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 →

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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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


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 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.

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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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?

The Parasec Blog Has Moved


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


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).

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.

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 …


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?

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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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.”

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.

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019


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 

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.

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.”.

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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.

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."

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.

Top 5 best and worst things about being a paralegal


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

ABA Journal

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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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.

It’s a Newsletter!!!

The Paralegal

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

FCC Incubator Order Becomes Effective Just as Third Circuit Hears Arguments on 2017 Order Relaxing FCC Broadcast Ownership Rules

Broadcast Law Blog

The Office of Management and Budget, acting pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act, has just approved the FCC’s broadcast incubator program , about which we wrote here. That approval makes the program effective. The program permits an established broadcaster to provide assistance to a new broadcaster (generally, a qualified small business) to enter the radio broadcast industry.

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


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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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.