• What The Paralegal Zone is All About

    September 3, 2019 by

    The paralegal profession is on the rise across the country. Women and men from all walks of life and backgrounds are finding work with attorneys in the ever-present legal world to be an exciting and rewarding career path. This industry can be competitive and oftentimes outright difficult for some to grasp; therefore, it is the… Read more

  • Paralegal Zone Event Review: HMPA’s November CLE Luncheon

    November 21, 2019 by

    The Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association (HMPA) is one of the largest paralegal associations in the United States. It is no wonder they are well known for frequently hosting successful networking and CLE events for professional Houston area paralegals. The HMPA November 2019 CLE Luncheon took place at The Houston Center Club. The food was excellent… Read more

  • Happy Texas Paralegal Day!!!

    October 23, 2019 by

    The Paralegal Division of the Texas State Bar was founded on October 23, 1981. In 2009, The Texas State Senate adopted Proclamation 1144. This proclamation annually recognizes this day as Paralegal Day in appreciation for their many contributions to the Texas legal system. You may read Proclamation 1144 in its entirety below. Happy Paralegal Day… Read more

  • Personal Injury Lawsuits

    October 17, 2019 by

    Personal injury claims – or tort lawsuits – arise whenever a plaintiff has suffered injury to their body or mind as opposed to damages relative to their property. Tort law allows a plaintiff to seek legal remedies in civil court for all damages caused because of a particular incident. Medical Malpractice Medical malpractice claims arise… Read more

  • Paralegal Profession: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    October 2, 2019 by

    By Sheena Foley, PHP The paralegal profession can be highly stressful and fast paced. The entire court system operates on strict deadlines and schedules that are mandatory in order for legal disputes to reach timely resolution. It is therefore no surprise that paralegals must possess the ability to control their time and work loads. This… Read more

  • Paralegals becoming obsolete? Not a chance!

    October 1, 2019 by

    by: Sheena Foley, PHP With all the technological advancements in the legal field nowadays, it is no wonder that there exists a growing fear among paralegals and legal assistants. A fear that we will someday be replaced by a computer or some automated process meant to perform some of the mundane job duties currently handled… Read more

  • Women in eDiscovery Houston Chapter: 2019 Legal Technology Showcase & Conference

    September 19, 2019 by

    I was recently notified by Jean N. Rivers, CEDS, Director of eDiscovery and Litigation Support about an awesome event taking place next week right here in Houston. Check out her event message below and visit https://www.wietechhouston.com/ to register. “Women in eDiscovery Houston Chapter is hosting it’s 3rd Annual eDiscovery Conference and Tech Showcase. This conference… Read more

  • Personal Injury Law: Job Duties of Top Paralegals

    September 18, 2019 by

    By: Sheena Foley, PHP There are many different avenues of specialty available for paralegals to build solid job experience and strong resumes. This article will focus on the job duties of a personal injury paralegal. Depending on the size of the firm and the actual job duties assigned to a paralegal by the handling attorney,… Read more

  • Preparing for Mediation: What Useful Paralegal’s Should Look For

    September 10, 2019 by

    By: Paralegal Sheena When entering into litigation, the primary goal is reaching successful settlement and resolution on behalf of the client. It is the paralegal’s job to ensure that special care is taken and attention to detail is heightened when preparing a client’s file for mediation. The following short task list includes important items that… Read more

  • Why Top Paralegals Possess Meticulous Project Management Skills

    September 4, 2019 by

    By: Paralegal Sheena It is no secret that most high-performing paralegals tend to possess an impressive knack for managing heavy workloads. Dependent upon a paralegal’s particular job duties and the size of the firm, the ability to organize, manage and execute daily responsibilities and tasks is critical to a paralegal’s job security and professional reputation.… Read more

  • Paralegals And Unauthorized Practice Of Law

    September 3, 2019 by

    LawCrossing.com Paralegals are prohibited from engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, and, if they do so, can be fined or even imprisoned. The purpose of this prohibition is presumably to protect consumers from being advised by unqualified individuals. The courts are also concerned about lay people engaging in legal practices when they are not governed… Read more

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