The Reporter E-Letter
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Also available are articles from The Discovery Update, featuring articles that shape the law itself and its practice. We address a broad range of discovery topics such as: the latest e-discovery news, copyright laws, unpublished opinions, discovery rules, employment law, evidence, expert witnesses, deposition practices, handling of exhibits, and many, many more.
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ABI History and Products/Services
Career Management/Personal Achievement
- Top Tips for Getting Along with Colleagues in your Law Firm
- Thirty Days to Success
- Do You Truly Give 100 Percent at Work?
- The Happiness Avoidance Problem: You Sure Do Know What You Don’t Want
- How to Introduce Yourself to Others at a Business, Social, or Networking Event
- Being an Achiever
- Tips to Stay on Track and Reach Your Goals
- How to Identify Your Weaknesses
- How to Stay Motivated During the Hot Summer Months
- Six Things that Will Renew Your Enthusiasm and Motivation at Work
- Comfortable with Uncomfortable
- Nine Ways Smart Admins Nurture New Ideas
- Benefits of Joining a Professional Organization
- The One Who Changes EVERYTHING. It Could Be You.
- Goodbye Comfort Zone – I Bid You Farewell
- Career and Commitment
- 10 Smart Best Practices for the New (and Seasoned) Administrative Professional
- Why Am I the One Who Has to Find the File?
- How to Build a Strong Work Ethic
- Become More Emotionally Intelligent in 2014
- 25 Questions to Ask Yourself in 2014
- Spotlight: National Association for Legal Professionals
- Technology Is Making the Role of a Legal Secretary More Secure Than Ever Before
- Do Work and Life Ever Balance?
- Eight Work Traits of a Successful Secretary
- How to Be Irreplaceable in a Tough Economy
- Improving Profile and Visability
- Being Aware of Unhelpful Thinking Tendencies
- How to Motivate Yourself
- Challenging Negative Self-Talk
- Clear Your Mind
- Achieving Personal Objectives
- In Search of the Rest of Your Career
- Big Time Small Town: Creating a Road Map to Success
- How Productive Will You Be in 2012?
- Why Did I Become a Paralegal?
- The Value of a Paralegal Degree
- Steps to Being a Successful Legal Secretary
- 10 Tips for Setting Work Goals
- New Year’s Resolutions – How Planning Can Make A Difference!
- Four Reasons Why Legal Professionals Succeed (or Fail)
- Where’s the Glamour?
- Developing Proactivity
- The Distinguished Profession
- If I Knew I Couldn’t Fail
- How to Find Meaning in Your Work
- When to Say No to Your Dream Job
- The Importance of Setting and Achieving Goals
- A Chicago Paralegal’s Rewards and Challenges in Litigation
- Why Can’t Electronic Reporting Replace Steno Reporters?
- In Defense of Court Reporters
- Making the Record
- Risk of Rewards
- Judges and Litigators Explain Why They Prefer Realtime Reporters to Recording Devices
- Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Not Getting all the Facts
- Legal Translation – Why Faster isn’t Always Better
- Stenographer Makes Case for Rewards of Court Jobs
- A Low Tech Advantage in a High Tech World
- The e-Discovery Sanctions Cube
- Computer Forensics Challenges
- E-discovery Pitfalls and Practice Tips
- Video Depositions
- Captioning the Super Bowl
- How to Stay Healthy and Fit at Work
- Proud to Be a Legal Secretary
- From Pearl Harbor to Legal Secretary
- A Legal Secretary Tale
- Introducing Doris T. Compton, NALS New Presidentle
- Court Reporters Help Record Veterans’ Stories
- Capturing the Spoken Word and Each Other’s Hearts
- And the Survey Says … (A Look into the Evolving Role of the Legal Secretary)
- Introducing Helene L. Wood, PP, PLS-SC, TSC-RE, NALS 2012-2013 President
- Woman Lawyers as World Leaders
- A Mature Paralegal’s Story in Today’s Legal Market
- Reporting the Michael Jackson Trial – Part One
- Reporting the Michael Jackson Trial – Part Two
- Heroes in the Field: The Story of Glenda Cook
- A Legal Secretary in England – Half a Century Ago
- After 58 Years, Las Vegas Court Reporter Sees No Good Reason to Give Up Her Pen
- Still Organic and Customer Service Savvy After 22 Years
- Empowering Communities: One Man’s Legacy in Community Lawyering
- How My Legal Experience Changed Lives
- A Legal Secretary’s Pioneering Spirit
- Check Out Some Secure Communication and Collaboration Tools for Lawyers
- You’ve Been Hacked!
- An Interview with Ralph Losey
- Text Message Preservation
- What’s Hot in E-Discovery?
- Social Media & Internet Investigations
- Ten Things That Trouble Judges About E-Discovery
- Ediscovery, My How You’ve Grown
- Top Ten e-Discovery Issues
- Using an iPad to Recreate a Scene in a Deposition
- Tangled: Taking the Knots Out of E-Mail Threads and Near Duplicates
- Electronic Data Discovery for Everybody
- Three Ways an Expert Witness Can Save Firms
- The Choreography of Trial Preparation
- Simple Technology in Litigation
- Discovery in Civil Litigation Cases: Top Ten Tips
- Are You Vetting?
Relationships in the Workplace
- Teamwork and the Changing Role of Legal Secretaries
- Workplace Bullying
- People Skills, Professionalism and Protocol Important for Career Success and Advancement
- Mentoring: A Practical Way to Pay It Forward
- Social Media Etiquette: Five Ways to Be Appropriate at Work
- Seven Delegation Tips for Administrative Assistants
- Five Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power
- 6 Ways to “Show a Little Love” in the Workplace…without flirting with your coworkers
- Ten Ways to Encourage Others in the Workplace
- Identifying & Ending Workplace Bullying Gains Momentum
- Can You Hear Me Now? Five Tips for Effective Client Communication
- Ten Tips for Dealing with Difficult People at Work
- Work Got You Down? Three Ways to Stay Positive in the Office
- I’m a Survivor – Maintaining a Positive Attitude
- Managing Conflict in Meetings or Presentations
- Are You Assertive?
- Attributes of Excellent Client Services
- Does Your Attorney Suffer From Technophobia?
- Converting Self-Criticism to Compassionate Support
- Interpersonal Communication
- Listen While You Work
- Confident Body Language
- Are Good Manners a Requirement for Business Success?
- Developing a Positive Attitude
- The Paralegal’s Greatest Asset is the Legal Secretary
- Working Well as a Team
- Who Put the Voo in the Vuvuzelahs? and Other Questions Your Boss Might Ask
- Working With The Players: Witnesses, Judges, Clerks, Bailiffs & Expert Witnesses
Scheduling Depositions/Court Filings
- Best Practices for File Naming: Keeping Track of Legal Documents
- Seven Microsoft Word Hacks Every Legal Professional Should Know
- Six Quick Soft Skill Tips for the Office Professional
- What do Lawyers Want from Their Legal Secretaries and PAs?
- Three Stages to Problem Solving for Administrative and Executive Assistants
- Optimum Customer Service Skills
- Document Management – Practice Good Time Management and Organization Techniques
- Do You Have a Good Telephone Manner?
- How To – Skills Building Session
- Letiquette – Netiquette
- Tools for the Sustainable Law Office
- A Shoutout to Paralegals
- Why Worrying Well is Good for You
- Overcoming Procrastination
- Methods of Backing Up Work
- 10 Unknown Google Tips
- Fight the Battle Against Clutter
- Embracing the Technological Age of Document Management
- Staying Productive When You’re Unmotivated – 4 Tips
- Minimizing Interruptions
- Staying Productive When You’re Unmotivated
- Minute Taking
- How to Effectively Handle Privileged Emails