One of the many reasons I blog for paralegals and legal professionals 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 (or less when Life happens) I share links to a half dozen or so articles focusing on law practice and technology, professionalism, career dressing, legal news, and hopefully, 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.

Hope your holidaze rocked, too.

Here are this week’s links:

Top 7 Things Turkeys and Attorneys Have in Common (Atlanta Paralegal Services) ~ If you didn’t catch Misty’s post before Turkey Day, it’s still funny – and apt.

Ten Qualities of Top Trial Presentation Professionals (Court Technology Trial Presentation Blog) ~ Most of these qualities apply to top trial paralegals, too.

How to Assess Your Online Reputation When Job Searching (Classy Career Girl) ~ I’ll be checking out both the book recommendation and the free online tools.

50 Free Apps We’re Most Thankful For (Lifehacker) ~ Oooh, me, too. My faves on this list include Dropbox, Evernote, Gmail, Google Reader, Google Calendar (everyone in the family uses it), TrueCrypt, and Picasa.

Tip of the Week: Cleaning Up the Desktop (New York Times Gadgetwise):  Not your physical one, which I am sure is neat as a pin.

Business Casual Superstar: A New Batch of Blazers! ( ~ Huma recommends a very affordable selection of blazers, a key piece in any legal professional’s wardrobe. Teacher Put on Leave (Legally Weird) ~ So much wrong with this scenario, including allegedly using her employer’s laptop to maintain NSFW sites. Let’s say it all together, “Your work computer isn’t really yours.”

Practical Paralegalism’s Fave Fashion Blogger of the Week:  This Is CorpGoth Trystan works in a casual office environment, but makes her signature goth style work for corporate and professional life.

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

Fighting Insurance Fraud – Paralegal Style (Guest post by Jennifer Guppy)
I Am Your Only Client
For Everyone Working on Papers for Paralegal Classes over the Holidays
How to Abuse a Notary Commission

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