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When you start off in the litigation support field, your firm may not even own licensing for trial presentation software, so there’s a good chance you’ve never seen or even heard of TrialDirector®. And when you finally see it, you still may not fully grasp the value of a software program like it. I know I didn’t, even after starting work at inData […]
Ethics is a branch of philosophy concerned with how humans should live, and what should be considered right and wrong. The word originates from the ancient Greek word “ethos,” but the concept is said to be much older, with every society possessing its own code of ethics, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Ethical behavior is […]
Punctuation guides readers through sentences. Let’s look at the use of the comma, semicolon versus colon, the ellipsis, the dash, parenthesis versus bracket, the hyphen, the slash, bullets, and writing numbers. COMMA The comma provides a pause and clarity for the reader. The “serial comma” separates words or phrases in a series of three or more. An example: trial notebooks, […]
The Alternative Legal Service Provider Facts & Findings – Q3 2019 Issue
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Legal services have traditionally been provided to the public by attorneys working as sole practitioners or in partnerships or law firms. In recent years, the traditional legal industry has seen a dramatic increase in the provision of legal services by accounting firms, outsourcers, legal staffing companies, and other alternative legal service providers (ALSPs). Paralegals working […]
What does it take to be good at your job? There are classes, certificates, and trainings for nearly every skill we use in our jobs, but underneath all of those abilities, there are some core traits that we can hone. As we face projects, in addition to focusing on the minutiae of the task, take […]
Methadone and other Opioids in Client Records July/August 2018 Facts & Findings
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In the Fall of 2011, I performed my Masters level practicum at a county run methadone clinic and rehabilitation center, providing clients methadone maintenance therapy (MMT), otherwise known as medication assisted treatment (MAT). When I began my Masters program in Psychology and Clinical Counseling, I did not plan to do substance counseling. I also had […]