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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.

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Oct 31, 2019

Is that Ethical?: What You Need to Know about Paralegal Ethics

Keith Shannon offers guidance for paralegal professionals on the importance of diligent compliance with ethical standards.

Sep 12, 2019

Becoming “The Indispensable Paralegal” with Candess Zona-Mendola

Candess Zona-Mendola shares insights from her book, “The Indispensable Paralegal: Your Guide to Getting It All Done.”

Aug 29, 2019

NALA Annual 2019: First-Timer Experience with Sherron Brightharp and NALA VP Melissa Hamilton

NALA vice president Melissa Hamilton and conference first-timer Sherron Brightharp talk about the conference experience and its offerings for attendees.

Jul 15, 2019

NALA Annual 2019: A Changing Industry—New Opportunities for Paralegals

Vicki Kunz shares about the innovative opportunities arising in the paralegal industry.

Jul 15, 2019

NALA Annual 2019: Membership Engagement with NALA CEO and Executive Director Greta Zeimetz

NALA CEO and Executive Director Greta Zeimetz discusses NALA’s strengths and the challenges it will face in the coming years.

Jul 15, 2019

NALA Annual 2019: Benefits of Paralegal Certification

Kelly LaGrave shares the importance of paralegal certification and suggests study tools for the exam.

Jul 15, 2019

NALA Annual 2019: Accident Reconstruction & Recording with Ken & Anna Buchner

Ken & Anna Buchner give insights into the area of motor vehicle accident recording and reconstruction.

Jul 15, 2019

NALA Annual 2019: eDiscovery with Jeffrey Wolff of ZyLAB

Jeffrey Wolff of ZyLAB talks about the growing impacts of eDiscovery on the law and the tech solutions that empower lawyers and paralegals.

Jul 12, 2019

NALA Annual 2019: Opening Coverage

Join host Carl Morrison as he recaps his first day at the 2019 NALA Conference & Expo and teases the great content to come.

Jul 1, 2019

Paralegal Grab Bag: Court Rulings, Crisis Management, and the Corporate HR Guide to the Paralegal Profession

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.

May 31, 2019

A Conversation with NALA President Jill Francisco

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.

Apr 10, 2019

Automation in the Legal Industry: How AI Empowers Paralegals

Maddy Martin talks about the impact of automation in the legal profession and how it affects paralegals.

Apr 2, 2019

The Indispensable Paralegal

Erin Levine talks about the important roles paralegals play in legal product development and client interaction.

Feb 1, 2019

Paralegal for Hire! How to Be an Exceptional Applicant

Sandy Lavender, office manager for Clark Hill PLC, talks about recruitment strategies for paralegals and legal support professionals.

Dec 31, 2018

New Year, New Goals — How to Make 2019 Your Best Paralegal Year Yet

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...

Dec 3, 2018

Carl’s Top Ten Tips on Law Office Management

Carl Morrison shares his top ten tips on law office management.

Nov 2, 2018

How to Prepare for eFiling

Tisha Delgado talks about how eFiling works.

Sep 28, 2018

NALS 67th Annual Education and Networking Conference

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...

Aug 31, 2018

Getting the Most out of Networking at Paralegal Conferences

Linda McGrath-Cruz talks about how to get the most out of paralegal conference networking.

Jul 31, 2018

The Important Role of a Trial Consultant

April Ferguson explains trial consultants and why they are important roles to play in the courtroom.

Jun 29, 2018

Paralegal Grab Bag: Tips, Trends, and Predictions

Carl Morrison gives his management tips and tricks, current association trends, and his predictions for the future of the paralegal profession.

May 31, 2018

Paralegals in Pop Culture (Rebroadcast)

Lisa Stone talks about paralegal representation in pop culture, whether it’s accurate, and where it could improve.

Apr 30, 2018

Paralegal Leadership Skills

Lisa Vessels tells all about leadership skills as a paralegal and gives tips on how to improve these skills to the future.

Mar 30, 2018

Transitioning from a Law Firm to Government

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.

Feb 16, 2018

Recap and Update: What are LLLTs and How will they Improve Access to Justice?

Patrick Palace talks about what LLLTs are and how they provide access to justice in a unique and powerful way.

Jan 29, 2018

Why Education is Vital for Paralegals

Lisa Myers discusses her experience as a paralegal educator and why it’s vital for aspiring paralegals to obtain a solid educational foundation.

Nov 29, 2017

How Pro Bono Work Improves Your Career

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.

Aug 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.

Jun 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.

Apr 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

Mar 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.

Feb 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.

Jan 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.

Dec 22, 2016

Public Speaking Tips, Tricks, and Leadership Opportunities

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

Oct 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.

Sep 8, 2016

The Future of the Paralegal Profession

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

Aug 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.

Mar 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 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...

Feb 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 media facilitates fundraising, volunteer recruitment, spreading a message, advocacy and awareness, and transparency about current events and actions. But it is particularly important...

Jan 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 methods fail? The answer: try social media. Initially, the social media serve was only allowed with foreign defendants who were difficult to locate....

Nov 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 will likely be the first law firm employees to use the new operating system, they need to know whether to upgrade and when....

Oct 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, Instagram, and even Pinterest are affecting their cases, marketing, and ethical responsibilities. Many paralegals work with lawyers to create an attractive online profile...

Sep 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 paralegal is likely to further his or her career, become essential in their firm, and improve future job prospects by cultivating these abilities....

Aug 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 for hard work, learn about expectations, reevaluate your goals, and determine what about your workflow needs improvement. Furthermore, this is the time to...

Jul 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 the curve in terms of legal tech education, even though technology evolves so quickly. But what about the lawyers in our firms? Attorneys...

Jun 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 is nearly impossible for paralegals to avoid distraction completely, we can learn to manage email intake for a better overall workflow. In this...

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. If you are running into these problems, staffing agencies or recruiters can help you polish a resume, gain legal experience, network with law...

Apr 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 marriages, a huge step up from 12 in 2013. But there are still 27 states that do not have statewide protection from discrimination...

Mar 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 of affiliated organizations. Topics include the duties and responsibilities of paralegals, where they work, common practice areas, and the changes in billing rates...

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Carl H. Morrison, RP, PP, AACP, is an experienced certified paralegal and paralegal manager and has been in the...

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