Civil Litigation

Avoid Epic Tech Fails in Court

Guantanamo Court Room (Public Domain) Hard drive crashes, software failure, and user errors strike fear into the heart of any legal professional who’s ever been responsible for trial technology. Law Technology News recently published an excellent feature article about how to prevent – and handle – courtroom snafus.    I recommend that paralegals and paralegal…

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Photo of a Legal Assistant’s Key Role at Trial Is Worth a 1,000 Words

I love this picture from The Palm Beach Post, showing plaintiff and mother Ana Mejia hugging attorney Robert Bergin’s legal assistant, Kellie Aquino, after a jury returned a $4.5 million verdict in a medical malpractice trial in Palm Beach County Circuit Court in West Palm Beach, Florida. The feature story itself makes interesting reading, discussing…

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Someone Needs a Spanking

So sue me, I’m old school. Wait, kiddos, don’t sue me. I’ve never spanked you, although I did make you pay that huge cell phone bill you racked up for excess text messages. That would be grounds for a lawsuit for some kiddos. Seriously, have you guys seen the one about the punks plaintiffs that…

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Online CLE: 10 Ways to Prepare Top Civil Injury Settlement Demands

If you think you missed this new webinar offered through The Paralegal Mentor, you’re in luck. The course was postponed due to scheduling issues. The new date is Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. EST, and you can register at http://settlementdemands.com/. When the course was announced, Vicki Voisin received an email from a paralegal who…

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Fired Paralegal Sued by Former Boss for Citysearch Review

The Ultimate Bellaire is reporting that a Texas paralegal and (I’m assuming) her husband are being sued in Harris County District Court by her former supervising attorney, Michael Weston of Weston & Associates, PLLC, a bankruptcy firm, for allegedly posting a highly negative review of Weston on Citysearch.com. The plaintiffs say that after they fired…

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