The Paralegals STAND for Heather Heyer & Social Justice


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

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


"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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Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Paralegal Offsite


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.

California Lawyers Association Showcases Itself at First Annual Meeting


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.

Process Serving Made Easy: Serve in All 50 States Using One Platform

Speaker: PROOF

PROOF has revolutionized service of process. Using our online platform, create serve requests nationwide and receive live updates with mapped verification of each attempt. PROOF’s technology provides users with complete transparency from start to finish.

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


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…


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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2018 Law Firm Virtual Resource Guide


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.

Delaware: Special Schedule for Division of Corporations on December 14


On Friday, December 14, 2018 an employee recognition luncheon is planned for all personnel in the Department of State Division of Corporations. Staff members will not be available between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. This schedule change will mean: All 30-minute and Priority 1 (one-hour service) must be received by 5:00 p.m. Priority 2 (two-hour service) must be received by 4:00 p.m. All other cut-off times will remain unchanged.


Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials of Wealth Management

Speaker: Vi Pham, Attorney at Law

Wealth management is a guaranteed practice: as paralegals, it's essential that you know the complexities of wealth management in order to ensure that your client's rights are protected to their fullest extent. Join Vi Pham, Attorney and educator, in this exclusive webinar that will leave you feeling brushed up and ready. This seminar meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential.

Why You Should File Lawsuits Against Roundup


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.

Goals vs. Dreams: What IS the Difference?


“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

5 Networking Tips for Folks Who Hate to Network


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.

How to Write a Paralegal Resume


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.

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


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.

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.”

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.

Congress should exempt Puerto Rico from shipping law, ABA House says


A nearly century-old shipping regulation is hampering Puerto Rico's economic and physical recovery in the wake of Hurricane Maria last year, and Congress should enact…

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Making Time to Celebrate the Victories!


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? 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.

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


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.

Rhode Island: Limited Liability Company (LLC) Annual Reports


The Rhode Island Secretary of State posted a reminder that LLC annual reports were due November 1. Failure to file before December 2 will result in a $25 late-filing penalty fee. Additional information can be found at [link] If you need assistance with your annual filing, please feel free to reach out to us at RAinfo@myparacorp.com. State News Annual Reports Limited Liability Companies LLCs Rhode Island


How to Become a Successful Lawyer After School


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.

Nationwide EAS Test Postponed to October 3; New Filing Dates for ETRS Reports

Broadcast Law Blog

A Nationwide test of both the wireless and broadcast-based EAS was scheduled for tomorrow, September 20 (see our article here ). It has now been postponed until October 3 presumably due to the continuing issues following Hurricane Florence (see notices from the FCC here and from FEMA here ). In addition to the postponement of the test, the FCC announced the dates for the filing of the reports that are due after the test.


Virtual Legal Assistant - Is This Your Magical Career?


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.

NYCOA: (Part 2: Unsigned 4-3) [Back to] June 14 Hand Downs


Dissents, Disappointments, and Open Questions (Reviewing the Supreme Court's past term and developments--yes, and enjoying the Saratoga meet--monopolized my time for a while. Back to the New York Court.) Judges who are proud of their opinions sign them. And when they don't? Let's return to that June 14 set of decisions by New York's highest Court. To be sure, the Court of Appeals' entire Actual Innocence Criminal Law Judicial Decisionmaking NY Court of Appeals Unsigned Memoranda

Oklahoma Access to Justice Summit


On October 11th 2018, the Oklahoma Access to Justice Summit was held at the Oklahoma Bar Association in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Supported and hosted by civic-minded attorneys across the country, this event was designed to raise awareness and address for the “justice gap” defined by the Legal Services Corporation as the difference between the civil legal needs of low-income Americans and the resources available to meet those needs.

Intro to Private Equity Funds

Strictly Business

A private equity fund is an investment entity formed by an investment adviser (often also referred to as a fund manager or sponsor), that raises capital from investors to make investments in private companies under a specified investment strategy.

5 Things Lawyers Need Paralegals to Do


I work with a lot of lawyers. Primarily, I provide web content and social media management. Yet, I’ve also provided virtual paralegal services and worked in a traditional law office. Recently, I sat down (virtually!) with one of my clients, Megan Zavieh, to discuss what she looks for when she needs to hire a paralegal. Megan Zavieh runs Zavieh Law. She’s licensed to practice law in several states, including California and Georgia.

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


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…

"Bring Your Mask to Work Day" - California Wildfires and Bad Air Days


The past week has been really rough for people in California. The tragic and devastating wildfires have no only wreaked havoc on the poor people who have lost lives, family members, homes, property, jobs and much more but have created some of the worst air in the world. If you're a San Francisco commuter/worker you're having a really rough time navigating the smoke and fumes. Stores can't keep enough masks in stock and the streets look like something out of a movie.