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Table of Contents: May/June 2001

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Climbing the Technology Ladder

Paralegals need to master the basics of technology to rise above the rest.

By John Caldwell


Legal Assistant Today’s 2001 Technology Survey

Paralegals offer insights into their use and understanding of technology.


10 Top Technologies for 2001

Resources and tools to help legal assistants stay ahead.

By Dwayne E. Krager and Rick R. Thompson


In Their Defense

Part two in our two-part series on employment law.

By Debra Levy


Tips to help maximize the benefits of using WordPerfect.

By Paul A. Toth



Editor’s Desk


Letters to the Editor


My Opinion

Title Tug O’ War – California paralegal laws still stir up anger. By Diana P. Wade


news & trends

  • Pennsylvania High Court Rules In Favor of Disbarred Attorneys Practicing as Paralegals

  • NALA to Discuss Freelance Issues

  • Survey Says Salaries Rising

  • WestGroup Acquires FindLaw

  • Pennsylvania Court Ruling Reduces Personal Injury Awards, Generates More Paperwork

  • Florida Supreme Court to Review Paralegal Definition

  • California Establishes Expedited Filing Service

  • Colorado E-file Service Launched

  • Dot-com Death Strikes Paralegal Site

  • Laptop Theft Prevention

  • Florida Bar Prosecutes Paralegal for UPL

  • Paralegals Honored for Their Dedication

  • Indiana Paralegals Denied Bar Membership

  • Tennessee Paralegals May Gain State Bar Membership

  • Kentucky Association Looks Into Certification


Association Notes


real solutions

What’s New


Creative Computing

Technology Training Dilemma – Many training methods exist to help firms beat technology blues.
By Dwayne E. Krager


Legal Research & Writing

Dirty Dozen: 12 Tips for Cleaner Writing – Advice on how to make legal documents shine.
By D.L. Hawley


Corporate Comment

War Stories – If I only knew then what I know now . . . By Denise Annunciata



Career Advice

In the Meantime – Tips for transforming a frustrating career into a rewarding experience.
By Dorothy M. Pritchett


fulltext.gif (318 bytes) Overcoming Paralegal Employment ObstaclesFormer students offer practical advice on how to do so. By Susan Howery


Manager’s Desk

Tips for Conflict Resolution – Resolve disagreements in a constructive way to maintain a pleasant work environment. By Elizabeth A. Gillis


Litigation Corner

The Complaint – Getting to the courthouse on time. By Jane Heath


Pro Bono Spotlight

The Retirement Home Team – Paralegals and attorneys help elderly cope with estate, medial and insurance issues. By Kim Hedstrom




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