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About Us: Learn About Who We Are

We would like to let you know a little bit more about Legal Assistant Today.  Below we have included some information that should help you get more acquainted with the only independent magazine written exclusively for paralegals.

We also encourage you to look at some of our Reader Comments.

What’s Inside Each Issue

My Opinion – offers our readers the opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions regarding the profession.

Perspectives – presents readers with professional insights with columns such as Ethics Roundtable, as well as paralegal feed back on important industry issues in Legal Teams and My Opinion.

News & Trends – provides readers with the latest news and updates on topics such as regulation, legislation and happenings within the paralegal community. News & Trends also offers readers Legal Assistant Today’s own What’s New and our famous Association Notes.

Tech Center – highlights the latest technology tools for legal professionals in Reviews and Creative Computing. What’s New features the most recently released legal software, hardware and services. 

Columns – put the personality in our paralegal publication. With industry experts covering topics ranging from paralegal management to legal assistant education issues and everything in between, our readers are afforded a unique opportunity to get the inside scoop from the major professional players themselves.

Departments – is a wealth of content every issue with items such as WebStop, our Legal Products and Services Directory and a host of other valuable information.

Mission Statement
As the only independent magazine serving the legal assistant community, Legal Assistant Today’s mission is to provide intelligent, thought-provoking and practical material to its readers, such as: career and technical information to help readers excel in the workplace, coverage of national news, trends and professional happenings that affect paralegals, as well as colorful and informative pieces on unique areas and people in the profession. We encourage our readers to reach out to us with their thoughts, questions and suggestions. Legal Assistant Today pledges to work tirelessly to benefit its readers in the most professional and unbiased manner possible.

Brief History
In 1983, Legal Assistant Today put together its first issue for the paralegal community. Then a Dallas-based national publication, the magazine promised to "be as helpful and approachable as a good friend next door." In December of 1989, James Publishing Inc. of Costa Mesa, Calif., acquired Legal Assistant Today. With a new look and new ideas, Legal Assistant Today reached out to its readers with intelligent, timely and informative articles. Legal Assistant Today is the independent source of information on the paralegal field. Readers subscribe to Legal Assistant Today to stay abreast of developments within the field and to advance their careers. Utilizing its broad-based, national contacts and resources to keep pace with the evolution of the legal assistant profession, Legal Assistant Today provides the tools needed by every paralegal to attain his or her career goals. After all, what are good friends for?

About Our Publisher
James Publishing is one of the few remaining independent law book publishers. Its publications are full of forms, practice tips, and case summaries and are always reasonably priced. James Publishing has been in business since 1982 in Costa Mesa, Calif.  You can visit its web site at www.jamespublishing.com, browse through its catalog, and see what others have said about its publications. 




















meet the staff

Editor & Publisher
Amanda Flatten

Editorial Manager
John J. McGurk

Managing Editor
Jamie Ann Tyo

Senior Editor
Leanne C. Cazares

Art Director and Production Manager
John J. McGurk

Circulation Fulfillment
Robin Mechem

Advertising Director
Randie English

Marketing & Circulation
Jim Pawell

John J. McGurk

Circulation Fulfillment
Robin Mechem

Business Manager
Judy Mears

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