This may come as a complete surprise to perhaps three of you, but I was Empress of the Nerds in high school. Captain of the High I.Q. team, editor of the school literary magazine, and wearer of hideous prescription glasses for the nearly blind that made uber-nerd Steve Urkel look like Usher’s doppelganger.

So maybe I’m a little insecure and trying to be more popular in my old age? (But I lost those glasses a long time ago). Nah. I’m much more secure as a middle-aged contact lens wearer 🙂
But I do use Practical Paralegalism’s Facebook page as the equivalent of my online newsletter at the moment, and I’d love for more legal professionals to get the updates in their Facebook feeds. I very, very much appreciate the 300+ wonderful supporters who have liked Practical Paralegalism’s Facebook page to date (!/pages/Practical-Paralegalism/44954125655) but decided to hold a contest to encourage you to spread the word among your Facebook buddies – paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries, administrative assistants, paralegal students and instructors, legal vendors, and even the attorneys who just like us a whole lot – to add Practical Paralegalism’s page to their Likes.

How and what do you win? If you’re new, simply like Practical Paralegalism’s page on Facebook and add a comment to the December 5, 2010 contest post (“Hi!” is good enough.) If you were referred by an existing fan of the page, be sure and add that person’s name to your comment, and you both will be entered to win a $25 gift card of your choice (iTunes, Amazon or Starbucks). Existing fans who refer more than one person can be entered more than once – as long as the new fan identifies him or her.
The contest will last through January 15, 2011. I hope to hear from lots of you, and am looking forward to this contest as a way to get to know more terrific legal professionals across the country better, especially those who are heavy Facebook users, but are not so much into LinkedIn or “the Twitter,” to quote Betty White from the movie You Again.

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