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Lynne and Vicki discuss their individual experiences, time management and the impact volunteering has had on their lives.

Lynne and Vicki discuss their individual experiences, time management and the impact volunteering has had on their lives.
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Lynne and Vicki discuss their individual experiences, time management and the impact volunteering has had on their lives.

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English


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Becoming “The Indispensable Paralegal” with Candess Zona-Mendola

9/12/2019
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The paralegal profession is often very stressful, but experienced paralegal Candess Zona-Mendola has a wealth of insights to help the harried professional stay on track and work more effectively. Host Carl Morrison talks with Candess about her book, “The Indispensable Paralegal: Your Guide to Getting It All Done, which addresses many common issues faced in the profession and offers practice tips alongside candid life lessons. They also discuss the importance of pursuing paralegal...

Duration:00:58:50

NALA Annual 2019: First-Timer Experience with Sherron Brightharp and NALA VP Melissa Hamilton

8/29/2019
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Recorded at NALA’s 2019 Conference and Expo in July, host Carl Morrison provides a unique look at the Conference by sitting down both with a seasoned veteran and a first time attendee, Melissa Hamilton and Sherron Brightharp. Sherron shares her motivation for coming to this year’s conference and describes her favorite parts of the experience. Carl also talks to Melissa about her many years of attendance, how her involvement in NALA shaped her career, and her tips for paralegals hoping to...

Duration:00:24:13

NALA Annual 2019: A Changing Industry—New Opportunities for Paralegals

7/15/2019
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Paralegals’ roles have evolved significantly as the industry has changed. Vicki Kunz joins host Carl Morrison to discuss the developments they have seen in the profession over the past several decades. They cover NALA’s past and future as an organization and encourage young paralegals to explore the many opportunities becoming available in the field. Vicki Kunz recently retired from her role as insurance risk manager of MDU Resources Group, Inc. Special thanks to our sponsors, NALA,...

Duration:00:21:30

NALA Annual 2019: Membership Engagement with NALA CEO and Executive Director Greta Zeimetz

7/15/2019
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NALA CEO and Executive Director Greta Zeimetz sits down with host Carl Morrison at the 2019 NALA Conference & Expo to discuss both the value NALA gives its members and the value its members bring to NALA. They also talk about the future of legal associations and how NALA plans to improve membership engagement over the coming years. Greta Zeimetz, CAE is the Executive Director of the National Association of Legal Assistants. Special thanks to our sponsors, NALA, ServeNow, CourtFiling.net...

Duration:00:18:17

NALA Annual 2019: Benefits of Paralegal Certification

7/15/2019
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Former NALA president Kelly LaGrave joins host Carl Morrison to discuss the benefits of paralegal certification. Kelly shares her background and her personal journey in the paralegal profession. Later, they examine the advantages of becoming a certified paralegal and suggest many study strategies and resources for those who wish to take the exam. Visit NALA’s site to learn more about the Certified Paralegal Exam. Special thanks to our sponsors, NALA, ServeNow, CourtFiling.net and Legalinc.

Duration:00:28:14

NALA Annual 2019: Accident Reconstruction & Recording with Ken & Anna Buchner

7/15/2019
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From NALA’s 2019 Convention & Expo, host Carl Morrison welcomes Ken and Anna Buchner for a detailed survey of the practical aspects of motor vehicle event recording and reconstruction. They discuss how a reconstructionist goes about their examination of an accident and the role paralegals play in the process. Ken Buchner is the owner of Collision Reconstruction Associates, LLC, a full service motor vehicle traffic accident consultation and reconstruction firm. Anna Buchner is a paralegal...

Duration:00:24:57

NALA Annual 2019: eDiscovery with Jeffrey Wolff of ZyLAB

7/15/2019
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Jeffrey Wolff of ZyLAB sits down with host Carl Morrison at the 2019 NALA Conference & Expo to discuss eDiscovery: what it is, what it covers, and how it works. They also discuss how new solutions like machine learning help attorneys and paralegals process the growing expanse of data faster and more effectively than ever before. Special thanks to our sponsors, NALA, ServeNow, CourtFiling.net and Legalinc.

Duration:00:21:57

NALA Annual 2019: Opening Coverage

7/12/2019
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It's time for the 2019 NALA Conference & Expo! In this opening mini-episode, Carl reports what he’s seen on his first day at the conference and teases a bit of what’s to come. More coverage and interviews are coming as the event unfolds, so be sure to keep your eyes (and ears) on this channel. Special thanks to our sponsors, NALA, ServeNow, CourtFiling.net and Legalinc.

Duration:00:07:52

Paralegal Grab Bag: Court Rulings, Crisis Management, and the Corporate HR Guide to the Paralegal Profession

7/1/2019
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Carl decides to “mix it up”, skip the interview, and pull out his proverbial Paralegal Grab Bag to expand the conversation to a blend of news, issues, and tips. He also covers an interesting recent ruling from the Supreme Court; why your firm needs a well thought out crisis management plan and how to help accomplish that; plus his Corporate HR Guide to the Paralegal Profession. Keeping with the “mix it up” theme, Carl also takes the Listener’s Voice in a new direction for this episode, so...

Duration:00:44:13

A Conversation with NALA President Jill Francisco

5/30/2019
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In the buildup to the 2019 NALA Conference & Expo, the Paralegal Voice host Carl Morrison talks with NALA president Jill Francisco to discuss why NALA is a valuable resource to paralegals, how paralegals can participate in leadership, and what obstacles NALA and the paralegal community will face in the coming years. As Jill prepares for the conclusion of her tenure as President in 2020, they also look back on her career path, her leadership style, and what legacy she hopes to leave. Stick...

Duration:00:53:09

Automation in the Legal Industry: How AI Empowers Paralegals

4/10/2019
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Is artificial intelligence going to replace paralegals in the legal industry? Short answer— no! In this episode of The Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Maddy Martin about the impact of automation in the legal profession and how it affects paralegals. They discuss how speed and accuracy in everyday paralegal tasks can be improved with AI and how this frees up paralegals for higher level tasks. After the break, Maddy talks about her role at Smith.ai and describes how the company...

Duration:00:51:35

The Indispensable Paralegal

4/2/2019
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Paralegals’ roles are ever evolving and never slowing. They are the human element needed for successful legal service delivery. In this episode of The Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Erin Levine, a certified family law specialist, about the important roles paralegals play in legal product development and client interaction. Erin talks about her career and what led her to launch Hello Divorce — a platform that allows greater access to justice for those in divorce proceedings....

Duration:00:49:07

Paralegal for Hire! How to Be an Exceptional Applicant

1/31/2019
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What things can paralegals do to become a better hire? In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Sandy Lavender, office manager for Clark Hill PLC about recruitment strategies for paralegals and legal support professionals. They discuss the important skill sets they look for when hiring for these types of positions and give tips for improving resumes and interview skills. They also encourage paralegals to become certified with one of the legal support professional...

Duration:00:46:03

New Year, New Goals — How to Make 2019 Your Best Paralegal Year Yet

12/31/2018
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Have you considered what goals may help you grow as a professional paralegal? In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison reflects on 2018, noting successes and discussing the importance of setting new goals for 2019. Carl challenges his listeners to get outside their comfort zone and set at least one professional goal for the coming year. He gives practical advice on ways paralegals can challenge themselves and gives his predictions on what trends may impact the paralegal...

Duration:00:45:35

Carl’s Top Ten Tips on Law Office Management

12/3/2018
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Paralegals can be a vital part of how the law office operates even if they are not in a management role. In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison shares his top ten tips on law office management. He gives insight into the ways paralegals can impact management issues such as hiring, technology, marketing, mentoring, and more! Tune in for great advice on how you can be a positive influence on the inner-workings of your firm. Stay tuned to the end for Listener’s Voice, Carl’s...

Duration:00:37:04

How to Prepare for eFiling

10/31/2018
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Electronic filing (eFiling) is changing the court filing game across the nation. In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Tisha Delgado about how eFiling works. While some may be hesitant to shift to eFiling from paper filing, Tisha shares the advantages to this electronic system from saving time and energy to being able to file last minute. She also shares tips for using the PACER system and provides resources for those interested in learning more about eFiling....

Duration:00:35:51

NALS 67th Annual Education and Networking Conference

9/28/2018
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The magic of paralegal conferences is that you can learn new things about your profession and make connections that you couldn’t have otherwise, all while actually having fun. In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Lauren Rentz and Tara Hughes about their experiences of the NALS 67th Annual Education and Networking Conference. Lauren, a new paralegal, and Tara, a seasoned paralegal, discuss about the sessions that stood out to them as well as tips and tricks for...

Duration:00:34:34

Getting the Most out of Networking at Paralegal Conferences

8/31/2018
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Paralegal conferences can be overwhelming even for proud extroverts, but building relationships with other legal professionals is an important practice for every paralegal. In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Linda McGrath-Cruz about how to get the most out of paralegal conference networking. Whether you need advice as a first time conference-goer or you’re a conference veteran who just needs a refresher, tune in for tips on topics like how to choose between...

Duration:00:43:34

The Important Role of a Trial Consultant

7/31/2018
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A successful trial team involves more than just a good lawyer, it includes a strong trial consultant. In this Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to April Ferguson about trial consultants and the important role they play in the courtroom. They discuss the basics of what a trial consultant does, how they interact with paralegals, and the education a paralegal needs in order to transition into trial consulting. Stay tuned until the end for Listener’s Voice, Carl’s recurring segment...

Duration:00:35:30

Paralegal Grab Bag: Tips, Trends, and Predictions

6/29/2018
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In this Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison reaches into his paralegal grab bag to bring you time management tips and tricks, current association trends, and predictions for the future of the paralegal profession. Tune in as Carl shares valuable advice that all paralegals can use, from tackling time-wasters to engaging a younger generation of lawyers. Special thanks to our sponsors, NALA, ServeNow, and Thomson Reuters Firm Central.

Duration:00:23:36