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Table of Contents: March/April 2001

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What’s Driving This Market?

Legal Assistant Today’s 2000 Salary Survey finds specialty training and education central to continued pay increases.

By Rod Hughes


The race toward financial success.

By Dorothy M. Pritchett

(Originally appeared in print as "Negotiating Raises and Salary")


Employment Law, Part I

The plaintiff perspective of employment litigation.

By Debra Levy


Bill Conklin Hates the IRS

How one unique, sometimes-contract paralegal is fighting what he considers ‘the good fight.’

By Debra Levy


Fair Weather Friend

When should a paralegal use a weather expert?

By Peter Muldavin



Editor’s Desk


Letters to the Editor


Playing It SmartMake an informed choice about your paralegal education. By Celia C. Elwell, RP


news & trends

  • UCC Revisions Bring Business Transactions Into the 21st Century

  • Federal Judge Recommends Closure of Paralegal Kit Company

  • NFPA Delegates Affirm Controversial PACE Rule

  • Washington Bar Takes Progressive Position on Nonlawyer Services

  • Massachusetts Bar: Attorneys, Not Clients, Determine Paralegal Tasks

  • RMPA Survey: Members Support Regulation

  • LDA Law Survives First Year

  • Advocates Aim Sights on State Definition

  • Profession Pushes Forward

  • Oregon Associations Say No to Paralegal Definition

  • OSHA Job Safety Rules Launched

  • A Natural Winner

  • NALA Offers Exam Feedback

  • Loislaw Bought by Wolters Kluwer


Association Notes


real solutions

What’s New


Creative Computing

Face To Face – Video conferencing improves communication, cuts cost for law firms.
By Dwayne Krager

Legal Research & Writing

From A to Z – Part I: Why should you write in plain English? By D.L. Hawley


Corporate Comment

Keep Climbing – Specialized niches within the corporate environment can fit your next career move.
By Cynthia S. Couch



Litigation Corner

Gathering the Facts – The paralegal’s role in litigation — the initial client interview. By Jane Heath


Student’s Workshop

The Real World – Tips on keeping an internship. By Susan Howery

Career Advice

Communicating With Style – Paralegals can set the stage for strong communication in the workplace. By Dorothy M. Pritchett


Manager’s Desk

Maximize Your People Power – Tips on educating lawyers about how to best employ paralegals.
By Fawn Barnes, CLA


Pro Bono Spotlight

Battered In America – Paralegals help abused immigrant women gain U.S. residency.
By Rachel Ng



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