The dog is especially cuddly ergonomic. If I could give Nebraska paralegal Christina Koch a standing ovation for her recent post at Paralegal Gateway, “iPad as a Legal Tool,” I would. (Well, I just did. But it was kinda wasted on the pillow pet I’m sitting on to make my home office work station more…

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By fast, I mean faster than the five years (or longer) you might have to wait if you rely solely on snail mail to correspond with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) regarding the amount of its lien interest against your client’s civil injury recovery. I’ve seen articles and listserv posts discussing how to…

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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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Preferably raspberry-filled An entry-level paralegal employed in a Georgia law firm emailed me recently with this question: Would being a litigation paralegal at a worker’s comp defense firm give me experience that would be applicable to any litigation paralegal job, or is workers’ comp litigation so specific that it would limit my horizons? I responded…

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On the last edition of The Paralegal Voice, Vicki Voisin, Kim Walker and I discussed one of the worst things a paralegal will have to do during her career, and that’s telling your supervising attorney that you made a mistake. I guess the only thing worse than having to admit you made a mistake is…

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The Ultimate Memorial has published a very brief article about Texas legal assistant Donald Spencer’s recent lawsuit (Case No. 2010-83448), filed in Harris County District Court against his former employer, real estate law firm Ross, Banks, May, Cron & Cavin, and a collection agency, GC Services, but one allegation in particular caught my eye: Spencer,…

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A legal secretary’s civil complaint against her former employer that includes allegations that associates treat legal staffers like servants might not raise any eyebrows – at least among legal staffers – but one alleging attorneys and management used racial slurs and the workplace is a hotbed of sexual scandal certainly will. In September 2010, legal…

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If your job as a paralegal includes repossessing cars for your employer, no doubt it’s a challenge under normal circumstances. But if you get pulled over by an LAPD officer while driving a lawfully repossessed vehicle, wrongfully reported as stolen, and then when you offer to get the paperwork out of your briefcase to show…

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