Posts by Lynne Devenny

New Paralegal Voice Podcast: Paralegal Hiring Trends

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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Visible Monday and Beachin’ It

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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Paralegal Profile: Rick Fountain

Rick & family Job Title:   Legal Assistant/Office Manager Employer:   Classic Legal Help, http://www.classiclegalhelp.com/ Years of Paralegal Experience:   3 Education/Degrees:  Associate Degree Specialty Areas:   Bankruptcy/Divorce Career Highlight:   Helping open an office in Florida and Oregon (as well as AZ) Future Professional Goal:   Becoming certified ALS, Accredited Legal Secretary through NALS Paralegal Practice Tip:   Just take your time…

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Can Wearing an Orange Shirt to Work Get You Fired?

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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So You Want to Be a Virtual Paralegal

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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The Secret Paralegal Holiday Is Finally Out!

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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An Epic “Reply All” Fail

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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TGIF: Juanita Weasel Makes Like a Paralegal

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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Paralegal Profile: Suzanne “Sue” Carlstedt

Job Title: Owner of So “Sue” Me, LLC –  paralegal, private investigator and process server Employer: So “Sue” Me, LLC Years of Paralegal Experience: 25 Education/Degrees:  Paralegal/Legal Assistant  certificate from Apollo College, in the process of obtaining dual B.S. degrees in Criminology and Psychology from Regis University  Sue  Specialty Areas: Paralegal: Personal injury, medical malpractice,…

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