How Legal Secretarial Roles Are Evolving in Big Law | The Legal Intelligencer

Legal Secretaries are being phased out and now look very differently. Is your job next? This article is a great read - Chere Estrin The older, traditional role of a legal secretary is pretty much gone, said one industry observer. The secretary of the future needs to have really strong IT skills ... and more multitasking than ... Highlights The role of legal secretaries is evolving with the...

5 Good Reasons Public Speaking May Not Be Working For You

According to public polls, the number of people suffering from a fear of public speakingtrumps fear of death.  This has always been hard for me to understand as I have always enjoyed the experience – public speaking that is, not death. In this day and age when getting heard is so important, public speaking has become a critical tool in moving your paralegal or legal career forward. ...

10 Unknown Google Tips

Someone sent me the following list of neat Google tricks.  I wish I could give credit to the writer, so forgive me about that. If anyone knows, let me know. However, here are new ways to use Google that we all can use:1.         DefinitionsPull up the definition of the word by typing define followed by the word you want the definition...

“Deleting embarrassing e-mails isn’t easy, experts say”

So, you think those embarrassing emails sent to the computer's trash can are truly deleted, right? Uh, no:"If Karl Rove or other White House staffers tried to delete sensitive e-mails from their computers, experts said, investigators usually could recover all or most of them. "The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is investigating whether the White House or the...

“Ten Must-Have Apps for the Solo Practitioner”

More helpful info from Rick Georges, author of the FutureLawyer blog : "This month I'm focusing on application software. Although there are different software preferences for every lawyer, I'm sticking to Windows, since most lawyers use it. As with last month's article, 'Ten Must-Have Web Sites for Solo Practitioners,' picking the best of anything is difficult, so I'll focus on what I use...

“Five Things You Should Know About Fighting Spam”

Sadly, this scenario sounds all too familiar! But there's a good reason: "When you started your e-mail client this morning, you were prepared for the usual set of correspondence: your daily dose of corporate politics, a dollop of technical emergencies and the background hum of projects under way. Annoyingly, your inbox also contained a few messages advertising products you would never buy,...

“Paralegals and Smartphones”

I'm not saying you should buy a smartphone, but the Indiana Paralegal Association rightly points out the value of quick email replies: "I am willing to go out on a limb with this one, but I have come to the conclusion that smartphones are quickly becoming a requirement for paralegals. Whether we like it or not, we live in a world of invisible fences and constant communication (as one of my...

“RIM announces Blackberry 8800”

Yay! It's way past time to get a new Blackberry, isn't it? "Research in Motion (RIM) today announced a new Blackberry smartphone. The new 8800 merges the form factor of the traditional Blackberry with the piano-black design of the 8100. The new phone comes with integrated GPS and a n illuminated 'Pearl' trackball. "Other than the original 8100 Pearl, the 8800 tries to appeal to...

“27 Tips for Teleconferencing”

Wow, this is a remarkably smart list! Stuff I hadn't even thought about. (Links below are from the original post.): "Whether you call them conference calls or telecons or excruciatingly dull time-wasters, multi-participant phone conversations are as important to most web workers as email. If you can’t meet face to face or arrange video conferencing, the conference call is the next best...