Posts Tagged legal assistant

SBM Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section Congratulates Second Shining Star Award Winner

Michigan – August 16, 2011 – The State Bar of Michigan Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section congratulates Vicki Voisin, winner of the August 2011 Shining Star Award. Voisin received the award for being an outstanding, nationally-renowned representative of her profession and a dedicated mentor to other paralegals. Voisin has worked as a paralegal for over 20 years […]

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SBM Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section Congratulates First Shining Star Award Winner

MICHIGAN – June 28, 2011 - The State Bar of Michigan Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section congratulates Charlie Campbell, winner of the July 2011 Shining Star Award. Campbell received the award for his work helping low-income people in Kent County. He is the program coordinator at Legal Assistance Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in Grand Rapids. He began […]

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Issuing Out-of-State Subpoenas for Deposition

By Melissa K. Hinote, CP Legal assistants, paralegals, and legal secretaries are often expected to be experts on procedural rules and process. Regular experience with each individual’s state’s statutes and rules of court helps us efficiently arrange for issuance and service of subpoenas and other legal documents. However, sometimes the target for service exists outside […]

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OVERTIME

By  Judith J. Bentley, Legal Assistant, Richmond We have all heard the expression, “If you want something done, ask a busy person.” Ever wonder why that is? Busy people live hectic, speeded-up lives; they operate on high adrenaline. They create for themselves time crunches that over time become addictive and destructive to health and well-being. […]

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Paralegal Today Releases 18th Annual Salary Survey Results

June 8, 2010 (Columbia, Maryland) – Paralegal salaries, raises and bonuses fell slightly in 2009, according to the just-releasedParalegal Today (formerly Legal Assistant Today) 18th Annual Salary Survey, published in the April/June 2010 issue. This year’s survey reports that the national average salary for paralegals in 2009 was $52,214, a 4.8% decrease from the previous year. […]

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White-Collar Criminal Defense: An Overview of the Paralegal/Legal Assistant’s Role

By Shan Wu, Esq. (originally published in @Law – Summer 2010) You’re in college when your stepmother asks you to hold some money for the family in your new bank account.  Two years later, you’re starting your first job as a consultant with a security clearance when FBI agents knock at your door asking about […]

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On Interns

By Erin Spradlin, Legal Administrative Assistant Holland & Hart, LLP – Denver, CO The concept of an internship is smart and, ideally, an invaluable part of one’s career path; unfortunately, the reality of an internship is not always that.  A Google search as well as a dictionary search for the word “intern” doesn’t exactly yield […]

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Fear The Middleman

By Heather Scott, CSR-RPR-CRR “One call does it all!” When hiring a court reporter for an out-of-town deposition or other meeting, law firms often turn to the Internet. A quick online search for a reporter in any given area will deluge the user with advertisements for nationwide firms (hereafter referred to as “The Middleman”) that […]

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Why Information Security Matters to the Legal Professional

By William L. Taylor and Steven J. O’Dorisio (originally published in @Law – Summer 2009) The purpose of information security is to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information.  This is especially important for those who possess, transfer, store, license, or otherwise use sensitive information belonging to, or relating to, others.  Lawyers and law firms […]

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Personalities in the Office

By Ann E. Dunkin (originally published in @Law – Summer 2009) Have you ever heard anyone say, “There’s one of every kind in that group!”  Sometimes that statement is made in reference to a family, sometimes to a committee or association, and sometimes to political groups.  However, it is very applicable to an office. Regardless […]

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