2019

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Paralegal Makes National News Writing Her Cousin’s Story

The Paralegal Society

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where … Continue reading →

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How one paralegal made the Bestseller list and got on national TV

The Estrin Report

the book is a survivor’s anthem. It’s about Jessi’s struggle during the time she spent crawling through three decades of trauma and tragedy that claimed her life, and her journey trying to find her way to reclaim what was lost or stolen. We told it in an raw and authentic way. And we didn’t sugarcoat a thing. Our souls are on those pages. Careers Literature; law; paralegal; education; crime stories; best selling books

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Get Back: Lawyers are Really Bad at Following Up with Leads

Jared Correia

Perhaps the most damning of a series of damning facts about law firms released within the latest Clio Legal Trends Report ( link here ), is this: 89% of lawyers surveyed believed that their law firms followup with potential clients within 24 hours; 62% of law firms actually never follow up with leads at all. I’ll let that sink in.

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How to Win a Personal Injury Case

The Empowered Paralegal

A personal injury case can be a complicated case. You need to make sure that you know all the strategies to win the case. Unlike other cases, a personal injury case might take, but it is worth the wait. There are certain instances when you can file a personal injury case. You can file a personal injury case after a car accident or even injury at the workplace. The main thing is to make sure that you prove that you require compensation for the injuries caused.

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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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Dos and Don’ts of Conducting a Rule 506(b) Offering

Strictly Business

When raising capital, a company must comply with securities laws. As previously discussed , all offerings of securities, must either be registered with the SEC or exempt from such registration. Rule 506(b) is the most commonly used securities exemption for private companies.

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Order in the Court: How Stenographers and Court Reporters Remain Relevant in Today’s High-Tech Environment

Connor Reporting

If you’ve ever watched a courtroom drama on TV, you’ve probably seen someone sitting off to the side, tapping diligently on a strange little machine that looks something like a typewriter. If so, then you’ve seen court reporting in action. Despite the increasing availability of digital recording over the past 25 years, licensed court reporters still play a large part in courtroom proceedings, depositions, and appeals. . Shorthand Makes Short Work of It.

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Digital Recording? Fine, but I still need a transcript

The Record Xchange

This article is Part 2 of a three-part series. Part 1 published in August. I once had a federal judge explain to me, in detail and with great conviction, that digital recording would never be adopted as an acceptable court reporting method. His argument was simple: Digital recording was fine, but judges and lawyers needed a written record. Since getting a transcript from a recording was difficult, time-consuming, error-prone and expensive, the method would never work.

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How Will Google's BERT Algorithm Affect Your Law Firm Website?

The Legal Ease

As you may have heard, Google released a new algorithm, known as BERT, that will affect the results when you perform a search using Google. Is it time to panic? Pay a lot of money to an SEO "expert" to make big changes to your website? The answer is.it depends. Sorry, I couldn't resist).

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How Stupid is This?

Legal Research is Easy

Picture it. You're 9-years-old and you REALLY want this new toy. You'd give anything for that toy. Your folks are on a tight budget and your toy is simply not on their radar. What are you going to do? What can you do?

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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 Parasec Blog Has Moved

Parasec

We’re excited to announce that our blog has moved and is now seamlessly integrate within our web site: www.parasec.com. Please be sure to bookmark the new URL so you can remain up to date on current developments in the legal arena. State News

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Changing the National Flood Insurance Program for a Changing Climate: New Article Authored by the Sabin Center and the Natural Resources Defense Council

ClimateChange-ClimateLaw

By Dena Adler. Photo Credit: Flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Southeast Texas on August 31, 2017 (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez/Released).

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Has Ghosting Hit Your Career?

The Estrin Report

Ghosting: The act of not showing up. It happens all the time in the dating world but a new phenomenon has hit the job market. The new Beige Book from the Federal Reserve Bank now contains this millennial slang to describe a rising trend in the workplace.

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Copy That: How to Manage Law Firm Data Backup

Jared Correia

It can’t happen to you until it does. I’m talking about the business disaster that could strike your law firm at any moment: flood, fire, data breach, device breakdown, smoke damage, truck carrying 30000 pounds of bananas careening out of control. Well, you get the picture.

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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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Tips for Choosing a Medical Malpractice Law Firm

The Empowered Paralegal

A reputable medical malpractice company is one that focuses on the needs of clients who have experienced illness, death, or injury because of wrongful action whom they have entrusted their care. Most practitioners prove their competence each day, working ethically and diligently in the care of their patients. It is unfortunate that some doctors continue to harm a lot of patients through malpractice cases. This small percentage can add up to negligence cases. Building a Medical Malpractice Case.

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Verifying Accredited Investors in a Rule 506(c) Offering

Strictly Business

Companies raising capital that are relying on Rule 506(c) (often informally called “Accredited Investor Crowdfunding”) for their offering of securities have several options as to how to verify whether their investors’ are indeed “accredited investors.”

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State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019

LegalTalkNetwork

Set against the eclectic backdrop of Austin at the JW Marriott on 2nd Street, this year’s State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting offered a lot to attendees. The programming struck a winning balance between the educational, entertaining, and intriguing. Opportunities to receive CLE were vast, with 37 bar sections producing more credit-collecting sessions than anyone could possibly attend. It wasn’t just the raw number of programs that impressed.

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Snap Scheduling 

Connor Reporting

Scheduling depositions. If you’re in the business of litigation, scheduling depositions is one of those repetitive, mundane tasks that is part of the job.

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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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Bob Dylan’s ‘Hurricane’ is one of the most famous tales of wrongful conviction

ABA Journal

I hate being on the road too early in the morning; sometimes it’s just you and a long stretch of highway until the sun rises …

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Do You Need a "Do-Over?"

The Legal Ease

Don't you just wish you could press the reset button sometimes? This idea seems to keep popping up in different forms recently, so I thought it might be time to blog about it. Which may be ironic since I’ve been neglecting this blog of late – so consider this post the Legal Ease Blog “do over.”.

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Don't Look, Don't Tell

Legal Research is Easy

I know I'm going to get screamed at for this but. You remember the story about the Emperor's New Clothes ? Seems a king was tired of his wardrobe and wanted something "new."

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Automatic Speech Recognition in Court Reporting — It’s Toast!

The Record Xchange

This article is Part 3 of a four-part series. Part 1 published in August, Part 2 published in September . CTC 2019 was held last month in New Orleans. This biennial court technology conference is the largest conference of its kind and always a great opportunity to see where technology vendors are focused with their court offerings. This year was all about artificial intelligence.

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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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The future of legal business models and regulation

Open Law Lab

A quick sketch of Professor Gillian Hadfield’s presentation to the California Bar’s task force on innovation and access to legal services, on the need for business mod4l and legal regulatory reform. Can we create more efficient, accessible legal services if we create new business models that have scaled up entities that employ lawyers – but aren’t run by lawyers? That allow for sharing of revenue?

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Top 5 best and worst things about being a paralegal

LexBlog

Being a paralegal is a challenging career full of ups and downs. It is a career path that will shake you up and show you what you are made of. It is not a job for everyone, so read closely. I am about to list the top 5 best and worst things about being a paralegal in 2019. Let’s start with the Top 5 Best things about being a paralegal: 1. High Demand. The paralegal profession is more in demand now than ever. It is projected to grow an additional 15 percent from 2016 to 2026.

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Difference Maker: Utilization Rate Separates Growing Law Firms from Shrinking Ones

Jared Correia

The 2019 Clio Legal Trends Report (download link here ) , which is a longitudinal study of law firm data across a variety of categories, including internal efficiencies and external relationships with clients. It’s a fascinating read every year; and, that includes 2019.

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Factors to Consider When Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

The Empowered Paralegal

The law may not require you to have a personal injury lawyer. You may prepare all the documents and represent yourself in court if you think you can do the job. But things will certainly be better addressed with the best personal injury lawyer in Queens by far!! Mostly caused by negligence, a personal injury may be a result from car accidents, slips and falls, medical malpractices or construction accidents.

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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.