One of the darkest moments of my life came during my second year of high school when I was living in Bangkok, Thailand. I was sitting in my bedroom in an apartment building, looking at a backpack filled with all sorts of school work I needed to do that evening. I was failing most of my classes and was very unhappy as a result. I realized if I continued on the same path I was on, I would inevitably be presented with the worst life had to offer. I had the same backpack for several years. Each day after school, I would take my books home from school and would refuse to study. Over the course of a few years I’d been kicked out of one private school, and I’d done poorly in every other school I’d ever attended. I left my books unopened because I didn’t want to study and face what was inside.
The problem was each day I didn’t open the backpack, things would get worse and worse. The algebra class I was taking would move further and further away...
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Summary: An appellate court overturned the hate crime convictions of several Amish defendants who cut the hair and beards of other Amish in 2011 in a retaliatory attack for allegedly disrespecting a community leader. Amish men are known for their long beards that sit well below their shoulders, and Amish women are recognized for their […]
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Amidst the competing agendas partners hold as part of a firm, and the Chance opportunities that present themselves to you – a promotion you only sort of want, a new position you have to take because your old position has been eliminated – it is easy enough to lose your bearings in the legal world, […]
We asked Kimberli A. Taylor, a paralegal employed at Los Angeles' Conover & Grebe, LLP,is there a good online directory of virtual paralegals for solos or small law firms? Below is her response.We hope paralegals find her opinion beneficial.
It depends on the market and the state. In Los Angeles, the only one I am familiar with is the directory with the Los Angeles Paralegal Association. Freelance (or virtual) paralegals pay to post to their listing. Some states require certification through the state so they may have a directory. I served on their board when they decided to implement that service. Other paralegal associations may have followed suit, but I don't believe it is very common. In most cases, other lawyers ask me for names of freelance..
Ms. King has spent a great deal of her career advancing the paralegal profession through active involvement in national and state organizations. Ms. King held several positions with the Oregon Paralegal Association and she served on the National Federation of Paralegal Association as vice president of professional development and as regional director. She also chaired NFPA's strategic planning committee. Ms. King is currently a Board Member of the Foundation for the Advancement of the Paralegal Profession. She is the recipient of the 2008 William R. Robie Leadership Award, a national award recognizing contributions to the paralegal profession. She is also a member of the OLP.