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Table of Contents: May/June 2000



Bad Times at Belmont High

Two paralegals get to the bottom of a failed $176 million project.

By Rod Hughes


The Bottom Line

1999 - 2000 Salary Survey Results.

By The Staff of Legal Assistant Today


Network Connections

With a little thought and effort, you can take the mystery out of developing 'interpersonal contacts.'

By Jodi L. Standke


What keeps some paralegals with their current employers and what drives others away.

By Stacey Hunt, CLA, CAS

(Originally appeared in print as "The Ties That Bind")


A Matter of Trusts

What it takes to properly draft a legal trust.

By Jeffrey A. Helewitz



Editor’s Desk


Letters to the Editor


My Opinion

California Paralegal Speaks Out - Assembly Bill 1761 will 'protect the public.' By Carolyn Yellis, CLA


My Turn

Nevada Today - An 'independent paralegal' perspective following legislation signed into law one year ago. By Shaunta Grimes


news & trends

  • California Reps. Consider Paralegal Definition

  • Oregon Bar Considers Paralegal Definition for Adoption

  • Survey Says Legal Workforce is Mobile

  • Kansas Asks Supreme Court to Nullify Bill

  • AAfPE Questions the Use of Disbarred Attorneys as Instructors

  • Background Checks on the Rise

  • Corporate Legal Assistant Association Seeks Members

  • Florida Authorities Investigate Owner of an Independent Paralegal Kit Company

  • Regional, National Salary Surveys Released

  • Courts Across the Nation Implement E-Filing

  • NFPA Talks to Children About Technology

  • Law Firm Grows Its Own

  • PACE and CLA Review Courses Go Online



Association Notes


real solutions

Creative Computing

En Garde! - The art of arming yourself with an all-in-one. By Robert P. Fox


Legal Writing

An Offer Not To Be Refused - How to appropriately draft even the most 'demanding' of letters.
By William Putman


Paralegals Online

Spring Training is Here - Are you prepared to run the race? By Joni McDonald Wallach


What's New



Career Advice

The Art of Asking Questions - When seeking career answers, start by asking the right questions. By Dorothy M. Pritchett


Litigation Corner

Case Closed - Completing your trial notebook. By Stacey Hunt, CLA, CAS


Manager’s Desktop

Training the Trainer - The Legal Assistant Management Association is an important resource for paralegal managers. By Brad J. Baber


Student’s Workshop

A Referee and a Friend - Consider alternative dispute resolution as a possible career path.
By Susan Howery


Pro Bono Spotlight

24 Hours of Opportunity - NFPA's amendment aspires to 'add grace to the profession.'
By Kim Hedstrom



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