The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
I blog for paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries, legal staffers by any other name, paralegal students and educators – and the attorneys who want to get to know us better. I try to share information they might find helpful for professional development, or just a much needed laugh during a hectic week working for lawyers. Once the 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.
|Major chop this week. And also so you’ll know what I really look like 🙂|
“Dear Lying Plaintiff” (Mom-alegal’s Blog) ~ This is really funny. Unless it’s your client.
“10 things a paralegal is NOT” (Superlegal Fun) ~ I confess I’m number 4. My teenagers can’t drive yet, and man, their social and extracurricular activity schedule is killin’ me. I go by “James” after work.
“How to Deal with a Crying Client” (Divorce Discourse) ~ File this under more stuff they don’t teach you in paralegal school.
“Justbeamit Makes Transferring Large Files Super-Easy” (Lifehacker) ~Anyone tried this service? I’ve also heard good things – and used – sendthisfile, http://www.sendthisfile.com/, and youSENDit, https://www.yousendit.com/.
“Get 50 GB FREE from Box.net” (Lawyerist.com) ~ That is a helluva lot o’ storage. I’m checking it out.
“Six Tips to Getting Started with a Paperless Office” (Small Firm Innovation) ~ My favorite quote from this post is, “Skip that big beast of a file.” You do not have to tell this paralegal twice.
“My iPhone says the darndest things (thanks to Siri)” (Technolog) ~ Siri is “not that kind of personal assistant,” peeps. But I still want her.
“That’s why I’m not allowed to be here unsupervised” (The Bloggess) ~ Jenny makes me laugh even on my worst days. Plus, this post does have the word “lawyer” in it.
Really Important Stuff that caught Practical Paralegalism’s attention this time last year: