NFPA Launches 1st National Legal Technology Conference Specifically for Paralegals

Well, this sure sounds like a conference you should try to attend!

"The NFPA\\2007:\\Tech.Institute\\: is the place for paralegals, attorneys and other legal professionals to gain knowledge, perspective and insight into the benefits, challenges, and pitfalls of legal technology.  Learn about major trends and technological innovations that will affect your career, your profession, and your organization now and in the years ahead.

"July 19th\\20th, 2007, NFPA launches its first Tech Institute at the elegant Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh.  300 participants are expected to attend and take advantage of 21 educational seminars, as well as a vendor track offering demonstrations of new software, product information, and related services.  Technology products and services will also be featured in an interactive trade show."


'Ways to get along without lawyers'

Did you know that the CA Legal Document Assistants Association is now 20 years old & has 225 members?

"Ed Sherman started a revolution 35 years ago when he wrote How to Do Your Own Divorce in California. Since then, millions of people have found they needn't resort to the adversarial and expensive step of hiring a lawyer to reach a divorce settlement. A new industry — independent paralegal services — was born.

"Sherman, 68, an attorney since 1971 and co-founder of Divorce Helpline, which has an office at 615 Mission St. in Santa Cruz, is still going strong. The author of 18 books, he has a new one coming out to help couples stay together.

"He will be among the featured speakers at the annual conference of the California Association of Legal Document Assistants Friday through Sunday in Ontario. The group has 225 members and will mark its 20th anniversary this year."