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Table of Contents: November/December 2000



Trial Diary

An out-of-town trial as experienced by a paralegal.

By Stacey Hunt, CLA, CAS


Cracking the Code

Tips for translating medical jargon into concise case summaries.

By Joan A. Hopper


Running with the Bull

How one paralegal’s career is shaped by a bullish market.

By Debra Levy


A Paralegal’s Role in Toxic Torts   

Tips to help you face this challenge.

By Kathleen M. Reade

(Originally appeared in print as "Coping with Contaminants")



Editor’s Desk


Letters to the Editor


My Opinion

Educating Paralegals – The time, and need, for paralegal instructors is at hand.
By Linda A. Potter, CLA


news & trends

  • California Passes AB 1761

  • Judge Hands Down Regulation Recommendation

  • Wisconsin Continues Work on Licensing Proposal

  • Mom turns Grief into Gifts

  • Arizona Drafts Paralegal Initiative

  • Tennessee Sketches Out Paralegal Definition

  • UPL Suit Dropped Against Las Vegas Paralegal

  • Delivering the Dream

  • Homicide: Paralegals Get a Streetwise Education

  • Paralegal Gives Colombian Prosecutors U.S. Tips

  • NALA’s Survey Shows Salaries Higher for Those with CLA, CLAS Credentials

  • Survey Says: Higher Salaries, More Benefits

  • MDP Study Underway

  • Greene Named SCOLA Chairman

  • Letter Writing Campaign Opens Doors

  • Animal Activism

  • Niche Publisher Sold

  • Lexis Unveils E-business


Association Notes


real solutions

Creative Computing

The Importance of Imaging – A Look at the future of legal documents. By Dwayne E. Krager


Legal Research & Writing

Man or Woman? – As writers of legal documents, paralegals should incorporate nonsexist language into written materials. By D.L. Hawley


Corporate Comment

Genesis of the Corporate Lawyer – In the beginning, there were paralegals … By Belinda Bass



Manager’s Desktop

Into the Loop – Charge forward with a paralegal retreat. By Brad J. Baber


Career Advice

Information Technology – Tool or Weapon? – The underbelly of the Information Age can be ugly, but it doesn’t have to be. By Dorothy M. Pritchett


Litigation Corner

’00F Principle’ – As the sole staff member in a small office, surviving litigation means knowing how to apply the right ingredients. By Jane Heath


Student’s Workshop

The ABCs of Education – What’s needed to get hired in today’s paralegal market? By Susan Howery

Pro Bono Spotlight

A Poverty SHIELD – New York legal assistants help residents with uncontested divorces. By Rebecca Brown




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