the NALS docket

the NALS docket is an electronic magazine, sent on a monthly basis to NALS membership. This digital format provides valuable information from NALS regarding industry and profession trends, member and chapter recognition, and education. You will see the inclusion of the e-Learn and Leading the Way columns and you will get a look at what is being talked about regarding the legal industry on both blogs and Twitter. The articles are written by our own members.

This is also a venue for NALS to inform you of coming deadlines and new offerings. You will also see educational articles in this publication to make it more well rounded and appealing to everyone. While @Law is a great resource for information on the industry, the NALS docket is your resource for information on NALS!

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August 2014 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn:So You want to Be a Paralegal? Listen Up.
  • Grammar Nuggets
  • Word Tips & Tricks
  • Leading the Way
  • Career Corner
  • Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Pay Secrecy Rules
  • Staff Notes

July 2014 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: Court Observance Week 2014
  • Grammar Nuggets
  • Word Tips & Tricks
  • You Still Need Forensics, Even in a World of E-Discovery
  • Staff Notes

June 2014 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: How to Present a Professional Enhancement Retreat For Your Members
  • Grammar Nuggets
  • Word Tips & Tricks
  • Leading the Way
  • Staff Notes

May 2014 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: Identity Theft: How to Avoid It and What to Do If You Are a Victim
  • Grammar Nuggets
  • Word Tips & Tricks
  • Member Spotlight: Peggy Bennett
  • Chapter Spotlight: NALS of Lane County, Oregon
  • Staff Notes

April 2014 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: Conveyance of Estates
  • Grammar Nuggets
  • Word Tips & Tricks
  • Leading the Way
  • Staff Notes

March 2014 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: Writing For Publication
  • Grammar Nuggets
  • Word Tips & Tricks
  • Member Spotlight: Heidi Hopper, ALP, PLS
  • Chapter Spotlight: NALS of Southern Oregon Coast
  • Staff Notes

February 2014 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn:The Service of the Notary Public: Then and Now
  • Grammar Nuggets
  • Word Tips & Tricks
  • Leading the Way
  • Know What You’re Worth: Keep Current With Legal Salaries
  • Member Spotlight: Vickie Helmer, PLS
  • Staff Notes

January 2014 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn:Why Proofreading Is So Important
  • Grammar Nuggets
  • Word Tips & Tricks
  • Can Your Employer Demand You Social Media Password?
  • Staff Notes

December 2013 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn:Beginning Speechcraft: Tips For Successful Public Speaking
  • Grammar Nuggets
  • Word Tips & Tricks
  • Leading the Way
  • Four Easy Ways Attorneys Can Protect iPad Data
  • Staff Notes

November 2013 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn:A Call to Duty
  • Grammar Nuggets
  • Word Tips & Tricks
  • How Properly Screening Clients May Help Avoid Malpractice Claims
  • Staff Notes

October 2013 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn:Lucky Like a Four Leaf Clover
  • Grammar Nuggets
  • Word Tips & Tricks
  • Interesting Things Paralegals Are Doing For Work
  • Member Spotlight: Kip Hall, ALS, PLS
  • Staff Notes

September 2013 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn:Tips to Improve Law Firm Billing Productivity
  • Grammar Nuggets
  • Lessons Learned From My Garden
  • Member Spotlight: Jacquelyn Hannigan, PP, PLS
  • Staff Notes

August 2013 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn:Does Contracting Compromise the Impartiality of a Court Reporter?
  • Leading the Way
  • Grammar Nuggets
  • Not All Litigation Holds Are the Same
  • Member Spotlight: Lindsay A. Stinchcomb, PP, PLS
  • Staff Notes

July 2013 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn:Judgments
  • Grammar Nuggets
  • Workplace Bullying: Is It Illegal?
  • Member Spotlight: Mimi Jumper
  • Staff Notes

June 2013 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn:Word 2010 Shortcuts
  • Grammar Nuggets
  • How to Use Twitter the Right Way
  • Member Spotlight: Amylyn Riedling, PP, PLS
  • Leading the Way
  • Staff Notes

May 2013 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn:Workers’ Compensation
  • Grammar Nuggets
  • RECAP: NALS 2013 Professional Development & Education Conference
  • Member Spotlight: Charniece Rollie
  • Grassroots Innovators Survey
  • Staff Notes

April 2013 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn:Changing State/Local Governance System: Some Food For Thought
  • Grammar Nuggets
  • Leading the Way
  • New Training For New Legal Secretary Roles
  • Member Spotlight: Tracy Ann Hoye, PLS
  • Staff Notes

February/March 2013 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn:Don’t Forget Medicare, Or Else!
  • Grammar Nuggets
  • Leading the Way
  • Merging Three Into One: Choosing a Calendaring & Docketing System
  • Staff Notes

January 2013 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn:The Art of Planning a Membership Drive
  • Grammar Nuggets
  • Overcome the Top 10 Causes of Workplace Stress
  • Staff Notes

December 2012 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn:Law Firm Marketing
  • Grammar Nuggets
  • Leading the Way
  • Portland Conference Recap
  • Are Facebook and Privacy Mutually Exclusive?
  • Staff Notes

November 2012 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn:Attributes of Excellent Client Services
  • Grammar Nuggets
  • Get Legal Translations Right on the First Try
  • Staff Notes

October 2012 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: What’s New in Ethics
  • Member Spotlight
  • Leading the Way
  • How to Keep the Polling Place and the Work Place Separate
  • Staff Notes

September 2012 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: How to Be Irreplaceable in a Tough Economy
  • Member Spotlight
  • Chapter Spotlight
  • 2012 Elections Material
  • Document Protection and FRCP in the Mobile Law Firm
  • Staff Notes

August 2012 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: Tips for Working With the Deaf or Hearing Impaired
  • Member Spotlight
  • Chapter Spotlight
  • Leading the Way
  • Blogworthy
  • Waving the “Predictive Coding” Magic Wand
  • Staff Notes

July 2012 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn:Teamwork & the Changing Role of Legal Secretaries
  • Member Spotlight
  • Chapter Spotlight
  • Managing Firm Risk With Calendaring Technologies
  • Staff Notes

June 2012 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: Nondisclosure Agreements: An Overview
  • Member Spotlight
  • Chapter Spotlight
  • Blogworthy
  • Leading the Way
  • Where (else) Did You Put Those Files?
  • Staff Notes

May 2012 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: The Perils of Probate
  • Member Spotlight
  • Chapter Spotlight
  • Blogworthy
  • Staff Plays Key Role in Tough Times
  • Staff Notes

April 2012 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: Letiquette-Netiquette
  • Member Spotlight
  • Chapter Spotlight
  • Blogworthy
  • Leading the Way
  • 2012 NALS Professional Development & Education Conference Recap
  • Staff Notes

March 2012 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: How Green Is My Valley
  • Member Spotlight
  • Blogworthy
  • Shifting Review Strategy Midstream? Online Review to the Rescue!
  • Staff Notes

February 2012 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: Statutes of Limitations
  • Member Spotlight
  • Leading the Way
  • Cloud Based Computing: What Are the Risks & Rewards?
  • Staff Notes

January 2012 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: Your Career Chronology: What Have You Accomplished
  • Member Spotlight
  • Chapter Spotlight
  • Blogworthy
  • The Case for Emotional Intelligence Among Paralegal Students
  • Staff Notes

December 2011 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: Are You a Mentor?
  • Member Spotlight
  • Leading the Way
  • Crisis Management
  • Staff Notes

November 2011 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: Billing: A Love/Hate Relationship
  • Member Spotlight
  • Chapter Spotlight
  • Recap: 60th Annual Education Conference & National Forum
  • Blogworthy
  • Staff Notes

October 2011 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: We the People… A Summary of the United States Constitution
  • Member Spotlight
  • Chapter Spotlight
  • SceneViz
  • Leading the Way
  • Staff Notes

September 2011 – In This Issue:

    • From the Top
    • e-Learn: Expecting Conflict
    • Member Spotlight
    • Chapter Spotlight
    • Electronic Voting: A New Frontier
    • Candidate Information
    • Blogworthy
    • Staff Notes

 

 

August 2011 – In This Issue:

    • From the Top
    • e-Learn: President’s Messages – What the Heck Do I Write About?
    • Member Spotlight
    • Chapter Spotlight
    • Models of Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Blogworthy
    • Leading the Way
    • Staff Notes

 

 

 

July 2011 – In This Issue:

    • From the Top
    • e-Learn: How to Motivate Yourself
    • Member Spotlight
    • IT Security for Law Firms
    • Blogworthy
    • The NALS Foundation to the RESCUE!
    • Staff Notes

 

 

 

June 2011 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: Why Do I Need Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Protection?
  • Member Spotlight
  • NEW Chapter Spotlight
  • 60th Annual Education Conference & National Forum Sessions In Depth
  • Leading the Way
  • Retweet
  • Staff Notes

May 2011 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: Accepting the Challenge
  • Member Spotlight
  • How to Throw Away Your Digital Devices
  • Retweet
  • Developing Future Leaders Scholarship
  • Staff Notes

April 2011 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: The Importance of Proofreading
  • Member Spotlight
  • 2011 Tulsa Professional Development & Education Conference Recap
  • Leading the Way
  • Blogworthy
  • Staff Notes

March 2011 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: Is It Quitting Time Already?
  • Member Spotlight
  • 4 Tips to Help Paralegals Communicate More Effectively
  • Blogworthy
  • Staff Notes

February 2011 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: Are You Sure You Are Certified?
  • Member Spotlight
  • Delegation
  • Meet the Staff
  • Leading the Way
  • Staff Notes

January 2011 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: More Than a Comma; Less Than a Colon
  • Member Spotlight
  • 4 Keys to Connecting to Your Inner Genius
  • The Past and Future of E-Discovery
  • Staff Notes

December 2010 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: Confident Confidentiality
  • Member Spotlight
  • Did You Get a Lemon?
  • 2011 Professional Development & Education Conference Information
  • Leading the Way
  • Staff Notes

November 2010 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: Possessive v. Plural
  • Member Spotlight
  • Recap of the 59th Annual Education Conference & National Forum
  • Blogworthy
  • Retweet
  • Staff Notes

October 2010 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: Notary Public Legal Responsibility & Liability
  • Member Spotlight
  • What Have We Learned About You?
  • ReTweet
  • Bluebook Updates Citations to Internet, et al.
  • Leading the Way
  • Staff Notes

September 2010 – In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream…
  • Member Spotlight
  • Shattering Expectations
  • Blogworthy
  • What Does an Organization Expect From Its Members?
  • Staff Notes

August 2010 - In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • Veterans vs. Hot Shot Newbies
  • Leading the Way
  • e-Learn: Issuing Out-of-State Subpoenas for Deposition
  • Conflict of Interest
  • What Does it Take to be a NALS Foundation Trustee?
  • Could Your Cases Profit From Early Neutral Evaluation?
  • Staff Notes

July 2010- In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • Staff is from Venus, Technicians are from Mars
  • ReTweet
  • e-Learn: Is Your Fundraising Raffle Legal in Your State?
  • Member Spotlight
  • Overtime
  • Blogworthy
  • Staff Notes

June 2010- In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • Legal Translation – Why Faster Isn’t Always Better
  • Blogworthy
  • Remain Focused…Accomplish Your Goals
  • Member Spotlight
  • In Service to the Community
  • ReTweet
  • Staff Notes

May 2010 - In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • Think Before You Send
  • Blogworthy
  • How are Your Ethics “After Hours?”
  • Regional Conferences
  • fall for NALS
  • Staff Notes

April 2010 - In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: The Costly Comma
  • Tales of a First Timer
  • Leading the Way
  • Member Spotlight
  • Staff Notes
  • blogworthy
  • ReTweet

March 2010 - In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: Organization
  • Social Media: It’s All A Conversation
  • Leading the Way
  • Member Spotlight
  • Staff Notes
  • blogworthy
  • ReTweet

February 2010 - In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: Bankruptcy
  • Easy Breezy! websites made easy
  • Why Should You Be Certified?
  • Member Spotlight
  • Staff Notes
  • blogworthy
  • ReTweet

January 2010 - In This Issue:

  • From the Top
  • e-Learn: Mentors & Mentoring
  • Going Virtual
  • Staff Notes
  • blogworthy
  • ReTweet
  • Leading the Way