Posts Tagged legal secretary

Member Spotlight: Tina Hurley, PP, PLS

“Everything’s bigger in Texas,” and so is the love for NALS Region 6 Director Tina Hurley, PP, PLS! Tina joined NALS in August 1996 and has served on all levels of the Association during her 14 years of membership. Dallas ALP is Tina’s local chapter where she is the Finance Chair. She is Editor of […]

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Survivor: Easy, Breezy Organization Tips

Minimize inner office interruptions from coworkers wanting to shoot the breeze about the latest couple voted off DWTS.

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Have Flashdrive Will Travel!

Greetings Mates!  Do you remember the TV series, Have Gun Will Travel?  If you do, then, like me, you are of a certain age.  The story is a Western, centered on a “hired gun” with a conscience who only uses violence when necessary.  In my era, little boys everywhere wanted to be the main character, […]

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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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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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Once Upon A Termination

By Connie Cornell (originally published in @Law – Fall 2009) In this economy, even employees in an otherwise stable workforce are finding themselves suddenly unemployed and facing issues they had previously only heard about in stories.  When you have lost, or are about to lose, your job, there are so many unanswered questions, the answers […]

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Changes to HIPAA Could Impact Legal Professionals

by Steven J. O’Dorisio, William H. Fischer, and Michael J. Carrigan (originally published in @Law – Fall 2009) On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”), a law that is poised to revolutionize parts of the healthcare industry.  Title XIII of ARRA, called the Health Information Technology […]

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