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Table of Contents: July/August 2000


Lady Justice

One legal assistant's journey to the bench and her impact on the paralegal profession.

By D.L. Hawley


10 Steps to Preparing Depositions

How to prepare, take initiative and expand your professional role.

By Deborah Clark


Putting the Prosecution Under the Microscope

Two prisoners go free, a sheriff's department is investigated and a paralegal helps investigate a Chicago nightmare.

By Debra Levy


Tips on how to draft a successful business plan.

By Jeffrey A. Helewitz


Editor’s Desk


Letters to the Editor


My Opinion

Licensure Should Not Be an Issue - Paralegal interests 'may not be represented at all in a licensure program.' By Vicki Voisin, CLAS


news & trends

  • Ontario Attorney General Looks into Regulating Paralegals

  • Georgia Bar Files Proposed UPL Opinion

  • CALDA President Dies Suddenly

  • Go West, Legal Services

  • Bill Moves Forward in California

  • Moms March Against Gun Violence

  • New York Judge Rules State Must Pay Paralegal Fees for Capital Cases

  • Congress to Decide: Should Paralegals Get National Recognition?

  • NFPA Sets Policy, Elects Leaders

  • NFPA's South Africa Trip on Hold

  • NALA Names Next President

  • Survey Says Paralegals Less Difficult to Recruit, Retain than Other Professionals

  • NALA Adds Employment Network to Web Site

  • Professional Coach Proves to be a Touchdown

  • Onoganda County Accepts Legal Assistant Students to the Bar

  • Saying 'ILoveYou' Means So Much

  • Paralegal Claims Pregnancy Produced Pink Slip

Association Notes


real solutions

Creative Computing

Copy 'Right' - Not Wrong - Handling copyright issues on the Internet. By Robert P. Fox


Legal Writing

Persuasive Briefs - The delicate nuances of preparing court document submissions.
By William Putman


Paralegals Online

Blue Plate Specials - The Internet serves up an array of legal specialty choices.
By Joni McDonald Wallah

What’s New




Corporate Comment

Taxed by Franchise Tax? - Some simple solutions to an often overlooked area. By Belinda Bass


Career Advice

Reporting to God - Dealing with personalities on a power trip is a way of life at many firms.
Learn how you can cope - and even excel in a challenging climate.
By Dorothy M. Pritchett


Manager’s Desktop

Diving Into the Paralegal Job Pool - 10 strategies for career-changers who want to conquer
the paralegal job market.
By Brad J. Baber


Student’s Workshop

Scrapbook for Success - Start your professional portfolio while you're still in school.
By Susan Howery


Litigation Corner

Cooperating with Corporate Community - How to work efficiently with in-house legal departments and keep clients happy. By Stacey Hunt, CLA, CAS


Pro Bono Spotlight

Dying with Dignity - Dallas Legal Hospice volunteers provide services and comfort to the terminally ill and their families. By Dane D'Antuono





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