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Hiring Is Up for Litigation Support & eDiscovery Positions: Are You Ready?

It seems that we're right on track with our predictions and insights about the growing need for qualified professionals in the Litigation Support and eDiscovery fields. In months past, we reported that there simply are not enough experienced professionals to go around according to the most recent Socha-Gelbmann Report. Recently, The Cowan Group has published a recent survey that indicates hiring is up for litigation and eDiscovery professionals. Is it time to expand your career into one of the hottest arenas in the legal field? New York (PRWEB) August 10, 2010 -- Litigation Support Departments at major law firms and... Read more →

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Uh, Oh....Alleged Jury Tampering Involves Two Paralegals

Uh,Oh Column........ A trial appearing to be high-profile only in Long Island has suddenly taken an interesting twist. Two paralegals along with the defendant's brother, have been subpoenaed and fingerprinted for allegedly tampering with the jury in a case involving David Brooks, a military arms contractor, according to several sources including the New York Times. Brooks, who has been in trial for six months, is charged with sweeping accusations of fraud, insider trading, and company-financed personal extravagance. The jury has been in deliberation now for the past two weeks. During the trial, Dawn Schlegel, the former chief financial officer of... Read more →

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Fewer Paralegals & Lawyers Receive Pink Slips in July - BUT: How Are Your Skills?

Are Happy Times here again? According to a recent report in Crain's Business Report, fewer lawyers and paralegals received lay-off notices in July. The battered legal market seems to be coming back. Crain's noted, " Fewer attorneys and paralegals lost their jobs in July than in June, inspiring some optimism among members of the legal profession. About 800 legal workers lost their jobs last month, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, compared to the 3,200 lawyers, paralegals and legal assistants who were forced to hit the streets in June." That's great news! Crain's went on to report: "We... Read more →

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OLP eDiscovery Certification Scheduled for October 15: First of its kind will set standard for industry

LOS ANGELES, August 10, 2010 –The Organization of Legal Professionals, an industry group that includes some of the most respected eDiscovery thought leaders in the field, announced today that it has finalized preparations for its eDiscovery certification exam scheduled for October 15. The exam, developed in conjunction with Pearson Learning Solutions, a $7 billion company that specializes in certification examinations for a wide variety of industries, incorporates content created by OLP members including eDiscovery lawyers, consultants and experts. The OLP is the first organization to offer eDiscovery certification. “Lawyers need an effective and efficient way to identify people who possess... Read more →

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eDiscovery for Techies & Geeks Starts Aug. 31st

eDiscovery for Techies & Geeks starts on August 31, 2010. Interact with other students & instructor. Learn from seasoned pros. 3 courses offered including: Lit Support 101A; Advanced LitSupport; Project Management for Litigation Support Professionals. Contact chere.estrin@theolp.org. Thanks! Read more →

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The Empowered Paralegal: Working with the Elder Client Book Review

I don't know what it was that I expected when I picked up a copy of Robert Mongue's latest book, "The Empowered Paralegal: Working with the Elder Client" but that wasn't as important as the fact that I just couldn't put it down. This is a book for everyone. While it is written specifically for paralegals, just substitute any position and you have a book that teaches you how to deal, motivate and learn from the older generations. This publication is not only for paralegals, it can be read by lawyers, administrators, legal secretaries - practically anyone who works in... Read more →

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The Paralegal World According to Sara Youngers

Sara Youngers has a unique position. In addition to working in litigation, Youngers also works on legal billing fee analyses. In other words, she may be auditing the time your law firm bills to its clients. In an exclusive Q&A, Youngers talks about her career, her duties, her future. How long have you been a paralegal? Since April 2003, for approximately 7 years. Education? B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Paralegal Certificate from University of San Diego, earned in April 2003. What did you do prior to becoming a paralegal? I was a... Read more →

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