The Reporter Newsletter – August 2007


The Reporter Newsletter – August 2007

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August 2007

From the President

Hello, and welcome to our newest issue of The Reporter. I hope you find these tips and articles on time efficiency to be useful.

For 20 years now, Atkinson-Baker has been servicing the legal profession and we have done our best to continue to improve in ways that will save you time and money. The use of our website for scheduling and checking your calendar has been extremely popular because it saves you so much time.

We sincerely appreciate you and our goal, after all of these years, continues to be to serve you the best way possible. Please send us your suggestions of areas you would like explored in future issues of The Reporter so we can better assist you.

Best Regards,
Sheila Atkinson-Baker

A Legal Secretary’s Pioneering Spirit

Have you ever, out of the blue, felt like you needed a big change in your life? And, if so, did you ignore it or did you do something about it?

Ellen Collins, a legal secretary from Texas, felt she needed a change and she did something most people only dream about, she sold her house and moved to Alaska!

Leaving the Lower 48

Ellen has been a legal secretary for over thirty years. She is a grandmother, basset hound dog lover, and even a published author.

Last September, she felt the strong desire to relocate and so she packed up her things and her closest companions, Marty and Suze, her basset hounds, and headed clear north to Anchorage where she has been relishing the new experience ever since. Ellen had purchased property in Kenai, Alaska, and the move was made in order to get closer to that property on Daniels Lake.

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Creating Time

By Sheila Atkinson-Baker

We all know what it means to plan ahead and be organized, but getting there is a different story. In this article, we will take a look at planning as a way to increase efficiency and organization, while also increasing profits.

Symptoms of Disorganization

One does not have to look far to find quarters which could be better organized. Papers scattered across the top of the desk, stacks of unpaid bills, phone calls not returned, messy cupboards or filing cabinets, tasks which just don’t get done, stacks of clutter, can’t find an item when it’s needed – these are all signs that order could be improved. But how? What is the magic answer to help organize one’s life?

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A Legal Secretary’s Pioneering Spirit

Creating Time

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Actual Exchanges That Took Place in Court

Court:  Is there any reason why you couldn’t serve as a juror in this case?

Potential Juror:  I don’t want to be away from my job that long.

Court:  Can’t they do without you at work?

Potential Juror:  Yes, but I don’t want them to know that.


Attorney: Have you ever heard of Sigmund Freud?

Juror: Yes.

Attorney: What have you heard?

Juror: He’s in Las Vegas.

Court: I think you’re thinking of Siegfried & Roy.

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