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Confidentiality and the Virtual Paralegal

Any member of the legal community, whether lawyer or support staff, full-time employee or contractor, is bound by the ethical duty of maintaining client confidences. An attorney, and by extension his or her staff, has a duty “to maintain inviolate the confidence, and at every peril to himself or herself [...]

Confidentiality and the Virtual Paralegal 2017-01-06T10:58:10+00:00

FRCP Revisions

The most substantial revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure since 2006 went into effect on December 1, 2015. I've published two articles on the substance of those revisions, which can be accessed here and here. On February 26, 2016, I was honored to present and MCLE seminar on [...]

FRCP Revisions 2017-01-06T10:58:10+00:00

Paralegal Alliance Podcast

In recent years, law firm staff reductions have made paralegal jobs harder to find. Also, some paralegals have decided they want more control over their work life. The result has been a great deal of interest  in tips for starting a contract paralegal business. Paralegals reach out to me for [...]

Paralegal Alliance Podcast 2015-09-03T18:24:58+00:00

Are Paralegals an “Embarrassment”?

In addition to practicing family law in North Carolina, Lee Rosen of Divorce Discourse consults with lawyers seeking to improve and expand their law practices. I’ve been reading his blog avidly for years. You see, even though I’m an “embarrassing” paralegal and not a lawyer, I am a business owner, [...]

Are Paralegals an “Embarrassment”? 2017-01-06T10:58:10+00:00

ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20: The New Ethics Rules and You

The American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct underwent a major overhaul in 2012. The revisions to both the rules and comments were thought to be necessary in light of the ever-increasing reliance on technology, electronic communication, and electronically stored information in today's law practice. I was honored to [...]

ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20: The New Ethics Rules and You 2015-07-26T14:56:33+00:00

The First Amendment and Blogging

Can attorneys ethically blog about their past trials? Does doing so violate client confidentiality? Does doing so violate professional conduct rules? What do you think? In October 2012, the Redwood Empire Paralegals Association hosted an MCLE Seminar on ethics. I was pleased to have been one of three presenters on [...]

The First Amendment and Blogging 2017-01-06T10:58:11+00:00

Metadata

Do you know what it is? Is it good or bad? Should we try and remove it or keep in intact? It depends! I'm honored to have had my article, All About Metadata, reprinted on here The Paralegal Society Blog. You can read an updated version of the same article here.

Metadata 2015-07-26T14:53:53+00:00