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Category Archives: Legal Technology

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

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

Paralegal Voice Podcast: The Best Paralegal Law Technology Trends

Paralegal Voice Podcast: The Best Paralegal Law Technology Trends

The latest edition of The Paralegal Voice, “The Best Paralegal Law Technology Trends” co-hosted by Vicki Voisin and me, is now available at Legal Talk Network. This month’s guest expert, Jared D. Correia, Esq., the Senior Practice Advisor for Massachusetts’ Law Office Management Assistance Program (MASSLOMAP), shares his thoughts on everything from law practice management… Continue Reading

Practical Paralegalism’s Top 10 Paralegal Voice Podcasts

Practical Paralegalism’s Top 10 Paralegal Voice Podcasts

Even though Vicki Voisin, The Paralegal Mentor, and I have been working with Legal Talk Network to produce The Paralegal Voice podcast for over three years now, and Vicki and I both post monthly show notes for each podcast on our blogs, I still have loyal blog readers who confess they don’t know what a… Continue Reading

So You Want to Be a Virtual Paralegal

Then you definitely need to read the recent feature article, “Virtual Paralegals Move Legal Work Online,” recently published by Law Technology News. Here are some highlights from the article: Some paralegals prefer the adjective “freelance” to “virtual,” because they are real paralegals, and some of their work is in-person. The salary range for virtual paralegals… Continue Reading

Paralegal Voice Podcast: The Latest in Court Technology for Paralegals

Paralegal Voice Podcast: The Latest in Court Technology for Paralegals

The latest edition of The Paralegal Voice, “The Latest in Court Technology for Paralegals” co-hosted by Vicki Voisin and me, is now available at Legal Talk Network. Find out what’s new in court technology on The Paralegal Voice.  Co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin join Ted Brooks, the Founder & CEO of Litigation-Tech LLC for his insight on the latest in court technology for paralegals. Ted provides tips… Continue Reading

What Do Paralegals & Country Club Members Have in Common?

What Do Paralegals & Country Club Members Have in Common?

If you guessed annual income, you’re wrong. According to BlueKai, a research company, paralegals and country members love their e-readers, and their coffee and energy drinks. Check out this excerpt from the infographic: Source:  Device Magazine Look, we’re on the same shelf as country club members…although the country club member looks kinda like a valet. 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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