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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Learning When Laws Change

Learning When Laws Change

Nothing stays the same and that is as true in law as in life. As the world changes, laws have to change to keep up with the times. And in Alberta this has recently meant some serious changes to the way wills and estates are handled. In February (2012) the Wills and Succession Act, SA 2010, c W-12.2 came into force, replacing a number of other pieces of legislation. A number of my lawyer clients were affected by this change; the ones who do...

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Time Zone Tribulations

Time Zone Tribulations

One of the best things about working as a virtual paralegal is that I get to work with really interesting people from all over Canada, the United States and even people who live in Europe! I have one client that is in the UK and I have people I occasionally need to liaise with contacts for my clients in some pretty far flung locations. This can be really cool, BUT there is a caveat. It can be pretty challenging to work across multiple time...

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Work Inspiration

Work Inspiration

Some days you just feel unmotivated and uninspired. Time for an inspiring quote: Work is love made visible. And if you can’t work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of the people who work with joy. -Kahlil Gibran  

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Happy New Year from Halo

Happy New Year from Halo

Wishing a wonderful 2012 to all my clients, colleagues and blog readers! I’m looking forward to a great 2012. 2011 was truly a successful year for Halo Secretarial Services, with several new clients and an increased dedication to taking on only lawyer clients, to allow me to truly practice my specialty of legal virtual assistance. I initiated working with my first subcontractor (a fabulous VLA based locally in Alberta), started using a...

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