The Paralegal Voice covers the latest issues and trends in the world of paralegals and legal assistants. Started by Paralegal Mentor Vicki Voisin and now hosted by Carl Morrison, the show 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.
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.
NALA CEO and Executive Director Greta Zeimetz discusses NALA’s strengths and the challenges it will face in the coming years.
Kelly LaGrave shares the importance of paralegal certification and suggests study tools for the exam.
Ken & Anna Buchner give insights into the area of motor vehicle accident recording and reconstruction.
Jeffrey Wolff of ZyLAB talks about the growing impacts of eDiscovery on the law and the tech solutions that empower lawyers and paralegals.
Join host Carl Morrison as he recaps his first day at the 2019 NALA Conference & Expo and teases the great content to come.
In this Mix Bag episode, Carl covers news from the Supreme Court, Crisis Management Plans, and presents his Corporate HR Guide to the Paralegal Profession.
NALA president Jill Francisco talks abut why NALA is a valuable resource to paralegals and what obstacles NALA and the paralegal community will face in the coming years.
Maddy Martin talks about the impact of automation in the legal profession and how it affects paralegals.
Erin Levine talks about the important roles paralegals play in legal product development and client interaction.
Sandy Lavender, office manager for Clark Hill PLC, talks about recruitment strategies for paralegals and legal support professionals.
Have you considered what goals may help you grow as a professional paralegal? In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison reflects on 2018, noting successes and discussing the importance of setting new goals for 2019. Carl challenges his listeners to get outside their comfort zone and set at least one professional goal...
Carl Morrison shares his top ten tips on law office management.
Tisha Delgado talks about how eFiling works.
The magic of paralegal conferences is that you can learn new things about your profession and make connections that you couldn’t have otherwise, all while actually having fun. In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Lauren Rentz and Tara Hughes about their experiences of the NALS 67th Annual Education and...
Linda McGrath-Cruz talks about how to get the most out of paralegal conference networking.
April Ferguson explains trial consultants and why they are important roles to play in the courtroom.
Carl Morrison gives his management tips and tricks, current association trends, and his predictions for the future of the paralegal profession.
Lisa Stone talks about paralegal representation in pop culture, whether it’s accurate, and where it could improve.
Lisa Vessels tells all about leadership skills as a paralegal and gives tips on how to improve these skills to the future.
Andrea Grabow talks about her experience as a government employee, what law firm knowledge has prepared her for her current position, and the challenges she faced transitioning from law firm to government.
Patrick Palace talks about what LLLTs are and how they provide access to justice in a unique and powerful way.
Lisa Myers discusses her experience as a paralegal educator and why it’s vital for aspiring paralegals to obtain a solid educational foundation.
Conni Herbert discusses why paralegals should be investing their time in pro bono work and the importance of finding pro bono activities that empassion you.
In this bittersweet episode of the Paralegal Voice, Vicki Voisin hands the hosting reigns over to Carl Morrison.
Tracy Mosz talks about her experience as a litigation paralegal including handling the stress and maintaining all the necessary documents.
Julia Dunlap, president of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE), talks about paralegal education
In this podcast, why networking is so important for lawyers and what they can do to improve their professional social skills.
Vicki Voisin defines what it means to have a successful paralegal career and gives 30 tips on how to live out your calling.
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.
This podcast episode is about tips and tricks for public speaking.
PLLC Certified Paralegal Alicia Mercer talks about why having a project manager is beneficial to the health and well being of any law firm.
NALA President Cassandra Oliver talks about the organization and the significance of paralegal certification.
Vicki Voisin talks with the State Bar of Michigan practice management advisor JoAnn Hathaway about her tips to help law firms go paperless.
What is the LLLT program and what does this license provide to low income communities and the law firms that serve them.
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 for paralegals to know the do’s and don’ts of implementing a paperless office as they may be the ones in charge. So why...
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 media facilitates fundraising, volunteer recruitment, spreading a message, advocacy and awareness, and transparency about current events and actions. But it is particularly important...
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 methods fail? The answer: try social media. Initially, the social media serve was only allowed with foreign defendants who were difficult to locate....
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 will likely be the first law firm employees to use the new operating system, they need to know whether to upgrade and when....
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, Instagram, and even Pinterest are affecting their cases, marketing, and ethical responsibilities. Many paralegals work with lawyers to create an attractive online profile...
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 paralegal is likely to further his or her career, become essential in their firm, and improve future job prospects by cultivating these abilities....
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 for hard work, learn about expectations, reevaluate your goals, and determine what about your workflow needs improvement. Furthermore, this is the time to...
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 the curve in terms of legal tech education, even though technology evolves so quickly. But what about the lawyers in our firms? Attorneys...
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 is nearly impossible for paralegals to avoid distraction completely, we can learn to manage email intake for a better overall workflow. In this...
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. If you are running into these problems, staffing agencies or recruiters can help you polish a resume, gain legal experience, network with law...
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 marriages, a huge step up from 12 in 2013. But there are still 27 states that do not have statewide protection from discrimination...
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 of affiliated organizations. Topics include the duties and responsibilities of paralegals, where they work, common practice areas, and the changes in billing rates...
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 been changing to help resolve this and other issues. Many classes are now offering in depth subjects such as legal research and many...
Carl H. Morrison, RP, PP, AACP, is an experienced certified paralegal and paralegal manager and has been in the...
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