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Winner of Medical Terminology Spelling Bee: Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Winner of Medical Terminology Spelling Bee: Dragon NaturallySpeaking

I confess I fancy myself to be a rather awesome speller and fast typist, both of which have come in handy during a long litigation career. But if I were competing in a medical terminology spelling bee against Dragon NaturallySpeaking (hereinafter “Dragon” for you legal folks), inexpensive voice recognition software you can easily load onto your computer and… Continue Reading

Skype Can Help Clients on a Limited Budget

Skype Can Help Clients on a Limited Budget

As a virtual paralegal, I am lucky to use an assortment of remote technology every day, depending on attorney preferences and the assignment. I am a big fan of the free stuff like Google Drive, Evernote, Box – and Skype (computer-to-computer calls). I used Skype this afternoon for an interview assignment. When I called the… Continue Reading

The Benefits of a Virtual Paralegal: My Office Is Your Office

The Benefits of a Virtual Paralegal: My Office Is Your Office

DeVenny Paralegal Services has had a web presence (many thanks to the awesome T. Marie Hilton of Geek Girl Web Design) since August 1, and so far my potential client inquiries have included two different attorneys asking if I am moving to California and New York. Er, I’m not. I live less than two hours away from… Continue Reading

iPhone App Review: Lab Values Medical Reference Tool for Use in Summarizing Medical Records

iPhone App Review: Lab Values Medical Reference Tool for Use in Summarizing Medical Records

Post disclaimer: This post does NOT make me or my readers professional licensed medical providers (unless you actually are one). Lab values, such as chemistries and hematology, are sometimes primary or secondary evidence in serious injury cases. Reviewing, summarizing, and yes, understanding and deciphering lab results in challenging cases with weeks, months, or years of… Continue Reading

A Comprehensive Medical Summary Is Critical to Litigate Complex Injury Cases

A Comprehensive Medical Summary Is Critical to Litigate Complex Injury Cases

Preparing a written summary of the medical records in a complex injury case, whether it’s medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, personal injury, or Social Security disability, is well worth the time. Reading and summarizing all records upon receipt may seem time-consuming at first, but is actually more efficient in the long run. In a busy practice,… Continue Reading

What Does Posing as an Attorney Get You?

What Does Posing as an Attorney Get You?

13 years and 8 months behind bars, according to NBC 7 San Diego. Described by one victim as an “excellent actor,” this non-lawyer’s stint impersonating a lawyer did not pay. She has been ordered to pay back over $40,000 to her victims. UPL, or the unauthorized practice of law, has serious life-altering repercussions. If you… Continue Reading

Career Update: Virtual Litigation Paralegal at DeVenny Paralegal Services

Career Update: Virtual Litigation Paralegal at DeVenny Paralegal Services

Today I am introducing my newest job and employer. Effective now, I am a virtual litigation paralegal at DeVenny Paralegal Services. Oh, wait, that’s ME. (I knew you would pick up on that right away.) For those of you that remember me from my blogging days at Practical Paralegalism, and my awesome co-hosting days of… Continue Reading

Check Out th’ Crap Rack

Check Out th’ Crap Rack

Any of you that regularly haunt your local secondhand stores know what “Th’ Crap Rack” is, often a small rack of rather forlorn and slightly dusty clothing items marked 75% off, usually full of very weird clothes that didn’t sell and are headed for the rag basket. Heavily sequined Mother-of-the-Bride tops missing the matching bottoms.… Continue Reading

Contact Info:

Lynne J. DeVenny, N.C. State Bar Certified Paralegal

Owner & Virtual Paralegal, DeVenny Paralegal Services

Email: lynne.devenny[at]gmail.com

Telephone: 336-582-0003

Inquiries are welcome, with free quotes available.

Meet Lynne:

Lynne DeVenny is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal with over 27 years of experience working on complex litigation cases, including medical malpractice, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security disability.

Disclosure: I am not a lawyer and cannot provide legal representation or legal advice.

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