I blog for paralegals and legal professionals 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 – expect less with many projects looming in 2012), I share links to a half dozen or so articles focusing on law practice and technology, professionalism, career dressing on a budget, 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.

This will be my platform if I ever run for Ms. Paralegal America.

Here are this week’s links:


A Message from “The Boss” (Paralegalese) – Finally we learn The Boss’s name! Seriously, this should be called “Ode to an Irreplaceable Paralegal”. I confess I kinda teared up.

Are You an ABA-Certified Paralegal? (Atlanta Paralegal Services) ~ If you are saying that you are, you definitely need to read this post.

Pardon Me, Your Personal Business Is Showing (Ms. Austen’s Cubicle) ~ Google yourself every now and then.

Attorneys Beware – Attempting to Erase the Past on Facebook Can Result in Costly Sanctions (eLessons Learned) ~  I blogged about this case in “One of the Biggest Mistakes a Paralegal Did Not Make,” but it’s worth reading about it again from a lawyer’s point of view. Our clients’ social media accounts are creating a whole new frontier of thorny litigation and discovery issues to deal with.

What to Do Before Handing Down Your Gadgets (Techlicious) ~ These steps are particularly crucial for legal professionals who may have confidential electronic data stored on their gadgets.

10 Ways to Refresh Your Digital Life for the New Year (Mashable) ~ All good advice.

Career Style (so my boy readers can skip ’em for sure 🙂

I Wonder How Important My Hairstyle Is in a Law Firm (Bitter Lawyer) ~ I agree with the advice, but would add that a good haircut that is flattering on you not only boosts your confidence, but contributes to an overall professional appearance.

How to Have Five Days of Office Style On a Budget (Classy Career Girl) ~ Great office finds and ideas.

My Wardrobe Today – Wednesday (Wardrobe Oxygen) ~ Here’s how to get out of an all black rut while still wearing your mostly black clothes. Heeeyy, I have a yellow sweater…

Finally Friday (eek!) ~ Both outfits are ultra classy and perfect for the office – without being boring. Now I know what I need to look for to go with my trippy green skirt.

Swing Coat (Girl with Curves) ~ Beautiful!

What Practical Paralegalism wouldn’t let go of this time last year:

Paralegal’s Filing Deadline Error Forfeits Case
The Exception to Every Grammar Rule
What Can a Thrifty Paralegal Buy with $68,000?

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