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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

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

The Hardest Thing to Do…

The Hardest Thing to Do…

…was, surprisingly, not getting most of my hair cut off last Monday. I was surprised I like it so much, and feel so comfortable going way shorter. The Teen ixnayed shaving my head to show support if she loses her hair, and I wanted a zero maintenance hairstyle for the long months in a hospital… Continue Reading

Upstaged…Again

Upstaged…Again

Or, A Recipe for Getting Dressed for Work under $15 Or, CORGI PICS! This post is going to be light on content and heavy on captions. The Recipe Lands End dress ~ $8.99 (Goodwill Manhattan) Aerosole pumps ~ $5.90 (thrifted locally) Obi Belt ~ gift from Megan Mae! Jade brooch ~ family heirloom I promise… Continue Reading

Why Don’t You Ever Brush Your Hair?

Why Don’t You Ever Brush Your Hair?

A former significant other asked me that rather a lot. You know, a lot for a question that sounds a bit hypercritical, or perhaps just helpful. I’m sure he meant to be helpful and improve my personal hygiene. What’s the answer to that question? I dunno. For sure, I don’t even carry a brush or… Continue Reading

It’s A Wrap

It’s A Wrap

As I typed the title of this post, I realized that not only did it describe this Maggy London wrap dress from the Manhattan Goodwill, but it also describes the ending of a very long chapter in my life. After decades of working in private law firms, I will first be a full-time caregiver, and… Continue Reading

MIA

MIA

Or, Ask Me How Much I Paid for These Shoes Yes, I’ve been MIA, or not very visible on th’ blog, social media, or anything digital-related. That’s right, I haven’t even checked my email. And I think there’s some snail mail ’round here, like a package from Patti that I saved to open this week.… 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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