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How to Become a Paralegal Manager

By Chris Jacobson Paralegals are not written about or spoken about as famously (or infamously) as attorneys, but there’s no doubt that law offices would come to a grinding halt without the support of these skilled professionals. Being a paralegal is a great job – in fact, it was ranked as one of the 20…

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Practical Paralegalism’s Recommended Reading This Week

I want this USB Flash Drive brooch. Oh. My. I blog for paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries, legal staffers, paralegal students and instructors, as well as the attorneys who want to get to know us better. My goal is to share information they may find helpful for professional development – or a much needed laugh…

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Free eBook for Paralegals: Trial Notebook

The Attorney Case File, a case management system vendor, is offering a new free ebook that working paralegals and paralegal students may find helpful, Trial Notebook. You can download this online resource at no charge at http://www.theattorneycasefile.com. I’ve downloaded a copy to my free Dropbox account (dropbox.com) to access via my iPad (first generation but…

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Paralegal’s Husband and Wedding Provided by Macy’s

The Daily Mail does such a great job of sharing the story of one paralegal’s fairy tale meeting of her prince at the Herald Square Macy’s in New York in 2009, and then her marriage to him at the same Macy’s last weekend, that I’m just going to share the link, a picture, and congratulations…

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Paralegal Career 101: Choosing Your Law Specialty

Kristina Zelisko by Kristina Zelisko The legal profession is a vast field, filled with possibilities for choosing a specialty uniquely suited to your interests. As a paralegal, you could work in numerous settings, including government offices, law firms, and corporate legal departments. While these are some of the most common places to find a paralegal,…

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Paralegal Profile: Nita Serrano, RP, FRP

Job Title:  Paralegal Employer:  Ogden, Sullivan & O’Connor, P.A.; Tampa and Orlando, FL Years of Paralegal Experience: 15 Education/Degrees: AS Paralegal Specialty Areas:  Med/Mal Defense, Insurance Defense Career Highlight:  Successfully passed NFPA’s PACE Exam Future Goals You’re Working Toward:  Possibly sit for the CLA exam Paralegal Practice Tip:  Soak up everything like a sponge. Favorite…

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Get Organized with The Paralegal Mentor’s Free Webinar

Vicki Voisin, The Paralegal Mentor, and my co-host of The Paralegal Voice at Legal Talk Network, is offering a wonderful – and FREE – opportunity to get a jump on that New Year’s resolution to be more organized at work and at home. This excellent career development opportunity, “Kick Start Strategies for Organizing Your Workspace,”…

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What Can a Thrifty Paralegal Buy with $68,000?

I don’t know, but I’m hoping one of you will answer this question. I just did a post about a frugal legal assistant and fellow Maxxinista, so to immediately stumble upon a news story about a paralegal who managed to spend $68,000 on shopping (it’s probably easier to do when it’s not your own money)…

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Career-Dressing 101: What Not to Wear

I am almost (but never quite) speechless. This is what came up in a search on Amazon.com for women’s career wear: Did I really have to specify, er, daytime careers? Even if I had meant escort – it would have been for the U.S. Marshals Service, you wonky wench of a search engine. No, I’m…

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