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How to Successfully Manage Outsourced or Virtual Paralegal Services

Are you in need of additional paralegal support but hesitant to take on additional permanent staff?  It may make sense to consider hiring virtual or outsourced paralegal services. While many attorneys still prefer permanent staff, a growing number of law firms are discovering the value that virtual paralegal services can deliver. Greta Brake, director of […]

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How to Deal with Angry Clients

It’s a fact of life: you can’t please all the people all the time. Moreover, if you’re in a client-focused profession such as law, you’re inevitably going to encounter people who are upset with the answers or the service they’ve received. It’s no surprise that paralegals often find themselves in this situation, particularly in matters […]

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How to Derive the Greatest Value from Virtual Paralegal Services

Are there times when it makes more sense to use virtual or outsourced paralegal services rather than adding permanent staff? The topic of virtual paralegal services emerged several years ago as one of the next hot trends to overtake the legal services industry, but it’s still being debated today. Many attorneys still prefer to hire […]

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Paralegal Certification – A ‘Must’ or a ‘Nice to Have?’

Is Paralegal Certification a “Must” or a “Nice to Have?” Paralegals fill an important role on the legal team. Clearly, their role requires advanced knowledge, decision-making and legal skills. Paralegal professionals are also often the “glue” that keeps everyone on the legal team informed, while also keeping the momentum moving forward on a case. Talk […]

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Digital Exhibits – a Lighter, More Versatile Way to Introduce Exhibits at a Deposition

Attorneys are all too aware of the way in which a particular exhibit can influence testimony taken in a deposition. They’re also painfully aware of the cumbersome task of getting those actual exhibits to the deposition. As anyone who has been involved can attest, exhibit management often amounts to boxes and binders of paper that […]

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In the World of Procuring Records for Discovery, Experience Counts Most

Our clients often ask us about other aspects of discovery beyond depositions, such as the best way to obtain records for legal matters. According to Renee Martinez, vice president of operations at Merrill Corporation and a court reporting expert who also has 20 years of records experience, this is a field where proficiency + disciplined […]

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