The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
According to North Carolina family lawyer and practice management expert, Lee Rosen, the answer is yes. Before my paralegal readers hit the ceiling, read Rosen’s recent post at his blog Divorce Discourse, “It’s Time to Replace Your Paralegals…with Lawyers,” carefully. He does make a good point, i.e. that law firms “can now pay an associate…Read More
“Simply put, paralegals handle all the grunt work of lawyers…” ~ Excerpt from “Best Jobs 2012: Paralegal” (U.S. News & World Report) At least this reporter didn’t over-glamorize the profession when trying to describe what a paralegal job is like, but maybe he put it a little too simply. That “grunt work” can be quite…Read More
Perhaps I haven’t been fair to Chico’s, having never made it past the front door of our local store. But I checked out the online sale catalog, and found several marked down items that would be great fits for a conservative office wardrobe. Easy Instinct Elin Jacket ~ $39.99 (Also available in a nice neutral…Read More
I titled this post partly to screw with Google’s search engine results, and partly because I perhaps over-washed the gray out of my hair last night. In fact, I may have scared it away permanently. The color on the box said something like “Prim Auburn Suitable for Work” – but turned out to be way…Read More
Spring is coming, and a sleek, chiffon-type, swingy pleated skirt, suitable for a conservative office, is on my wish list, inspired by recent looks from some of my favorite style bloggers. I’ll keep checking the thrift stores and eBay, but in the meantime, I’ll use these economically priced skirts for inspiration (or fold and buy…Read More
The latest edition of The Paralegal Voice, “The Latest in Court Technology for Paralegals” co-hosted by Vicki Voisin and me, is now available at Legal Talk Network. Find out what’s new in court technology on The Paralegal Voice. Co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin join Ted Brooks, the Founder & CEO of Litigation-Tech LLC for his insight on the latest in court technology for paralegals. Ted provides tips…Read More
If you guessed annual income, you’re wrong. According to BlueKai, a research company, paralegals and country members love their e-readers, and their coffee and energy drinks. Check out this excerpt from the infographic: Source: Device Magazine Look, we’re on the same shelf as country club members…although the country club member looks kinda like a valet.Read More
A statement necklace can really add an interesting and unique focal point to a classic outfit, and is a great piece to invest in for the office. I found five that I’d love to add to my own accessory collection: Gold Statement Necklace w/ Turquoise ~ $18 (BellaBluJewelry – Etsy) Faux Stone Necklace ~ $6.80…Read More
I’ll have to admit that before I starting reading style blogs, I leaned toward fairly conservative accessories. I still have to lean that way, working in a law firm, but I’ve found myself more drawn to color and statement necklaces, like the one I wore yesterday (and might wear tomorrow). It’s bright, has many beads…Read More
I love scarves, but pretty much have about three simple ways I know to tie them. When I saw 15 Chic and Creative Ways to Tie a Scarf, I was thrilled to have some new ideas such as the scarf rosette belt (#4) and the knot row (#10). Get ready to see some scarf creativity…Read More
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.
Lynne J. DeVenny, N.C. State Bar Certified Paralegal
Owner & Virtual Paralegal, DeVenny Paralegal Services
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