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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

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

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

Social Media Is an Incredible Learning and Networking Tool for Paralegals

Social Media Is an Incredible Learning and Networking Tool for Paralegals

Or, You Don’t Need to Delete Your Facebook Account Just Yet Relax. Use social media for good. While waging war on paper in my home office, I found the outline of a luncheon speech I gave to a local paralegal group earlier this year. So that I can throw away the paper, I’m memorializing the… Continue Reading

Paralegal Fired after Being Named “Sluttiest Blogger”

Paralegal Fired after Being Named “Sluttiest Blogger”

I know, how cool is that? The sluttiest blogger award, I mean. There are so many places I could go with this post, but I’m going to stick with general admiration – plus a warning about the possibilities of getting fired for red-hot sex-blogging. A year ago, Vanessa Pinto a/k/a Fleur De Lis, had the… Continue Reading

Looking for a Paralegal Job? You Need to Get Out of the House

Looking for a Paralegal Job? You Need to Get Out of the House

Ken Winters, owner of Staffback, a corporate recruiting firm in Santa Cruz, California, has some good advice for job seekers:  get out of the house.  He recommends spending at least one-third of your job-seeking time volunteering and making personal connections, and using the rest of your time to look for jobs online and to network… Continue Reading

The Paralegal Voice Podcast: Trends in the Paralegal Profession

The Paralegal Voice Podcast: Trends in the Paralegal Profession

The latest edition of The Paralegal Voice, “Trends in the Paralegal Profession,” co-hosted by Vicki Voisin and me, is now available at Legal Talk Network. How do you keep up with constantly evolving trends in the paralegal field and stay ahead of the pack? I am joined by very special guest Jeannie S. Johnston, Founder… Continue Reading

Social Media 101: Can’t Think of Anything to Post on Your Facebook Status?

Social Media 101: Can’t Think of Anything to Post on Your Facebook Status?

That’s not always a bad thing. But it’s worse if you constantly post what you had for dinner. I stumbled upon generatus, http://www.generatus.com/, which claims to be a social networking status generator, “ideal for the imaginatively challenged.” I know. Sometimes I can’t think of a thing to post. So I don’t. Novel idea, huh? I… Continue Reading

Paralegal Sues Facebook Friend for Infliction of Emotional Distress

Paralegal Sues Facebook Friend for Infliction of Emotional Distress

Facebook doesn’t just have ethics pitfalls for legal professionals – it has emotional pitfalls, too, just like it does for everyone else. According to the Tri City Herald, an unemployed Michigan paralegal, Cheryl Gray, is suing her former Facebook friend for “misrepresentation, promissory estoppel, defamation of character and intentional infliction of emotional distress” and is… 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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