Blowin’ Off Steam

TGIF: Got Paralegal Stress?

As soon as I saw this item on “Funny Gifts For Christmas,” I knew it was the perfect present for my paralegal home girls and boys. I don’t tell everybody this (well, at least I didn’t used to) but I love to tenderize meat. BAM! Whew, I feel better! Same with that Whack-a-Mole game at…

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Need a Mental Break? Barcode Yourself

I’m sure you have absolutely nothing else to do but barcode yourself. Not really. If you’re a legal support staffer reading this post at work, you’re probably taking a wee mental break by hiding under your desk with your smart phone, trying to take your mind off the multiple discovery responses that need to be…

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Today’s Quote: A Time-Saving Domestic Tip

…Also, yes, I still have my Christmas tree up, because if I take it down before April the Christmas tree wins. Also, I’ve been using it to throw clothes on when they come out of the dryer because that way you get less wrinkles on them.  It’s like using hangers, but easier and more festive.…

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How Do You Feel About Miracle Whip?

This question is so too related to paralegals, legal assistants, and legal support staff in general. We eat a lot of sandwiches at our desk.  Plus, it’s been a long week, and I figure Pauly D’s hair is good for a belly laugh. For the record, I loathe, loathe, loathe Miracle Whip, and have thrown…

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Truths for Mature Paralegals

When I stumbled upon “Truths For Mature Humans” at FunLOL.com, I thought the author had to be a paralegal – or married to one. Here are the five truths that most hit home with me (and make me think whoever created this list is stalking me or sitting in my driveway stealing my WiFi. That’s…

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Paralegal by Day, Roller Derby Diva by Night

This team doesn’t sell Hurl Scout cookies. “Screw you and your grandmother’s Chevy Celebrity!” ~ Bliss Cavender, Whip It (2009) I’m fascinated by roller derby, and watch Whip It repeatedly. I also love to roller skate. The closest I’ve gotten to real roller derby is being knocked over by second graders during school-sponsored family skate…

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Baltimore Law Firm Makes City’s 2011 Best Places to Work

Congratulations to Maryland law firm Hodes, Pessin & Katz, P.A. which recently made Baltimore Magazine’s 2011 Best Places to Work – in part because the firm has an actual Fun Committee, and in part because the firm offers a full benefit package; is growing, not downsizing; offers tuition reimbursement; and promotes its paralegals to attorneys…

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Elite Law Firms Prefer Pedigree to Paralegal Experience

You guys would probably like Annulkah (whose friends call her “Ann”…um, don’t write that down, I’m just guessing…), who’s trying to get a job as a lawyer at a top tier firm. She has done her time in the legal trenches, even working as a paralegal to gain experience and help pay her tuition at…

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