Posts Tagged legal

NALS Foundation

About NALS Foundation | Ways to Give | Grants | Awards & Recognition | Logos | Circle Donors Building Your Career & Future The NALS Foundation was established in 1989 and is dedicated to ensuring a rewarding future for you and all legal support professionals. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational foundation working hand in […]

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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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How to Get the Most out of Your iPad: For Legal Professionals

By Dr. Gavin W. Manes and Mr. Joe Mulenex It is the latest thing, the coolest, most stylish gadget, and it is here to stay. The iPad, in its all-familiar Apple design, is now an integral part of many people’s daily lives. But can it help you at work in the legal profession? Can an […]

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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 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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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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