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Practical Paralegalism’s Top 10 Paralegal Voice Podcasts

Even though Vicki Voisin, The Paralegal Mentor, and I have been working with Legal Talk Network to produce The Paralegal Voice podcast for over three years now, and Vicki and I both post monthly show notes for each podcast on our blogs, I still have loyal blog readers who confess they don’t know what a…

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The Four Paralegal Food Groups

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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Paralegal Fired after Being Named “Sluttiest Blogger”

I know, how cool is that? The sluttiest blogger award, I mean. There are so many places I could go with this post, but I’m going to stick with general admiration – plus a warning about the possibilities of getting fired for red-hot sex-blogging. A year ago, Vanessa Pinto a/k/a Fleur De Lis, had the…

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Looking for a Paralegal Job? You Need to Get Out of the House

Ken Winters, owner of Staffback, a corporate recruiting firm in Santa Cruz, California, has some good advice for job seekers:  get out of the house.  He recommends spending at least one-third of your job-seeking time volunteering and making personal connections, and using the rest of your time to look for jobs online and to network…

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The Paralegal Voice Podcast: Trends in the Paralegal Profession

The latest edition of The Paralegal Voice, “Trends in the Paralegal Profession,” co-hosted by Vicki Voisin and me, is now available at Legal Talk Network. How do you keep up with constantly evolving trends in the paralegal field and stay ahead of the pack? I am joined by very special guest Jeannie S. Johnston, Founder…

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Paralegal Sues Facebook Friend for Infliction of Emotional Distress

Facebook doesn’t just have ethics pitfalls for legal professionals – it has emotional pitfalls, too, just like it does for everyone else. According to the Tri City Herald, an unemployed Michigan paralegal, Cheryl Gray, is suing her former Facebook friend for “misrepresentation, promissory estoppel, defamation of character and intentional infliction of emotional distress” and is…

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Practical Paralegalism’s Recommended Reading This Week

I blog for paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries, legal staffers, paralegal students and instructors – and the attorneys that want to get to know us better. I try to share information my readers might find helpful for professional development, or to be honest, to have a much-needed laugh during a hectic week working for lawyers.…

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The Google Alternative: Old Man Search

I know none of my wonderfully solicitous readers would ever trick an elderly computer newbie into using Twitter for Google searches…would you? No, not you guys, even if your elderly pop’s “Google searches” merrily bobbed by in a public Twitter stream, to amuse over 70,000 followers to date, and possibly land you a book deal.…

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