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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 speaking trumps 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. So, what is this fear, exactly, and why is it so paralyzing? The truth is, we’re not really afraid of speaking in public. We’re terrified of being humiliated. It’s a subtle distinction,... Read more →

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Going On's.....This 'n Thats.....

Tough week? Take a few moments to enjoy our guest blogger, Celia Elwell, RP and senior paralegal, who sends us interesting links and articles. Enjoy! Judge Throws Out RICO Claims Against Johnson & Johnson, by Shannon P. Duffy, The Legal Intelligencer http://www.law.com/jsp/pa/PubArticlePA.jsp?id=1202504306265 Federal Judge Dismisses BP Oil Spill Fraud Lawsuit, by Maureen Cosgrove, JURIST http://bit.ly/odVde4 Jury Awards $900 Thousand In Age Discrimination Case, by Ellen Simon, Employee’s Rights Post Blog http://bit.ly/r7kUkO Third Circuit Okays Collection of DNA from Criminal Suspects, by Nathan Koppel, Wall Street Journal Law Blog http://on.wsj.com/mQC5sq Preparing Americans for Death Lets Hospices Neglect End of Life, by... Read more →

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Here's the correct link for the new blog, Legal Market Today, providing job leads, career trends, success stories and more! http://estrinlegaled.typepad.com/legal_market_today/ Our new recruiting service gives candidates personalized service. We only accept 10 top candidates per month. Read more →

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Legal Market Today, a new informative blog for job seekers debuts today. The blog highlights new jobs every day. LMT is connected to a top quality recruiting service that only accepts 10 new candidates per month. For more information: www.legalmarkettoday.typepad.com Read more →

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Our client, a major law firm is seeking a litigation paralegal for Portland, OR office. Excellent opportunity for sophisticated assignments. Work directly w/managing partner on exciting employment law cases. Send resume to chere.estrin@theolp.org. Read more →

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If You License, Will They Come? Licensing issue debuts in New York

The other day, a paralegal sent me a panic email. OMG! Licensing of paralegals had been introduced as a bill in the state of New York. Her reaction about the bill was pretty standard. In a nutshell, she was saying, "What?????" In short the bill: a) Requires mandatory licensing b) States that paralegals "practiced" (an ethical question, to be sure) c) States that mandatory minimum standards for qualification into the field are required (but does not state what standards) d) Establishes licensing fees not to exceed $100.00 e) Creates an independent board to adopt rules and regulations f) Is an... Read more →

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Paralegals Dealing With Stress - Cause for Crazymaking?

Guest Blogger: Jamie Collins Do you have a reservation made for “Crazy Paralegal - Party of One?” Do you ever find yourself completely overwhelmed by the daunting multitude of tasks you need to accomplish within a short span of time? Ever find yourself wondering how in the world it is even possible to get it all done? Welcome to paralegal world. I currently find myself on the verge of three first choice jury trials in the same month and in all honesty, I find myself wondering the same thing. Next time you find yourself sinking into the dark abyss of... Read more →

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Have bad references? A gap in employment? New service gives you fake background

That's right. I was sure it would happen eventually. And sure enough! According to a CNN Living article, William Schmidt of CareerExcuse.com can phony up a past for you to cover gaps, bad references, getting fired and more. How does he do it? He fabricates job references to cover up a candidate's sordid past. He's even been doing it since 2009. Schmidt is the founder of CareerExcuse.com, a Web site that says it will fill any gap on your résumé by acting as your past employer. It will go as far as creating a new company with an accompanying phone... Read more →

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New Concordance course worth the investment

Emerging Litigation Technologies, LLC and Spectrum Consultants are pleased to announce a joint venture in providing legal professionals with a series of E-Learning Modules on Concordance® document management software from LexisNexis®. Colette Perkins and Sara Youngers are certified professionals with over fifteen years of combined, hands-on experience applying and educating on nationally recognized litigation technology software applications. Concordance Fundamentals – Module One Introduction: why Concordance? ESI: easily load all your data on one review platform Navigating: how to navigate your data Viewing: viewing your images and electronic documents Sorting Techniques: making viewing easier Searching: finding the needle in the haystack... Read more →

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Casey Anthony: The Next Paralegal Wannabee?

Casey Anthony on the Paralegal Wannabe list? Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her daughter. Whether you believe the verdict, have doubts about her innocence or feel there was no other way for the jury to vote, the fact remains that Casey Anthony is a free woman albeit with criminal convictions for lesser crimes. The rumor abounding about now is that Ms. Anthony has expressed a desire to enter the paralegal field. Education AP Photo not withstanding, here is a situation of past experiences guiding career choice. There have been instances of convicted criminals becoming paralegals. Suppose this... Read more →

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