Virtual Paralegalism

The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism

New Paralegal Voice Podcast: Paralegal Hiring Trends

By Lynne Devenny | April 4, 2012

The listener metrics are in, and The Paralegal Voice podcast had over 10,000 listens in March 2012. I just want to say a huge thank-you to all of you who have listened to the only monthly paralegal podcast currently available. We really appreciate you spreading the word, and supporting not only our podcast, but the…

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Visible Monday and Beachin’ It

By Lynne Devenny | April 2, 2012

I decided not to title this post “Paralegal Career Dressing” because I’m not dressed for the office in any of these pics. But I am decidedly visible for Not Yet Dead Style’s Visible Monday in my Lollipop Red Nine West Vintage America Jeans, scored for $15 after discounts and coupons at Steinmart. All of these…

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Paralegal Profile: Rick Fountain

By Lynne Devenny | March 22, 2012

Rick & family Job Title:   Legal Assistant/Office Manager Employer:   Classic Legal Help, Years of Paralegal Experience:   3 Education/Degrees:  Associate Degree Specialty Areas:   Bankruptcy/Divorce Career Highlight:   Helping open an office in Florida and Oregon (as well as AZ) Future Professional Goal:   Becoming certified ALS, Accredited Legal Secretary through NALS Paralegal Practice Tip:   Just take your time…

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Can Wearing an Orange Shirt to Work Get You Fired?

By Lynne Devenny | March 20, 2012

Cute J. Crew tee. I want it. But could it get me fired? You betcha. According to the Sun Sentinel, 14 staffers formerly employed by Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A., a law firm in Deerfield Beach, Florida, were let go last Friday for wearing orange shirts. To add insult to injury, that Friday also happened to…

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So You Want to Be a Virtual Paralegal

By Lynne Devenny | March 19, 2012

Then you definitely need to read the recent feature article, “Virtual Paralegals Move Legal Work Online,” recently published by Law Technology News. Here are some highlights from the article: Some paralegals prefer the adjective “freelance” to “virtual,” because they are real paralegals, and some of their work is in-person. The salary range for virtual paralegals…

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The Secret Paralegal Holiday Is Finally Out!

By Lynne Devenny | March 17, 2012

This is a re-print of the previous two years’ St. Paddy’s Day post, but I feel like I was born to spread the word about our secret day.________________________________ I feel like such a fool. Here I am, descended from a long line of red-headed Irish Catholics (lapsed), running around in my green dress all day…

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An Epic “Reply All” Fail

By Lynne Devenny | March 14, 2012

I’m a little behind on my blog reading obviously, so I missed Above the Law’s post last week, “A Quinn Emanuel Partner’s Lecherous ‘Reply All’” and Jezebel’s analysis of the ATL post, “Legal Blogger Attempts to Criticize Lechery, Ends Up Seeming Lecherous.” To make a long, kinda icky story short, a very nice temporary secretary…

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Another Example of a Suspended Attorney Behaving Badly as a Paralegal

By Lynne Devenny | March 13, 2012

When an attorney has his or her license to practice law indefinitely suspended for multiple acts of misconduct, it usually means those acts were pretty bad. Minor missteps are often handled with a reprimand from the Bar, a temporary suspension with a definite time limit, and/or some sort of required participation in counseling or trust…

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TGIF: Juanita Weasel Makes Like a Paralegal

By Lynne Devenny | March 9, 2012

You know one of my biggest girl-crushes on the planet is on Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess, and I thought the hardest I might have laughed in my life is over her recent post, “Her name is Juanita. Juanita Weasel. Unless you can think of something better.” No way, man. OMG, I almost peed my pants…

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Paralegal Profile: Suzanne “Sue” Carlstedt

By Lynne Devenny | March 8, 2012

Job Title: Owner of So “Sue” Me, LLC –  paralegal, private investigator and process server Employer: So “Sue” Me, LLC Years of Paralegal Experience: 25 Education/Degrees:  Paralegal/Legal Assistant  certificate from Apollo College, in the process of obtaining dual B.S. degrees in Criminology and Psychology from Regis University  Sue  Specialty Areas: Paralegal: Personal injury, medical malpractice,…

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Lynne DeVenny is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal with over 27 years of experience working on complex litigation cases, including medical malpractice, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security disability.

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Lynne J. DeVenny, N.C. State Bar Certified Paralegal

Owner & Virtual Paralegal, DeVenny Paralegal Services

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Telephone: 336-582-0003

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