Go for the Gold in the Paralegal Olympics! Our version of the 2012 Summer Olympics

Did you ever think that being a paralegal could be an olympic sport? Sometimes it feels like it! Here are just two categories we could compete in: Weightlifting – equipment consists of mountains of redwells or boxes of files of different weights. In weightlifting competitions, paralegals must lift a stack of redwells loaded to a certain weight under strictly specified […]

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Learning How To Use Westlaw

One of our subscribers reached out yesterday and asked for a point in the right direction for some lessons on doing case law research on Westlaw. Here are some resources I’ve put together that hopefully will help her and anyone else who is interested.  Keep in mind, if your firm has a Westlaw account, you probably have a handy dandy […]

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How to Request IRS Tax Returns

Special Authorization form 4506 – CLICK HERE. Must be sent to the IRS within 60 days of signature on the form. Include $57.00 for each tax year requested. Address for taxpayer must match tax records. Include any past addresses. Name must also match the taxpayer; include any other names used. Deceased or incapacitated taxpayers must have a Proof of Executor […]

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Update re: City of Miami Occupational License / Business Tax Receipt BTR for Paralegals

On July 3, 2012 I told you guys about this situation relating to the tax for paralegals from the City of Miami. You can see the original post here: http://miamifrp.com/occupational-licenses-or-business-tax-receipt-btr-for-paralegals-in-miami-and-ft-lauderdale/ Several people have responded and said that the tax only applies to independent paralegals who are working on their own providing services…  If this DOES turn out to be true, the […]

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Paralegal Book Store & Forms Document Bank

You may have noticed two new sections here at LPR. The Book Store and the Document Bank. Check them out if you haven’t already. The Book Store is a collection of books available for purchase through Amazon.com that relate to the paralegal profession – including various study guides for both the NFPA and NALA certification exams, e-books relating to the profession, audio books […]

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Miami-Dade County Civil Court Forms

Administrative Order 06-41  Civil Action Summons (B) Form for Personal Service on a Natural Person  Civil Court Brochure  Civil Court Brochure Appellate Section   Civil Cover Sheet  Claim of Exemption and Request for Hearing  Complaint for Replevin  Final Disposition   Notice of Commencement of Action   Plaintiff Statement  Residential Eviction Summons   Statement of Claim (Co-Maker)  Statement of Claim (Auto Negligence)  Statement of Claim (Back Rent)  Statement of […]

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U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Southern District of Florida Forms

U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Southern District of Florida INDEX Acknowledgment of Responsibility and Registration Form Full Attorney Privileges (LF-95). Acknowledgment of Responsibility and Registration Form Limited Filer (LF-96). Acknowledgment of Responsibility and Registration Form Trustee (LF-94). Affidavit of Auctioneer (LF-22). Affidavit of Claimant (LF-28). Affidavit of Proposed Attorney for Debtor in Possession (LF-17). Affidavit of Proposed Attorney for Trustee (LF-18). […]

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Application / Handbook / Study Guides for NFPA PACE Exam to earn Registered Paralegal ( RP ) Designation

PACE Candidates Application/Handbook PACE Secrets Study Guide Kindle Edition: PACE Test Review for the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam PACE Secrets Study Guide Paperback: PACE Test Review for the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam PACE Flashcard Study System Kindle Edition: PACE Test Practice Questions & Review for the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam PACE Study Manual (6th Edition)

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Rule of Judicial Administration 2.514 re: Computation of Time in All State Court Proceedings

This new rule clarifies that the 5 days additional time for mailing also applies to service by email, but everything else stays pretty much the same. Last months new Rule 2.516 about e-mail service goes into effect on September 1, 2012 but this new Rule 2.514 won’t go into effect October 1, 2012 (unless they modify this). You can read […]

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