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Practical Paralegalism’s Recommended Reading this Week

Practical Paralegalism’s Recommended Reading this Week

I blog for paralegals and legal professionals to share information they may find helpful for professional development, or simply entertaining during a fast-paced week. Once a week (or less when Life happens – expect less with many projects looming in 2012), I share links to a half dozen or so articles focusing on law practice and technology, professionalism, career dressing on a budget, legal news, and hopefully, a good laugh or two.

I also share the daily minutia of a paralegal and working mom at Practical Paralegalism’s Facebook Page and via my Twitter Feed, @ExpertParalegal.

An associate brought in bad-ass brownies. It was a good day to be a paralegal 🙂
Here are this week’s links:

Legal/Technology

After the Party’s Over: how to Handle a Deposition Errata Sheet (The Paralegal Society) ~ Attorney Richard Cook provides excellent information in the TPS “Deposition Series.”

The year ahead: An interview with paralegal Mianne L. Besser (Career Liberty) ~ Great interview by Neal Huffman. I hope you’ve added his blog to your RSS reader. – and that you use one.

Social Media 101: How to Behave in the Online World (Attorney at Work) ~ Still bewildered by what to say via Twitter and other online outlets? Digital expert Andrea Cannavina shares some great tips to get started. I’d add, “Be YOU,” but the you that’s appropriate for your mom and your boss.

No More Excuses! 15 Questions To Ask During an Informational Interview (Classy Career Girl) ~ If you’re a wannabe paralegal student, a current paralegal student, or seeking paralegal opportunities, informational interviews are the way to go. Even at a CLE luncheon, you can work a few of these questions in just talking to other professionals at your table. Don’t be shy!

Adobe Reader now enables digital signatures (PDF for Lawyers) ~ This is all free.

Review: Transcript Pad — review and manage depositions on your iPad (iPhone JD) ~ If you’re not using your iPad for work, you should be.

Career Style (so my readers who don’t care can skip ’em for sure 🙂

Puppy Dog Ears (What I Wore 2Day) ~ I love this fun look, which would work in conservative offices – puppy dog ears an’ all.

{Trend} Colorful Coats (Style with Shannon) ~ Another great office look, popping with color. Now is a great time to keep an eye on sales to get your own colorful coat.

Lunch Break Styling Session (Big Girl. Small Budget. Tiny Town.) ~ Another beautiful example of how to wear animal print, even to conservative offices.

Daily Outfit: 01/18/12 (already pretty) ~ I love Sally’s full skirt and boots – and the fact that she turned earrings into cute button pins.

My outfit: denim and diamonds! (Good Life for Less) ~ Suddenly, I can see a way to incorporate some of my vintage rhinestone necklaces into my work wear. Style blogs have everything to do with me thinking about using what I already have more creatively.

What caught Practical Paralegalism’s eye this time last year:

Elite Law Firms Prefer Pedigree to Paralegal Experience
Legal Assistant Declared Legally Sane
Representing the Paralegal Profession Well: 10 Ways to Dress to Impress
Stress Relief Tip No. 93 for Paralegals: Yell “That’s So WHACK!”
Reader Question: How Do I Get a Job as a Litigation Paralegal?

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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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