Posts Tagged YLP

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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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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Importance of E-Filing

By Julianna Durie, PLS So this was my day… Please join me now as we do our monthly search—through ALL our active client files—for the only copy of the exhibit that is due today! This is an excellent reason to scan those important documents that you cannot lose and e-file it to the client’s electronic […]

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Social Media—Posting On Behalf of Others

By Julianna Durie, PLS Many of us know the issues of posting on our own social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Google+; don’t post embarrassing pictures of yourself,  don’t post things that you would not want the world to know, and with the Internet there are no take backs. However when you post for your […]

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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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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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Conflict Resolution for the Young Legal Professional

By Anne Jack, PP, PLS – NALS of Yavapai AZ I know that in today’s diversified workplace, sometimes you come across a coworker who you butt heads with. It happens to all of us! I have come to learn that how you handle the situation from the get go can greatly affect the final outcome. […]

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Oops! Error on the Job

By Anne Jack, PP, PLS Have you ever screwed up (worst case scenario) and you knew it was your mistake as soon as the error was discovered? What did you do? Very recently I was asked to calendar an event for my boss. Granted, we were at a bar function and it was the typical […]

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I’m a Survivor – Maintaining a Positive Attitude

By Alexis Kessler We’ve all worked with that one person whose voice just makes you want to cringe when you hear them say your name or their name comes up on your caller id and you wonder, do I really have to answer it? Of course you do, it’s what you say next that can […]

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