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Table of Contents: May/June 2002



6 key areas influencing the way your job functions might evolve.

By Dwayne E. Krager and Rick R. Thompson


It’s Not Mom, But It’s Close

Case management might be exactly what your firm needs.

By Andrew Z. Adkins II


Knowledge Is Power

As skills and training increase, technology roles for legal assistants expand.

By Rod Hughes

Statistical Analysis by Darrell Patton


The Accidental Technologist

How technology altered the career path of a former computer novice.

By Rod Hughes


Witness to an Execution

Convicted killer Timothy McVeigh’s former defense paralegal talks about his first big case.

By Debra Levy Martinelli



Editor’s Desk


My Opinion

‘Weekend Wonder’ Indeed Wonderful – Short-term programs can provide more than adequate education. By Scott a. Hatch


news & trends

  • Conclave Will Vote on Teacher Qualifications

  • Attorney Defends Screening

  • Certification Is Around the Corner for Kentucky Paralegals

  • Attorney’s Commercial Attracts Unintentional Attention

  • Illinois Supreme Court Mulls UPL Commission

  • FALAP Gets Day at Supreme Court

  • SDPA Seeks Profession Clarity

  • Kunz Named NALA President

  • Five Star Winners

  • Gaining Ground

  • LexisNexis and West Group Step Into the Ring

  • Alaska Explores New Frontier

  • Easy Access


Association Notes


real solutions

Creative Computing

Virus Meltdown – A few simple preventative steps can reduce your risk of exposure.
By Dwayne E. Krager


Legal Research & Writing

Spinning the Web – Adapting writing tricks used by mystery novelists can turn legalese into legal prose. By Celia C. Elwell, RP


Corporate Comment

Course of Action – Reviewing corporate policies and procedures. By Michele Driver



Career Advice

Polishing Your Presentations – A primer on managing meetings and effectively presenting your ideas to the legal team. By Kathleen Call


Litigation Corner

Giving the Client the Edge – How you handle locating and working with expert witnesses can make all the difference. By Jane Heath


Manager’s Desk

Streamlining Efficiency – Managing processes for increased productivity. By Elizabeth A. Gillis


Pro Bono Spotlight

Paralegals Get Involved – Training and recruitment for new pro bono programs.
By Laurie R. Mansell, RP



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