Virtual Paralegalism

The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism

The Case of the Soggy Ballots

By Lynne Devenny | November 10, 2010

Tonight there’s a City College of San Francisco paralegal student sitting in jail, charged with three felonies and unable to make his $100,000 bail. You probably think he’s accused of a major bank heist to get that kind of bail – and that was reduced from the $150,000 prosecutors originally requested. Practical Paralegalism has posted…

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For Everyone Who Has Ever Taught a Paralegal Class

By Lynne Devenny | November 9, 2010

Or Been Driven ’round the Bend by Online Content Theft Language alert here, but this xtranormal video, “One Professor’s Fantasy” (brought to my attention by my husband the college professor), to quote Vivian from Pretty Woman, is “so good, I almost peed my pants!” I taught paralegal classes for five years – and I loved…

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Paralegal Profile: Nikki L. Campos, CP

By Lynne Devenny | November 9, 2010

Job Title: Certified Paralegal (NALA) Employer: Self-employed virtual paralegal Years of Paralegal Experience: 10 Education/Degrees: AAS in Paralegal Studies; BS in Business Management Specialty Areas: Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate, Bankruptcy and Entities Career Highlight: Convincing my boss to transition my position to my home office. It has opened a door in the paralegal profession…

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Jury Awards Paralegal 160k for Battery by Police Officer

By Lynne Devenny | November 9, 2010

If your job as a paralegal includes repossessing cars for your employer, no doubt it’s a challenge under normal circumstances. But if you get pulled over by an LAPD officer while driving a lawfully repossessed vehicle, wrongfully reported as stolen, and then when you offer to get the paperwork out of your briefcase to show…

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Paralegal Is Finalist for White House Save Award

By Lynne Devenny | November 9, 2010

The 18,000 ideas submitted by federal workers for the second annual President’s Save Award have been whittled down to four finalists, and in a contest for cost-cutting solutions, it’s no surprise that one of those finalists is a paralegal. The Washington Post reports: Paul Behe, a Cleveland paralegal specialist, suggested the Department of Homeland Security…

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Today’s Quote: Paralegals, the Hidden Arteries of the Legal System

By Lynne Devenny | November 8, 2010

Another class offered at North, that is more underrated but perhaps more essential to society, is paralegal. This is the hidden arteries of the legal system, being able to sort through useless information to pick out the gems that can either save an innocent person or convict the guilty party. Unlike the lawyers who put…

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Must-Have USB Drive & Fashion Accessory for Men

By Lynne Devenny | November 8, 2010

Add men’s cufflinks to the list of sneaky places to hide a USB flash drive. While many men don’t wear them anymore, if you’re looking for a clever (and expensive) present for that sharp-dressed, technologically-advanced male legal professional in your life (or to be PC, female – I had a pair I bought in a…

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Paralegals Get Crocking #1

By Lynne Devenny | November 7, 2010

Brrrr, it’s gotten cold, and now thanks to “Daylight Savings Time” (I added the quotation marks, because I fail to see how dark setting in at 4:47 p.m. is saving anyone any time), coming home to a house full of warm, welcoming dinner smells after a long day at the law office or legal department…

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National UnFriend Day: Cut Some of that Fat Out of Your Life

By Lynne Devenny | November 7, 2010

Jimmy Kimmel has proclaimed November 17 as National UnFriend Day (NUD). That’s the day you’re supposed to take a look at your 673 Facebook friends, and then unfriend all of them you wouldn’t recognize on the street, have absolutely no clue as to who they are, or most important, wouldn’t help you move this weekend.…

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How Paralegals Help Create Exceptional Client Experiences

By Lynne Devenny | November 6, 2010

Taking good care of our firm’s clients is important to me. They’ve come to us during some of the worst periods of their lives, trusting us to help them, and give them guidance until they can get to better days. I can also vouch for the fact that our firm gets many word-of-mouth referrals from…

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Meet Lynne

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

Inquiries are welcome, with free quotes available.