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Table of Contents: July/August 2008

LAT July/August 2008


features

Panning for Gold

Sifting through pre- and post-litigation reports for hidden evidence.

By Stacey Hunt, CLA, CAS, and Ellen Sheffer

 

The pros and cons of electronic deposition summaries.

By Mary Girsch-Bock

(Originally appeared in print as "Working Harder or Working Smarter?")

 

A Unique Blend

Today's workplace combines the work ethics and skills of four different generations.

By Sally A. Kane

 

A paralegal's guide to taking initial calls from personal injury clients.

By Ellsworth T. "Derry" Rundlett III

 

DUI Discovery Forms and Motions

By Bruce Kapsack

 


news & trends

News Briefs

(These short snippets represent excerpts of stories that can be found in the July/August 2008 issue.)

  • Wisconsin's Attempt to Establish Mandatory Paralegal Regulation Fails - After four years, the state Supreme Court denies petition. By Ashley Johnson
  • U.S. Supreme Court Decides Richlin Case - Paralegal fees can be recovered at prevailing market rates. By Rebecca Garcia
  • Pennsylvania Paralegals Establish Voluntary Regulation - A new credentialing program will set education and work experience requirements. By Ashley Johnson
  • Washington, D.C., Case Spotlights the Mobility of Nonlawyers at Law Firms - Claim of tortious interference arises following a potential conflict of interest. By Ashley Johnson
  • NFPA Updates the PACE Exam - Modifications reflect changing nature of law and current practice areas. By Heidi Lowry
  • Paying It Forward - New Nals president sees her role as a chance to give back to her association. By Heidi Lowry
  • NALA Releases 2008 National Utilization and Compensation Survey - Years of experience correlate to increasing salaries. By Melody Ip
  • Local Audit in California Acknowledges the Value of Paralegals - Santa Clara County District Attorney's office advised to add 25 senior paralegals. By Alisa Driscoll
  • Paralegal Students Visit U.S. Supreme Court - Elms College in Massachusetts brings the federal legal system to life. By Heidi Lowry
  • Keeping Tabs on Uncle Sam - Report by law librarians finds lack of authenticity in online government resources. By Tammy R. Pettinato
  • Legal Resources

tech center

Creative Computing

New Kid on the Block - A look at Windows Vista one year later. By Kim Plonsky

 

Reviews

What’s New

 


columns

Legal Teams

A Step Ahead - Anticipating case needs keeps this team on the right track.

 

My Opinion 

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Many paralegals view notary skills as client and career pluses.
By Heidi Lowry

 

Ask the Listserv

 

Ethics Roundtable

A New Job and Possible UPL - By Therese A. Cannon, Nancy B. Heller, RP, and Stacey Hunt, CLA, CAS

 

Association Notes

 

Corporate Comment

The Ins and Outs of Wage Attachments - What you need to know about the garnishment process.
By Carolyn M. Saenz, AACP

 

Legal Research & Writing

Editing Guidelines for the Paralegal - Polishing these skills can be an investment in your career.
By Christy Hall Benson, CLA

 

Litigation Corner

Practice Makes Perfect - Paralegals can run the show with mock trials.
By Catherine Astl, CLA

 

Pro Bono Spotlight

Stand Out From the Crowd - Nonprofit opportunities can enhance marketability for new paralegals.
By Lori Thompson
 


My Specialty

Capital Habeas Appeals - Melinda Rowland Christian

 


resources

Electronic Discovery Vendors Directory

 

WebStop

 

Advertiser Index

 

Legal Products & Services Directory

 

 

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