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Table of Contents: July/August 2002


Paralegals struggle to find the lesser of two evils. By Nancy Ritter

(Originally appeared in print as "Bedeviled")


Two legal professionals embraced the idea of being partners in their case work and have been rewarded with courtroom victories and a balanced working relationship. By Debra Levy Martinelli

And how you can break into the field and find success. By Ashley F. Cheung


A Very Sharp Legal Team

This husband-and-wife legal duo beat Wal-Mart to the tune of $13 million. By Lee Scheier


A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Pages

Imaging and coding of documents has revolutionized the litigation process, and can change your job for the better. By Dawn R. Acker



Editor’s Desk


Letters to the Editor


My Opinion

Is It Worth Going Back to School? - Age shouldnít be a limitation for furthering your education.
By Jan McCann


news & trends

  • NFPA Takes a Stand
  • Squashing Rumors
  • AAfPE Drafts Statement Against Short-term Programs
  • Appeals Court Says E-mail Service Acceptable
  • Nonlawyer Screens Are Legal
  • LAC Sunset
  • Minnesota May Expand Nonattorney Legal Duties in Family Courts
  • Georgia Looks to Overhaul Public Indigent Defense System
  • California Legislature Pulls Proposed Revisions to Paralegal Definition
  • Canadian Paralegal Denied Court Access
  • The Road Ahead
  • Going to the Top
  • Educational Videos Dispel Myths About Legal Assistants

Association Notes


real solutions

Creative Computing

The Next Step - Making the decision to implement an in-house imaging center.
By Dwayne E. Krager

Legal Research & Writing

Motions By Numbers - How to get the judge to give you what you want. By Celia C. Elwell, RP


Corporate Comment

Working with Service Companies - Good working relationships with service companies eliminates massive document hassles. By Denise Annunciata



Effective Time Management Tips to Make Your Paralegal Job Easier - Prioritizing and managing your workflow. By Denise Templeton


Managerís Desk

CLE on a Budget - Access legal education without putting a financial burden on the firm.
By Fawn Barnes, CLA


Litigation Corner

Absence of Fanfare, Not Reward - A legal assistantís role in appellate work helps the justice system right wrongs. By Jane Heath


Pro Bono Spotlight

Professional & Personal Reward - Paralegals who participate in pro bono work gain professional recognition and personal satisfaction. By Laurie R. Mansell, RP




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