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Issue Archive: 1999 Index to Articles

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ABA Postpones Action – Lana J. Clark (Nov/Dec)

Arizona Paralegals Gain Unified Voice in Bar – Dane D’Antuono (Nov/Dec)

Association Offers Healthy Perks – Traci Savidge (May/Jun)

Bar Survey Reveals Misconception – Natasha Emmons (Mar/Apr)

Bridging the Distance – Cortland Kirkeby (Sep/Oct)

CAIP Proposes Name Change – D. L. Hawley (Nov/Dec)

CAPA Hosts Largest Conference Yet – Rod Hughes (Sep/Oct)

Identity Crisis – Diana P. Wade (Sep/Oct)

Life’s a Beach for NALA – Vanessa Beam, CLAS (Sep/Oct)

National Code of Ethics for Notaries Complete – Regina Ali (Jan/Feb)

New Video Helps Children’s Advocates Work Effectively – Debra Levy (Jan/Feb)

Paralegal Definition Approved – Traci Savidge (Mar/Apr)

Paralegals to Visit Egypt – Rod Hughes (Jul/Aug)

Setting the Record Straight – Jon S. Montgomery (Nov/Dec)

Who’s in Charge? – Diane Petropulos (Jan/Feb)

Career Strategies

        *  Career Advice

        *  Fifteen Ways to Leave Your Lawyer – Chere B. Estrin (Jan/Feb)

        *  Balancing Career and Family- Kevin J. Behan (Mar/Apr)

        *  Political Aspirations – Chere B. Estrin (May/Jun)

        *  Enter the Net – Chere B. Estrin and Kevin Behan (Jul/Aug)

        *  Unsung Heroes – Chere B. Estrin (Sep/Oct)

Outside the Realm of Tradition – Debra Levy (Jul/Aug)

Paralegal with a Twist – Debra Levy (Sep/Oct)

Preparing for ‘Disaster’ – Debra Levy (Sep/Oct)

From Paralegal to Professor – Stacey Hunt, CLA (Mar/Apr)

Show Me the Money! – Suzanne MacDowell (Jul/Aug)

Taking Shelter – Cortland Kirkeby (Jul/Aug)

Ten Hot Practice Areas – Natasha Emmons (May/Jun)


Border Skirmishes on the Biological Frontier – Cortland Kirkeby (Jan/Feb)

Classroom Goes Techno – Dane D’Antuono (Nov/Dec)

E-Degrees – Natasha Emmons (Jan/Feb)

New Jersey School Loses Case – Mary Micheletti (May/Jun)

Sometimes Less is Less – Susan Howery (Nov/Dec)

Walking a Timeline Tightrope – Diane Petropulos (Jul/Aug)


Paralegal From Mars – Christina Hamlett (Jan/Feb)
        Last Laugh

        *  We’ll Do Lunch – Christina Hamlett (Mar/Apr)

        *  The Accidental Nudist – Christina Hamlett (May/Jun)

        *  The Case of ‘Crabby Jack’ – Christina Hamlett (Jul/Aug)

        *  All the Firm is But a Stage – Christina Hamlett (Sep/Oct)

        *  The Last Supper Syndrome – Christina Hamlett (Nov/Dec)

Litigation Support

Colorado Courts Implement E-Filing – Karen Lawrence Coleman (Nov/Dec)

Computerized Depositions Summarized – Melynda Hill-Teter (May/Jun)

Do-it-Yourself Lit Support- Leon Russell (Jul/Aug)

Firms Fight for Tobacco Suit Legal Fees – Kathy Ruff (Nov/Dec)

Let There Be Light – Rebecca Thompson Nagel (Jul/Aug)

        *  Litigation Corner

        *  Depo Prep 101 – Stacey Hunt, CLA (Jan/Feb)

        *  Trimming the Learning Curve – Stacey Hunt, CLA (Mar/Apr)

        *  Making Time Count – Stacey Hunt, CLA (May/Jun)

        *  Taming the Beast – Stacey Hunt, CLA (Jul/Aug)

        *  Making Life Easier for All of Us – Stacey Hunt, CLA (Sep/Oct)

        *  Never Say Never – Stacey Hunt, CLA (Nov/Dec)

A Paralegal’s Guide to Litigation Support Software – the Editors (Jul/Aug)

Selecting a Litigation Support Solution – David A. Gustafson (Jul/Aug)

Seven Litigation Support Software Tips – Rebecca Thompson Nagel (Jul/Aug)

Stormy Seas Ahead – Bruce Walker (Mar/Apr)


        *  Manager’s Desktop

        *  Insider Information – Brad J. Baber (Jan/Feb)

        *  Double Dilemma – Brad J. Baber (Mar/Apr)

        *  The Paralegal’s Paralegal – Brad J. Baber (May/Jun)

        *  Recapturing the Vision – Brad J. Baber (Jul/Aug)

        *  Can’t See the Forest For the Trees – Brad J. Baber (Sep/Oct)

        *  Achieve Professional Nirvana – Brad J. Baber (Nov/Dec)


Accident Scene Action Guide – Mary Micheletti (Mar/Apr)

Army Paralegal Spy Sentenced – Natasha Emmons (Mar/Apr)

Cashing in on Camelot – Rod Hughes (Jul/Aug)

A ‘Clean’ Getaway … Almost – Rod Hughes (May/Jun)

Dedicated Paralegal Honored After Her Unexpected Death – Rebecca Thompson Nagel (Jan/Feb)

FBI Targets Bankruptcy Fraud – Mary Micheletti (Mar/Apr)

Julia Roberts Joins the Legal Field – Traci Savidge (May/Jun)

New Questions Arise – Dane D’Antuono (Nov/Dec)

North Carolina Cautions Lambert – Natasha Emmons (Mar/Apr)

1999 Paralegal of the Year – The Editors (Mar/Apr)

Paralegal Changes Law for the Dogs – Steve Gust (Mar/Apr)

Paralegal in the House – Cortland Kirkeby (Mar/Apr)

Paralegal’s Messy Desk Costs Company Half-Million Dollars – Rebecca Thompson Nagel (Jan/Feb)

Paralegal Takes Over City Court – Cortland Kirkeby (May/Jun)

Post-War Paralegals – Debra Levy (Nov/Dec)

Sexual Harassment Suit Confidentially Resolved – Debra L. Tillinghast (Sep/Oct)

A Survivor’s Story – Debra Levy(Sep/Oct)

Tornado Destroys Paralegal’s Home – Debra Levy (Nov/Dec)

The War Room- Rod Hughes (Jul/Aug)

What Paralegals are Really Made of – Laurie McHugh (Jul/Aug)

And the Winner Is … – Mary Micheletti (Sep/Oct)

Pro Bono

Alaskan Angel of Mercy – Rod Hughes (May/Jun)

Charity Work Leads to Big Time Job – Steve Gust (May/Jun)

Connecticut Paralegals Aid Less Fortunate – Vanessa DeRuyter (Nov/Dec)

Pro Bono Adoption Effort Draws Host of Volunteers – Mary Micheletti (Jan/Feb)

Serving in the Field – Susan Howery (Sep/Oct)

The Profession

1998-1999 Salary Survey – The Editors (Jan/Feb)

All the Right Stuff – Diane Petropulos (May/Jun)

Judging the Profession- The Editors (Mar/Apr)

Law Firm Lands on Top 100 list – Stacey Hunt, CLA (Mar/Apr)

Legal Nurse Consultants Wanted – Diane Petropulos (Mar/Apr)

Nit-Picks Wanted – Traci Savidge (Mar/Apr)

Paralegal Utilization Growing – Stacey Hunt (Nov/Dec)

Reporter Exposes Apparent Scam – Traci Savidge (May/Jun)

Twenty-one Predictions for the 21st Century – Chere B. Estrin (Jan/Feb)

You Be the Judge – Janet L. Lammers, CLA (Mar/Apr)


Agreement Aims to Reduce Medical Testimony Fees – Lorraine Baker (Jan/Feb)

Florida Paralegals Must Now Be Supervised – Debra Levy (Jul/Aug)

Maine Regulation Moves Ahead – Mary Micheletti (Jul/Aug)

Missouri May Renew Paralegal Regulation Push – Mary Micheletti (May/Jun)

Missouri Slow to Establish Paralegal Regulation – Mary Micheletti (Nov/Dec)

New Bar Rules Proposed in Florida- Debra Levy (May/Jun)

New Jersey Licensure Effort Killed – Nancy Ritter (Jul/Aug)

New Jersey State Bar Says ‘No’ – Nancy Ritter (Mar/Apr)

Paralegals Not Welcome – Cortland Kirkeby (Sep/Oct)

States of Regulation – Laurel Bielec (Mar/Apr)

What a Difference a State Makes – Robin Solomon (Sep/Oct)


Exit the Comfort Zone – Barbara J. Fullerton (Nov/Dec)

Lexis Sues West Over Use of Shepard’s Mark – Melynda Hill-Teter (Sep/Oct)

MoreLaw Preaches Research Gospel from the Net – Steve Gust (Nov/Dec)

A Package Deal – Jay Seidel (Sep/Oct)

        *  Paralegals Online

        *  Elementary, My Dear Watson- Joni McDonald Wallach (Jan/Feb)

        *  Sour Grapes- Joni McDonald Wallach (Mar/Apr)

        *  Web Site Review- Joni McDonald Wallach (May/Jun)

        *  Curiosity Doesn’t Always Kill the Cat- Joni McDonald Wallach (Jul/Aug)

        *  Shhh! No Whispering! – Joni McDonald Wallach (Sep/Oct)

        *  Grab Your Cyber Surfboard!- Joni McDonald Wallach (Nov/Dec)

West Loses Copyright Fight – Debra Levy (Sep/Oct)


Beware of Melissa! – Traci Savidge (May/Jun)

Generating Financial Documents With Your Computer – Jeffrey A. Helewitz (Jan/Feb)

        *  Creative Computing

        *  How to Handle the Y2K Problem – Daryl Teshima (Jan/Feb)

        *  Making Perfect Converts – Daryl Teshima (Mar/Apr)

        *  Less is More, – Daryl Teshima (May/Jun)

        *  Safe Computing – Daryl Teshima (Jul/Aug)

        *  Talk is Cheap — Or Better – Robert P. Fox (Sep/Oct)

        *  Let’s Play Computer Jeopardy – Robert P. Fox (Nov/Dec)

Paralegals — Now in Pocket Size? – Mary Micheletti (Jul/Aug)

1999 Technology Survey – Daryl Teshima (Mar/Apr)

And a Paralegal Shall Lead Us – Paul Bernstein, Esq. (May/Jun)

The Power of E-Mentoring – Camille Stuckey Stell, CLAS (May/Jun)

Seventh Circuit Weighs in on Word Processing – Karen Lawrence Coleman (Nov/Dec)

Top 10 Technologies of 1999 – Dwayne E. Krager and Rick R. Thompson (Nov/Dec)

Web Cites – Michelle A. Ayers (Mar/Apr)

Y2K — Apocalypse or Genesis? – Belinda Bass (Nov/Dec)

Tools of the Trade

The Art of the Deal – Jeffrey A. Helewitz (Nov/Dec)

Clients Who are Hearing Impaired – Dee Sharp (Mar/Apr)

Here’s Looking at You, Kid – Christopher A. Pearsall (Nov/Dec)

How to Read a Case – Lana J. Clark (Mar/Apr)

Prepare to Succeed! – Thomas E. Bush (Sep/Oct)

Time Out – Kathy Ruff (Sep/Oct)

Tips & Timesavers


        *  Paralegal Program Checklist (Quick Look Card)

        *  Connect Cities to Counties

        *  Easy Trial-Tracking List

        *  Use Your Comma Sense

        *  Domains Found Here

        *  Letter Quick-Reference

        *  Research Links Can Be Yours

        *  Great Y2K Resource

        *  Web-Based Cheat Sheet


        *  Ten Good CD-ROMS (Quick Look Card)

        *  Better Than Bookmarks

        *  Have a Good Search

        *  Mail by Color

        *  Everybody’s Law Dictionary

        *  ‘Project Day’ Provides Focus

        *  Medical Info on the Web

        *  Better Discovery Request Tracking

        *  Web Site for Notary Help

        *  Check out the Library


        *  Bankruptcy 101 (Quick Look Card)

        *  Quick Currency Conversion

        *  Easy Reference Files Save Time

        *  Are They Really Married?

        *  Follow the Lizard

        *  Aerial Photos – Cheap

        *  Double-Time With Speech Recognition

        *  Catch Cyber-Sneaks


        *  Resources to Advance the Profession (Quick Look Card)

        *  Information Dissemination

        *  Adding Links to Word Processing Documents

        *  Eliminate Calendar Confusion

        *  Better Than Bookmarks or Free Web Pages


        *  Tricks of the Trade (Quick Look Card)

        *  Preventative Medicine

        *  Timesaving Capsules

        *  Bankruptcy Clerk Directory

        *  Shortcuts (Quick Look Card)

        *  Finding an Expert

        *  Answering Complaints

        *  Tracking System

        *  Serving Process

        *  Document Organization

        *  A Few Things I’ve Found Helpful


Hawaii Attacks Document Prep Services – Susan Howery (May/Jun)

Nevada Increases Unauthorized Practice of Law Penalty – Rod Hughes (Jul/Aug)

Nolo Wins Battle in Texas – Rod Hughes (Jul/Aug)

Parent Advocate Accused of UPL – Debra Levy (Mar/Apr)

Proposed Tougher Law Aims to Protect Nevada Legal Consumers – Rod Hughes (May/Jun)

Texas Bans Legal Software – Mary Micheletti (May/Jun)

Virginia Approves UPL Opinion – Natasha Emmons (Mar/Apr)


        *  Legal Writing

        *  Spot the Issue – William Putman (Jan/Feb)

        *  Presenting the Issue – William Putman (Mar/Apr)

        *  Just the Facts Ma’am – William Putman (May/Jun)

        *  Research and Analysis – William Putman (Jul/Aug)

        *  Stating Your Case – William Putman (Sep/Oct)

        *  Conclusions, General Recommendations and Considerations – William Putman (Nov/Dec)



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