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Practical Paralegalism’s Recommended Reading This Week

Practical Paralegalism’s Recommended Reading This Week

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope your children showed their appreciation for the hard-working legal professional moms in their lives – or at least didn’t announce at 5:00 p.m. today that they have a project worth 50% of their grade in Social Studies due tomorrow – that they’ve known about for weeks and haven’t started.

I blog for paralegals to share information they might find helpful for professional development – or a much needed laugh during a hectic week working with lawyers. Once a week (or every other week when the demands of a full-time job and teens supercede my best intentions) 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:

“6 Rules for Protecting Confidential Information” (Lawyerist) ~ Essential ethical rules to live by.

“5 Simple Tools for a Paperless Office” (Mashable) ~ I’ve researched the benefits of going paperless, now let’s talk about how to make it happen.

“Useful (and free) Office resources from Microsoft” (Compujurist) ~ Need to brush up on your MS skills? There’s no better time than now, and you can’t beat the price.

“Work Smarter, Go Home Sooner” (The Last Word) ~ Once you’ve experienced the joys of a second monitor, your life will never be the same.

“10 Must Have iPhone Apps for Lawyers” (The MacLawyer) ~ What’s your favorite smartphone app for work?

“One for You, One for Me” (Paralegalese) ~ Another insightful post from Tennessee paralegal Melissa Hinote, this time discussing the power of delegation.

“The Case of the $18,000 Phone Bill” (WSJ Law Blog) ~ Once I yelled at my teen for running up an extra $64 in texting overages. Honey, I sincerely apologize. It was a mere pittance compared to this – even though I made you pay me back.

Favorite Practical Paralegalism post from this time last year ~ “Why Didn’t ‘Scare My Pants Off'”

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

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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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