Practical Paralegalism’s Recommended Reading This Week

This is a blog for paralegals, legal assistants, legal support staffers with other job titles, paralegal students and educators – and the attorneys that want to get to know us better. I try to share information readers might find helpful for professional development, or just a much-needed laugh during a hectic week working in a legal environment. Once a 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, practice tips and technology.

I also share links of interest (and the random thoughts of a working paralegal) at Practical Paralegalism’s Facebook page, and at my Twitter account, @ExpertParalegal. (I’m also on Google+, testing the waters.)

This is the Corginator. When the going gets tough at work, I remind myself I have to buy kibble 🙂

Here’s this week’s list:

“Friending” Your Attorney (The Empowered Paralegal) ~ Are you Facebook friends with your firm’s attorneys and your co-workers?  I am, but I also subscribe to the mantra that you shall not post anything on the Internet that you wouldn’t want your boss or your mom to see.

Legal Sector Added 4,000 New Jobs in July (The AmLaw Daily) ~ Are you seeing more job openings for legal support staffers in your area of the country?

Study Finds Explosion in Mobile Security Threats (Techlicious) ~ If you’re using mobile devices for client work, and haven’t already done so, you need to secure them from malware attacks.

How to try the new tablet-like Gmail layout (Technolog) ~ What do you think of this layout option?

Make Your iPad More Like a Phone with Skype (PadGadget) ~ I still want an iPhone.

The First 100 Days of a Catastrophic Injury Lawsuit (Lawyerist) ~  A must-read for any of you working in the area of personal injury.

How Long Can Your Lawyer Nap Before It’s “Ineffective Assistance of Counsel”? (Lowering the Bar) ~ If you’re unfortunate enough to be seated beside him at the counsel table, it’s your job to kick him awake.

Simplifying Your Workwear One Dress at a Time (The Working Wardrobe) ~ I confess I’m a lazy girlie girl that finds dresses perfect for work. This post discusses the best ways to wear dresses in professional environments.

Add a cardi to this Worthington Belted Surplus Dress and go! (JCPenney – $34.99)

What Practical Paralegalism was talking about this time last year:

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