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Excel shortcuts to help your practice

As a paralegal, I use Microsoft Excel every day to create spreadsheets, graphics, and trial exhibits.  Here are some of the most common shortcuts: CTRL + 1 Format Box ALT + E + S + T Copy Format ALT + H + 0 Increase Decimal CTRL + SHIFT + 7 Boxing ALT + H + [..]

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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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Microsoft Word Shortcuts

 Keyboard shortcuts As a paralegal, business coach, and entrepreneur Microsoft Word Shortcuts are my favorite productivity tool.  It’s incredible how many paralegals and attorneys don’t use word shortcuts. I’m hoping this blog can help a few attorneys and paralegals start using a few word shortcuts. SHORTCUT DESCRIPTION Ctrl+0 Toggles 6pts of spacing before a paragraph. [..]

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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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HOW TO SCRUB YOUR WORD DOCUMENTS

DON’T SHARE YOUR DIRTY LAUNDRY HOW TO SCRUB YOUR WORD DOCUMENTS Original Publish date 2015 last updated 7/12/18 It’s amazing how many attorneys and paralegals still ask us “How to scrub a word document and a PDF document.” This is the #1 question asked at all our webinars and live seminars within the past three [..]

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Requesting Medical Records

For Lawyers and Paralegals Originally published in 2014 – last updated May 26, 2018 When your law practice involves working with clients who are injured in the workplace or injured due to medical negligence, medical product defect, slips, and falls or car accidents, you will have to request, obtain, and review medical records.   Many paralegals [..]

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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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Connecting with us just got a little easier with our brand-new website

Our new website! Connecting with us just got a little easier with our brand-new website. We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand-new website! After 4 months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the launch on March 31, 2018. Our goal with this new site is to provide [..]

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