The latest edition of The Paralegal Voice, “The Best Paralegal Law Technology Trends” co-hosted by Vicki Voisin and me, is now available at Legal Talk Network.This month’s guest expert, Jared D. Correia, Esq., the Senior Practice Advisor for Massachusetts’ Law Office Management Assistance Program (MASSLOMAP), shares his thoughts on everything from law practice management software,…

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Terrific Networking Opportunity for NC Paralegals The North Carolina Bar Association – Paralegal Division and the Research Triangle Paralegal Association request you save the date to attend: 2012 NC Bar Association – Paralegal Division and RTPA Career FairFriday, June 15, 2012 – 1:00 – 4:00 PMNorth Carolina Bar Center8000 Weston ParkwayCary, North Carolina 27513 The…

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Ah, I love th’ Craigslist. This ad for a paralegal intern in Santa Clara, California describes the unpaid internship offered as follows: A way to understand this internship is through an analogy of creating a fire in a fireplace with the intent of warming a room. Before you can sit back and enjoy the fire,…

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I know many of my readers are students enrolled in paralegal programs, some hoping to start second or third careers. It’s encouraging to see Forbes, a leading business publication, include paralegals among the highest paying two-year degree jobs in the United States, along with nurses, x-ray technicians, dental hygienists, computer support specialists, solar panel consultants…

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Emily Curtis Paralegal Program: I am currently enrolled in a paralegal program with Everest University for my bachelor’s degree, and plan to test for my certification at OSU.  I work full time while going to school full time with two very lively little girls, so it is definitely a balancing act.  I am just beginning…

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Taye Akinola Desired Job Title: Intellectual Property (IP) Paralegal Current Paralegal Program: Graduate Certificate, Texas State University-San Marcos, ABA-approved Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2012 Education/Degrees:  BA in graphic design; graduate certificate in deaf history; MA in deaf studies Desired Specialty Areas: Intellectual Property and eDiscovery Academic Highlight: Favorite class – Intellectual Property Future Professional Goals: To work as a Paralegal Manager/Supervisor…

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“When school is hard and you need a good cry, a stuffed animal is a lot nicer than having a person judge you.” ~ Kimberly Ma, legal assistant student at SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (The Weal) I kept a stuffed giraffe from my childhood way into adulthood – until a real pet animal…

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The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that few of the one thousand paralegal programs receive ABA approval but that having an American Bar Association-approved paralegal qualification was still going to better serve paralegals The outlook for paralegals was also bright, according to the BLS, as reported by ABA Approved Paralegals in terms of…

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Wendy Kimbel My friend and fellow North Carolinian, Wendy Kimbel, ACP, NCCP, was cleaning out some files recently, when she came across her response to a paralegal student’s question, “What are the skills and attributes of a paralegal?” Wendy shared her very thorough and articulate response with me, and I loved her answer so much…

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