Ultimate Trial Binder Resource CLE – Anatomy of a Trial Binder & Paralegal Toolkit & Free Forms & Resources!

Please note: This is a pre-sale – this program is in the process of being fully updated – the full program and materials will be released on May 31 at the latest, or sooner if it available sooner. Sign up today to lock in your pre-sale pricing and ensure immediate access to the program as soon as it is released. […]

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Bank of America Subpoena Legal Order Processing – Subpoena / Summons / Garnishment

PLEASE NOTE: I (Linda McGrath-Cruz a/k/a Perfectly Paralegal) do not work for Bank of America in any capacity, this information is being provided as a convenience. Please do not contact me to inquire about BOA’s processes or procedures, or to follow-up with legal orders sent to BOA. This information is being provided as a courtesy only, it is your responsibility […]

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National Federation of Paralegal Associations annual scholarships for you!

NFPA is now accepting applications for our 2017 NFPA/Thomson Reuters Scholarships.  All completed applications must be post-marked by July 1 in order to be considered. There are two scholarships:  first place scholarship is $3000 and second place scholarship is $2000.  They will be awarded at the NFPA Annual Convention in New Orleans in October.  Winners will be announced by September 15. […]

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Upcoming FL Courts E-Filing Portal Planned Outage – May 20, 2017

On Saturday May 20th, 2017 starting at 9:00am, EDT the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal will be replacing its main firewall and network core switches. This will cause a complete outage of all services.  The estimated downtime for this maintenance will be between 8 and 10 hours. Please advise all appropriate resources in your organization of this scheduled maintenance. We apologize […]

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From IPE: Investigative Tips for Paralegals

Investigative Tips for Paralegalsguest author: Sheridan Shauntee, MSPP Purpose: Whether compiling documents for discovery, interviewing prospective clients, parties to a case, or witnesses, the role of the paralegal in the capacity of investigator is to assist the attorney in fact gathering to determine the validity of an entity of interest, or issues of a case. The following may be used […]

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*corrected link* From IPE: The Top Ten Tips for Working with Insurance Companies

The Top Ten Tips for Working with Insurance Companiesguest author: Leonard D. Zaccagnino, Esq. and Gail Galfo, Paralegal Introduction. I have been practicing law for over 33 years, focusing my practice on representing individuals who have been injured in accidents. A great deal of my time, and my paralegals’ time, are spent communicating with insurance company representatives in an effort […]

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Florida Bar Members MUST Log In To New Member Portal And Register An Account *BEFORE* May 1st

REMINDER: Florida Bar Members MUST Log In To New Member Portal And Register An Account *BEFORE* May 1stIt’s no secret by now that The Florida Bar is upgrading and improving the MyFloridaBar Members Portal on May 1st. But with 104,000 members — all of whom we need to sign in and create a new username — that’s no small task! […]

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Notice re Submitting Second DCA Filings Effective May 1, 2017

04/24/2017 Effective May 1, 2017, all filings in the Second DCA must be submitted via the eDCA portal, https://edca.2dca.org. Registration is first required. After a case is set up, filers can use the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal only to pay fees electronically. No filings can be submitted to the Second DCA via the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal after May 1.

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New software for paralegals: PDF+ Free Trial Inside

Hey guys, I wanted to share some information about this brand new software on the market called PDF+ … it’s from the same folks who make ExhibitView and TranscriptPro … It has tons of features including Batch Renaming, Exhibit Stickers, Bar Codes, Bates Numbering, Search & Redaction… There is a very short introduction video at the link below… It’s really […]

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From IPE: Legal Ethics of Email for Paralegals: Securing Email Accessed on Personal Phones and Computers

Legal Ethics of Email for Paralegals: Securing Email Accessed on Personal Phones and Computers guest author: James D. Blume Don’t Lose the Phone! The first and most obvious point is to protect the device. Your smart phone or iPad is of no use if it lost or stolen. Despite the obviousness of this point, these devices are routinely lost or […]

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