Fun With The Phone

Me: “XYZ Law Firm.” Caller: “What time are you open until?” Me: “We close at 5:00 pm.” Caller: “Oh, so you can’t help me today?” Me: “Well, all the lawyers are gone for the day, but maybe I can help you. What did you need?” Caller: “I need a motorized wheelchair. Can you bring a […]

Fun With The Phone

Me: “XYZ Law.” Client: “I would like to cancel my appointment today for 1:30.” Me: “Sir, you are not booked for 1:30 today.” Client: “Oh, okay. Can I make a appointment for 1:30 then?” Me: “Didn’t you just say you want to cancel it?” Client: “Don’t I need to have a appointment first to cancel […]

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How Not To Travel Like An Old Person

Allrighty.. slow day at the office.  Boss is gone and the phone isn’t ringing, so I thought since I recently had to take my parents to the airport, I might give you some handy tips about traveling.  Do not travel like an old person. 1. If you’re flying, do not get to the airport five […]

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Paralegal Schools: Are They Worth It? Part Two

In the interest of full disclosure, I should say up front that I teach at a paralegal school. And the director of the program is a good friend (who taught me how to be a paralegal). Perhaps my opinion is biased as a result. That being said, I think that paralegal programs are a good […]

Paralegal Schools: Are They Worth It? Part One

I can only speak about my experience with the Paralegal school that I attended.  The school I attended was ABA accredited and VERY expensive.  What sold me initially was their accreditation. The program was taught by two men.  One was the head of the Paralegal program and a retired lawyer.  The other is a practicing […]

Fun With The Phone

Me: “XYX Law Firm, this is Paralegal.” PITA: “Paralegal, what does the trustee want?” Me: ….. I don’t know, a new car?  “Well, I don’t know.  Can you give me some information?” PITA: “The trustee says I am going to be dismissed.” Me: “Well, then the trustee probably wants you to pay your plan payments.” […]

Tiger Woods Divorce

Actually, this post has nothing to do with Tiger Woods or his divorce.  I just want to see how many hits I get using that title!  I received an email this week that read: “Hey Paralegal I’m your biggest fan. I think you’re brilliant and you should write about emails.” Now, I know what you’re thinking. […]

Fun with Rural Courts

Greetings!  Fellow paralegal Grumpy here on a maiden voyage as an occasional guest blogger/columnist. Where I practice, there are three counties (let’s call them A, B and C).  A is urban, B is a suburban/rural mix and C is wholly rural.  90% of our matters deal with County A, which is fine with me because those […]

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