Virtual Paralegalism

The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism

Paralegal Career Dressing: If I’m Wearing a Giant Sock, Why am I Still Cold?

By Lynne Devenny | February 22, 2012

This $9 sweater dress, scored off a red dot clearance rack at Steinmart, seemed like the perfect solution for a chilly day. Plus, it’s soft and feels like pjs. I should have been snug as a bug in a rug, but still found myself shivering in my office, struggling to concentrate. It must have been…

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Paralegal Career Dressing: Tuesday’s Deal Is We Love Colors

By Lynne Devenny | February 21, 2012

I don’t know why I’m startled by retail bathing suit displays in February, but honestly, I am. It’s still freezing outside. I want my toasty tights. But no, they’re almost all gone in retail stores – to make room for itsy-bitsy bikinis. Which I’m kinda old for, so maybe I’m just bitter… But that’s okay,…

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Today’s Quote: Paralegal Intern and Wood Chopper

By Lynne Devenny | February 21, 2012

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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Paralegal Career Dressing: Visible Monday & Smurf Tights

By Lynne Devenny | February 21, 2012

This week I’ll be pulling some articles of clothing out of my tiny closet that I’m not sure if I should keep or donate, like this shawl sweater that is short in the back, but almost a knee length blankie in front. Every time I wear it,  I feel swallowed whole by it. My female…

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Newest Movie Paralegal to Save the Firm in NSFW?

By Lynne Devenny | February 20, 2012

I like to say, as a paralegal, that you never know what you’re gonna have to do when you report to work, but the premise of action-adventure director Joe Johnston’s newest low budget thriller, Not Safe for Work (NSFW), is that a paralegal has to deal with a murdering destroyer of documents at work. I’ve…

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Paralegal Career Dressing: Five Bow-tie Blouses under $50

By Lynne Devenny | February 20, 2012

Bow-tie blouses are a great way to dress-up a suit, cardigan, skirt, or even re-mix with a dress. Here’s five under $50: Red crepe bow tie pintuck blouse $27.99 (Bluefly) Kookai Sleeveless Pussy Bow Blouse ~ $35.81 (asos) Morning Mist Bow Shirt ~ $39.99 (French Connection) Jones New York Low Bow Ruffle Blouse ~ $39.99…

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Paralegal Career Dressing: Orchestra Ready

By Lynne Devenny | February 20, 2012

Last week I had a very long day, working about 9 hours in the office, followed by a professional meeting after work, followed by a performance with the new local adult civic orchestra. The dress code was black and white, and whatever I wore had to do for the entire day. The sweater has sequins…

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Paralegal Career Dressing: Tuesday’s Deal Is Dove Heather at Nordstrom

By Lynne Devenny | February 15, 2012

I love Maggy London dresses. They make dressing for work easy, and I usually find them substantially marked down at Ross Dress for Less or Marshalls. Normally, I’m not crazy about most sweater dresses for work, finding them a little too unstructured, but I love this Maggy London sweater dress on sale (60% off) at…

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Paralegal Career Dressing: Valentine’s Day Backfire

By Lynne Devenny | February 14, 2012

Dear Hubby, who didn’t see me until after work, greeted me with, “Hey, I like the sexy Barbara Bush look.” Oh. Not what I was going for. Jacket (Anthropologie clearance); Maggy L dress (Steinmart uber Red Dot clearance); Pearls (Banana Republic Mad Men Collection); Aigner T-straps (Ross Dress for Less); Tights (We Love Colors) I…

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Paralegal Career Dressing: Monday’s Deal Is Murali Heeled at Target

By Lynne Devenny | February 14, 2012

Shooties are wonderful, especially if you want to liven up a conservative wardrobe, but you know, still comply with the conservative office dress code. They’re not a pump, and they’re not an ankle boot, but they are a neat way to style tights with skirts (and create longer looking legs), and wear with slacks when…

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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

Email: lynne.devenny[at]gmail.com

Telephone: 336-582-0003

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