2019

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

TheEstrinReport

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

Paralegal Makes National News Writing Her Cousin’s Story

TheParalegalSociety

“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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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.

Former Orrick CEO Ralph Baxter Joins the Law Technology Now Podcast

LegalTalkNetwork

Former Orrick Chairman and CEO Ralph Baxter brings his lifetime of experience innovating law firms and advising legal technology companies at the highest level to the microphone on our Law Technology Now podcast. We are very excited to welcome him and look forward to new recordings on the way.

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.

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

ConnorReporting

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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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).

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?

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

ABAJournal

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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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.

The future of legal business models and regulation

OpenLawLab

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?

Has Ghosting Hit Your Career?

TheEstrinReport

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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How to Win a Personal Injury Case

TheEmpoweredParalegal

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.

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.”

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.

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.

Snap Scheduling 

ConnorReporting

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.

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.

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.”.

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.

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."

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.

Chief justice considering possibility of ethics code for Supreme Court, Kagan reveals

ABAJournal

Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. is considering whether to create an ethics code for Supreme Court justices, Justice Elena Kagan told…

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It’s a Newsletter!!!

TheParalegal

Hello all. There is no post this week only because I’m working on getting the newsletter set up to go out on the 28th of February… Not much time left and I want to make sure I dot all my i’s and cross all my t’s (easier sentence to say than to write). I am … Continue reading It’s a Newsletter!!! paralegals Blogging In the news Paralegal Life Paralegal News Paralegal Profession Thoughts what's it like to be a paralegal

Legal flowcharts from tax law class

OpenLawLab

Upon some online requests, here is a backlog of 2014-dated tax law flowcharts that I did while studying for my Tax final. Flowcharting turned out to be a great method to prep for memorizing lots of conditionalities and outcomes. Please note these flowcharts are out of date — so don’t rely on them for legal guidance. They’re here more to show how I used flowcharting the legal rules to study.

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Tips for Choosing a Medical Malpractice Law Firm

TheEmpoweredParalegal

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.

Handling Trade Errors: Best Practices for Private Fund Advisers

Strictly Business

New investment advisers are typically focused on creating marketable investment programs and raising capital. Legal matters are often delegated to outside counsel and the adviser’s investment in operations, staffing and compliance is often kept at a minimum to start.

ABA Antitrust Update 2019

LegalTalkNetwork

The ABA Section of Antitrust Law recently recorded a series of podcasts covering the latest developments in competition and consumer protection law. This 12-part installment features some of the specialty’s biggest names discussing the most pressing issues in this practice area today. Among the many topics covered are the following: 67th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting. Big Data. Brexit. Cartel Penalties. Corporate Counseling Tips. Pro Bono. Social Media. Updates from Asia.

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Time Management Strategies for Lawyers and Paralegals

ConnorReporting

In the legal world, long hours are to be expected no matter your professional role. Lawyers and paralegals are particularly known for putting in overtime, with both often working 60+ hours per week. Lawyers, for example, may bill their clients 40-50 hours per week which requires another 40-50 hours of supplemental work, putting their workweek at a minimum of 80 hours. Both of these professionals are human.

Arizona – County Recording Filing Fee

Parasec

Effective July 1, (pursuant to Senate Bill 1043) the filing fee for documents filed with the county recorder has been changed to a flat fee of $30 per recording document (except plats and surveys) in the state of Arizona. The flat fee eliminates the need to determine recording fees, which were previously based on a variety of factors including: number of pages, indexing categories, additional referencing recordation numbers, and more.

Sit or Stand? Why Use a Standing Desk?

The Legal Ease

A number of things have kept me from posting since the ABA TECHSHOW, so I never had an opportunity to do a recap of the event, but one thing I did want to talk about was my new standing desk.

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A rough game of tag

Legal Research is Easy

My kids love playing tag. Actually, now that I think of it, it's not the act of getting tagged as it is the chase - they love getting chased and caught and then chased, again. They can never get enough.

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Berkeley professor suspended after sexual harassment allegations

JayS.Rothman&Associates

On behalf of Jay S. Rothman & Associates on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The University of California, Berkeley has suspended a well-known professor over credible allegations of sexual harassment. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, a former doctoral student accused the professor of describing his sexual preferences and fantasies to her. Multiple witnesses said they were harassed After reporting the professor, a campus investigator interviewed her and 38 other witnesses.