Mentoring New Legal Assistants

Paralegal Bootcamp

My head bobbed up and down as I watched our new legal assistant bounce like a Jack Russell Terrier at my door holding a post-it-note above her head. The same can hold true with new legal assistants.

How to Become a Virtual Legal Assistant

The Estrin Report

What exactly is a Virtual Assistant or VA? Virtual assistants specialize in various industries such as marketing, real estate, accounting, law or financial services. Firms often hire virtual assistants to save money. What Do Virtual Assistants Do? Paid Legal Intern.

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The Benefits of Virtual Legal Assistants

MyCase

“Virtual assistants” is simultaneously one of the most trending and confusable terms of the last ten years. When asked what their virtual legal assistants contribute toward, in one recent online forum thread with 192 (!) Virtual legal secretaries.

Austria government submits draft law legalizing assisted dying

JURIST

The Austrian federal chancellery on Saturday sent a draft law to parliament to legalize assisted death for seriously ill adults. The draft law follows the decision last December by the Constitutional Court of Austria that found the ban on assisted death to be unconstitutional.

Switzerland Court rules Russia will not receive legal assistance due to Ukraine invasion

JURIST

The Swiss Federal Criminal Court ruled Wednesday in favor of an anonymous defendant, barring Russia from receiving legal assistance from the Swiss government.

France Parliament debates bill to legalize assisted dying

JURIST

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).

Day in the life of a legal assistant

SimplyLawJobs

I am a legal assistant working at a multi-claimant legal US firm specialising in commercial, employment and consumer class action litigation. In September I got my first full time legal job at Keller Lenkner UK working on the class-action Vehicle Emissions Claims.

Helpful Resources for Legal Assistants

The Robertson Reader

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

The Robertson Reader

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.

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

A People's Choice

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

This Legal Assistant Is Going Viral On TikTok For Her Love Of ‘Crab Rangooooons’

Above The Law

The post This Legal Assistant Is Going Viral On TikTok For Her Love Of ‘Crab Rangooooons’ appeared first on Above the Law. You can't honestly say that you don't want to eat one right now after watching that.

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.

Fired legal assistant derides Fox Rothschild’s ‘pearl-clutching’ over explicit photo in proposed lawsuit

ABA Journal

A fired legal assistant at Fox Rothschild is defending her decision to include a partly redacted, sexually explicit photo as an exhibit in her proposed…

Whiter House Strengthens Legal Assistance for Minorities, Poor

The Crime Report

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

Grammar Giggle – Interesting Entree Choice

ProofThatBlog

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Grammar Giggle – Montlhy Parking

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TurnSignl app seeks to provide real-time legal assistance and de-escalation of tension during traffic stops

ABA Journal

Like many Americans, Jazz Hampton and two of his friends, Andre Creighton and Mychal Frelix, watched in horror as two fellow Minnesotans, Philando Castile and…

Grammar Giggle – Obvious Phishing Emails

ProofThatBlog

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Grammar Giggle – Visor Issues

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Grammar Giggle – My Kind of Wine Glass!

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Grammar Giggle – At Least They Safely Preformed Maintenance!

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Grammar Giggle – What Kind of Dog?

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Grammar Giggles – Aye, Aye, Captian!

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Grammar Giggle – Less or Fewer?

ProofThatBlog

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Grammar Giggle – Employee Appreciate Day

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Ask PTB: Three Slashes

ProofThatBlog

In formatting a legal document, you should always leave at least two lines at the bottom and at the top of a page avoiding a single line in either place. Ask PTB legal assistant legal proofreading legal secretary paralegal proofreading slashes

Grammar Giggle – You’ll Should Treat Yourself!

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

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Grammar Giggle – Accessaries

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Grammar Giggle – Complimentary Complements

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Grammar Giggle – Hiring Serveres

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Robots are coming for the lawyers – which may be bad for tomorrow’s attorneys but great for anyone in need of cheap legal assistance

LLRX

While technology has been nibbling around the edges of the legal profession for some time, it’s hard to imagine those complex tasks being done by a robot. AI Courts & Technology KM Legal Marketing

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

ProofThatBlog

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Grammar Giggle – Furnuture

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Grammar Giggle – NFL News

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