Lawyers and Staff Laid-Off – Go Virtual!

Carolyn Elefant over at My Shingle suggests in a post today that lawyers who are being laid off due to economic downturns consider going solo. I completely agree and I also recommend that support staff in the same boat consider a virtual career. It’s a difficult time to go through, but it can also be a wonderful opportunity to re-invent your career and your life. Have you always wanted to live near the beach? Or maybe you want to move...

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Dreams Can Change the World

Dreams Can Change the World

I just read a blog post from Canadian Entrepreneur which reminded me that yesterday was Terry Fox’s birthday. I don’t know how familiar anyone is with Terry Fox (unless you are Canadian like me in which case I’m guessing you are more than familiar with the name!) I just have to share this motivational quote that was on Canadian Entrepreneur’s post: “I’m not a dreamer, and I’m not saying this will initiate...

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Come on, Comment…there’s a prize involved!

I just read this post over at 5 Minutes for Mom about why we should comment on each other’s blogs. I totally think commenting helps create a great sense of community and I personally love the interaction of commenting on other blogs. So partly in the spirit of fun and partly to help attract a few readers, I’m offering a $20 Starbucks card to one lucky commenter on my blog this week! Rules are that you must either tell me what you...

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Profiling Paralegal Work

I finished my diploma program in paralegal studies about 11 years ago (in Edmonton, Alberta). I remember when I was researching the paralegal career and wondering what it would *really* be like to work as a paralegal. I would’ve enjoyed this post at LawVibe.com about how paralegals are multi-taskers back then, it’s a pretty accurate job description! Fortunately the research I did was pretty helpful and I felt like I knew what I was...

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25 Things A Virtual Legal Assistant Can Do For Your Practice

Not sure what a virtual legal assistant can do for your law practice? Wonder if you’ll really free some of your time up? Check out this list of things a virtual legal assistant can help you with! Draft initial retainer letter to a new client Proofread and format an agreement Draft a motion and supporting affidavit Research caselaw and provide summarizing memorandum Scan client documents into database Prepare exhibits and documents for...

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