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Practical Paralegalism’s Recommended Reading This Week

I blog for paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries, and all the other legal staffers essential to the practice of law – as well as the attorneys who want to get to know us better. Once a week, I share links to a half dozen or so articles focusing on legal news and humor, practice tips and technology.

Here’s this week’s list:

How Facebook Can Make or Break Your Case (Law Technology News) ~ Great advice for using social media in a litigation setting.

Do You Talk to Clients About Social Media? (Lawyerist) ~ Your firm’s client intake sheets should include questions about social media usage. You don’t want any nasty surprises after you’ve taken the case.

Why you need to switch to digital client files now (LawyersUSA) ~ Is your firm still clinging to paper? Here are many good reasons to go digital.

Google Docs Adds Translation Feature (Mashable) ~ I’m very excited about this new feature, which will help us communicate more effectively with our Hispanic clients.

I Kindly Refuse (Patti’s Paralegal Page) ~ Paralegal Patricia Clapper tells paralegals how to say no if asked to do something they believe is unethical.

Some great ideas from a reader on saving documents (Paralegal Pie) ~ Paralegal Kim Walker shares what she’s learned after her laptop was stolen.

We’re Just A Little High In The Instep Here ( ~ Law student Huma Rashid continues her fashion series for legal professionals with some terrific black pump offerings.

Big News for Gadget Lovers & Avid Readers: Amazon’s new Kindle is only $139 (PC World) With the substantial drop in price, is a Kindle in your future?

Mashable celebrated its fifth birthday this week. Busch Gardens sent birthday wishes via this smashing video:

Website of the Week:,, a free website to help stay connected with loved ones during a serious health event. It has been a lifesaver this week with my youngest daughter’s hospital stay going on seven days, including four in ICU. It has allowed us to keep friends and family up-to-date, and the posts to her guestbook have raised our whole family’s spirits.

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Lynne J. DeVenny, N.C. State Bar Certified Paralegal

Owner & Virtual Paralegal, DeVenny Paralegal Services

Email: lynne.devenny[at]

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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