The Fringe Benefits of Continuing Legal Education by Shawn Stoner

The Fringe Benefits of Continuing Legal Education Fringe Benefits are typically defined as employment benefits given in addition to wages or salary, such as health insurance, a pension or a company car. But a fringe benefit can be defined as any additional benefit in any situation. For example, increased energy is a fringe benefit of regular exercise. In the same […]

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What do you hate about being a paralegal?

Many of us have a love hate relationship with our paralegal career. I recently posed this question on LinkedIn and while surprisingly few people said “stress” or “long hours”, the number one complaint related to the dredded billable hour… “timekeeping” or “billing”.  In fact, it was my answer as well. Don’t get me wrong, I understand and fully embrace billing […]

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Reminder: Mandatory e-filing in civil cases begins on April 1, 2013

Are you prepared for efiling? If not, don’t think they aren’t serious!! The following article appears in the February 1, 2013 Florida Bar News, you can CLICK HERE to see the original article on the Florida Bar’s Website. Mandatory e-filing in civil cases begins in April. Authority board asks the Legislature for $1.1 million to fund a help desk to […]

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Florida Bar News Article: Nonlawyer staff may e-file

CLICK HERE to read the original article on the Florida Bar’s website. The article is included below in its entirety. Lawyers may allow nonlawyer staff under their supervision to use the lawyer’s login and passwords to electronically file court documents through the new state court electronic portal, according to an ethics opinion recently approved by the Bar Board of Governors. […]

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Florida Bar News Article: e-Service to be part of e-Filing

CLICK HERE to read the article on the Florida Bar’s website. The article is included in its entirety below. Electronic service of notices and case documents will eventually be included as part of the Florida court’s new statewide electronic filing system, but the authority overseeing the portal that is the entrance to the system plans to ask the Legislature for […]

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