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The Paralegals STAND for Heather Heyer & Social Justice

The Paralegal Society

Hello, Paralegal Nation! I’m happy to greet you where I meet you today. I’m hoping you’ll all choose to stand … Continue reading → General article attorneys award best blog donate heather heyer jamie collins justice champion paralegals post social justice stand the paralegal society top

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5 Tips for Making Recruiters Your Best Friend and Career Miracle Worker

The Estrin Report

"Working with a good recruiter can help make your career. Here’s the inside scoop: Recruiters, and I am talking about the staffing agency kind, hold the keys to literally hundreds of contacts they have built up over the years. They have the ears of the hiring authorities of the very firms you want to get into.". Careers careers education employment jobs law

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Time Out: Gaining Time by the Minute

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

There’s nothing like daylight savings time to get you to observe how dramatic a small shift in time becomes.? Push back one hour, and all of a sudden it’s instant winter.? People are like, ‘Wow, when did it get so dark out?’? And, hot chocolate sales start to rise. Saving time as a business owner can have a similar effect on you.? But, instead of greeting the coming of winter, you’ll be saying things like, ‘Wow, I just got home, and it’s not even dark yet!’

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Why You Should File Lawsuits Against Roundup

The Empowered Paralegal

In the world that we live in today, a plethora of products was introduced in the market. Many of such products were created to make our lives much easier. One of the many products is a glyphosate-based herbicide called Roundup. The problem of having many products is that it will be challenging to know whether or not the product is safe. Note though that it is the responsibility of the manufacturer to warn the consumer about the dangers of their products.

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Buyer's Guide: Evaluating and Selecting the Best CLM Solution for Your Organization

Evaluating and selecting the right contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform can be complicated. However, by getting the right people involved, prioritizing your business needs, and testing your technology options, you can make it easier.

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Top 5 Legal Writing Tips for Paralegals

How To Become A Paralegal

Strong writing skills are essential to your job as a paralegal. The legal industry relies on good communication; and written communication is one of the most commonly relied upon modes.

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California Lawyers Association Showcases Itself at First Annual Meeting

LegalTalkNetwork

The enthusiasm generated by the launch of the California Lawyers Association was on full display at the group’s first convention-style meeting in San Diego Sept. 14-15. Around 600 lawyers attended the event featuring a broad array of continuing education programming, keynote speakers, awards ceremonies and networking opportunities.

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Calgarian Awarded Robertson College's First Tara Ann Roe Memorial Scholarship

The Robertson Reader

Gabriel Duarte Lopez, a student in the Community Support Worker program at Robertson College, has been awarded the first-ever Tara Ann Roe Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship awards up to $15,000 to an inspiring current or future student of the Community Support Worker Program at Robertson College Calgary. Gabriel's parents emigrated from El Salvador to Canada when he was young.

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Sabin Center Releases its Summer/Fall 2018 Semi-Annual Report

ClimateChange-ClimateLaw

The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law posted its Summer/Fall 2018 Semi-Annual Report, which includes a summary of the Center’s key activities between June and December 2018. It is available for download here.

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Five Important Points About the “SAFE Vehicle Rule”

Law Columbia

By Romany Webb. On Thursday, August 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) jointly issued the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Rule (SAFE Vehicle Rule).

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2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Contract Life Cycle Management Report

Gartner has positioned Evisort in the Visionaries Quadrant of the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contract Life Cycle Management. Read the report to learn why Evisort is a Visionary provider in the market.

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The Venture Capital Adviser Exemption Explained

Strictly Business

Section 203(l) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”), also known as the venture capital adviser exemption, provides that an investment adviser that solely advises venture capital funds is exempt from registration with the SEC under the Advisers Act.

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Goals vs. Dreams: What IS the Difference?

The Paralegal Society

“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.” ” – Sarah … Continue reading → Aspiring Paralegal General Motivation Uncategorized accomplish achieve article blog dreams goals inspiration jamie collins list motivation post resolutions succeed success writer

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5 Networking Tips for Folks Who Hate to Network

The Estrin Report

Change your attitude! Don't give up! It's worth the extra effort. Really. It's who you know. Networking. No matter how you tweet ‘em up, link ‘em out or face ‘em down, if you are not professionally networking on a regular basis, you are clearly committing career suicide.

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Timing Is Everything: Response Time is Essential for Converting Law Firm Leads

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Nobody has ever liked waiting. But, there has never been a point in recorded history where people have liked waiting less. Cave people, I suppose, never had the benefit of the internet and smartphones. But, I’m not even talking about the Neanderthals; heck, people are far less patient than they were even ten years ago, since things like Netflix have pumped urgency addition up on steroids. No one wants to wait for anything anymore, because no one has to wait for anything anymore.

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Top 3 Data Privacy Challenges for Contract Compliance in 2022

The data privacy landscape is quickly becoming fragmented with dozens of new laws. Outdated compliance practices expose businesses to issues that can cost millions of dollars. Download this paper to find out how contract intelligence can help.

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How to Become a Successful Lawyer After School

The Empowered Paralegal

Completing law school is just the start of your journey. You need to make sure that you know what it takes to be a reasonable attorney. It is essential to learn how to be a successful lawyer and become one of the best in your field. The best lawyers in the industry have learned how to master the skills over time. It takes training to learn how to be the best. You also need to learn from the lawyers in the field and learn what makes them different.

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How to Become a Paralegal

How To Become A Paralegal

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about various skills that benefit paralegals. This month, we’re going back to basics for those who are just starting out. We’re going to discuss how to become a paralegal. It’s something we all wondered at some point before we started in the legal industry.

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New membership model will mean lower dues, free CLE and customized content for ABA members

ABA Journal

A new dues structure that starts in September 2019 was overwhelmingly approved by the ABA House of Delegates on Monday during the ABA Annual Meeting…

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing Reboots with New Hosts Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street

LegalTalkNetwork

Legal Talk Network is proud to announce that they are relaunching the Lunch Hour Legal Marketing podcast with new hosts Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street. The show, which originally aired in 2015, has been given a makeover and is out with new episodes starting July 2018.

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10 Zen Ways to Manage Cash Flows with Contract Intelligence

When you have instant access to your contract data, making strategic decisions in tough times (and good times) becomes much easier. Cash flow management especially can be a top priority for finance, procurement, and other business leaders.

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Get Ahead in Accounting, Payroll and Administrative Roles

The Robertson Reader

At Robertson College, we offer over 15 business programs , available in class and online, that you can complete in less than a year! According to Randstad , there are currently 1.8 million office and administrative professionals working in Canada - and that number keeps growing. The latest census shows that there was an increase of 4,270 new administrative jobs in the sector, which is a sure sign that office staff are needed now more than ever.

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How to Write a Paralegal Resume

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There are several important steps in becoming a professional paralegal. However, the one that is most often overlooked is constructing a resume. Resumes are important for almost any job you are pursuing, but they are especially important for paralegals due to the competitive nature of the field. Law firms only want to hire the best paralegals, which means your resume needs to distinguish you from the other candidates.

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Update: Upcoming Hearings on Motions to Dismiss Climate Change Nuisance Cases in California and New York

Law Columbia

By Michael Burger. Climate change nuisance litigation is entering a new and dynamic phase. Tomorrow, Thursday, May 24, Judge William H. Alsup in the federal district court in San Francisco will hear oral argument on motions to dismiss filed in City of Oakland v. BP P.L.C. ,

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Is New York’s Form 99 Required When a Rule 506 Offering Has New York Investors?

Strictly Business

The vast majority of private companies raising capital use Rule 506 of Regulation D, which, if complied with, ensures the securities being sold are exempt from registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) because the offering of these securities does not involve “any public offering.”

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6 Best Practices to Maximize Value from Vendor Contracts

With uncertainty on the rise and margins and operating budgets stretched thin, there are a range of obstacles threatening to sap value from deals with vendors. Status quo vendor contract management costs businesses millions of dollars every year. Contract Intelligence can help businesses get more value from vendor contracts.

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2018 Law Firm Virtual Resource Guide

Lawfecta

If you’re reading this, it’s because 2018 is coming to close and you’re done messing around. You want to enter 2019 strong, and to do so, you need the best technology out there for small business with a focus on the legal industry. We have you covered. Our top virtual tools for law firms that help us collaborate and build great success for our team here at Lawfecta and our wonderful clients.

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Virtual Legal Assistant - Is This Your Magical Career?

The Estrin Report

When you work as a Virtual Legal Assistant, you can choose to work as an employee or you can set up your own business. There are pros and cons to each arrangement. When you work as an employee, you don't have to invest any money up front or find your own clients, but your pay rate, work hours, and how you work will be more restricted. When you work as an entrepreneur, you face other challenges. Over in Decatur, Georgia, Katrina Johnson sits back in her chair and smiles broadly.

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Oh, the Horror! Don’t Be Left without a Data Backup System

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

You know what’s really scary? Losing your law firm data. Even so, many law firms don’t utilize effective data backups. Every business needs to backup its electronic data; but, the imperative is even more important for law firms, which have ethical and fiduciary duties tied to their client relationships. And, although it’s now 2018, many law firms subsist on remarkably thin data backup systems. This is true even though law firm data loss is not an extremely rare or impossible occurrence.

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Hiring a Good Family Lawyer

The Empowered Paralegal

A family lawyer is a necessary legal profession. You need to make sure that you hire a good lawyer to handle your family issues. Family issues can be very sensitive, and you need to make sure that you hire a lawyer who understands your needs for privacy. A family lawyer will be responsible for most of your family legal issues, and you need to get the right one. The role of a family lawyer is to take care of adoption, conveyance, child support, child custody, and even divorce.

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The Paralegal Coach's Playbook: Strategies for Launching a Successful Virtual Paralegal Business

Speaker: Amanda DeVincenzo, MPPA - Paralegal Business Empowerment Coach and Founder of DeVincenzo Consulting, LLC

Take the guesswork out of starting your own virtual paralegal business with proven strategies and support from an experienced paralegal business owner and business empowerment coach.