What’s a lawyer to do when his alma mater is gobbled up by another law school? Can they join the new name? That’s what a group of attorneys from Texas Wesleyan Law are asking in their complaint to the America Bar Association after Texas A&M took over their school last year, leaving around 4,000 Wesleyans […]
A journey of self-discovery provides intangible rewards. One woman discovered something inside her whose removal cured her of a tangible illness. Why it took ten years for her to discover the cause is a mystery neither she, by her own admission, nor anyone else will ever solve. Ten years before a 38-year-old Scottish woman walked […]
Zillow and Trulia, after nine years of competition in the online real estate community, have decided to merge and combine their efforts. After Zillow’s chief executive Spencer Rascoff approached his competition, with the soothing words of a spectacular merger, Trulia didn’t long remain coy, but after a mere six weeks the two decided to join. […]
There is a sense in the business world that success is like water: keep swimming or you drown. If you let yourself grow content that makes you lazy and complacent; you cease to be competitive and you get picked over when promotions are being handed out. Only if you keep the competitor’s edge and elbow […]
Between being an attorney on the recruiting committee of my former law firm and my career as a legal recruiter, I have interviewed hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people in my lifetime. Keep in mind that there is much, much more to an interview than questions and answers. This is not article about what to say […]
As noted in my prior articles, possessing sufficient portable business is crucial for success in the law firm market for both partner and senior associate candidates. For background, see for example my prior articles on “Calculating Portable Business” and “Alternative Portable Business.” Law firms typically require between $300K to $3M+ in portable business for a […]
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.
Suzanne Bemrose is a partner at Bellum Legal in Whit by, Ontario, Canada. She is a licensed paralegal who focuses her practice in the landlord and tenant matters and Small Claims Court.
Ms. Bemrose grew up at a summer resort in Muskoka, Ontario. She earned her B.A. in Law from Carleton University in 1998 and received her Law Clerk Diploma from Algonquin College in 2000. Ms. Bemrose earned her Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate the following year from York University. She also completed her Graduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Durham College and she became licensed as a P1 (paralegal) with the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2012.
Is Bingham Looking for a Merger
Rumors that Boston-based law firm Bingham McCutchen is looking for a merger is going hot. Last week, Casey Sullivan did an exclusive on Reuters claiming that inside sources say Bingham is under a lot of financial pressure and is seeking merger with another big law firm.