Category: Running a law practice

What’s Your Firm’s Electronic Mail Policy

What’s your firm’s Electronic Mail Policy?  Does your support staff and clients know what is acceptable to share via electronic mail? Does your firm have a written electronic mail policy for your staff to sign? No? Then this article is for you! In this quick tip of the month, we will share few reasons law [..]

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LEADERSHIP IN A LAW PRACTICE

Leadership in a law practice does not rely on education, titles, job responsibilities, the ability to exert power, or seniority. Great leaders can emerge at any level in a law practice. Although, there are thousands of recommended qualities that make a good leader; to find your firm’s leader look for that one individual who possesses [..]

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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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