I blog for paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries, all other legal staffers, paralegal students and educators – and the attorneys who want to get to know us better. I try to share information they may find helpful for professional development, or just a much needed laugh during a hectic week working for lawyers. 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, and practice tips and technology.

I also share links of interest at Practical Paralegalism’s Facebook page and via my Twitter feed, @ExpertParalegal.

One of the prettiest flash drives I’ve coveted yet. (Amazon)

Here’s this week’s links (a bit weighted toward career dressing, but it’s been a good week for working girls in the fashion blogs):

Whoops (Adventures in Paralegalism) ~ Maren Joyce, a new paralegal, shares a recent mistake she made and how she fixed it. Mistakes. We all make ’em.

How to Send Faxes from Google Docs (Business Hacks) ~ I love Google Docs, especially when I’m on the go.

How Do I Dress for a Casual Work Environment? (Classy Career Girl) ~ The basics are shown to start building a new work wardrobe from scratch, especially useful for paralegal students. Don’t forget to scour your local thrift stores for real deals on classic pieces.

Business Casual Superstar: An A-Line Dress and Printed Flats (The Working Wardrobe) ~ Huma puts together a terrifically cute, affordable and comfortable outfit for work. 

Mad Men…ish (A Working Mom’s Closet) ~ Mel shows off a great dress for work, with my favorite Mad Men theme, and purchased at one of my favorite fashion discount retailers, Ross Dress for Less.

Feeling a little retro yourself? This classic dress from JC Penney could fill the bill, and can provide the foundation for a lot of re-mixes using cardis, scarves and accessories:

Worthington Full Skirt Dress ~ $39.99

Twice as nice (The New Professional) ~ Angeline’s dress looks great for work, and it’s on backwards! (You know I will try this at home 🙂

Husband + Me = Our Wardrobe (I’m clothed much) ~ Guest blogger Melissa shows off a great look that would work for the office. You’ll need a man’s tie.

Ways to Not-shop (already pretty) ~ Times are tough, and I don’t know about you, but we’re definitely cutting back on expenditures at our house. I love Sally’s advice to shop your own closet and re-purpose items you already own.

Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Creator of Westlaw Random Pricing (Turnip News) ~ Finally, the recognition he deserves.

This time last year Practical Paralegalism was mulling over these issues:

Is “Pilfering Millions” an Oxymoron?
Mercy, an Email Exchange between Legal Secretaries Made Snopes.com

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