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Category Archives: Legal Humor

St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Paralegals…and Engineers. Yay!

St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Paralegals…and Engineers. Yay!

This is my annual re-print of The Post In Which I Find Out that My Patron Saint Didn’t Even Get Me the Day Off. (If he thinks imbibing copious amounts of alcohol will make me forget my outrage, well, he’s bloody right.) ___________________________ I feel like such a fool. Here I am, descended from a… Continue Reading

A Paralegal’s Desk: You Missed My Inbox by a Mile

A Paralegal’s Desk: You Missed My Inbox by a Mile

One of the biggest complaints I hear from legal support staffers is about activity that occurs while they are not at their desks, i.e. the dread piles of paper keft in their chairs or surreptitiously slipped among ongoing projects. By “surreptitiously” I mean in the dead of night, and usually not in that box clearly… Continue Reading

The Four Paralegal Food Groups

The Four Paralegal Food Groups

Mmmmm, lunch. My tweet was inspired by Elf of course, and a tweet from Camille Stell, the Director of Client Services at Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance in North Carolina, saying that she keeps Pop Tarts in her desk for meals or snacks. I’ve been guilty of the same. Patti Clapper, a North Carolina paralegal and… Continue Reading

TGIF: You Know You’ve Thought It on Your Super-Paralegal Days

TGIF: You Know You’ve Thought It on Your Super-Paralegal Days

When my husband shared this pic on his Facebook page, I laughed and thought, “Man, what paralegal hasn’t thought this if she had an awesome day, and used her paralegal super-powers to save the day, rising to a last-minute crisis, solving a problem that had everyone else stumped, finding the smoking gun in a case,… Continue Reading

Today’s Quote: A Lawyer Joke

Today’s Quote: A Lawyer Joke

A legal staffer is still gonna have to change it. Normally, I don’t share these, or tell them at work (’cause oddly the lawyers get a li’l huffy), but since this one allegedly came from a legal assistant who had been in the legal industry longer than the lawyer who shared the joke has been… Continue Reading

A Motivational Poster that Gets Real

A Motivational Poster that Gets Real

There’s nothin’ like a motivational cliche to get you through a hellish period at work, usually the weeks preceding a trial. You can really pump yourself up for those 60-plus hour weeks by reminding yourself you’re shooting for the moon, and even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. Just kidding. I’ve always hated… Continue Reading

Paralegal Office Challenge: Decorate THIS

Paralegal Office Challenge:  Decorate THIS

You know how it is. You’ve got that great paralegal job, with your own office and business cards. You are living the glamorous life of a legal support staffer, and all your friends are jealous (well, mebbe not so much), and then someone decides your office is the perfect location for THIS: Photo submitted by… Continue Reading

Practical Paralegalism’s Recommended Reading This Week

Practical Paralegalism’s Recommended Reading This Week

But will I look fat wearing this? Happy Mother’s Day to all of Practical Paralegalism’s hard-working mommy readers. With no further ado, here’s this week’s recommended links for everything from technology to legal humor to career dressing – and even a little something for The Grammar Police. ABC News did a piece recommending gadgets for… Continue Reading

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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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