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Attending the NALA Conference can be an incredibly valuable experience for paralegals, paralegal students and educators, and legal professionals. Not only does NALA provide opportunities to learn from experts in your field, but we also offer a chance to network with peers, share ideas, and gain new perspectives. However, with so many sessions, networking opportunities, […]

Throughout history, women have made significant contributions to the legal field by breaking barriers and paving the way for future generations. From Arabella Mansfield, the first woman admitted to practice law in the US in 1869, to Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman appointed to the US Supreme Court in 1981, women have left an […]

Introduction This article summarizes the most important findings and implications of research I conducted on the use of plea bargains throughout the Cook County criminal justice system during my time as an undergraduate student at the University of Chicago. Does plea bargaining promote expediency at the expense of just outcomes when used to resolve cases […]

08 Mar 2023
Title VII, An Explanation
Category: Education

Title VII, An Explanation By Edward Diaz, ACP March 2023 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a proper provision entrusted by the United States that prohibits workplace discrimination in virtually every employment circumstance. The policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, or national origin. In short, the Title […]

Managing the multiple components of the litigation process can be both time-consuming and tedious. While litigation teams use many technology tools, my favorite is deposition transcript software (DTS). Using such software will save time and money. Unfortunately, I have also experienced the pain of quickly finding information from antiquated page/line summaries for the trial attorney. DTS […]

09 Feb 2023
World Day of Social Justice, February 2023
Category: NALA News

February 20, 2023, is the World Day of Social Justice. In recognition of this, NALA would like to provide paralegals with information on how to get involved in social justice initiatives nationwide. The Center for Advanced Legal Studies states that “a paralegal career gives countless opportunities to make a difference in the lives of many […]