November 15, 2018

Industry News

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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, … [Read more...]

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 had access to the internet. To put that into … [Read more...]

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 who claims that he was so badly injured in … [Read more...]

Remembering the Life and Legacy of Heather Heyer

The legal community lost a passionate advocate for justice when paralegal Heather Heyer was killed August 12, 2017, while counter-protesting at a … [Read more...]

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 nurse consultant,” or “LNC,” after their … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]