentoring Ethically: Practical Guidance for Mentoring Your Peer

Peer-to-peer paralegal mentoring can be an enriching and rewarding experience for both mentors and mentees.  Mentees benefit from the knowledge and wisdom of experienced colleagues who share resources, insight, and guidance to help them develop skills and achieve professional advancement. Tweet to share, Log in or register to continue reading.

Working as a Paralegal Instructor – Part 2

In Part One, we discussed how to qualify for and obtain a paralegal teaching position and reviewed the process of planning and preparing a paralegal studies course. Tweet to share, Log in or register to continue reading.

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