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The Arkansas Paralegal Alliance , is holding its annual CLE conference on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the beautiful Mt. Magazine Lodge, Paris, Arkansas located on the highest mountain in Arkansas. The excellent sessions featured during the conference include five hours of CLE topics including, Time Management and Ethics, Legal Documents Translation Technologies, Cloud Computing, Legal Issues and I-9’s, Trademarks 101 and Product Liability / Consumer Protection. Registration cost, not including lunch, is $60.00 if received between August 20 – September 10, and after September 10 the registration cost is $75.00. Lunch is not provided, but may be purchased separately. Hotel reservations may be made by contact The Lodge at Mt. Magazine directly at 479-963-8502. Contact Melisa Frick, 2014 APA President and Conference Chair, via email at melisafrick@gmail.com.

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Take Your Seats  By Sally A. Kane, J.D.
A changing economic climate, emerging technologies and a global legal market have transformed the legal industry. In response to evolving market demands, paralegal educators and law firm managers are adapting school programs, continuing legal education courses and training policies to better prepare today’s paralegals for success in the workforce and in their careers... What skills sets are hot in today’s paralegal market? Paralegal educators, managers and recruiters across the country agree that a combination of strong technology, writing and communication skills, and hands-on experience will help paralegals excel in the workplace. Other hot trends in paralegal education and CLE include.... Read more.

How To Discover Business Assets  By Nicholas L. Bourdeau
The presence of a business in the valuation of a marital estate adds a level of complexity to the investigation because a business can be an ideal venue for keeping assets from a spouse. This is a function of size, control and source. Transactions that can have a large effect on the marital estate might be camouflaged by the large transactions that normally occur in a business. Some business owners can exert total control over the operations of a business, defeating internal controls and normal bookkeeping procedures. Additionally, a business can be a significant source of income for a couple. Following the money might indicate where assets could have been hidden. Consequently, the presence of a business represents.... Read more.

Getting Started as a Paralegal  By Oliver M. Gierke Web Exclusive
The paralegal profession has been one of the fastest growing professions in the United States for years. It traditionally offers stable income and good benefits, as well as job satisfaction and professional recognition to individuals who are unable or uninterested in investing the time and financial resources needed to attend law school or pursue other professional careers. Those interested in paralegal work in law firms and corporate legal departments all face the same challenge... Read more.

Writing Paralegal Resumes  By Linda T. Chin  Web Exclusive
Many paralegal students who have just graduated from college or who have completed a paralegal studies program most likely are searching for their first paralegal jobs. Experienced paralegals also might be looking to change jobs. This article will assist both new and experienced paralegals in drafting resumes and cover letters that will be concise but comprehensive and appealing but not overwhelming to prospective employers. Sample paralegal resumes and cover letters also are included. Read more.

 


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