The listener metrics are in, and The Paralegal Voice podcast had over 10,000 listens in March 2012. I just want to say a huge thank-you to all of you who have listened to the only monthly paralegal podcast currently available. We really appreciate you spreading the word, and supporting not only our podcast, but the…

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I decided not to title this post “Paralegal Career Dressing” because I’m not dressed for the office in any of these pics. But I am decidedly visible for Not Yet Dead Style’s Visible Monday in my Lollipop Red Nine West Vintage America Jeans, scored for $15 after discounts and coupons at Steinmart. All of these…

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Cute J. Crew tee. I want it. But could it get me fired? You betcha. According to the Sun Sentinel, 14 staffers formerly employed by Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A., a law firm in Deerfield Beach, Florida, were let go last Friday for wearing orange shirts. To add insult to injury, that Friday also happened to…

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Then you definitely need to read the recent feature article, “Virtual Paralegals Move Legal Work Online,” recently published by Law Technology News. Here are some highlights from the article: Some paralegals prefer the adjective “freelance” to “virtual,” because they are real paralegals, and some of their work is in-person. The salary range for virtual paralegals…

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This is a re-print of the previous two years’ St. Paddy’s Day post, but I feel like I was born to spread the word about our secret day.________________________________ I feel like such a fool. Here I am, descended from a long line of red-headed Irish Catholics (lapsed), running around in my green dress all day…

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I’m a little behind on my blog reading obviously, so I missed Above the Law’s post last week, “A Quinn Emanuel Partner’s Lecherous ‘Reply All’” and Jezebel’s analysis of the ATL post, “Legal Blogger Attempts to Criticize Lechery, Ends Up Seeming Lecherous.” To make a long, kinda icky story short, a very nice temporary secretary…

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You know one of my biggest girl-crushes on the planet is on Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess, and I thought the hardest I might have laughed in my life is over her recent post, “Her name is Juanita. Juanita Weasel. Unless you can think of something better.” No way, man. OMG, I almost peed my pants…

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According to North Carolina family lawyer and practice management expert, Lee Rosen, the answer is yes. Before my paralegal readers hit the ceiling, read Rosen’s recent post at his blog Divorce Discourse, “It’s Time to Replace Your Paralegals…with Lawyers,” carefully. He does make a good point, i.e. that law firms “can now pay an associate…

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“Simply put, paralegals handle all the grunt work of lawyers…” ~ Excerpt from “Best Jobs 2012: Paralegal” (U.S. News & World Report) At least this reporter didn’t over-glamorize the profession when trying to describe what a paralegal job is like, but maybe he put it a little too simply. That “grunt work” can be quite…

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