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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

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 Career Dressing: Heigh-Ho It’s Off to Court We Go

Paralegal Career Dressing: Heigh-Ho It’s Off to Court We Go

Today I accompanied my supervising attorney to a Social Security disability hearing. I did a lot of the pre-hearing work, including writing the brief for the Administrative Law Judge. We were ready to make our case, but the hearing itself was short. Short is a good sign in most Social Security disability hearings. These are… Continue Reading

Paralegal Career Dressing: I Can Has Ur GoodWill?

Paralegal Career Dressing: I Can Has Ur GoodWill?

It’s the holidaze. So sue me if I use a little lolcat speak. This new-to-me striped blazer came from my sister’s GoodWill bag. She’s all, like, “You want dis?” And I’m all, “Ya Man!” I’m saving the story of The Battle of the Shoes she almost didn’t give me for the post when I’m actually… 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

NCBA Paralegal Division & RTPA Career Fair

Terrific Networking Opportunity for NC Paralegals The North Carolina Bar Association – Paralegal Division and the Research Triangle Paralegal Association request you save the date to attend: 2012 NC Bar Association – Paralegal Division and RTPA Career Fair Friday, June 15, 2012 – 1:00 – 4:00 PM North Carolina Bar Center 8000 Weston Parkway Cary,… Continue Reading

Paralegal Career Dressing: How to Read Every Language

Paralegal Career Dressing: How to Read Every Language

“Oh Gawd, will this week never end?” That was pretty much my thought process yesterday. My vertigo slightly relieved by meclizine, I was my typical OCD self, helping my bosses avoid malpractice and even translating foreign documents. Oh, wait. You didn’t know one of my mad paralegal skills is fluency in all languages? Actually, what… Continue Reading

Paralegal Career Dressing: Gray Day & Outfit

Paralegal Career Dressing: Gray Day & Outfit

First, via th’ Twitter, this is how my day started out: Then it mostly rained, and was dark, and then rained some more, which is a killer for both outdoor and indoor pics. Before I started reading style bloggers, and then expanding my budget career dressing posts from just sharing good deals to putting my… Continue Reading

Paralegal Career Dressing: Legal Window Dressing

Paralegal Career Dressing: Legal Window Dressing

It occurred to me that I work in a law firm, and have never taken a single picture with the obligatory law books background. Jeez, why not? Maybe ’cause nobody actually uses books to look up case law and statutes anymore? (Or at least anybody with a smart phone or computer access…) This is one… Continue Reading

It’s Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

It’s Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

Or, I Was So Crushed When I Found Out When? 4:42 p.m. Here’s my corroborating tweet: Seriously, what did your employer do today or this week to celebrate your administrative professional awesomeness? P.S. One of my co-workers pointed out we celebrate a lot at our firm, which is very true. And my boss buys me… 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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