2018

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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.

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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.".

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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.

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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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Contract Lifecycle Management: A Business Enabler Exploring On-Ground Challenges

CLM tools have always strived to push contract management into the digital age for almost 30 years. But the complexities of digitising a legal document are numerous. The current scenarios in business development have shown that having a fully automated CLM has become a mandate for every law firm and in-house legal department. To determine if you need a CLM system, it's essential to clearly identify the on-ground business challenges you aim to solve.

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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. Between emails and letters to clients, opposing counsel, and court officers and various pleadings and responses, paralegals play an important role in helping ensure that the law firm clearly transmits its message.

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Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Paralegal Offsite

Paralegal-Edu.Org

In the world of technology and freelancing , remote workers can be seen in numerous industries, including the law system. The I nternational Virtual Assistants Association classifies virtual paralegals as independent contractors who support multiple clients from a remote location, usually their home, offering technical and administrative services. The offsite paralegals are trained to provide support to law firms and lawyers having the necessary experience and education to facilitate services fr

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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. A joint-swearing in ceremony for the boards of the California Lawyers Association, known as CLA, and the California Judges Association was also part of the festivitie

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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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More Podcast Legal Issues – Remembering Sponsorship Identification

Broadcast Law Blog

In recent weeks, we’ve written about a number of legal issues that need to be considered in connection with podcasting – getting releases from guests , making sure that ownership of the podcast is clear , and considering music royalties. Another issue that I discussed in my presentation on legal issues for broadcasters entering the podcast industry at Podcast Movement in late July was one of sponsorship identification.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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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. Below are some key highlights from the report: In September 2018, the Silence Science Tracker expanded to include anti-science government actions taken at the state and local levels: [link].

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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.

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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. And, let’s not leave out the importance of the old-fashioned, rarely done, one-on-one, face-to-face, in-person meeting, the one where you busted your budget by purchasing the latest designer jeans with built-in dirt and precise

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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.

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Dangers of Digital "Reporting": Legal Risks and Unreliable Transcripts

In the world of legal proceedings, the choice between a certified stenographer and digital "reporting" holds significant implications. Certified stenographers go through rigorous training and testing and stand as the gold standard for accuracy in capturing every word. Their expertise ensures a reliable record, a crucial foundation for legal cases.

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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.

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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. In this post, we’re going to explain a few of your options.

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Bryan Stevenson calls on lawyers to get uncomfortable and deepen commitment to justice

ABA Journal

Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, urged his fellow attorneys to deepen their commitment to justice, be willing to get…

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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. The term “venture capital fund” is not defined in the text of the Advisers Act; instead, the term is defined in SEC Rule 203(l)-1(a) as a private fund that meets certain conditions.

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Optimizing Contract Management and Enhancing Team Collaboration: Insights from a Legal Operations Perspective

Speaker: Adina Marta Newman

Learn about a world of effective contract management and seamless teamwork across departments in this upcoming webinar from Cobblestone Software. You'll discover practical strategies and tips that legal professionals can use to streamline contract processes and enhance collaboration, making significant impact across legal and corporate departments. Join us as we show how you can supercharge contract processes, improve team communication, and take your contributions to the next level.

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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. Lunch Hour Legal Marketing originally launched in February 2015 as a webinar series for the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (Mass LOMAP) to provide lawyers with a range of legal marketing topics, showcased i

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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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Making Time to Celebrate the Victories!

DigitalParalegalServices

In 2009 I ventured out of my comfort box and formed Digital Paralegal Services, LLC®. I began offering my services to attorneys across the country on a virtual basis from my home in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Has it been hard? Yes. Has it been worth it? Absolutely. Progress was slow. Some lessons were hard, but the benefits have been amazing. I think the most important benefit to me has been having more personal choices while still meeting some long-term financial needs.

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Five Important Points About the “SAFE Vehicle Rule”

ClimateChange-ClimateLaw

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). The SAFE Vehicle Rule proposes changes to EPA’s greenhouse gas emissions standards and DOT’s Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for light duty vehicles in model years (MY) 2021 through 2025.

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Visibility Into the Strategy & Supporting Documents of Major US Law Firms

Law Firm Intelligence by Trellis aggregates state trial court data across the Trellis platform enabling users to: look up a particular metric related to a specific law firm (such as, how many cases a law firm had or has against another law firm), and see the actual dockets and documents supporting the metric. Trellis data is maximized in a revolutionary and unique way to provide users an exclusive look into a law firm litigating in state trial courts.

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FCC Quickly Disposes of Proposal for AM Station to Go Silent and Broadcast Exclusively on FM Translator

Broadcast Law Blog

Only three weeks ago, we wrote about an application for experimental authority filed by an AM station operator in Arizona, seeking permission to cease operating its AM station for a one year test to operate solely with its paired FM translator. We suggested that this proposal portended much for the AM band. However, the FCC apparently did not see this proposal as that earthshaking, and while we were at the NAB Radio Show last week, it dismissed the request for experimental authority to conduct t

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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.

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High Volume: A Basic Encryption Strategy for Law Firms

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Most lawyers have a general understanding of what encryption does. (If you don’t, let me introduce you to Wikipedia.) Nevertheless, most attorneys don’t feel like they have a comprehensive plan for managing encryption in their law firms, when it comes to sending secure files to clients and colleagues. That leaves a lot of law firms feeling a little insecure.

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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.

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Generative AI for Contracts Is Here: New Tools to Accelerate Drafting and Editing

The emergence of generative AI is reshaping the landscape of contract management, enabling businesses to generate and negotiate legal agreements with greater ease and speed. In this on-demand webinar, Hal Marcus, VP of Product Marketing at Evisort discusses how Evisort's generative AI transforms contract creation and negotiation, empowering legal teams to streamline processes while reducing risk.