Archive for category New Legal Professionals (NLP)

NLP App Spotlight: Law School Dojo

By Sarah Osborne, ALP On the topic of education… When I was studying for my legal studies finals, I downloaded an app on my iPhone called “Law Dojo.” It is a quiz game that has sets of questions on varying legal topics including Civil Procedure, “Know your Rights,” the Supreme Court, Contract Law, etc. Why […]

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Formal Legal Education

By Sarah Osborne, ALS I apologize for the lengthy silence since my introductory post. I JUST finished a semester of courses at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where I am studying for my Post-Bac in Legal Studies. So, I’ve been very busy at work while also finishing end-of-semester research memos and studying for finals at […]

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Fulfilling Aspects of Career Change

By Sarah Osborne, ALS Greetings! I am thrilled to be writing my very first post for the Young Legal Professional Blog and would like to use this opportunity to introduce myself and my vision for the blog. As part of the Next Generation Leadership Committee, I will be posting at least once a month about […]

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Surviving the Holidays at the Office-Part 4

By Julianna Durie, PLS “…. it’s the most wonderful time of year.” The Do’s and Don’ts of Gifting Do Ask if there is a Gift Exchange at the Office. Some offices may have a traditional gift exchange and limit. Otherwise, consider asking your coworkers if they would be interested in a gift exchange. Keep mind […]

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Surviving the Holidays at the Office-Part 3

By Julianna Durie, PLS The holiday season is coming. Every organization or professional group you belong to, and your friends and family, are sending out holiday party invitations. Office Christmas/Holiday Party For some people the office party is great time to enjoy the company of co-workers and their significant others as they celebrate the holiday […]

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Surviving the Holidays at the Office-Part 2

By Julianna Durie, PLS The holidays are coming and you made heard “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer” 100 times too many… Do’s and Don’ts of Office Holiday Decorating: Do Check your Firm’s Handbook and Policies. Many offices have rules about no candles and things that may start a fire or create a mess if left unattended. […]

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Surviving the Holidays at the Office-Part 1

By Julianna Durie, PLS In case you missed all the sale ads for “Black Friday,” or haven’t noticed that almost every radio station is playing “holiday music,” or that people are starting to decorate and say “Merry Christmas,” please be advised the holiday season is in full swing. Working in an office during the holidays can be a fun and/or stressful time. This […]

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Using a Coworker’s Desk: Dos and Don’ts

By Julianna Durie, PLS If you are borrowing a coworker’s desk for a day/week (assuming it is office policy to use someone’s desk while they are gone; even if you are covering for someone, you may be expected to lug files from that location to your own desk), following these steps will earn the respect […]

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Very, Very Expensive

By Julianna Durie, PLS While working in the legal field, you are usually expected to calendar hearing dates. However, one should calendar anything that has a deadline.  While we all may tell ourselves that we will remember, the fact is that the legal field is a hectic profession and no one is perfect. Countless complaints […]

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Staying Organized

By Julianna Durie, PLS If you have not noticed, deadlines and organization are a very important part of working in the legal field. When I was in paralegal school, I was told a good paralegal would write down every task that an attorney assigns and a paralegal should only have one open file on his […]

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