One of the biggest complaints I hear from legal support staffers is about activity that occurs while they are not at their desks, i.e. the dread piles of paper keft in their chairs or surreptitiously slipped among ongoing projects. By “surreptitiously” I mean in the dead of night, and usually not in that box clearly…

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Mmmmm, lunch. My tweet was inspired by Elf of course, and a tweet from Camille Stell, the Director of Client Services at Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance in North Carolina, saying that she keeps Pop Tarts in her desk for meals or snacks. I’ve been guilty of the same. Patti Clapper, a North Carolina paralegal and…

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When my husband shared this pic on his Facebook page, I laughed and thought, “Man, what paralegal hasn’t thought this if she had an awesome day, and used her paralegal super-powers to save the day, rising to a last-minute crisis, solving a problem that had everyone else stumped, finding the smoking gun in a case,…

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A legal staffer is still gonna have to change it. Normally, I don’t share these, or tell them at work (’cause oddly the lawyers get a li’l huffy), but since this one allegedly came from a legal assistant who had been in the legal industry longer than the lawyer who shared the joke has been…

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There’s nothin’ like a motivational cliche to get you through a hellish period at work, usually the weeks preceding a trial. You can really pump yourself up for those 60-plus hour weeks by reminding yourself you’re shooting for the moon, and even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. Just kidding. I’ve always hated…

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You know how it is. You’ve got that great paralegal job, with your own office and business cards. You are living the glamorous life of a legal support staffer, and all your friends are jealous (well, mebbe not so much), and then someone decides your office is the perfect location for THIS: Photo submitted by…

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But will I look fat wearing this? Happy Mother’s Day to all of Practical Paralegalism’s hard-working mommy readers. With no further ado, here’s this week’s recommended links for everything from technology to legal humor to career dressing – and even a little something for The Grammar Police. ABC News did a piece recommending gadgets for…

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In yet another installment of “I’m sure ya’ll have nothing better to do than play on the computer,” I stumbled upon this cool website, “Make your own Error Message.” Good clean fun, plus whose heart hasn’t stopped for just a sec (or more) when those awesome error messages appear on your computer screen? Since I…

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Here’s hopin’ that none of you (or me) end up looking like this today:     You know that Practical Paralegalism thinks every legal professional needs a dog. For more funny pics of this great breed comin’ right atcha, see “Basset Hounds Running” (BuzzFeed).

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