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Vicki Voisin

Vicki Voisin

The Paralegal Voice covers the latest issues and trends in the world of paralegals and legal assistants. Host Vicki Voisin, also known as the Paralegal Mentor, invites leading paralegals and legal professionals to discuss a range of topics from career tips and tactics to writing skills and hiring trends. The Paralegal Voice is a comprehensive educational resource for paralegals at any level of experience.

Episodes
August 2, 2017

A Bittersweet Goodbye to Vicki Voisin

In this bittersweet episode of the Paralegal Voice, Vicki Voisin hands the hosting reigns over to Carl Morrison.

June 27, 2017

The Life of a Litigation Paralegal

Tracy Mosz talks about her experience as a litigation paralegal including handling the stress and maintaining all the necessary documents.

April 28, 2017

Become a Paralegal: How to Choose a School and Get Experience

Julia Dunlap, president of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE), talks about paralegal education

March 23, 2017

Networking for Lawyers Doesn’t have to be Hard

In this podcast, why networking is so important for lawyers and what they can do to improve their professional social skills.

February 21, 2017

30 Tips to Enhance Your Paralegal Career

Vicki Voisin defines what it means to have a successful paralegal career and gives 30 tips on how to live out your calling.

January 26, 2017

Time is the New Green: Tips and Tools to Optimize Your Life

In this episode of The Paralegal Voice, host Vicki Voisin talks to Adam Camras, CEO of Lawgical, about managing your law firm’s time effectively with apps and technology.

December 22, 2016

Public Speaking Tips, Tricks, and Leadership Opportunities

This podcast episode is about tips and tricks for public speaking.

October 26, 2016

The Importance of Legal Project Management

PLLC Certified Paralegal Alicia Mercer talks about why having a project manager is beneficial to the health and well being of any law firm.

September 8, 2016

The Future of the Paralegal Profession

NALA President Cassandra Oliver talks about the organization and the significance of paralegal certification.

August 8, 2016

Advice to Help Lawyers and Law Firms Go Paperless

Vicki Voisin talks with the State Bar of Michigan practice management advisor JoAnn Hathaway about her tips to help law firms go paperless.

May 6, 2016

The Limited License Legal Technicians Program

What is the LLLT program and what does this license provide to low income communities and the law firms that serve them.

March 15, 2016

What Paralegals Need to Know About Going Paperless

Going paperless seems to be one of the top new trends among law firms due to cheaper and better hardware and software, refined processes, and effective consulting. And it is especially important...

February 11, 2016

Social Media in Nonprofit Organizations: Benefits and Legal Restrictions

Similarly to most organizations and companies, social media can be very beneficial for nonprofits. They use Facebook, Twitter, and similar platforms as tools for communication, networking, and engagement with their audiences. Social...

January 12, 2016

Like or UnLike: #EService of Process Through Social Media

It’s not always easy to serve process on individuals. This is especially true if they move around a lot or are otherwise difficult to find. So what do you do when traditional...

November 19, 2015

Windows 10 Update: Benefits, Compatibility Issues, and Default Settings

The new Windows 10 has received a lot of attention, partly due to the lack of popularity of Windows 8, but legal professionals are notoriously conservative with adopting new technology. Since paralegals...

October 13, 2015

How to Properly Use Social Media in Your Law Firm

Lawyers and paralegals are likely using social media in law firm marketing and are most likely on social media in their personal lives. As such, they should understand how Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter,...

September 23, 2015

Research and Writing Your Way to a Better Paralegal Career

The National Association of Legal Assistants 40th Annual Convention featured a three-day Essential Skills Institute for paralegals. The institute focused on effective legal research, written communication, and judgement and legal analysis. Any...

August 19, 2015

Tips and Tricks for Your Annual Performance Review

Most paralegals have an annual review with their employer, and many dread the day it arrives. But this meeting can be useful and informative. During your annual review, you can receive praise...

August 7, 2015

NALA Affiliated Associations Part 2

The National Association for Legal Assistants (NALA) recently held their 40th Annual Convention, Institutes, and Exhibition in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While at the conference, The Paralegal Voice host Vicki Voisin interviewed Andi Elmore...

August 7, 2015

NALA Affiliated Associations Part 1

During the National Association for Legal Assistants (NALA) 40th Annual Convention, Institutes, and Exhibition in Tulsa, The Paralegal Voice host Vicki Voisin interviewed Yoli Garcia from the El Paso Paralegal Association (EPPA),...

August 7, 2015

Educational Institutes at NALA’s Convention Part 2

The National Association for Legal Assistants (NALA) recently held their 40th Annual Convention, Institutes, and Exhibition in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The conference offered educational programs for CLE credits applicable to many paralegal associations...

August 7, 2015

Educational Institutes at NALA’s Convention Part 1

The National Association for Legal Assistants (NALA) recently held their 40th Annual Convention, Institutes, and Exhibition in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The conference offered educational programs for CLE credits applicable to many paralegal associations...

July 31, 2015

NALA Board of Directors Members Discuss their 40th Annual Convention

The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) recently hosted their 40th Annual Convention in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Legal Talk Network attended with The Paralegal Voice host Vicki Voisin to interview board members, panelists,...

July 29, 2015

Technology Competence for Paralegals and Lawyers

As paralegals (or any legal professional really), it is difficult to keep up with technology trends, firm software, or even client data security. Listeners of The Paralegal Voice are likely ahead of...

June 24, 2015

How To Manage Emails for an Efficient Workflow

As paralegals, we are known multitaskers, often confronting many tasks at once. While multitasking seems like a process of getting more done, it often results in distraction and inefficiency. And while it...

May 21, 2015

Legal Staffing Agencies and Your Paralegal Job Search

New paralegal graduates often lack sufficient experience when they encounter job opportunities. Even seasoned paralegals have a hard time standing out from the crowd when applying for positions with thousands of applicants....

April 29, 2015

The Legal History of LGBT Community Rights and Coping with Discrimination

The legal history of rights against discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people is changing rapidly. In April 2015, 38 states and Washington, D.C. granted legal benefits of marriage to same-sex...

March 3, 2015

Results of the 2015 NALA Utilization and Compensation Survey for Paralegals

Every 2 years, the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) conducts a survey of paralegals to establish current trends in the paralegal industry. Among those surveyed are NALA members, non-members, and members...

February 10, 2015

Paralegal Education and Landing a Job

Many paralegals have problems getting a job with no experience but can’t get experience without having a job. This is one of the worst paradoxes in the field. Paralegal education programs have...

January 13, 2015

Why Writing Skills are Necessary for Paralegals

Paralegals and paralegal students often have difficulty developing their writing skills to the level expected from legal industry. The legal professionals rely heavily on both verbal and written communication, and writing is...

December 10, 2014

Revitalize Your Paralegal Career

Although being a paralegal is a rewarding job, sometimes paralegals experience burnout in their careers and consider changing positions or leaving the profession altogether. There are many ways to revitalize your paralegal...

November 12, 2014

A Day in the Life of a Senior Paralegal

Marilyn Wass ACP, CAS is the Senior Paralegal at Lopez McHugh, LLP, a nationally recognized plaintiffs law firm that takes on pharmaceutical companies, nursing homes, insurance companies, auto manufacturers, and the manufacturers...

October 8, 2014

The Paralegal’s Role in a Family Law Practice

Family law and divorce can be a very difficult practice due to the amount of emotion and transition surrounding the client’s life. The lawyers practicing in this area are directly responsible for...

September 9, 2014

Legal Writing Strategies for Today’s Busy Reader

The majority of people today are getting their information electronically, whether on a laptop, desktop, tablet, or smartphone. In the legal world, this means lawyers, paralegals, clients, and even judges are reading...

July 30, 2014

What Paralegals Need to Know About Information Governance, Social Media, and Data Security

Technology has changed the world of law firms and businesses, affecting the way lawyers are required to retrieve, record, and archive information. Instead of communicating entirely by email or phone, professionals are...

June 27, 2014

Attorney L. Lin Wood on Representing the Ramseys and Other High-Profile Individuals

John and Patsy Ramsey, Richard Jewell, and Gary Condit are names everyone has heard as they were all on trial in the court of public opinion. These cases were spread throughout the...

April 18, 2014

Paralegals: What If Your Client Claims Innocence?

Despite US notions of innocence until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, many innocent people have been sent to prison for lengthy to life sentences. Common reasons for these wrongful convictions are...

March 10, 2014

The Limited License Legal Technician: Washington State’s Paralegal Law Practice

In reaction to rising legal costs and decreased access to legal services, Washington State has authorized paralegals to practice law on a limited basis through its new Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT)...

February 11, 2014

How to Manage Your Paralegal Career in Today’s Economy

Today’s economy can be challenging for paralegals. Make sure you’re taking the right steps to advance your career. On this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Vicki Voisin interviews future President of...

December 31, 2013

Public Speaking: Conquer Your Fears, Deliver Your Message, and Change Lives

“Say something to make them put down their salad fork,” public speaking coach Deb Sofield said. The window of opportunity to engage an audience is small, and your introduction is a key...

October 18, 2011

Exploring Modern Redaction Methods for Paralegals

When it comes to redaction and the process of removing confidential information from legal documents, some paralegals still rely on the traditional yet cumbersome method of using a black marker and the...