Recognizing and Celebrating the Work of Paralegals

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Pennsylvania’s governors have issued proclamations for Paralegal Week – and Paralegal Day – continuously since this article was written (07-18-2013). Everyone’s got a “Hallmark holiday,” right? Even paralegals? I’ll never forget The Philadelphia Association of Paralegals’ 2010 postcard for Paralegal Week. Picture the bomb technician from The Hurt Locker with the caption, “Me, afraid?” and […]

Cover Letters Are Dead

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Writing even the simplest letter can take valuable time away from the workday. Since writing letters to convey detailed information is essential in the practice of law, I hope it never gets replaced entirely by e-mail because there are times when a letter is really unnecessary. Here’s an example:  when doing something as habitual as […]

Attention/Ah-teeeen-shun!

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I thought about titling today’s posting with the idiom “the devil is in the details,” but definitely don’t want to encourage any religious commentary. I added the phonetic version of “attention” as used in the military to, hopefully, grab your, um, attention. Paralegal job descriptions often list “detail oriented” as a requirement since paralegals routinely […]

Law & Order

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Every Wednesday, a reminder sits on my calendar prompting me to call Detective Briscoe to find out if he needs my help with whatever case he’s working on that day. Fine, that’s only half true. I do have an ongoing Wednesday reminder I call “Law & Order,” but it doesn’t have anything to do with […]

Ode to Roy & Kevin

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Been there, done that – didn’t think I’d be walking down the divorce road ever again. But this one won’t require the services of Berner Klaw & Watson like my first divorce:  my gay “husband” is leaving me and is taking his partner – who has also become my husband’s “partner” – along with him […]