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The Magazine for the Paralegal Profession



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LAT March/April 2008 

On the Pulse
LAT ‘s 7th Annual Technology Survey results reveal more paralegals feel the beat of technology.
By Amanda Flatten
Statistical analysis by
Darrell Patton

What’s On?
The latest in trial presentation software, hardware and gadgetry.

By Milton Hooper

Taming the Terabyte
A paralegal’s guide to reining in electronically stored information.
By Sally A. Kane

In Good Form
Increasing the Value of Mental and Emotional
Injury Cases

By John D. Winer

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2008 Paralegal of the Year

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2008 Paralegal of the Year Award Criteria

  • One winner will be chosen by our Editorial Advisory Board and will receive a $1,000 check, an award plaque and a complimentary one-year subscription to LAT, and will be featured in the September/October 2008 issue. Two runners-up also will be chosen and will each receive an award plaque and a complimentary one-year subscription to LAT.

  • All nominees must have a minimum of three years experience as a paralegal/legal assistant.

  • Regular contributors to LAT, including columnists, writers and advisory board members, and previous Paralegal of the Year award winners are ineligible for nomination. Previous Paralegal of the Year runner ups are eligible to be nominated again after three years.

  • No Self Nominations.  All nominees must be nominated by another person.

  • The nominator of the individual who is selected as the 2008 Paralegal of the Year also will receive $100. (In the event that multiple people nominate the winner, their names will be entered in a drawing and one nominator will be selected for the $100 prize.)

  • Multiple nominations are encouraged; however, at least one nomination must be from an attorney or supervising attorney. Additional nominations can come from paralegal managers, co-workers, clients, association members or any organization. A different person must complete each nomination, with an accompanying statement per the requirements below.

  • All nominators must submit a statement on the nomination form, providing information and specifics on the nominees’ significant activities in each of the following categories:

    • Work Contributions: accomplishments, performance, significant cases or projects.

    • Paralegal Profession Contributions: national/state/local association work, offices held, awards, certifications (CLA, RP, etc.) or achievements.

    • Educational Contributions: teaching, writing, CLE, conference presentations, mentoring or advisory boards.

    • Civic Contributions: pro bono, community service or nonprofit organizations.


Click here to fill out a nomination form.

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