From IPE: Looking Like A Bluebook Pro when Preparing a Practice Document

Looking Like A Bluebook Pro when Preparing a Practice Document guest author: Kathleen B. Carlson View Original Article… [cToolsOfTheTradeSeptember2017.htm]Sign up for the IPE mailing list by clicking HERE. The “BluePages” in the Bluebook do a pretty good job of illustrating the basic formats for developing citations for use in legal documents prepared in a practice setting. Most writers will be able to […]

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From IPE: Staying Up-to-Date with Law Changes

  Staying Up-to-Date with Law Changes guest author: Jenna M. Prosceno View Original Article here: [cQuickTipsSeptember2017.htm] Sign up for the IPE mailing list by clicking HERE. One of the most important tasks of being a para professional is staying up to date on changes in law. It’s a portion of being skilled help to our attorneys that we can sometimes forget […]

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From NNA: eNotarization, Webcam Notarization, Online Closings And eClosings: What’s The Difference? 

Click here to view the original article: eNotarization, Webcam Notarization, Online Closings And eClosings: What’s The Difference? Updated 9-13-17. Ohio has become the latest state to authorize webcam notarization, closely following measures enacted in Texas and Nevada. They join Virginia, Montana and Florida as the only states to permit the practice in any form. Between the Federal Housing Administration expanding its electronic […]

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From NNA: Is An Expired ID Acceptable For A Notarization In Florida? 

Click here to view the original article: Is An Expired ID Acceptable For A Notarization In Florida? Can you accept an ID from a signer if it is no longer current? Learn more about the rules governing expired IDs in Florida and other states. Updated 9-12-17. It wouldn’t be hard to argue that the Notary’s main responsibility is properly identifying […]

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From IPE: Preparing Witnesses

Preparing Witnesses guest author: Kevin M. Madden PREPARING THE CLIENT Always Be Preparing. You should begin preparing your client for deposition or trial from the minute you first meet them. Testimony, like playing the piano, can be improved by practice. While you cannot anticipate every question that they will be asked you can, and should, anticipate most of them. There is no […]

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From IPE: Trust Administration for Paralegals

Trust Administration for Paralegals guest author: Heather Niehoff If your office is assisting in the administration of a Trust, your client is more than likely the Trustee. Who the Trustee is can be huge when analyzing the paralegal’s role in the Trust administration process. If the Trustee and the Settlor are one in the same person, your role as a paralegal assisting […]

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From NNA: Notary Basics: How To Deal With Unreliable Or Suspicious ID In Florida 

If you encounter an ID that does not look right, follow these steps to help discern the difference between the real thing and a fake Read the original article here: Notary Basics: How To Deal With Unreliable Or Suspicious ID In Florida You can learn about Notary practices for your state from your state’s Notary regulating agency website or your state’s Notary handbook. […]

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From NNA: 5 Things To Remember When Preparing For Your First Notarization 

Nervous about your first assignment? These 5 practical tips from the NNA Hotline Team can help your first notarization go more smoothly. You can read the original article here: 5 Things To Remember When Preparing For Your First Notarization You can learn about Notary practices for your state from your state’s Notary regulating agency website or your state’s Notary handbook. Or check out […]

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From NNA:  Another State Says Yes To Webcam Notarization 

Webcam notarization continues to gain momentum, with several states approving it and more considering it. See which state is the latest to authorize the practice. While not in Florida yet, this is worth watching and learning about. If you work in other states it may already be an issue. Ohio has become the latest state to authorize webcam notarization, closely […]

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From NNA: Special Recordkeeping Rules That Impact Notaries 

A well-kept journal of notarial acts is essential evidence of a Notary’s proper conduct, and the best defense against accusations of negligence. But some states have  journal-keeping requirements that differ from the norm, and Notaries must be sure to follow the rules of their own state. Updated 8-1-17. Click Here to read the full article: Special Recordkeeping Rules That Impact Notaries

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Need Microsoft Office and have a student e-mail address?

Need Microsoft Office and have a student e-mail address? You may be eligible for one of these two options: 1.  Office 365 for Students – this is a completely free subscription to Office 365 which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and more. These are ONLINE apps, however, some schools allow you to download them and install them on your computer, […]

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From IPE: The Top Ten Tips for Ethics in Legal Research for Paralegals

The Top Ten Tips for Ethics in Legal Research for Paralegals guest author: Joseph A. Custer Paralegals are expected to perform competent legal research, not only because your employers will insist upon it, but also because ethical standards demand it. Paralegals, like lawyers, must comply with legal ethics rules. Paralegal associations have established their own ethics codes. The National Association of […]

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First CLE for 2018 Paralegal Cruise Announced

Visit www.ParalegalCruise.com to learn more about the 2018 and 2019 Paralegal Cruise. PRESENTATION TITLE:    HIPAA, Privacy, and Litigation (Discovery, Disclosure & Evidence Practicum) Topics Covered:                                Ethics, Litigation, Privacy Laws Paralegals in the litigation profession embark on discovery that may involve complex matters pertaining to privacy laws, including obtaining medical records and other sensitive information from governmental and private organizations. This […]

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