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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eDCA SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE NOTICE 8/11/17 – 8/13/17

The eDCA filing system for the Third District Court of Appeal will undergo scheduled maintenance beginning at 5:00 pm on Friday, August 11, 2017, and will remain unavailable until Sunday, August 13, 2017, at the latest. Access to the system will be restored as soon as maintenance is complete. Subscribers will receive an e-mail message when access is restored. During this maintenance subscribers will […]

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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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STOP!! Read this Metadata Info NOW Including Florida Bar Articles and Clerks Resources

This is serious business folks… you MUST become aware of what information you are providing when you send a document out.. Forget about e-filing.. but what about e-mailing a proposed document to opposing counsel, to a co-counsel or to a client… or even to a Judge?? Are you 100% sure you want them have information that isn’t on the face […]

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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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Palm Beach County – Change of Procedure When Setting UMC & Special Set

Attached please find Local Rule 4, applicable in the 15th Judicial Circuit (Palm Beach County), which was amended on July 18, 2017. Local Rule 4 is now applicable to both county and circuit courts and for UMC and Special Set Hearings. It applies in all divisions of the courts in the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit (Palm Beach County). Before setting a […]

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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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Coming Soon: Florida’s NEW Driver License and ID Card

Starting in August 2017, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will begin issuing a new, more secure Florida driver license and ID card. By the end of December 2017, new credential will be available at all service centers throughout Florida and online. Previous driver license and ID cards will still be in use alongside the new credential […]

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