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Table of Contents: September/October 2008

September/October 2008 Issue Cover



LAT's 2008 Paralegal of the Year and Runners-up Flourish Through Networking Ties

LAT's 2008 Paralegal of the Year and runners-up flourish through networking ties.

By Amanda Flatten

Cover Photo: Roger Ball

(Originally appeared in print as "The Career Connection")


Welcome ...or Not? 

Some doors open for paralegals in state bar associations.

By Sally A. Kane


How to Protect Inheritance Assets

Creating shifting trust provisions.

By Alan R. Eber


In Good Form

Preparing for Discovery From the Defense

By Ellsworth T. Rundlett



news & trends

News Briefs

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

  • AAJ Selects 2008 Paralegal of the Year - Virginia paralegal recognized for her dedication and compassion. By Melody Ip
  • Connecticut Paralegal's Embezzling Scheme Ends in Court - Sentence includes prison time and restitution of more than $600,000. By Tammy R. Pettinato
  • Washington, D.C., Paralegal Sues DOJ - Claims discrimination against African-American employees in hiring practices. By Heidi Lowry
  • Regulation in Canada One Year Later - Ontario paralegals receive first licenses. By Jamie Ann Tyo
  • Texas Paralegals Help Iraqi Children - Fort Worth Paralegal Association collects school supplies to be shipped overseas. By Ashley Johnson
  • Trial Training Tool - Law Firms nationwide include mock courtrooms in their offices. By Melody Ip
  • The Best of the Best - Legalmen Paul McCarthy and Tanica Bagmon receive awards from JAG for their dedication to the legal field. By Tammy R. Pettinato
  • Turning Librarians Into Leaders - The American Association of Law Libraries holds its first leadership academy. By Ashley Johnson
  • CAS Assessment Program Nears Completion - California exam expected to offer first specialty this fall. By Melody Ip
  • Legal Resources

tech center

Creative Computing

The Wave of the Future - SaaS technology makes its mark on the law office. By Kim Plonsky


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Legal Teams

The Bigger Picture - Lynne J. DeVenny and J. Griffin Morgan


Ethics Roundtable

Walking a Fine Line  - By Therese A. Cannon, Nancy B. Heller, RP, and Stacey Hunt, CLA, CAS


My Opinion 

National Association Impact - Paralegals split on benefits of membership. By Heidi Lowry


Association Notes


Litigation Corner

The Changing Landscape of Litigation - ESI continues to impact paralegal roles and responsibilities.
By Oliver M. Gierke


Legal Research & Writing

Working 9 to 5 - Labor and employment resources that get the job done. By Mark A. Gediman


Corporate Comment

Covering Your Bases - Drafting effective licensing agreements. By Carolyn M. Saenz, AACP


Pro Bono Spotlight

Getting Affairs in Order - Estate planning pro bono opportunities for paralegals. By Lori Thompson


My Specialty

PI, Wrongful Death, Products Liability Law - Maria T. Boyer



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