On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome Giovanni Masucci, a Sr. Digital Forensic Examiner and the CEO/President of National Digital Forensics, Inc., to explore digital forensics and evidence. They discuss the latest technology, including surprising sources of digital evidence, how paralegals can help identify digital evidence in cases and how to prepare for digital forensics careers in litigation.
On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome Patricia E. Infanti, PP, PLS, President of NALS, the Association for Legal Professionals, and Kathleen R. Amirante, PP, PLS, the association’s President Elect, who discuss the opportunities provided by membership in a professional association. They look at the history and mission of NALS, what NALS is doing to attract a diverse membership and how they are informing attorneys and the general public about the qualifications for using the title ‘paralegal’.
The ability to write well is critical for successful paralegals. On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome Sally Kane, Esq., Editor-In-Chief of Paralegal Today, to talk about the importance of a paralegal’s writing skills. They will discuss why it’s important for paralegals to write and publish, how to get published, common writing problems and how paralegals can improve their writing skills.
Education is vital to a successful paralegal career. On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-host Vicki Voisin welcomes Linda J. Wolf, ACP, the current President of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and Attorney Elizabeth Mann, Department Head of the Paralegal Program at Greenville Technical College, to focus on the importance of paralegal education. They will also discuss entering and growing in the career field and what employers look for when hiring paralegals.
On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome Attorney Beverly Michaelis, Practice Management Advisor for the Oregon State Bar’s Professional Liability Fund, to discuss practice management, technology and current ethics issues for paralegals. Later in the program, Vicki will chat with Shawn Siek, Vice President of ESI Business Development at Teris, about what to look for in a service provider and hiring a litigation support vendor.
Erin Brockovich began her career by taking a risk, looking into a case and ultimately helping the people of Hinkley, California who were battling medical problems due to the contamination of the water supply. From there, Erin has become a global speaker and a passionate environmental crusader. On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome Erin Brockovich to offer her advice to the paralegal community. Erin will discuss the power of a paralegal and their vital role in a case, the Million Baby Crawl and her never ending fight for awareness, the truth, and a person’s right to know.
Paralegals are an important part of the trial team, and play a valuable role in jury selection. On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome one of America’s most influential trial consultants, Dr. David Ball, to explore the many ways that paralegals can assist in jury selection and why attorneys should maximize paralegal support at trial. Dr. Ball explains why paralegals may be under-utilized and why they are ideally suited to help their attorneys during this critical phase of trial work.
What is a Paralegal ‘s role when it comes to working with expert witnesses? On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome Bradley J. Beehler, Esq. and Candy Reilly, ACP, as they put the spotlight on the expert witness. They will share their experiences working with expert witnesses, explore a paralegal’s duties when working with an expert witness, the Daubert standard, resources and practice tips for working with experts.
E-Discovery has become a necessary part of the legal profession and often it’s paralegals and legal assistants are the gatekeepers for implementation at a law firm. On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome Tom Mighell, a consultant with Fios and co-host of The Kennedy-Mighell Report on the Legal Talk Network and Dorothe Howell, senior paralegal at E.I. du Pont De Nemours and Company, to share their insights into current trends in e-discovery. They will discuss what it takes to work in this specialty area, e-discovery training and the importance of e-discovery to a paralegal’s job.
On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin get an inside look at the virtual legal practice. Lynne and Vicki welcome Stephanie Kimbro, an attorney who operates the virtual law firm Kimbro Legal Services and Denise Annunciata, who provides outsourced paralegal services at Virtual Paralegal Services, Inc. They both share their experiences in the field of a virtual legal practice and what it takes to work as a virtual paralegal or legal assistant.