Exciting Times as this opens up so many doors and strengthens legal services. DTI, a global legal process outsourcing (LPO) company providing eDiscovery, managed services and litigation support, announced today its intent to purchase Merrill Corporation’s Legal Solutions business, a provider of litigation support and information management solutions for law firms and corporate legal departments. […]
The Pros and Cons of Licensing for Paralegals: Is Statutory Licensing and Regulation Really Necessary?
Does the paralegal profession really need government oversight? For years, there has been an ongoing debate about the real and perceived benefits of introducing statutory licensing to the profession. Some paralegals are strong supporters of licensing, while others see no need for it. What are the real issues and benefits? We asked Bob Davidson, a […]
The UIDDA: Streamlining the Process for Out-of-State Depositions and Discovery As many legal professionals can attest, gaining depositions from out-of-state individuals or access to out-of-state discovery was a time-consuming and potentially costly endeavor before the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act (UIDDA) was enacted in 2007. Prior to the UIDDA, the process in most states […]
Is Social Media Part of Your Paralegal Job Search? It Should Be…. If you decide to look for a new paralegal position, what would be your first step? Will you call the leading recruiting firms? That’s a good plan, but you may get better results, faster, by using social media. That’s the recommendation of Greta […]
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 […]
Svetlana A. Peshkoff, Director & CLE Chair, of the National Capital Area Paralegal Association looks back on the NCAPA’s Paralegal Week in DC. According to the Proclamation of Mayor Vincent Gray, Paralegal Week was to commence on October 6th, 2014, and it did so with an exciting evening event headlined by Tara Eberhart and Chrissie Hendrickson. […]