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Practical Paralegalism’s Recommended Reading This Week

Practical Paralegalism’s Recommended Reading This Week

I’m a little behind on my weekly recommended reading. It’s these darned holidays. My normally reasonable family refuses to have Thanksgiving dinner at Cracker Barrel. What is wrong with these people?

But I blog for paralegals in order to share information relevant to our profession and to help circulate some of the terrific information (and the belly laughs) that come my way via my indispensable RSS feed and Twitter.

Here’s my latest recommended reading:

“Fishing the Social Media Ocean” from 3 Geeks and a Law Blog. I know I talk a lot about using social media to learn, but I’ll say it again, using this post’s wonderful metaphor. Go fishing for information!

“Why I Prefer Free, Open-Source Software” from Lawyerist. The key point in this article is that most of us are already using some kind of free software if we use the Internet. Paralegals working for small or solo practices may find this post especially relevant.

“HOW TO: Choose a News Reader for Keeping Tabs on Your Industry” from Mashable. I love the news, legal and otherwise. One of the best aspects of a Mashable post, for the technologically insecure, is that pictures are usually included.

“Five Security Tips for Gmail Users” from Business Hacks. With malware becoming more sophisticated and vicious, be more cautious than ever of attachments from unknown senders – or even friends.

“The Casual Friday Memo re: Being More Casual” from The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law. Uh, it’s just “Namby”, “the professional bullshit artist in the nice suit.” Hey, he said it. I’m all for being more casual.

“Employee Goes Extra Mile for Boss with Bomb Threat” from Lowering the Bar. Dear Boss, I am not calling in any bomb threats for you, but given your history of driving to the airport about seven minutes before your plane is due to take off, I will lie and tell you that your flight time is three hours earlier than it really is.

“Gadget of the Week” goes to Sanyo’s Eneloop Kairo hand warmers, although they wouldn’t do my usually frigid fingers much good at work, since I need them to keyboard. (Thanks to engadget.)

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

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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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