Back to School Series: Connecting the Dots

Much of early education is spent trying to tackle the skill of writing, specifically the intimidating task of the child’s name.  Parents and teachers may use any number of techniques to tackle this ability, including the most common method of connecting dot-to-dots on a lined paper tablet.  With due diligence and patience, the dots are slowly taken away and a child can begin to both recognize and trace their own name.    It is a big deal.  The significant milestone proves to be a confidence booster, of sorts.  Once a child has mastered the skill of writing, nothing is off limits.  The refrigerator, books, toys and even the wall in the bedroom soon display the acquired proficiency.

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Back to School Series: Class Rules

September is almost here and the new school year is upon us.  Although kids are the ones going back to class, attorneys and paralegals could use a curriculum refresher too.  Lessons learned in kindergarten are often forgotten, but are proven to be fundamental to the building blocks of success in life and business.  Legal professionals would do well to remember those early lessons.

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Small Beginnings from Deep in the Heart of Texas

Born and raised in the small town of Graham, just ninety miles outside of Fort Worth, I was deep in the heart of Texas.  Springs filled with bluebonnets, falls filled with football – it was home.  Our claim to fame was America’s Largest Town Square.  Located in that square was the Young County courthouse – where I began learning about the intricate workings of the civil litigation process.

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Why Do Lawyer Coaches Suggest Outsourcing to a Virtual Legal Assistant?

3 Common Reasons Solo Attorneys Call a Virtual Legal Assistant

Smart lawyers often learn from their peers by engaging in mentor relationships.  Some take it a step further and retain professional services of a lawyer coach.  From time to time in my 6-year virtual paralegal practice, I have been privileged to receive referrals from lawyer coaches.  A recent referral caused me to re-examine just exactly why the referrals are made.  After consulting with a number of lawyers who are prospective clients for Digital Paralegal Services, I find some common threads.

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