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Table of Contents: July/August 2003



A Tidal Wave of Documents

Technology and organization are the keys to staying afloat in any large litigation case.

By Debra Levy Martinelli


9 Critical Steps for Trial Preparation 

Important items that all paralegals should keep in mind.

By David J. Dempsey


Spoliation of Evidence

How paralegals can play a key role in stopping the unthinkable.

By Stacey Hunt CLA, CAS


Art of Negotiation

These key tools will help your negotiations go smoothly.

By Jeffrey A. Helewitz


An International Document Management Matter 

Tips from a paralegal who has successfully managed a complex project.

By Nancy Ritter

(Originally appeared in print as "Foreign Affairs")


news & trends

  • Overtime Issue Heats Up Again
  • NFPA Alters PACE Criteria
  • NALS Introduces Certification Program
  • North Carolina Moves Closer to Full Regulation
  • New Jersey Paralegals Wait on Registration
  • South Carolina Pursues Regulation Options
  • Real Estate Closing Considered Practice of Law
  • Wisconsin Classifies Paralegals
  • British Columbia Considers Certification
  • Cincinnati Association Withdraws from NFPA
  • A Proposal on the Table
  • Kansas Adopts E-filing
  • Rulemaking on the Web
  • Goodbye Graffiti, Hello Jot
  • Believe in Yourself

Association Notes 


tech center

Creative Computing

The Impossible Assignment – By Pam S. Brown


What’s New





Editor’s Desk


Your Letters


My Opinion

It’s Your Obligation: Report UPL – UPL guidelines are available for paralegals to fall back on.
By Katharine L. Essex, CLA


Career Advice

The First 100 Days – How paralegals can prove themselves early in the game with a new firm.
Kathleen Call



Legal Research & Writing

The Backbone of Your Case – By Celia C. Elwell, RP


Manager’s Desk

Learn to Delegate – By Fawn K. Barnes, CLA


Corporate Comment

Technology for Corporate Law – By Denise Annunciata


Litigation Corner

Alternative to Trial – By Jane Heath


Student’s Workshop

Online Learning Takes Off – By Neal R. Bevans


Pro Bono Spotlight

Syracuse Paralegals Help Habitat Homeowners – By Barbara Mende





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