Category: Paralegals’ Corner

Vacation, Vacation, Vacation!

I love going on vacation but the stress of preparation often leaves me reconsidering whether or not it’s all worth it. In conversations with friends and colleagues I found others who also suffer from “vacation anxiety” so I did a

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Legal Internet Resources

Many of us turn to familiar websites in order to perform legal research.  It is sometimes worthwhile to return to a site not visited for a while or to explore something new.  Some sites are updated more frequently than others

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Parking at the San Luis Obispo Courthouse

Have you ever parked at a non-functioning parking meter to run to the court and returned to your car to find a traffic citation on your windshield?  The laws about broken meters vary from city to city and just like

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Guidelines for Creating Professional E-mail Messages

The rapid growth of the use of e-mail as a professional communication tool has necessitated the development of guidelines, or “netiquette” in handling, managing and writing e-mail.  Here are some common pitfalls to avoid: Who among us has mistakenly chosen

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Documenting Online Personae at First Meeting with a Client

When you and your paralegal first meet with a potential client, you should consider gathering information about your clients’ online personae on your intake forms.  This may prove valuable in the investigation phase of their matters, whether it is criminal,

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July News From Around the State

Taxes Gov. Brown approved a new sales tax on July 7, 2011 that requires out-of-state companies to collect California state sales tax on purchases made online. California is one of many states implementing the new sales tax, and some online

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Using the Internet as a Professional Development Tool

Many of us spend our days hunched over a computer, feverishly tapping out legal documents, e-mailing with clients, performing legal research.  Thinking about spending even more time in front of the flickering screen may not seem appealing but there are

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Legal Electronic Resources

California Judicial Council forms are updated at least once a year.  The Court sets a drop-dead date after which the clerks will reject an obsolete Judicial Council form.  It’s important to have your staff check the Judicial Council website in

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Important Update for Calendaring of Deadlines

A few months ago, we discussed calendaring of deadlines pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 12. Here is an update to that article, with credit to Barbara Haubrich, ACP, publisher of the online newsletter The California Litigator: 12c is

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Vacation, Vacation, Vacation!

I love going on vacation but the stress of preparation often leaves me reconsidering whether or not it’s all worth it. In conversations with friends and colleagues I found others who also suffer from “vacation anxiety” so I did a

Read More »

Legal Internet Resources

Many of us turn to familiar websites in order to perform legal research.  It is sometimes worthwhile to return to a site not visited for a while or to explore something new.  Some sites are updated more frequently than others

Read More »

Parking at the San Luis Obispo Courthouse

Have you ever parked at a non-functioning parking meter to run to the court and returned to your car to find a traffic citation on your windshield?  The laws about broken meters vary from city to city and just like

Read More »

Guidelines for Creating Professional E-mail Messages

The rapid growth of the use of e-mail as a professional communication tool has necessitated the development of guidelines, or “netiquette” in handling, managing and writing e-mail.  Here are some common pitfalls to avoid: Who among us has mistakenly chosen

Read More »

Documenting Online Personae at First Meeting with a Client

When you and your paralegal first meet with a potential client, you should consider gathering information about your clients’ online personae on your intake forms.  This may prove valuable in the investigation phase of their matters, whether it is criminal,

Read More »

July News From Around the State

Taxes Gov. Brown approved a new sales tax on July 7, 2011 that requires out-of-state companies to collect California state sales tax on purchases made online. California is one of many states implementing the new sales tax, and some online

Read More »

Using the Internet as a Professional Development Tool

Many of us spend our days hunched over a computer, feverishly tapping out legal documents, e-mailing with clients, performing legal research.  Thinking about spending even more time in front of the flickering screen may not seem appealing but there are

Read More »

Legal Electronic Resources

California Judicial Council forms are updated at least once a year.  The Court sets a drop-dead date after which the clerks will reject an obsolete Judicial Council form.  It’s important to have your staff check the Judicial Council website in

Read More »

Important Update for Calendaring of Deadlines

A few months ago, we discussed calendaring of deadlines pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 12. Here is an update to that article, with credit to Barbara Haubrich, ACP, publisher of the online newsletter The California Litigator: 12c is

Read More »

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