The Paralegal Voice covers the latest issues and trends in the paralegal world. Hosted by Jill I. Francisco and Tony Sipp, The Paralegal Voice is an award winning show where leading paralegals and legal professionals 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 and all legal professionals at any level of experience.
Guest Shannon Lex Bales shares his experiences learning, and keeping up with, the latest courtroom tech and presentation software.
Greetings from Day One of the NALA 2023 Conference and Expo! Host Jill Francisco joins NALA past president and experienced paralegal Cassandra Oliver-Divens and paralegal student and first-time conference attendee Joey Jones...
We all have hidden biases that affect our decisions. Learn to identify and counter them with employment attorney Al De La Cruz.
Legal technologies wait for no one, including you. Guest Joy Murao is the Founder and CEO at Practice Aligned Resources, a legal tech support firm that offers a blend of services including...
What’s new for NALA in 2023. Start by getting excited about the 2023 NALA conference with NALA’s chief executive officer, Vanessa Finley. This time in Boston in July. You don’t want to...
Let’s talk about the art, and science, of billing. We’ll go ahead and say it, billing isn’t fun, but it’s crucial to the success of your law firm. And tracking many of...
Our justice system is changing as demand for access to court services grows. Are specially trained paralegal professionals the answer? Across the country, states are looking for ways to grant special licenses...
Host Jill Francisco is joined by NEW Paralegal Voice cohost (and a longtime friend of the podcast) Tony Sipp. Together, they kick off the new year with a rundown of upcoming events...
In 2022, so many things changed. If you don’t love your job, this is your year. Find out if your pay, and job, measure up. Is your work arrangement still fair? Get...
A year-end farewell as co-host Carl Morrison steps away from the mic. It’s been a great ride for the past five years, and Carl closes with a look back at 2022. Have...
You can never know too much or learn too much. In this inspiring episode, learn to build your skills, your knowledge, and your career.
In a very special, and very personal, episode host Jill Francisco is joined by her good friend, NFL star and Super Bowl champion Vinny Curry of the New York Jets. The power...
Guest Memme Onwudiwe was a speaker at July’s NALA 2022 Conference & Expo delivering a presentation titled “Corporate Paralegals in the Age of Contract AI.” It’s an exciting topic as the role...
Guest Debbie L. Overstreet, the incoming NALA president, gives an overview of the upcoming NALA conference – a return to the in-person gathering after two years of virtual, but with a remote...
Guests Mark Harris and Super Bowl Champ Emmanuel Smith of JusticeBid share a new platform that helps firms boost inclusion and diversity.
Guest Bobby T. Rimas is a man in motion. Hear how he has used professional organizations, networking, formal classwork, and teaching to stay ahead.
Paralegal professionals are by default case management experts. Take a deep dive into Evidence Lifecycle Management, data flow, and e-discovery.
Alicia Mitchell-Mercer breaks down modern legal project management by applying the Agile philosophy and Scrum management techniques.
Host Carl Morrison delves into 12 trends he expects to drive the paralegal profession in the coming year. Are you ready?
Guest Tony Sipp, paralegal manager, predicts 2022 will be a great year for paralegals to break into the profession or move up.
The growing move in Alternative Legal Service Provider (ALSP) specialization may be the next big thing for paralegals.
Paralegals, you have even more to offer. Explore opportunities in writing and presenting for peers and advising and teaching the next generation.
Americans are drowning in a complex court system. How will paralegals protect our access to justice?
It’s back to school time. That means for paralegals, too. New software, new online processes, new ways of doing things.
Carl Morrison and Tom Stephenson detail the myriad ways paralegals can leverage their skills in the growing field of legal operations.
Given how fast the paralegal field is growing, it’s no wonder NALA expects record meeting attendance. CEO Vanessa Finley offers a preview.
William Murphy explains why so many companies and law firms get it wrong when implementing diversity, equity and inclusion programs.
Educator and trainer Amy Johnson shows how simple changes in work habits can save time, increase productivity, and add value to a legal team.
Carl Morrison reviews the changing paralegal certification landscape as states weigh and test limited licenses to expand access to justice.
Partner Marc Williams recaps the rapid litigation transition from in-person to virtual and what he expects will be the new normal.
Lawyer Drew Downing explains how those injured by vaccines can file claims with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
Lawyer Brian Moore details evolving regulatory changes that impact employers and workers as the pandemic rages and vaccines hit the market.
Master Sgt. Albert Perez Oyola details career paths and, for some, intense assignment twists for those trained as military paralegals.
Creating a diverse and inclusive culture requires action. Jill Francisco explores big and small ways to support diversity in the workplace.
Host Carl Morrison shows how paralegals can integrate process improvement techniques in their day-to-day work.
When it comes to social media, legal professionals should tread carefully, but actively engage friends, clients and peers in these new spaces.
Anne Geraghty-Rathert discusses the mission of the WILLOW Project and prevalent issues in women’s wrongful convictions.
Carl Morrison, Jill Francisco, and Brian Moore discuss the exciting experience in store at NALA’s virtual conference.
In this brief announcement, host Jill Francisco shares some of the details about NALA’s first virtual conference.
Jillian Kuehl outlines how the recruitment process works and how to find the right recruiter for your needs.
Nicole Clark explains AI basics and how it can help paralegals work with greater efficiency.
Debbie Hrytzay offers remote work tips for paralegals.
Carl Morrison shares remote work tips and his perspective on the ABA’s changes to the definition of a paralegal.
Kristine Custodio Suero shares career development insights for paralegals.
Vanessa Finley gives insights on NALA’s offerings for members and plans for 2020.
New Paralegal Voice co-host Jill Francisco talks with Chris Jennison about potential changes to the ABA’s legal assistant/paralegal definition and new guidelines that would approve online paralegal coursework.
Carl Morrison shares highlights from 2019 interviews on the Paralegal Voice.
Keith Shannon offers guidance for paralegal professionals on the importance of diligent compliance with ethical standards.
Candess Zona-Mendola shares insights from her book, “The Indispensable Paralegal: Your Guide to Getting It All Done.”
NALA vice president Melissa Hamilton and conference first-timer Sherron Brightharp talk about the conference experience and its offerings for attendees.
Vicki Kunz shares about the innovative opportunities arising in the paralegal industry.
Jill I. Francisco, ACP, received her BA in Criminal Justice, (concentration in Legal Studies), from Marshall University...
Tony is the Paralegal Manager at MANNING & KASS where he manages paralegals at all 7 offices nationwide. He is the...
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