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Practical Paralegalism’s Recommended Reading This Week

Practical Paralegalism’s Recommended Reading This Week

I blog for legal professionals, including paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries, paralegal students and educators – and the attorneys who want to get to know us better. I aim to share information they may find helpful for professional development, or just a much needed laugh during a hectic week working with lawyers. Once a week (or less often when Life happens), I share links to a half dozen or so articles focusing on legal news and humor, professionalism and career dressing, and practice tips and technology.

I also share links of interest (and blab about paralegal and mother of teen minutiae) at Practical Paralegalism’s Facebook page (thanks to all of you who have “liked” it to date!), and via my Twitter feed, @ExpertParalegal.

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Here’s this week’s links:


Co-Worker Complaints (Ms. Austen’s Cubicle) ~ An anonymous legal assistant shares a list of gripes we’ve probably all experienced, or, uh, committed at one time or ‘nother. For those of you following this blog, you’ll be excited to learn that Kevin called!

I might be missing Mindy here soon… (Paralegally Insane) ~  An anonymous paralegal writes a terrific post about what sends a resume for a legal support staff job straight to File 13. Of course you can file alphabetically.

So what if he’s a “tyrant, an idiot, a weasel and a dump truck?” (The Empowered Paralegal) ~ Whatever you do, don’t call him that on the Internet. The Internet is forever, peeps.

How (not) to add Friends on Facebook (Sessions with a Starr) ~ Virtual paralegal Pamela Starr shares a Facebook friending attempt that got rather tense. For the record, I don’t accept Facebook friend requests and LinkedIn invitations from people I can’t identify either.

8 iOS apps that make it easier to go paperless (Gigaom) ~ Turn your iPhone into a handheld scanner. ‘Nuff said.

10 Tips for a More Productive Day (workawesome) ~ Your commute is a great time to catch up on legal podcasts at Legal Talk Network.

Mirror-free is not the way to be (The New Professional) ~ I’m highlighting this post not only to show you can get a great dress for the office at Target, but because Angeline demonstrates a multi-chain necklace trick that you better believe I will be trying.

A Weekend of Thrifting: My Goodies (SparkleBirds) ~ I love it when peeps share pics of the good stuff they got thrifting. Career fashion bloggers have turned me onto thrifting, and I hope to share more pics soon. If you’ve thrifted awesome finds for work wear, Practical Paralegalism would love to share your pics and thrifting tips.

What Practical Paralegalism was rattling on about this time last year:

You Can Be Pretty Sure He’s Not a Paralegal If…
What Happens When Your Client Threatens to Blow Up a Government Agency?
Paralegal Tweet:  Needed One Wookie of All Trades
Practical Paralegalism’s Guide to Paralegal Want Ads

2 Responses to Practical Paralegalism’s Recommended Reading This Week

  1. Oh my gosh! I decide to head over to one of my favorite work-related blogs (yours) to motivate me through the rest of this Mon. afternoon at the firm, and I see a link to my blog. I am speechless! Thank you so much, Lynne – I greatly appreciate it! I look forward to checking out your other recommendations.

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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