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2007 Index to articles

By subject for all articles published between January and December 2007.

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News

 


FEATURES

January/February 2007  January/February 2007 Table of Contents

  • Back to the Books
    Tips to take and pass the two most popular paralegal exams.
    By Stacey Hunt, CLA, CAS and Ann Price, RP

  • So You Want to Teach?
    Find out what it takes to break into the world of paralegal education.
    By Allyson T. Collins

  • Final Notice
    Bankruptcy under the new law.
    By Tim Wilkerson

  • Seal the Deal
    Paralegal notaries are in high demand.
    By Timothy S. Reiniger, Esq.

March/April 2007 March/April 2007 Table of Contents

  • It’s Reunion Time!
    Our 15th Annual Salary Survey results, and a look at where it all started.
    By Amanda Flatten

  • Open for Business
    Four paralegals who have made it big in the freelance world.
    By Stacey Hunt, CLA, CAS

  • A Soldier’s Story
    One Navy Legalman’s experience helping to uphold law and order on the front lines.
    By Rod Hughes

  • In Good Form
    Keeping the Pressure On in Litigation Cases
    By Leonard Bucklin

May/June 2007 May/June 2007 Table of Contents

  • To Survive and Thrive
    LAT
    ’s 6th Annual Technology Survey results.
    By Amanda Flatten. Statistical analysis by Darrell Patton.

  • The Hybrid Paralegal
    Do you have the technology know-how for this new career?
    By Milton Hooper

  • Under Construction
    Building a disaster recovery plan.
    By Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., John W. Simek and Michael C. Maschke

  • In Good Form
    Obtaining Medical Information
    By Ellsworth T. Rundlett III

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  • Courtroom Trends
    Innovations across the nation.
    By Stacey Hunt, CLA, CAS

  • Battle Plan for Success
    Creating a four-star war room.
    By Ursula Furi-Perry, J.D.

  • In Good Form
    Drafting an LLC Agreement
    By James L. Leet and James Clarke

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  • The Votes Are In
    Meet our 2007 Paralegal of the Year and Runners-Up.
    By Tim Pareti

  • Outward Bound?
    Exploring the impact of legal outsourcing.
    By Sally A. Kane

  • First in its Field
    One law firm’s legacy of paralegal utilization.
    By Amanda Flatten

  • In Good Form
    Litigating Employment Discrimination Cases
    By Andrew H. Friedman

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  • 2007 Rookie of the Year
    Stacy Wagner; Lincoln, Neb.
    By Allyson T. Collins

  • Get Out of Neutral
    Simple steps to put your corporate career in drive.
    By Sally A. Kane

  • The Changing Face of Elder Law
    What you need to know about one of the fastest growing legal specialties.
    By Tim Pareti

  • A Perfect Fit
    Three career options for experienced paralegals.
    By Ursula Furi-Perry, J.D.

  • In Good Form
    Pattern Interrogatories for Interference With Business Relations
    By Kevin R. Culhane

COLUMNS

Ethics Roundtable

By Therese A. Cannon, Nancy B. Heller, RP, and Stacey Hunt, CLA, CAS

  • Continuing Your Ethics Education (January/February January/February 2007 Table of Contents)

  • A Lack of Supervision (March/April March/April 2007 Table of Contents)

  • Ethics and the Media (May/June May/June 2007 Table of Contents)

  • An Obligation to Delegate Work? (July/August July/August 2007 Table of Contents)

  • The Evolution of Paralegal Ethics (September/October September/October 2007 Table of Contents)

  • The Ethics of Client Disclosures (November/December November/December 2007 Table of Contents)

Legal Teams

  • A Perfect Match
    Working and teaching together.
    Susan Link and Cindy Costello
    January/February January/February 2007 Table of Contents

  • Probate Duo
    Pairing up to manage complex estates.
    Debi McLaughlin and William L. Hubbard
    March/April March/April 2007 Table of Contents

  • Building a Successful Case
    In-tune team uses communication and trust to their advantage.
    Narinda Greene, CLA, and John M. DiCaro, Esq.
    May/June May/June 2007 Table of Contents

  • Two of a Kind
    Integrity and humor empower litigation team.
    Jill I. Francisco, ACP, and Luke Andrew Lafferre
    July/August July/August 2007 Table of Contents

  • Guardian Angels
    Mutual respect guides legal team’s work with guardian ad litem cases.
    Jeanette R. Churn and Charles R. Stepter, Jr.
    September/October September/October 2007 Table of Contents

  • A Trusting Team
    Frequent and direct communications keep estate planning and trust administration
    projects moving.
    Paula M. Davis-Pereira and Kay U. Brooks
    November/December November/December 2007 Table of Contents

My Opinion

Career Advice

  • Learning How to Say No
    Avoid feeling overwhelmed by your workload.
    By Gary Melhuish
    January/February January/February 2007 Table of Contents

  • The $100,000 Paralegal
    Strategies to help you earn top dollar.
    By Chere B. Estrin
    March/April March/April 2007 Table of Contents

  • In-House vs. Law Firm Reality
    Do corporate paralegals get more respect?
    By Chere B. Estrin
    May/June May/June 2007 Table of Contents

  • Avoid Going Postal
    The good side of government employment.
    By Chere B. Estrin
    July/August July/August 2007 Table of Contents

  • The Best Leader I Ever Knew
    Qualities we should all strive for.
    By Chere B. Estrin
    September/October September/October 2007 Table of Contents

  • Finding Workplace Happiness
    Secrets to a stress-free career.
    By Chere B. Estrin
    November/December November/December 2007 Table of Contents

Association Spotlight

  • Capital Area Paralegal Association
    January/February January/February 2007 Table of Contents

  • The Paralegal Association of Wisconsin
    March/April March/April 2007 Table of Contents

  • Alabama Association of Paralegals Inc.
    May/June May/June 2007 Table of Contents

  • Cincinnati Paralegal Association
    July/August July/August 2007 Table of Contents

  • Los Angeles Paralegal Association
    September/October September/October 2007 Table of Contents

  • The Philadelphia Association of Paralegals
    November/December November/December 2007 Table of Contents

What’s New

   January/February January/February 2007 Table of Contents

  • LexisNexis’ PCLaw 8

  • Chesapeake Interlink’s Needles 4.65

  • Parliant’s PhoneValet Message Center 5.0 and PhoneValet Anywhere

  • Cole Valley Software’s ContactEase Advanced Outlook Integration Version 9.23

  • RainMaker Sofware’s Microsoft Platform Test

  • CT’s Summation Blaze LG/iBlaze 2.8

  • Theory Inc.’s Parley 1.0

  • Legal Files Software’s MyLegalFiles 4.2

  • PinHawk’s Law Firm Press NewzDigest

  • Esquire Innovation’s iDocID

  • CaseCentral’s Corporate Edition and Law Firm Edition

  • Stratify’s Legal Discovery service

  • Whitehill Technologies’ Whitehill Enterprise 5.6

  • Abrevity’s FileData Classifier and eDiscovery Module

  • Two Step Software’s Corporate Focus

   March/April March/April 2007 Table of Contents

  • Virtual Paralegal Services’ Virtual Workspace

  • SmartDraw.com’s SmartDraw 2007 Legal Edition

  • InData Corp’s TimeCoder Pro Version 5.1

  • Verdict Systems’ Verdical

  • Thomson Elite’s ProLaw Version 11.6

  • DocuLex’s Discovery Capture

  • SoftWise and Litéra’s Metadact

  • AirClic’s MP5

  • Litigation Solution’s DocuLogix e-mail intelligence platform

  • Catalyst Repository Systems’ Catalyst CR 6.0

   May/June May/June 2007 Table of Contents

  • RainMaker Software’s Platinum Version 8.0

  • Bluebeam Software’s PDF Revu Version 5.0

  • DocsCorp’s pdfDocs compareDocs

  • ClearSync’s ClearSync 2 Desktop and Online applications

  • Open Text’s LegalKey Practice Support Solutions

  • Synaptec Software’s LawBase HD

  • LexisNexis’ Case Map 7 and Concordance 2007

  • Time Matters and Billing Matters’ Version 8.0 Service Release 1A

  • Onsite3’s Electronic Evidence Enterprise (E3)

  • Image Capture Engineering’s Law 5.0 PreDiscovery

   July/August July/August 2007 Table of Contents

  • InData Corporation’s TrialDirector 5.1

  • Other World Computing’s OWC 160GB Mercury On-The-Go portable hard drive

  • Interlegis’ Discovery 360

  • Juris Active Information

  • Esquire Innovations’ iScrub 5.0

  • Access Smart’s Power LogOn Password Administrator

  • Lexbe.com

  • Litigation Management, Inc.’s SmartCase

  • Corporation Service Company and FTF Technologies’ First to File EFR

  • CT Summation’s Enterprise 2.5.2

  • Adobe Systems’ Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium

  • ECopy Desktop Software Developer Toolkit

  • LuraTech’s LuraWave JP2 Image Content Server, v1.04

  • Mindjet Corporation’s MindManager 7

  • Marketcircle’s Daylite 3.2.2

   September/October September/October 2007 Table of Contents

  • Legal Files Software’s Version 7.0

  • National Notary Association’s Enjoa 3.0

  • Trial Solutions’ ImageDepot Version 9.0

  • InterLegis’ DataMapper

  • Whitehill Technologies’ Whitehill BPI for Legal 5.6

  • Inference Data’s Inference 3.3

  • Workshare Professional 5

  • Mitratech’s TeamConnect Service of Process Manager 1.0

  • Recommind’s Decisiv Email

  • Levit & James’ Best Authority 2.0

   November/December November/December 2007 Table of Contents

  • RPost global technology alliance with Open Text Corporation

  • Software Technology’s Tabs3 and PracticeMaster Version 14.2

  • Merrill Corporation’s Forensic and Data Acquisition Services

  • Abrevity’s FileData Classifier and FileData Manager Version 3.0

  • Esquire Deposition Services’ Esquire Connect

  • Gavel & Gown Software’s Amicus 2008

  • First Corporate Solutions’ Update and Verify

  • Royal Philips Electronics’ partnership with Verdatum

  • Informative Graphics Corporation’s Brava! Enterprise 6.0

  • LexisNexis’ Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Center

  • Spellex Tablet PC Suite (Legal Edition) and Spellex Medical 2007

  • Aderant Expert Release 7.5

  • IPRO ePrint-IT

  • Attorney’s Computer Network’s and Blumberg Excelsior’s DL Drafting Libraries Version 9.0

  • EasySoft’s Easy Trust 2.0

Creative Computing

  • Free Internet Tools for Paralegals
    Build up your database of useful resources.
    By Kim Plonsky
    January/February January/February 2007 Table of Contents

  • Making Paralegal Work Easier
    More free Internet tools and gadgets.
    By Kim Plonsky
    March/April March/April 2007 Table of Contents

  • Software Planning and Budgeting
    How to minimize technology expenses.
    By Kim Plonsky
    May/June May/June 2007 Table of Contents

  • Security in the Digital Age
    Preserving privacy and confidentiality.
    By Kim Plonsky
    July/August July/August 2007 Table of Contents

  • Communication in Today’s Hi-Tech World
    Tips for establishing professional e-mail etiquette.
    By Kim Plonsky
    September/October September/October 2007 Table of Contents

  • The Latest in File Tracking
    RFID and bar codes find their way to the law office.
    By Kim Plonsky
    November/December November/December 2007 Table of Contents

Corporate Comment

  • Expand Your Opportunities
    Finding new challenges within the corporation.
    By Carolyn M. Saenz, AACP
    July/August July/August 2007 Table of Contents

  • The Client Within
    Your role in working with in-house departments.
    By Carolyn M. Saenz, AACP
    September/October September/October 2007 Table of Contents

  • Good Housekeeping
    Your role as corporate secretary.
    By Carolyn M. Saenz, AACP
    November/December November/December 2007 Table of Contents

Manager’s Desk

  • Leveling the Playing Field
    How to set up a tier structure in a law firm paralegal program.
    By Melanie D. Whitcomb
    January/February January/February 2007 Table of Contents

  • Creating Career Opportunities
    Tips for expanding your paralegal tier structure.
    By Melanie D. Whitcomb
    March/April March/April 2007 Table of Contents

  • Recruiting the Best
    How to get in-demand paralegals on your team.
    By paralegal managers from around the nation.
    July/August July/August 2007 Table of Contents

  • Paralegal Productivity
    Using metrics to analyze your department’s performance.
    By Gayle E. Mitchel
    November/December November/December 2007 Table of Contents

Litigation Corner

  • Working on Complex Litigation
    Tips for case management.
    By Oliver M. Gierke
    January/February January/February 2007 Table of Contents

  • Reaching Out to the Jury
    The paralegal’s role in opening and closing arguments.
    By Catherine Astl, CLA
    March/April March/April 2007 Table of Contents

  • Preparing Privilege Logs
    Organization and a well-coded database are key elements.
    By Oliver M. Gierke
    May/June May/June 2007 Table of Contents

  • The Ultimate Mediation Checklist
    Summarizing the facts to reach a settlement.
    By Catherine Astl, CLA
    July/August July/August 2007 Table of Contents

  • Off-Site Document Collection
    Effective organization keeps you under budget and on time.
    By Oliver M. Gierke
    September/October September/October 2007 Table of Contents

  • A Decent Proposal
    Negotiating a fair settlement.
    By Catherine Astl, CLA
    November/December November/December 2007 Table of Contents

Pro Bono Spotlight

  • The Legal Clinic
    Paralegals add value to this pro bono endeavor.
    By Lori Thompson
    January/February January/February 2007 Table of Contents

  • Working With Tax Clinics
    Paralegals can ease tax woes for low-income taxpayers.
    By Lori Thompson
    March/April March/April 2007 Table of Contents

  • Federal Paradigm
    Creating pro bono programs for government paralegals.
    By Lori Thompson
    May/June May/June 2007 Table of Contents

  • The CASA Movement
    How paralegals can use their skills to advocate for children.
    By Lori Thompson
    July/August July/August 2007 Table of Contents

  • Pro Bono Awards
    A great opportunity to show appreciation for a job well done.
    By Lori Thompson
    November/December November/December 2007 Table of Contents

Legal Research and Writing

  • Legal Research in 2007
    A look at cool new tools from LexisNexis and West.
    By Mark Gediman
    January/February January/February 2007 Table of Contents

  • The Consequences of Bad Legal Writing
    Avoiding reprimands, case dismissals and more.
    By Christy Hall Benson, CLA
    March/April March/April 2007 Table of Contents

  • Real Estate Research
    Reliable resources for property predicaments.
    By Mark A. Gediman
    May/June May/June 2007 Table of Contents

  • Dear Client
    How to draft effective opinion letters.
    By Christy Hall Benson, CLA
    July/August July/August 2007 Table of Contents

  • It’s a Small World After All
    Researching foreign companies.
    By Mark A. Gediman
    September/October September/October 2007 Table of Contents

  • A Call for Action
    Writing persuasive demand letters.
    By Christy Hall Benson, CLA
    November/December November/December 2007 Table of Contents

My Specialty

  • Trusts and Estates
    Marie Koster
    January/February January/February 2007 Table of Contents

  • Environmental and Land Use Law
    Richard H. Reich
    March/April March/April 2007 Table of Contents

  • Social Security Disability
    Jan Irwin
    May/June May/June 2007 Table of Contents

  • Indian Law
    Sonia Montijo-Reyna
    July/August July/August 2007 Table of Contents

  • Civil Rights
    Sister Moira Kenny
    September/October September/October 2007 Table of Contents

  • Water Law
    Monica Rapps
    November/December November/December 2007 Table of Contents

REVIEWS

NEWS

  Association

  Education

  Litigation and Court Decisions

  Profiles

  Regulation

  Technology

  Trends

  UPL

  Miscellaneous

  Legal Resources

     January/February January/February 2007 Table of Contents

  • “Paralegal Career for Dummies” by Scott Hatch and Lisa Zimmer Hatch
  • “Deposition Checklist and Strategies” by Evan Schaeffer

     March/April March/April 2007 Table of Contents

  • “The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet” by Carole A. Levitt, JD, MLS, and Mark E. Rosch
  • “Basic Legal Writing for Paralegals” by Pamela Tepper
  • The Law & Policy Institutions Guide: http://www.lpig.org

     May/June May/June 2007 Table of Contents

     July/August July/August 2007 Table of Contents

  • OpenOffice.org
  • Online CLE by Factum, http://www.factumonline.com
  • “Global Climate Change and U.S. Law,” by Michael B. Gerrard
  • “Evidence Management for the Paralegal: Gathering, Analyzing and Preserving Evidence,” by Stacey Hunt, CLA, CAS, and Ellen Sheffer
  • Z-axis’ History of Animation in the Court, http://www.zaxis.com

     September/October September/October 2007 Table of Contents

     November/December November/December 2007 Table of Contents

 

 

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