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It’s been a busy weekend. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking to the Guilford Paralegal Association about mobile technology and ethics at the 5th Annual Spring Seminar, which included a packed house and great door prizes. Also, I got to hear Giovanni Masucci of National Digital Forensics, Inc. lecture about the dangers of using social media, as well as see his collection of cool flash drives.
On Thursday, I attended the North Carolina Bar Association Paralegal Division Council meeting, and was thrilled to see at least four iPads in use by attendees. I used the GoodReader app to view the extensive agenda on my iPad and save some serious paper. I know if I had to answer that age-old interview question, “If you were trapped alone on a desert island and could only have one item, what would it be,” I’d answer, “My iPad, duh.” (And not just because I could use it as a plate, too.)
This weekend I also tackled the challenge of living with only one closet, which I’ll share with you in a different post.
|So, you medical and personal injury experts, what’s in this film? “Another 12 Bizarre X-Rays” (Oddee)|
- Pink My Brain ~ Elaine at I’m clothed much does so many incredibly fashionable things with thrift items, coupons, and re-worked clothes – plus she’s adorable in anything – that it’s hard to know which post to share this week, but I love the way she’s tied her scarf, and am wondering if I have to go all the way to Korea to get a ruffle skirt like hers.
- When Function comes first ~ Target is having a big week in the fashion blogs for working women, also getting a shoutout at Corporette. Angeline at The New Professional is getting a lot of mileage from her Mossimo sheath dress, and knows the importance of working in a cardigan for air-conditioned offices.
|Target also has affordable tanks to wear with cardis and blazers to work.|
- What’s the Best Learning Environment for a Paralegal? ~ California freelance paralegal Daphne Drescher discusses the learning opportunities in different legal settings, from tiny firms to freelancing.
- Lawyer and Paralegal: A Match Made in Heaven? ~ South Dakota paralegal Jan Hill also discusses the opportunities to obtain new skills in different legal environments, not dependent on employer size – but on employer personality.
- Communication is Key to Keeping People (and Yourself) Happy ~ Texas paralegal Haley Odom starts her week with a plan that she shares with her supervisors and co-workers. If you’re fortunate enough to work with supervising attorneys that share their plans for the week with you, then you are truly blessed.
- Blue Book ~ Philadelphia litigation paralegal Kim Walker tells us where to find The Bluebook’s latest corrections and changes online.
- How to Protect Your Client’s Secrets in E-mail ~ North Carolina family law attorney and blogger Lee Rosen shares new, and currently free, software that allows you to send encrypted email. Business Hacks shares another method for sharing highly sensitive information via email. In a very James Bond fashion, your message self-destructs after it’s received.
If you’re looking for more links and paralegal bonding, Practical Paralegalism has a Facebook page. Last week, the thorny (and sensitive) grammar issue of one space after a period, versus two spaces after a period, received quite a bit of attention. I also tweet links and paralegal musings at my Twitter feed, @expertparalegal.