Posts Tagged professionals

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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New to the Office: Tips for Making New Friends

By Julianna Durie, PLS Being the new person in the office is always a mix of excitement and dread. However, a new job is an opportunity to meet new people in the legal field. There are several ways you can introduce yourself to your coworkers: Inviting new coworkers to join you at a local NALS […]

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Phone Conversations: Set the Right Tone

By Julianna Durie, PLS You learned in kindergarten that it is polite and common practice to say “Good Morning,” but sometimes this seems to be forgotten. When starting a conversation on the phone with clients, coworkers or other legal professionals, they appreciate a “Good Morning!” or “How are you?” versus a “Where is the paperwork […]

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NCRA Launches TechCon Legal Technology Conference

Reston, VA – December 6, 2011 – TechCon is an exciting and unprecedented gathering of legal technology professionals, realtime court reporters, Certified Legal Video Specialists, trial presentation professionals, lawyers and legal technology professionals from all over the country. TechCon focuses on bringing you the latest in legal technology using innovative formats, and featuring engaging presentations […]

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Balancing Act

By Anne Jack, PP, PLS As a working wife and mother, there are always those days when it seems like there is just too much going on. Sometimes I feel that the best I can do on those days is to try to keep both my sanity and schedule under control. My family is the […]

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Confident Confidentiality

By Melissa K. Hinote, CP Confidentiality is one of the most important principles in the legal field. Attorneys are required to maintain client confidences through the doctrine of attorney-client privilege. Rule 1.6 of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct restricts lawyers from revealing information relating to representation of a client, with a few specific […]

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Proper Etiquette

By Alexis Kessler When I was planning my wedding two years ago, one of the most important things I considered was making sure that it was very traditional. I spent hours “Googling” the Internet to ensure that I was staying with proper etiquette (i.e., who pays for what, what should go on the invitations, when […]

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