The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…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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