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Paralegal Voice

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.

May 31, 2012
The Best Paralegal Law Technology Trends

Paralegals need to know the latest trends in law practice and productivity technology to contribute to a successful law practice. For the hottest tech trends, Paralegal Voice co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin turn to Jared D. Correia, Esq., the Senior Practice Advisor for Massachusetts’ Law Office Management Assistance Program (MASSLOMAP). Jared shares his thoughts...

Apr 20, 2012
Six Hats: Parallel Thinking for Paralegals

Edward De Bono’s, Six Thinking Hats, also known as parallel thinking, is a fun method used in NALA’s year-long leadership webinars for those involved in state and local affiliated associations.  On The Paralegal Voice, co-host Vicki Voisin welcomes Karen G. McGee, ACP, President of NALA, as they spotlight De Bono’s method of thinking and share...

Mar 26, 2012
2012 Paralegal Hiring Trends

Are you ready to search for a paralegal job? On The Paralegal Voice Kim Wierzel, Esq., a reformed litigator and Placement Director with Special Counsel, joins co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin to talk about everything you need to know regarding the paralegal job market. Their discussion includes current paralegal hiring trends, educational and certification...

Feb 24, 2012
The Latest in Court Technology for Paralegals

Find out what’s new in court technology on The Paralegal Voice.  Co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin join Ted Brooks, the Founder & CEO of Litigation-Tech LLC for his insight on the latest in court technology for paralegals. Ted provides tips for paralegals getting ready for a big trial using extensive technology in the courtroom...

Jan 20, 2012
A Fun Dose of Paralegal Ethics

Can paralegal ethics be fun? On The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin join lawyer/humorist Sean Carter, founder of Lawpsided Seminars, to share his comedic approach to legal education, the biggest challenges for legal staffers today and his thoughts on his popular talk, Thou Shalt Not Lie, Cheat and Steal: The 10 Commandments...

Dec 13, 2011
Paralegals & Process Servers

Usually a law firm will hand off documents to a process server who will then take care of service. Locating a process server who will do this promptly and ethically is very important. On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-host Vicki Voisin joins Adam Camras, co-founder and CEO of LAWgical which operates ServeNow. Adam...

Nov 9, 2011
Career Tips: How to Advance in the Paralegal Profession

Want some tips from the experts about how to get ahead in the paralegal profession? On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin join NALA President, Karen McGee, ACP and Charlsye Smith Diaz, Ph.D., as they take a look at career development and how to advance in the paralegal profession....

Oct 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 copier machine.  A new option is growing in popularity: the use of specialized electronic tools like Redact-It, which is specifically built for redaction....

Sep 22, 2011
Paralegal Resume 101: How to Stand Out from the Competition

Is your resume up to par? Will it rise to the top in a stack of other paralegals’ applications? On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin present a 101 course about paralegal resumes.  They share their own experiences on preparing and reviewing resumes, offer suggestions for handling the “no...

Aug 29, 2011
Trends in the Paralegal Profession

How do you keep up with constantly evolving trends in the paralegal field and stay ahead of the pack? The Paralegal Voice, co-host Lynne DeVenny joins very special guest Jeannie S. Johnston, Founder and CEO of ParalegalGateway.com, to discuss the latest trends in the industry, how to use social media, their favorite publications and blogs,...

Jul 22, 2011
Paralegal 101: How to Launch Your Paralegal Career

Are you thinking about becoming a paralegal, or are you already working toward a paralegal degree? On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin address the most frequently asked questions from people interested in becoming paralegals. They talk about the realities of the profession, including assessing the traits paralegals need...

Jun 30, 2011
What Paralegals Need to Know about “The Cloud”

What exactly is this ‘Cloud’ that everyone is talking about?  On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome Tom Mighell,  legal technology expert and senior consultant with Contoural Inc., author of the new book, iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, and Chair-Elect of the ABA Law Practice Management Section,...

May 19, 2011
Ethics and Professionalism within the Paralegal Profession

Ethics and professionalism are essential to becoming a successful paralegal.  On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome paralegal, Camille Stell, Director of Client Services for Lawyers Mutual, who provides ethics tips for paralegals, talks about how paralegals can assist attorneys in the area of client communications and what...

Apr 22, 2011
Paralegals Giving Back

Volunteering can be an uplifting experience for all involved.   On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin spotlight two paralegals who are ‘giving back’ to the community and volunteering their time to help others in need.  Vicki and Lynne welcome Cindy J. Geib, ACP, PaCP, a Certified Coordinator for Wills...

Mar 18, 2011
Paralegals Who Love Their Jobs…and Why

A spotlight report on four successful paralegals from across the country who LOVE their jobs. The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome Brian Haberly, Corporate and Securities Paralegal with Clearwire Corporation; Patricia F. Clapper ACP, NCCP, a paralegal from the firm, Levine & Stewart; Ruth Conley, a litigation paralegal at Andrews Kurth...

Feb 24, 2011
Revitalizing Your Career with Continuing Education

Looking for new opportunities in the paralegal world? On The Paralegal Voice, co-host Vicki Voisin welcomes Karen G. McGee, ACP, President of NALA and Christine E. Porter, ACP, Chair of  NALA’s Continuing Education Council, to talk about opportunities through NALA and how you can revitalize your career with continuing education. They discuss Advanced Certification and...

Jan 28, 2011
Management Careers for Paralegals: Spotlighting IPMA

Want to hear ideas about how to advance your paralegal career? On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-host Lynne DeVenny welcomes Karen Tuschak, President of the International Paralegal Management Association, Stacie McLean, IPMA President–Elect, and Sylvia Naim, IPMA Secretary-Treasurer, to take an in-depth look at  IPMA, and discuss IPMA’s mission, the job market for...

Dec 29, 2010
What Attorneys Wish Their Paralegals Knew – and Vice-Versa

On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome Kim Walker, a senior litigation paralegal with the firm of Berger & Montague, P.C. in Philadelphia, to talk about her recent Law.com article, “What Do Attorneys Wish Their Paralegals Knew?” Lynne, Vicki and Kim discuss how paralegals can improve their legal...

Nov 23, 2010
Talking Murder and Mayhem with Sue Ann Jaffarian: Paralegal & Fiction Writer

On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome Sue Ann Jaffarian, a paralegal for Hooper, Lundy & Bookman in Los Angeles, and author of the best-selling Odelia Grey mysteries. Sue Ann talks about balancing dual careers as a very busy corporate paralegal and successful fiction writer; her “large and...

Oct 13, 2010
The Importance of Technology in the Paralegal World

On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome Kim Plonsky, a paralegal at Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C., in New Orleans, Louisiana, who knows her technology inside and out!   Kim looks at the kinds of technology to use on the job, the minimum technology and software skills...

Sep 10, 2010
Spotlight on William P. Statsky: A True Expert on Paralegals

On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome William P. Statsky, one of the foremost experts on paralegals in the country and the author of numerous paralegal and legal writing textbooks. Bill talks about the importance of a paralegal’s writing skills, legal research, technology today, blogging and the future...

Aug 23, 2010
IP Paralegals

One of the fastest growing areas of law is intellectual property and so the demand for paralegals with that expertise is great. On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome Colleen Sarenpa, Director of Trademarks for Polaroid Corporation at PLR Brand Services, LLC and Gwen Spurrier, a paralegal at...

Jul 23, 2010
Today’s Paralegals: Career Advice, Ethics Tips & More

On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome attorney, mediator and management consultant, Nancy Byerly Jones, as she draws from her extensive legal experience to share career advice for paralegals.  A passionate advocate for the paralegal profession, Nancy talks about the biggest challenges facing paralegals today, how the profession...

Jun 25, 2010
Regulation of the Paralegal Profession – NFPA Says “Yes”

On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) leaders,  Georgette Lovelace, RP and Tracey L. Young, RP. They talk about the benefits NFPA provides to its members, NFPA’s position on regulation of the paralegal profession and its upcoming convention. These experienced paralegals also...

May 27, 2010
Digital Evidence for Paralegals

On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome Giovanni Masucci, a Sr. Digital Forensic Examiner and the CEO/President of National Digital Forensics, Inc., to explore digital forensics and evidence. They discuss the latest technology, including surprising sources of digital evidence, how paralegals can help identify digital evidence in cases...

Apr 19, 2010
How Professional Association Membership Will Advance Your Paralegal Career

On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome Patricia E. Infanti, PP, PLS, President of NALS, the Association for Legal Professionals, and Kathleen R. Amirante, PP, PLS, the association’s President Elect, who discuss the opportunities provided by membership in a professional association. They look at the history and mission...

Mar 26, 2010
The Importance of a Paralegal’s Writing Skills

The ability to write well is critical for successful paralegals. On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome Sally Kane, Esq., Editor-In-Chief of Paralegal Today, to talk about the importance of a paralegal’s writing skills. They will discuss why it’s important for paralegals to write and publish, how to...

Feb 8, 2010
The Power of a Paralegal Education

Education is vital to a successful paralegal career. On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-host  Vicki Voisin welcomes Linda J. Wolf, ACP,  the current President of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and Attorney Elizabeth Mann, Department Head of the Paralegal Program at Greenville Technical College, to focus on the importance of paralegal...

Jan 19, 2010
Practice Management and Ethics Issues, Plus Choosing a Litigation Support Vendor

On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome Attorney Beverly Michaelis, Practice Management Advisor for the Oregon State Bar’s Professional Liability Fund,  to discuss practice management, technology and current ethics issues for paralegals. Later in the program, Vicki will chat with Shawn Siek,  Vice President of ESI Business Development...

Dec 11, 2009
Erin Brockovich: An Inspiration to the Paralegal World

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...

Nov 5, 2009
Attorneys Tap Paralegal Talent for Jury Selection

Paralegals are an important part of the trial team, and play a valuable role in jury selection.  On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome one of America’s most influential trial consultants, Dr. David Ball, to explore the many ways that paralegals can assist in jury selection and why...

Oct 1, 2009
Working with the Expert Witness

What is a Paralegal ‘s role when it comes to working with expert witnesses?  On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome Bradley J. Beehler, Esq. and Candy Reilly, ACP, as they put the spotlight on the expert witness. They will share their experiences working with expert witnesses, explore...

Sep 8, 2009
E-Discovery Trends in the Paralegal World

E-Discovery has become a necessary part of the legal profession and often it’s paralegals and legal assistants are the gatekeepers for implementation at a law firm.  On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome Tom Mighell, a consultant with Fios and co-host of The Kennedy-Mighell Report on the Legal...

Aug 3, 2009
The Virtual Paralegal

On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin get an inside look at the virtual legal practice.  Lynne and Vicki welcome Stephanie Kimbro, an attorney who operates the virtual law firm Kimbro Legal Services and Denise Annunciata, who provides outsourced paralegal services at Virtual Paralegal Services,  Inc. They both share...

Jul 7, 2009
New Hiring Trends in the Paralegal World

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...

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The Paralegal Voice covers the latest issues and trends in the world of paralegals and legal assistants. Host Vicki...

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Carl H. Morrison, PP-SC, AACP, is a certified paralegal with a specialty in civil litigation where he concentrates in...

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