Paralegals 'Adopt' Military Paralegals

This article from the Richmond (KY) Register -- "Showing you care may be easier than you think" -- shows how you can help support US troops: "Receiving a package from someone special is always exciting, but for troops serving overseas, it’s a little piece of home. "Many people may think it’s a good idea to send some goodies to our men and women who are at war, but don’t know where to begin. One Richmond woman said it’s easier than you might think. "Lee Williams is a Richmond citizen and a member of the Greater Lexington Paralegal Association, an organization... Read more →

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"MoFo IT Gets Its Green On"

Kudos to Morrison & Foerster for adopting a strong 'green' culture! Find four good ideas in this Legal Technology article: "With 1,070 lawyers in 18 offices throughout the world, Morrison & Foerster has a culture that promotes excellence, diversity, teamwork and social responsibility. Last year, we were selected as one of Fortune magazine's '2006 Best Companies to Work For,' and the firm has won numerous other accolades that reflect our commitment to these goals. "Among these priorities is our commitment to create a work environment that is healthy and environmentally responsible. Our IT department has initiated a number of programs... Read more →

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"Couple share more than just a marriage"

Amazingly wonderful Valentine's gift! BTW, have you signed an organ donation card? "Attorney Paris Eliades referred to Jane Picone on Tuesday as the 'surrogate mother' of the law firm in Sparta where she's worked for 29 years. "In fact, about 15 employees of law firm Daggett, Kraemer, Eliades, Kovach and Ursin gathered to honor her contributions not only to her family at work, but her actual family at home. "Picone, 55, an office manager and paralegal, donated her kidney to her husband Al Picone, 56, on Valentine's Day last year, a surprisingly simple process that saved Al from using dialysis... Read more →

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Paralegal Article on Wikipedia...

...definitely needs improvement! Of all the smart & experienced paralegals who read this blog, surely someone (or several someones), has the skills & knowledge to improve this article, right? Find the current article here, history of additions & changes here, editing how-to here, editable page here, editing guidelines here, & info about all this Wikipedia stuff here. Be sure to create a Wikipedia account & please let me know who decides to jump in! Read more →

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"Iraq Marines thank law firm in person"

This is a remarkable story about a project organized by legal staff members: "Marine Lance Cpl. Brenton Hutson of Wheat Ridge carried a 12-by-8-inch American flag through much of his tour of duty in Iraq. "On Friday, Hutson and another Marine visited the downtown Denver offices of Holland & Hart to thank the law firm's staff for sending the flag with a note. "'Little things like this give us motivation to go out there every day. You went to all this trouble and you didn't have to,' said Hutson, 21. 'We just wanted to say thanks.' "Hutson and Lance Cpl.... Read more →

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Paralegal enters 150-mile race through Egypt's desert

This article's title -- "You have to live on the edge" -- is perfect: "Jacqueline Eastridge admits that, yes, she is a little crazy. "Starting on Sunday, the 46-year-old senior paralegal for a Center City law firm will join 59 other runners in a week-long, 150-mile trek through the sands and dunes and the dry, relentless heat of Egypt's Sahara desert. The event was organized by the sports-adventure company RacingThePlanet. "Eastridge will do it carrying only one change of clothing and all the food she will need in a pack on her back that she hopes will weigh no more... Read more →

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"Tightknit: Gunster Yoakley staff bond with needles"

We'd heard that knitting has become more popular, but in law firms too? "Around noon once a week, Rebecca Bolduc enters the conference room of the law firm of Gunster Yoakley in Fort Lauderdale with a brown tote in tow. She slides into a chair around the large teak table and pulls out items rarely found in law offices -- knitting needles. "Before long, Bolduc is joined by co-workers with totes of their own, stuffed with scarves, sweaters and socks in progress. For the next hour, the office manager, legal secretary, office services clerk and paralegal -- about a dozen... Read more →

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Law firm runs clothing drives for needy women

Good news about a Seattle firm & its managing partner: "When Russell M. Aoki took a break from college and worked on the maintenance crew of a golf course, he discovered his calling. "Seniors who he met while on the job 'took me aside and encouraged me to go back to school and consider going to law school,' said Aoki, who was recently installed as one of the board of governors for the Washington State Bar Association. [snip] "Aoki is a trial attorney who specializes in criminal defense and business litigation. One of his most prominent cases involved representing a... Read more →

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