On The Paralegal Voice host Vicki Voisin welcomes guest Beverly Michaelis, president of Oregon Law Practice Management, to talk about the changes in lawyer-client communication since the Internet and how lawyers can best communicate with their clients. Michaelis is a member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Oregon State Bar, and American Bar Association. She also has more than 25 years of experience in the legal field as a lawyer and a legal assistant.
On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-host Vicki Voisin welcomes Elizabeth H. Nellis, ACP and Beverly A. Pace, ACP from NALA to discuss tips for transitioning into the legal workplace and how to survive once you are there. Is what you are wearing working against your chance at a job? Listen in as they go over common first-day mistakes and pitfalls you can avoid.
Special thanks to our sponsor, National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).
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.
On this first edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin debut with a topic on everyone’s mind – hot jobs in today’s market! We welcome guest Charles Volkert, Executive Director of Robert Half Legal, to discuss the latest in hiring trends for paralegals. They will take a look at what specialty areas are in highest demand, international opportunities, experience as a factor in your job search as a paralegal and what skills are in high demand.
Layoffs at law firms and the recession seem to be putting a heavier load on paralegals to assist busy attorneys. Many paralegals are taking on huge projects, while working long hours and burning the midnight oil. Join law.com bloggers J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi , with guests, Linda J. Wolf, ACP the current President of NALA and Christine Parizo a PACE Registered Paralegal who writes the blog, “A Paralegal’s Blog”, to discuss the work of a paralegal through the present economic crisis.
The work of a paralegal is never done. Although paralegals cannot offer legal advice to clients like attorneys, they are considered the backbone of the law practice. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi as they explore the important role of a paralegal. Lawyer2Lawyer welcomes Tita A. Brewster, Current President of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and Chere Estrin, CEO of Estrin LegalEd, to discuss a paralegal’s importance to a firm, the hurdles paralegals face, the Richlin Security Service Co v. Chertoff case and the growth of this legal profession.