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2006 Index to Articles

By subject for all articles published between January and December 2006.

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3rd Annual Unique Paralegal Programs Spotlight

Innovative programs provide winning education options.

By Tim Pareti



Getting Into the Pro Bono Game

Advance your career: Start a firm-wide volunteer program.

By Lori Thompson



Sidebar: Heller Ehrman Does Pro Bono Right

By Rachel Ng



Master Plan

Will your next move be a graduate-level education?

By Rod Hughes




Almost four years later, paralegals still are trying to unscramble their increased workloads.

By Cary Griffith



2005 Index to Articles

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Taking Off

Salaries climbed in 2005 according to LAT’s 14th Annual Salary Survey results.

By Rod Hughes



Flying Solo

LAT’s Freelance Survey results.

By the editors of Legal Assistant Today



Sidebar: Persuading Attorneys to Use Freelancers

By Liz Miller



Regulation Roll Call

A look at paralegal legislation and certification activities across the nation.

Compiled by Patrick Vuong



The Show Must Go On

Evaluating the bright lights of a new job while gracefully closing the curtain on an old one.

By Brad Baber



Technology to Go

LAT’s 5th Annual Technology Survey results.

By Sarah K. Cron


Legal Blogging

How paralegals can enter the blogosphere.

By Kim Plonsky



Risky Business

Learn how to climb outside of your comfort zone.

By Stacey Hunt, CLA, CAS, and Mark Gorkin, “The Stress Doc”



E-Discovery Explosion

Can the new FRCP amendments help pick up the pieces?

By Elissa A. Santo



Do You Have the Timeline?

Illustrating a sequence of events can make your case.

By Milton Hooper



Cracking Personal Injury Cases

Drafting key documents leading up to trial.

By Catherine Astl, CLA



Legal Technology Trainers Revealed

Taking firms to new levels of productivity.

By Erin M. Blakemore



2006 Paralegal of the Year

This year’s winner and runners-up are unique, passionate and among the most skilled in the legal profession.

By Rachel Ng



Hunt for Justice

A product-liability case turns into a maze of mayhem, bribery and deceit.

By Stacey Hunt, CLA, CAS



Sept. 11: Five Years Later

Survivors and witnesses reflect on the day that changed everything.

By Rod Hughes



2006 Rookie of the Year

Julianne Fink overcomes personal and professional struggles and finds a fulfilling career in the paralegal field.

By Rachel Ng



The Hottest Corporate Practice Areas

Four in-house paralegals describe what it’s like to work in the most sizzling fields.

By Ursula Furi-Perry



Managing Legal Entities

Tracking corporate information with the latest Web-based applications.

By Cary Griffith



The Extranet Revolution

Online collaboration has never been so easy.

By Ari Kaplan




Association Spotlight

Career Advice

Corporate Comment
By Claudia J. Taller

Creative Computing
By Kim T. Plonsky

Ethics Roundtable
By Therese A. Cannon, Nancy B. Heller, RP, and Stacey Hunt, CLA, CAS

Legal Research & Writing

Legal Teams

Litigation Corner

Manager’s Desk

My Opinion

My Specialty

Pro Bono Spotlight

Raising the Bar

Student’s Workshop

What’s New

  • January/February
    CT Corp.’s Case File
    On Site E-Discovery Web ListMaster
    Esquire Innovations Inc.’s iOffice System EP6
    Juris Inc.’s MyJuris
    CompuLaw’s Rules of Practice for International Arbitration and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
    DolphinSearch Intelligent Archive Director
    WinScribe 3.6
    Verdatum Digital Dictation System Version 2.0
    KnowX’s Tracer
    CCH/Aspen Labor and Employment Law Library
    GSI Inc.’s Livedgar
    Legal Services Alabama’s Hurricane Katrina Disaster Legal Assistance Hotline Network
    LexisNexis’ “Collier On Bankruptcy, 15th Ed. Revised”
    James Publishing’s “Florida Family Law & Practice” by Judge Renee Goldenberg
  • March/April
    Corel WordPerfect Office X3
    Recommind’s MindServer Legal 4.0
    LexisNexis’ Microsoft SQL Version of PCLawPlus and PCLawPro Enterprise
    Solutions In Software’s CaseManagerPro 3.0
    Great American Technologies Inc.’s MailCall
    BQE Software Inc.’s BillQuick for Sage Software’s Peachtree Accounting Solutions
    Equitrac Print Tracking 4.1
    Worldox GX
    Integrity Disclosure
    Xmlaw’s QuickStart Program
    LexisNexis’ Martindale-Hubbell Web Site Comparison Tool
  • May/June
    Gavel & Gown Software Inc.’s Amicus Attorney 7
    WorthMore Software’s CaseWorth
    CaseSoft’s CaseMap 6
    ProVantage Version 8.0
    RTG Conflicts
    Thomson West’s West PeerMonitor
    LexisNexis’ Litigator 1.0
    Fios Collection Manager
    American Bar Association’s “2005 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments”
    Edmond Montgomery Publications’ “Advanced Corporate Business Transactions” by Elizabeth Gillis
  • July/August
    Serengeti Law’s Serengeti Tracker 7.1
    InData Corp. TrialDirector 5
    Equitrac Corp. Equitrac Professional 5
    NCH Swift Sound’s ExpressScribe V 4.04
    Syngence Processing System
    Interwoven Inc. and Research In Motion BlackBerry Integration
    Thomson West’s Counsel Monitor
    OnSite Discovery SecureDealRoom
    American Bar Association Publishing’s “The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law” by Mark Herrmann
    American Bar Association Publishing’s “Bankruptcy Deadline Checklist, Third Edition” by Norman L. Pernick
  • September/October
    Deadlines On Demand Paralegal Licensing Options
    Cowles Legal Systems Inc. Trust Plus and TrusTerminator Version 17 with Cowles Marketing Assistant and Cowles QuickMerge
    Esquire Innovations Inc. iRedline 2.0 Enhancement Pack 6
    LexisNexis Dataflight Software FYI 3.0
    CaseCentral Online Review and Repository 4.2
    Thomson Elite Enterprise Version 3.6 and WebView 5.2
    Software Technology Inc. Tabs3 Version 14
    Spellex Corp. Perfect Defense 2006 With Spellex Legal 2006
    LexisNexis HotDocs 2006, InterAction 5.5 and Total Practice Advantage
  • November/December
    Gavel & Gown Software Inc. Amicus Small Firm and Amicus Accounting
    Kroll Ontrack Inc. Ontrack Inview 5.0
    Sage Software Inc. Timeslips 2007
    CaseLogistix Inc. Version 4.2
    Abbyy USA Software House Abbyy PDF Transformer 2.0 Pro
    American LegalNet Forms WorkFlow
    Project InVision Governance, Risk and Compliance
    Research In Motion BlackBerry Pearl
    Equivio Partners With TechLaw Solutions, FTI Consulting Inc. and Zantaz
    SoftWise Corp. Innova 5.5






  • NYSBA Reorganizes Law Practice Management Committee
    Paralegal subcommittee not included in re-formed group.
    By Tim Pareti

  • National Association Meetings Roundup
    Paralegal organizations educate and elect at fall conferences.
    By Rachel Ng

  • Membership Has Its Privileges
    Paralegal associations aim to recruit and retain as profession grows.
    By Rod Hughes

  • A Houston Paralegal Association Joins Litbureau.com
    New online service provides benefits and charity work.
    By Tina Dhamija

  • Vote on Proposed Paralegal Division Delayed
    Okla. Bar’s paralegal committee pledges to strengthen pitch before resubmitting proposal.
    By Patrick Vuong

  • NFPA Adopts Navy Legalmen
    Deployed paralegals receive gift packages in Iraq.
    By Lyndsey Shinoda

  • Texas Division: 25 Years and Counting
    By Jamie Ann Tyo

  • CLA Search Page
    NALA offers simple searching for CLAs worldwide.

    By Tina Dhamija

  • Pennsylvania Goes With “Paralegal”
    Alliance leaves “legal assistant” out of paralegal definition.
    By Jamie Ann Tyo

  • New Leaders, New Policies
    NFPA annual convention sets the stage for 2006-2007.
    By Jamie Ann Tyo

  • ATLA Adopts New Name
    Association works to improve image of trial lawyers.
    By Jamie Ann Tyo

  • NALA Holds Annual Convention
    Education and achievements rewarded at the 31st annual event.
    By Jamie Ann Tyo

  • AAPI Annual Seminar
    Group focuses on education and legislation.
    By Amanda Flatten

  • Scouting National Salaries
    IPMA’s 2006 compensation survey shows modest pay increases.
    By Melody Ip

  • Dallas Paralegal Association Among the Pioneers of MCLE
    By Jamie Ann Tyo


Legal Resources

  • September/October
    “Introduction to Law for Paralegals: A Critical Thinking Approach” by Katherine
    Currier and Thomas E. Eimermann
     “1001 Job Choices for Paralegals” by Estrin LegalEd
    Paralegal Gateway’s Weblog: http://paralegalgateway.typepad.com/my_weblog

    Miller-Motte Technical College in North Charleston, S.C.’s resource page: http://mmtccharleston.com/library/paralegal.html

  • November/December
    LegalView: http://legalview.com
    “Electronic Discovery and Evidence” treatise by Michael R. Arkfeld
    “Wage and Hour Handbook for Small Business” by the National Federation of
    Independent Business
    The Mildred F. Sawyer Library at Suffolk University’s paralegal resource guide: http://www.suffolk.edu/sawlib/subject/paralegalguide.html


Litigation and Court Decisions

Pro Bono and Community Service


  • Quadriplegic Paralegal Student Perseveres
    Jake Brown was recently honored by the Courage Center.
    By Lynn Penkingcarn

  • Getting Through a Divorce
    Paralegal helps couples mediate differences before seeking legal counsel.
    By Lynn Penkingcarn

  • Balancing Work and Life
    Paralegal Joanne Ollman creates winning firm environment.
    By Elizabeth Callaghan

  • Remembering Martha J. Llano
    Friends highlight late president-elect’s contributions to ALA.
    By Lynn Penkingcarn

  • Maine Paralegal Recognized for Outreach Work
    Danny Mills received the John W. Ballou Distinguished Service Award for his tireless efforts to help migrant farm workers.
    By Kenya McCullum

  • Meet the “Doogie Howser” of the Paralegal Profession
    By Tina Dhamija

  • Traveling Justice
    Paralegal brings legal help to abused women.
    By Rachel Ng

  • Making a Case for Change
    From city mayor, to county supervisor, paralegals are seeking political office.
    By Lynn Penkingcarn

  • Kentucky Paralegal Fits the Bill
    ATLA recognizes Julie Hunt as Paralegal of the Year.
    By Melody Ip

  • Paralegal Receives President’s Call to Service Award
    Texas legal assistant honored for volunteer work with the Dallas Police Department.
    By Janet Roberts

  • Legal Studies Student Inspires Conn. Legislation
    Thesis paper could lead to online registry for advance health care directives.
    By Rachel Ng



  • Cutting-Edge Court
    By Jamie Ann Tyo

  • BlackBerry Users Worried
    Supreme Court rejects RIM’s petition for review.
    By Melody Ip

  • Top 200 Firms Stay Connected
    Survey shows increased use of PDAs and extranets.
    By Patrick Vuong

  • Federal Communications Act Overhaul Proposed
    Senator calls for market-oriented and competition-based regulations.
    By Jamie Ann Tyo

  • Electronic Case Filing in Full Swing
    More than 200,000 legal professional have filed documents via the Internet.
    By Lynn Penkingcarn

  • Congress Contemplates Cameras in the High Courts
    By Brian R. Hook

  • Lexis Land
    With its recent acquisitions, LexisNexis continues to expand its presence.
    By Tommy Sangchompuphen

  • E-Prescribing Raises Compliance Concerns
    Paralegals dealing with health-related issues must be prepared.
    By Tommy Sangchompuphen




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