Legal Articles

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January 29, 2014 – 1,168 views
The Paralegal Resource
When President Obama made his State of the Union Address, he drew attention to the chasm between the haves and the have-nots, and announced an Executive Order which will raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for federal contract workers in the future. In his speech, the President said... Full Story 
January 22, 2014 – 1,132 views
The Paralegal Resource
The NSA's data collection stint created quite a stir when it was revealed, although its defenders repeatedly claimed that there wasn't a single instance where the NSA had abused the information, despite the fact that Edward Snowden had managed to get access to crucial data that was unauthorized. Despite all this, is it even justified to conduct a program that secretly collects data from individuals?... Full Story 
January 20, 2014 – 1,391 views
Mariana Fradman, MBA - The Paralegal Society
My enemy? Oh yes. I am not talking about my good ole’ mailbox that sits next to my computer on my desk, nor the one that is a permanent fixture on the front wall of my humble abode. Those are easy to manage: I open an envelope, I toss unwanted catalogs out, I pay my bills (or, if in the office, send invoices to a responsible party or forward them to the billing coordinator), I respond to letters or mark them “to do” and file documents and — I am done... Full Story 
January 17, 2014 – 1,680 views
The Paralegal Resource
In every law firm, a paralegal has the task of ensuring that all witnesses that are in need for a trial are available. There are three types of witnesses which a paralegal must be able to contact – the client, the lay witness and the expert witness. All these witnesses must be prepared before they give their testimony to the jury at a trial. When a paralegal has to prepare a witness, he/she has to also make sure that their appearance adds value to the client's case. Here are some tips which will help a paralegal prepare some of these witnesses... Full Story 
January 15, 2014 – 1,186 views
The Paralegal Resource
The fourth quarter showed poor results for the banking giant JP Morgan Chase with a seven percent decrease in their overall profit. The dip in their charts is a direct result of the legal fees that the company had to deal with during this time. The bank had earlier announced a net inflow of money of about $5.3 billion, down from $5.7 billion during the same quarter last year. If the calculations are to be made on a per-share basis, then the share value was nine cents more costly the previous year for every share of the company... Full Story 
January 14, 2014 – 1,429 views
Mariana Fradman, MBA - The Paralegal Society
In Part I of this series, we started to speak about the evil in our lives: “the resume” and how to write a winning one. I got a lot of responses and would like to answer some of the most common questions in this article... Full Story 
January 14, 2014 – 1,297 views
The Paralegal Resource
In many cases a complicated phenomenon can only be described best with the help of multiple examples indicating the existence of the situation. Similarly, in the case of gap that is often associated with title insurance can appear in many different situations or circumstances. This gap can have numerous implications that include claims. In each of these situations, the gap is generally the difference between the time of the last examination of the title and the difference between the date recorded by the notice of the mortgage or deed that has been insured. This is known as a gap in title... Full Story 
January 13, 2014 – 1,431 views
Mariana Fradman, MBA - The Paralegal Society
As a mentor and President of New York City Paralegal Association, I am often approached by members and non-member of our association with a request to assist to find a job or, at least, an internship. They tell me that they sent dozens of resumes weekly and didn’t receive even a single phone call in return. They blame economy, greedy employers or lazy agents, their decision to become a paralegal and even the time of the day and weather conditions... Full Story