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Table of Contents: September/October 2000


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(Not in the Print Issue)

Four Top News Stories

Special Career Column



Paralegal of the Year

Legal Assistant Today presents its winner and three runners-up for the Year 2000.

By Debra Levy


Preparing for Depositions

Part two in a series on how to take initiative and expand your career.

By Deborah Clark


At a Crossroad …

Paralegals use their skills to find fulfillment beyond the legal profession.

By Michelle DeVera


Tips for Paralegals Working with Foreign Language Clients 

Misunderstandings, uncertainty prevail when communication fails. Overcome language barriers by following this practical advice to enhance your legal teams’ success.

By D.L. Hawley



Editor’s Desk


Letters to the Editor


My Opinion

Distinguishing the Legal Nurse Consultant – LNCs are emerging as valuable players in medical-related issues. By Penny Lorenzo


news & trends

  • ABA Rejects Sharing Fees with Nonlawyers

  • CALDA Pulls Away from NFPA

  • Disbarred Attorneys to Work as Paralegals?

  • NFPA, AARP Join Forces

  • Paralegal Peers Set to Revise PACE

  • State Supreme Court Returns Rule Defining Practice of Law

  • NALA Celebrates 25 Years of Professionalism, Vision

  • Missouri Shelves Regulatory Talks

  • Survey Says Money No. 1 Factor in Job Satisfaction

  • Schools Mold Programs to Meet Health Care Demands

  • Mount St. Joseph Goes Online

  • Paralegal Co-writes Legal Text

  • NALA Gets Personal

  • CAPA Members Sing in Solvang

  • 14-Year-Old Association Dissolves



Association Notes


real solutions

Creative Computing

A Better Way to Illustrate a Point – Legal professionals make use of PowerPoint. By Bonnie Hill


Legal Research & Writing

Research Secondary Sources – Indirect legal materials can help you understand, find laws relevant to your case. By D.L. Hawley


Corporate Comment

Wading Into UCC Waters – An overview of UCCs, changes on the horizon and the paralegal’s role. By Belinda Bass



What’s New


Career Advice

Freelancing 101 — 10 Tricks of the Trade – Before jumping into your own business venture, build a solid foundation. By Mary Meinzinger Urisko, Esq.


Manager’s Desktop

Profit from Your Experience – Learn to manage yourself and enhance your value. By Brad J. Baber


Student’s Workshop

Roll Up Your Sleeves – Starting a student association requires hard work. By Susan Howery


Litigation Corner

Trial By Remote Control – Solve trial traumas away from home by building relationships with local talent in a community. By Jane Heath, CLA


Pro Bono Spotlight

Help In the Windy City – Chicago paralegals reach out to their community. By Kim Hedstrom




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