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Ediscovery Tool for Paralegals

MEET & CONFER CHECKLIST FOR LITIGATION PARALEGALS As a litigation paralegal, part of your case management duties may include getting the attorney ready for the Rule 26 Conference (the “Meet and Confer”).  This ediscovery process checklist will help you get the attorney organized and ready…

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3 Methods to Summarizing Deposition Transcripts

Warning: Digesting a Deposition Transcript Can Be Time-Consuming! Preparing a deposition summary (a/k/a digesting a deposition transcript) can be time-consuming for a litigation paralegal and costly to the client.  For a typical 200-page deposition transcript, it can take a litigation paralegal more than 8 hours…

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Assisting with the Pretrial Conference

The best thing I ever did early in my litigation paralegal career, was to ask to attend a pretrial conference with the attorney.  For the first few years, I had several cases go to trial that I attended, but I’d never personally attended the pretrial…

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Tip for Quickly Finding the Relevant Court Rule

As a litigation paralegal, you need to be good at finding the relevant court rule quickly. Even with the ability to do a keyword search online, you want to make sure your results are refined so that you do not waste your time sifting through…

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What is a Litigation Paralegal?

WHAT IS A LITIGATION PARALEGAL? A litigation paralegal is someone who works under the supervision of an attorney who practices in criminal or civil litigation.  A litigation paralegal assists the attorney with many case management duties, from the complaint through the trial and the appeal. …

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Trial Binder to the Rescue

THE TRIAL BINDER (a/k/a the Trial Notebook) IS A LITIGATION PARALEGAL’S TOOLBOX Getting ready for trial can be stressful enough when it’s a case you have worked on for months or years. That stress level multiplies tenfold when it’s a case that just got dumped…

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5 Ways Paralegals Can Perfect Trial Visual Aids

Creating trial visual aids might be a large part of your role as a litigation paralegal. Using a visual to demonstrate evidence is a great way to make sure that a jury or judge understands complicated information that might be difficult to explain with words…

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