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March 21, 2014 – 1,880 views
The Paralegal Resource
The Freedom of Information Act or FOIA gives individuals a right to gain access to federal agency records, except those records or parts of them that are protected from being disclosed to the public. A paralegal or a legal assistant can make a FOIA request for any agency record, but only federal agencies come under FOIA. The government agencies that are covered under FOIA departments include the Defense Department or Budget and Management office. Other regulatory agencies like Nuclear Regulatory Commission or EPA are also covered under FOIA. Full Story 
March 18, 2014 – 1,605 views
The Paralegal Resource
A law firm and paper go hand in hand, considering the number of physical documents that change hands. In the present-day situation, however, there is a solution to the problem, which is in taking the paperless office route. If you are a paralegal and are looking to take your case management online, you could consider the following methods: Full Story 
March 17, 2014 – 1,432 views
The Paralegal Resource
In January, a US court turned down the open Internet regulations of the Federal Communications Commission or FCC, throwing a new challenge to the commission to create new neutral regulations for the Internet. The Commission is now gathering public opinion as a first step towards issuing fresh regulations. Full Story 
February 28, 2014 – 1,697 views
The Paralegal Resource
PacerPro is an online interface for lawyers and legal professionals to search, save or share case documents and was launched in 2012. It has now been made a free service. PacerPro helps access the PACER system used in federal courts and then allows you to manage those documents. PACER is an acronym for Public Access to Court Electronic Records and allows its users to get docket and case details from the US district courts, bankruptcy courts and courts of appeals. Handling PACER becomes cumbersome also because it is essentially 214 separate units where every court manages its own site. Full Story 
February 17, 2014 – 1,808 views
The Paralegal Resource
A paralegal in the world of technology has to be sure about the ethics of e-discovery as it is a key aspect of most cases. A lot of what is recorded in contemporary times is typically in emails, or other electronic documents, also known as electronically stored information or ESI... Full Story 
February 14, 2014 – 1,122 views
The Paralegal Resource
In a development that would come as a relief for the Obama administration, the House of Representatives voted in favor of raising the government's borrowing limit unconditionally till March next year. The raising of the debt ceiling was a decision made by the speaker in what was a very close contest, with the result being 221-201. The victory came as a surprise in a house dominated by the Republicans. The Democrats won only because there were 28 Republicans who defied the party order and voted with the Democrats including the House speaker John Boehner of Ohio. This vote not only raised the credibility of the US to govern properly in spite of sharp difference among their representatives, but also brought about a deep divide in the ranks of the Republicans. Full Story 
February 6, 2014 – 1,103 views
The Paralegal Resource
The looming deadline at the end of this month, has caused House Republicans to seek meager concessions to push the debt ceiling and now they are looking at using their political edge to leverage other issues... Full Story 
February 3, 2014 – 1,423 views
The Paralegal Resource
If you are a paralegal, chances are you help clients or lawyers with legal issues such as an eviction or completion of some documents before filing them in the courthouse. As a paralegal, you will no doubt need soft skills such as the ability to communicate, draft error-free documents, and manage your time well... Full Story