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Issue Archive: Table of Contents – January/February ’02

Jan/Feb 2002 Cover


Debating the Future
A proliferation of online programs fuels discussion on the direction of paralegal education.
By John Caldwell

Are You Riding A Fine Line?
Learn to identify and avoid issues involving the unauthorized practice of law.
By Debra Levy Martinelli

Changing Directions
What you need to consider before you retrain.
By Judy Tremore

2001 Index to Articles
Your guide to last year’s collection of Legal Assistant Today articles.

A Legal Team’s MVP
Bank of America’s Theresa (Terry) Irvin, CLA, proves to be indispensable.
By Lincoln Brunner


Editor’s Desk

My Opinion
‘Weekend Wonder’
Short-term legal assistant programs harm the paralegal profession.
By Robert J. LeClair

news & trends

  • Hawaii High Court Orders Paralegal Fees Paid
  • County Bar Sets Arizona Precedent
  • California Bar President Calls for Tougher UPL Law
  • Door Opens to Paralegals
  • ABA’s Definition Attracts Another Legal Assistant Association
  • Missouri Gets Serious About Paralegal Regulation
  • Paralegal Managers Get Head Start
  • NALA’s CLA Exam Changes, Refines Format
  • Impoverished Get a Virtual Hand
  • Paralegals Help Revitalize Brownfield
  • Specialties Your Mother Hasn’t Told You About
  • 110-Year-Old University Gets on Board the Information Superhighway
  • One Stop Shopping

Association Notes

real solutions

Creative Computing
Staying on Top of Courtroom Technology
Trial evidence is getting a new look.
By Dwayne E. Krager

Legal Research & Writing
Panel of Peers
Crafting jury instructions is challenging, but with a thorough knowledge of the subject you can overcome jury jitters.
By Celia C. Elwell, RP

SPECIAL – Exclusive to the LAT Site
Legal Research & Writing Column

Above All, Use Plain English
Crafting jury instructions is challenging, but by using simple, clear language you can improve your juror’s comprehension.
By Celia C. Elwell, RP

Corporate Comment
Life Outside of the Private Law Firm
Tips for making the transition into
the corporate world.

By Michele Driver


Career Advice
Keeping Pace
Basic planning can help you market your
career strengths.

By Kathleen Call

Student’s Workshop
Your Search Begins Today
Tips for landing that first paralegal job.
By Susan Howery

Manager’s Desk
Preventing Burnout
Paralegal managers play an important role in helping their staff cope with the stressful work environment.
By Elizabeth A. Giles

Litigation Corner
The Countdown Is Done
Trial Day has finally arrived, but the work is far from complete.
By Jane Heath

Pro Bono Spotlight
A Day of Terror, A Lifetime of Recovery
A Washington, D.C. paralegal shares her Sept.11 volunteer experience.
By Lori Thompson


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