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Practical Paralegalism’s Recommended Reading this Week

Practical Paralegalism’s Recommended Reading this Week
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One of the many reasons I blog for paralegals and legal staffers by any other name is to share information they may find helpful for professional development (or simply entertaining during a fast-paced week). Once a week I share links to a half dozen or so articles focusing on legal news, practice tips, technology and career dressing – plus 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.

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Here’s this week’s links:


“National Access to Justice: A New Model” (The Empowered Paralegal) ~  What do you think about licensing paralegals under federal law to provide limited legal services?

Legal Files vs. Trees (Ms. Austen’s Cubicle) ~ Is your office still mired in stacks and stacks of paper?

A Few Things I Just Don’t Get (A Paralegal’s Life) ~ Grumpy Humbug shares a male’s point of view on Glee, fashion, and Jersey Shore. I feel ya, GH, cause I hate what my teens call “Jers-day.” But I’m a girl, and I like shoes.

Open to other possibilities (Superlegal Fun) ~ I love the Secretary posts, but am so glad Secretary doesn’t work for us!

Yes, I’m a Virtual Assistant. No, I’m not Siri. I’m better. (Clerical Advantage) ~  In a terrific post, Tina Marie Hilton, an amazing virtual assistant, explains why artificial intelligence can’t replace humans. Whew. ‘Cause I was worried Siri might want my job.

[Insanely] Popular Post: Printing Those Monster Excel Sheets (Legal Office Guru) ~ A video tutorial is available. Me, I love software how-to videos!

Should you dress up for Halloween at work? (Paralegal Pie) ~ Does your office – or local courthouse – dress up for Halloween? I usually wear fuzzy animal ears of some kind, until they get tangled up in my headset.

Dress for Sucess: The White Shirt (Lawyerist) ~ I believe every paralegal needs a basic no-iron classic white shirt in her (or his) wardrobe.

Wrinkle Free rocks! But you can style it much better. (Amazon)

Building Your Professional Wardrobe (workchic) ~ Great tips for following the dress code at work, while still reflecting your own personal style.

Coffee Is Number One Source of Anti-Oxidants (FutureLawyer) ~ YES!!!  Go, Rick!

AND THEN I SAW A SASQUATCH ON THE ROAD (The Bloggess) ~ If you only put one blog in your Google feed reader, make it this one. Jenny can make me laugh out loud, even when I feel like crying.

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

E-Discovery: Did You Know?
Open Thread: How Do You Handle Unequal Workloads between Co-Workers?
The Paralegal Voice:  The Importance of Technology in the Paralegal World
When Is It Okay to Wear a Halloween Costume to the Office?

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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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