Six Years!

Six Years!

This fall I’m celebrating Halo Secretarial’s 6 year anniversary! It’s been a wonderful experience and I am hoping, of course, for many more years, although I am thinking about a slight name change/re-branding over the next few months. When I started this journey I hesitated to focus solely on paralegal work, even though it is my background and my passion. I didn’t have enough faith in the legal community to accept virtual...

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Upcoming Surgery

Upcoming Surgery

I rarely post on my blog (this one or my personal one actually) because frankly I’m because keeping up with all the work, plus coaching soccer, plus LIFE. And life is wonderful and crazy 🙂 But I wanted to quickly share that at the end of July I’m having a minor day surgery on my vocal chords, which thankfully doesn’t affect my work anywhere near as much as the darn broken wrist did earlier this year, but it does mean...

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Don’t Break Your Wrist

Don’t Break Your Wrist

I learned a valuable lesson recently. The lesson was: don’t break your wrist,especially if you need your hands to do your work!About a month ago I had a bike trainer accident that left me with a broken wrist. I wore a cast for a few days, then had surgery to put in a plate and screws, and now am slowly working on recovering my range of motion and strength. Ultimately, things could be so much worse, but still this has been a challenging...

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Celebrating 5 Years

Celebrating 5 Years

  This fall marks the five year point since I began Halo Secretarial Services. When I started I had a vague five year plan and now here I am – I can’t quite believe it. There have been ups and downs along the way for sure. Going from being a government employee to an entrepreneur is a big leap! I’ve acquired a fair number of new skills, expanded on some old skills and learned that some days you really do need to say no and some...

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Dictating on the Go

Dictating on the Go

One of the tasks that it easiest for a lawyer to outsource to a virtual legal assistant or virtual paralegal is plain old typing. I’ve talked about the value of dictation for lawyers before, as they can dictate various types of instructions, as well as “traditional” dictation where you simply just speak whatever you want typed (of course!) Recently I had a client ask me if I knew of any iPhone dictation apps so that he could...

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