Posts Tagged e-learn

Does Contracting Compromise the Impartiality of a Court Reporter?

By Dawn M. Houghton O’Brien & Bails Court Reporting Within the last 20 years, a controversial practice has cropped up in the court reporting profession. Some court reporters have begun contracting exclusively with companies and organizations for large amounts of services. Many court reporters are against such contracting for ethical reasons. The trend is found […]

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Judgment

By Margarett Wilson, PLS The dictionary defines “judgment,” in part, as: The ability to judge, make a decision, or form an opinion objectively, authoritatively, and wisely, especially in matters affecting action. Good sense. Discretion. I have always heard it said that you either have good judgment or you do not—you cannot learn it. I agree […]

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Don’t Forget Medicare, Or Else!

A Brief Overview Of Medicare As A Lien In Personal Injury Lawsuits By Antoinette B. VanSchaick, PP, PLS-SC So, you took on Mrs. Jones, a 70-year-old woman, who was in a rear-end collision and was badly injured. You have prepped the case for trial, and jury selection is about to begin. Then defense counsel makes […]

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The Art of Planning a Membership Drive

By Marie Schoenfeldt, PLS, CLA Whether planning a wedding or an organization event, you need a plan, a schedule, a list—something to use as a guide. Planning consists of setting goals. However, do not plan out of your reach so that expectations are impossible to attain right from the start. Goals should be realistic and […]

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Law Firm Marketing

By Melissa Kandel, CP Commercials, billboards, radio spots, and signs on the sides of buses are just a few of the many ways today’s law firms choose to market their services. However, not all firms can afford the tens of thousands of dollars some of these forms of advertisement can cost. Many of those same […]

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Attributes of Excellent Client Services

By Fran McClean, PLS When you think of client service, what comes to mind? Think about it. Client service is all about how we treat our clients. Take a moment to think about your day. Are you providing excellent or proper client service (both internally and externally)? If you are not sure how you can […]

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How to Be Irreplaceable in a Tough Economy

By Ruth M. Schaub, PP, PLS I began my first law office job 25 years ago as a receptionist for a small firm. Along the road I learned the value of becoming the type of employee no boss wants to be without. Read my suggestions and find a way to make them apply to you […]

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Tips For Working WIth the Deaf or Hearing Impaired

By Allison Streepey, B.A., CRS, PLS Thirty-six million people, approximately 17%, in the United States are suffering from hearing loss. It is expected that this population will increase rapidly because more people are developing high-frequency hearing loss due to exposure to loud noise, new unexplained deafness, trauma, and disease, along with hearing loss due to […]

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Teamwork and the Changing Role of Legal Secretaries

By Fran McClean, PLS WHAT IS TEAMWORK? Teamwork is the ability to work together towards a common vision—it is less “me” and more “we.” Teamwork improves efficiencies and manages workflows. It also builds camaraderie which makes a cohesive unit. Teamwork affords an opportunity to meet and work with new lawyers, paralegals, and other staff. You […]

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Statutes of Limitations

By Marie Schoenfeldt, PLS, CLA Most areas of the common law legal system have a statute limiting the time for prosecution or acting on a cause of action. One of the reasons for this limitation is that with the passage of time, one tends to forget that the possibility for a cause of action is […]

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