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The term paralegal must not be used as a pejorative. When the likes of infamous media personality, Keith Olbermann, publicly refers to a female U.S. Supreme Court Justice as the “paralegal,” we have a problem. Our entire industry has a problem, especially with inclusion. These types of comments further perpetuate a “second-class citizenry” or “caste” […]

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The term paralegal must not be used as a pejorative. When the likes of infamous media personality, Keith Olbermann, publicly refers to a female U.S. Supreme Court Justice as the “paralegal,” we have a problem. Our entire industry has a problem, especially with inclusion. These types of comments further perpetuate a “second-class citizenry” or “caste” […]

Hiring Disabled Veterans is a Smart Choice by Edward Diaz, ACP November 2022 Approximately 200,000 servicemembers transition from military service to civilian life each year, and many experience difficulty finding civilian jobs after leaving the military[1]. However, servicemembers typically receive extensive, high-quality training and experience during their military careers and acquire skills that can prepare […]

NALA Volunteer Spotlight – November 2022 Donna W. Gilliland, ACP Donna W. Gilliland, ACP, is serving her third term on the NALA Certifying Board. She decided to start volunteering after finishing NALA’s leadership program, LEAP. “Jaye Koch, the Chair at the time for NALA Certifying Board, contacted me and asked me to send her a […]

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28 Oct 2022
Acing the Interview: Practical Tips
Category: DEI

The interview process is an area we can all relate to when deciding to change employers or career fields. As a manager, I have had the privilege of sitting in and conducting numerous interviews for open paralegal positions on my team. The landscape of interviews has drastically changed, as most are virtual or utilize the […]

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If you missed Part I of “Setting up for Success” in the last issue of Facts & Findings, I discussed how to hone your writing skills and attention to detail. I also touched on the gravity of ethics in the legal profession and how to flex your ethics muscles in relation to your education. Read […]

27 Oct 2022
Member Spotlight Questionnaire
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