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Table of Contents: March/April 2002

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Tips and advice for coping with job loss.

By Tim Pareti


Paralegals carved out a large salary increase in 2001.

By Rod Hughes


Things to consider before going it alone as a freelance paralegal.

By Stacey Hunt, CLA, CAS, and Veronica DeCoster


10 Ways to Stand Out and Become a Successful Paralegal

Practical methods to improve your image as a valuable team player.

By Catherine Astl, CLA



Editor’s Desk


My Opinion

Getting to Know NALS – Working towards a common goal. By Jill J. Hale, PLS, CLA


news & trends

  • Profession Distinguished in Federal Case

  • More Men, Minorities Enter the Field

  • CLA Fit for GI Bill Benefit

  • South Dakota Examines Regulation

  • Texas Investigates Standards

  • Man on a Mission

  • LAMA’s Leadership Changes Hands

  • Clean-up Bill Leaves Some Befuddled

  • Preserving a Piece of History

  • LAD Celebrates 20th Anniversary

  • Cracking Down on LDA’s

  • Capturing the Times

  • Judge Upholds Ruling on UPL Case

  • Regulation Gains Momentum in Ohio


Association Notes


real solutions

Creative Computing

Court Reporting – Companies now offer more technological advantages to law firms.
By Dwayne E. Krager


Legal Research & Writing

Footnotes – Are they a help or hindrance? By Celia C. Elwell, RP


Corporate Comment

Importance of Minute Book Maintenance – A well-organized corporate records book benefits both attorneys and paralegals. By Denise Annunciata

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Manager’s Desk

Little Thoughts That Count – Budget-friendly perks for peak performers. By Fawn Barnes, CLA


Student’s Workshop

Becoming a Master Student – Organizing and understanding your learning skills are key to a successful college career. By Susan Howery


Litigation Corner

Time to Pay Up – Tips for debt collection. By Jane Heath


Career Advice

We’ve Got Mail – Sending and receiving information in a technology-based world.
By Denise Templeton


Pro Bono Spotlight

Getting Started – Tips on how to create a pro bono committee in your association.
By Laurie R. Mansell, RP



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