2018

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

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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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.

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.

A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

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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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.

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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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.

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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Negative Reviews & Online Feedback Happens - But Where Do You Go From Here?

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation and Jeremy Shubitz, Director of Marketing at Bosley

Responding to online negative feedback can be challenging. What should you say? What should you not say? Should you even respond? In today's, your customers will be not only your biggest advocates but also your biggest critics. However, negative feedback can offer actionable insights to build a stronger product and customer experience.

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.

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

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.

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.

Recovering from a Cyber Attack

Speaker: Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies

If your organization stores data and is connected to the Internet, it is not a matter of “if” a cyber-security incident will happen; but rather, “when” this will occur. Organizations protecting their data is no longer “recommended;” it’s necessary.

How to Write a Paralegal Resume

Paralegal-Edu.Org

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

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.

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.

Delaware: Special Schedule for Division of Corporations on December 14

Parasec

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.

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Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Lindsay Harrison, and Erin O'Brien

Did you know that 4 out of 5 consumers use local search and 88% use smartphones for those searches? With that in mind, I think it's safe to say your online presence is the silver bullet of your business. Think about the revenue you could be missing by not prioritizing local search optimization. Fortunately, there are a handful of steps you can take right now that will immediately impact your business's pace in local search, and we're happy to share them.

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.”

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…

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.

A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

Through advances in technology and access to care, managers can be empowered to serve as the front line of defense to help identify employee AUD and SUD concerns before they escalate. Understanding AUD and SUD, and providing tools for your workforce to overcome the challenges that they pose, is key to fostering strong mental health at work. Join us for this important how-to discussion.

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? 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.

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.

5 Things Lawyers Need Paralegals to Do

How To Become A Paralegal

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.

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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Building a 5-Star Online Reputation for Your Business

Speaker: Brent Werbeck, GetMoreReviews Co-Founder

Trying to figure out how to turn your happy customer’s comments into 5 star reviews may seem like a daunting task. From internal feedback to Google reviews, what is "really" the way to go? Join Brent Werbeck, Co-Founder of Get More Reviews, in this discussion of how to foster and grow your business's 5-star online reputation.