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Table of Contents: January/February 2002
A proliferation of web-based programs fuels discussion on the direction of paralegal education.
By John Caldwell
(Originally appeared in print as "Debating the Future")
Are You Riding A Fine Line?
Learn to identify and avoid issues involving the unauthorized practice of law.
By Debra Levy Martinelli
What you need to consider before you retrain.
By Judy Tremore
Your guide to last years collection of Legal Assistant Today articles.
Bank of Americas Theresa (Terry) Irvin, CLA, proves to be indispensable.
By Lincoln Brunner
- Short-term legal assistant programs harm the paralegal profession.
news & trends
Staying on Top of Courtroom Technology - Trial evidence is getting a new look. By Dwayne E. Krager
Legal Research & Writing
Panel of Peers
- Crafting jury instructions is challenging, but with a thorough knowledge of the
subject you can overcome jury jitters.
SPECIAL - Exclusive to the LAT Site
Drafting Straight-Forward Jury Instructions - A paralegal's guide to using simple, clear language to improve your jurors' comprehension. By Celia C. Elwell, RP (Originally appeared in print as "Above All, Use Plain English")
Life Outside of the Private Law Firm
- Tips for making the transition into
the corporate world.
Keeping Pace - Basic planning can help you market your career strengths. By Kathleen Call
Your Search Begins Today - Tips for landing that first paralegal job. By Susan Howery
Preventing Burnout - Paralegal managers play an important role in helping their staff cope with the stressful work environment. By Elizabeth A. Giles
The Countdown Is Done
- Trial Day has finally arrived, but the work is far from complete.
A Day of Terror, A Lifetime of Recovery - A Washington, D.C. paralegal shares her Sept.11 volunteer experience. By Lori Thompson
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