Category: Running a law practice

Proofreading tips for attorneys and paralegals

At the request of a reader, our editorial team has compiled a list of some of the legal industry’s best practices for proofreading and editing. Proofreading is tough to do unless you are a proofreading and editing someone else’s work. What do you do when you are the attorney or paralegal asked to not only [..]

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Paralegal Entrepreneurs are more

By: Holly A. Sheriff, MSLS Edited by: Jackie Van Dyke, MPS, CP – Legal Writing Trainer Being a paralegal entrepreneur is rewarding, fun, and arduous work.  Becoming a paralegal entrepreneur was easy. It’s operating a business; my competition finds to be hard. Some days are better than others. Sometimes you have one or two clients, [..]

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Writing A Short Content Copy

As a content writer, I am always asked, to whip up a quirky, short, eye-catching copy for a tweet, blog headline or Facebook for my colleagues and friends.  The question usually sounds something like this, “Hey, can you whip up a funny or catchy one-liner for me? Just a couple of words — how hard [..]

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Free Gmail and Lawyers

Free Gmail accounts and lawyers have been the topic of discussions and debates from coast to coast since Gmail’s inception on April 1, 2004. I ‘d been working as a freelancer for over ten years by the time Gmail launched. I can remember having conversations with colleges about safety issues with free email.  To me, [..]

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THINGS TO DO AFTER HIRING A VIRTUAL PARALEGAL

                Today is the day you’ve gone virtual. You finally hired a virtual paralegal. You’ve signed a service agreement, and you’ve spoken to the virtual paralegal, now what? Even though the hiring or retaining process is over, your work is not complete.  Adding a virtual paralegal to your [..]

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Do I Need A Paralegal For My Law Practice?

Running a law practice requires a lot of help: an accountant, an insurance agent, a mentor, and maybe even a partner or an associate attorney, but do you really need a paralegal? There are times when a paralegal may be necessary. Here are a few scenarios in which your firm may need the services of [..]

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