France Parliament debates bill to legalize assisted dying

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The bill in question is set to include the right to active assistance in dying to be included in the public health code and specifies that it shall be carried out in the form of assisted suicide or euthanasia (Article 1).

Whiter House Strengthens Legal Assistance for Minorities, Poor

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President Joe Biden will direct the Department of Justice to restore key functions of the Access to Justice Office and reestablish the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable, reports AP news. Justice Digest Legal Rights Policy & Politics

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You Need a Legal Document Assistant for Your Divorce Case, Not a Legal Assistant

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If you are researching how to get divorced without hiring a lawyer, you are probably encountering a lot of legal terms for the first time. Divorce Legal Document Assistants paralegal legal assistant

Virtual Legal Assistant - Is This Your Magical Career?

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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.

Helpful Resources for Legal Assistants

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Whether you’d like to become a Legal Assistant, you’re currently in a program, or you’re a new Graduate looking for an edge over the competition, there are many good reasons to do some additional research on the subject above and beyond what you are shown in class. Let’s jump right in: Web Resources: Indeed - review Legal Assistant job descriptions to get a better idea of the job responsibilities.

The 6 Best Things about being a Legal Assistant

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Legal Assistants play an essential role in law firms and legal departments. From legal transcription to managing legal office procedures, their challenging work is vital to the successful operation of any law office or legal department. Successful Legal Assistants must have administrative and communication skills as well as the ability to prepare legal transcriptions, legal documents, maintain documents and client files.

Grammar Giggle – Random Comma

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Grammar Giggle – I’ll Explain This Best To My Ability!

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Particularly in the legal field, I always redline my suggested changes to the documents I proofread. grammar giggles legal assistant legal proofreading legal secretary paralegal proofreadingThis was in a local breaking news post I received.

Grammar Giggle – Happy Monther’s Day!

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Grammar Giggle – Less or Fewer?

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REPLAY – Happy National Proofreading Day!

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Grammar Giggle – Alcohol Consumption May Make You Use The Wrong “You’re”

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Grammar Giggle – No, You’re Nuts!

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Grammar Giggle – Employee Appreciate Day

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Grammar Giggle – Apostrophes and Plurals

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Grammar Giggle – Principal/Principle

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Grammar Giggle – Accessaries

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Grammar Giggle – Furnuture

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Grammar Giggle – Easy To Assemble, But Difficult To Read

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Grammar Giggle – Slow Down And Get It Right

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Grammar Giggle – What Kind of Dog?

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Grammar Giggle – Envelop/Envelope

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Grammar Giggle – Before Or After?

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Grammar Giggle – “Recieve” High Praise When You Spell Receive Correctly

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Grammar Giggle – Pease Pay More Attention!

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It is fine for this casual use, but I would not use it in legal documents. grammar giggles legal assistant legal proofreading legal secretary misspellings paralegal proofreadingI snapped this picture over the holidays at a local drive-through restaurant.

Ask PTB – Capitalizing id.

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Apostrophe Decision Chart

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Grammar Giggle – We Recieve Another Incorrect Receive

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Grammar Giggles – Aye, Aye, Captian!

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Grammar Giggle – Back Legs Only

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Grammar Giggle – Monday Or Thursday?

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Grammar Giggle – He Was Throwing What?

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Grammar Giggles – Preschool Problems

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Grammar Giggles – How Many Days Does January Have?

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Grammar Giggles – Plenty of Perjury

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Grammar Giggle – Corn Teen

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Grammar Giggle – Hot Mess Memories

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