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 […]


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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 […]

Are You Utilizing the Listserve?

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In this day and age, we all know that our local associations benefit from having a listserve. They can readily distribute information to their members regarding upcoming events, fundraisers, and any other news associated with the organization and its business. But do you utilize the listserve? The listserve is not just a resource for the association; […]