Legal Articles

These Legal articles will give you the news and information you need to stay up to date in the ever changing Legal industry.

January 9, 2014 – 1,529 views
Mariana Fradman, MBA - The Paralegal Society
Your company (or a client) has an opening. Not just “an opening”, but a position that will open doors for the right candidate to embrace an opportunity to work in a company with a solid background, great benefits and a chance to grow. Your status on LinkedIn says, “If you are interested, send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]” How many resumes will you get? How many times will you see a message that says:”Hi, my name is Jerry and I am interested; contact me at [email protected]“? Sound familiar? How do you feel about this candidate? My first reaction will be “forget about it”. My second will be, “Jerry needs a job and I am here to help.” But how can I help if he doesn’t know how to follow instructions or doesn’t want to follow them?.. Full Story 
January 8, 2014 – 1,099 views
The Paralegal Resource
The city of Chicago had long enforced a ban on the sale of guns in retail stores. This was done to protect the citizens from undue harm. But now, a judge has ruled that the ban is unconstitutional. The ruling comes from Judge Edmond Chang and could roll-back the recent efforts made by the Chicago government... Full Story 
January 6, 2014 – 1,327 views
Mariana Fradman, MBA - The Paralegal Society
Congratulations! The due diligence period ended…all parties signed off and the deal is scheduled to close! You are ready to enter the next phase of a life of your deal: Pre-Closing. Do you know the main keyword of a pre-closing? You got it: ORGANIZATION. If you know who the players are, reflected any changes in the organization chart on your checklist, noted all new entities (and received and reviewed new documents related to them) during the due diligence process, got all third parties approvals and consents, and all financing and funding issues are cleared, you are READY to close… not really... Full Story 
January 6, 2014 – 1,377 views
Mariana Fradman, MBA - The Paralegal Society
Have you ever thought about becoming a real estate paralegal? And not only a real estate paralegal, but a commercial real estate paralegal? Good for you! I found that a real estate deal has a life unto itself and coming to the closing is in some ways similar to approaching the finish line of a corporate challenge marathon. You prepared and practiced for many days; you ran and came to the finishing line. The only difference is that after the award ceremony, there is more work to be done... Full Story 
January 2, 2014 – 1,108 views
The Paralegal Resource
There is a possible threat of protests breaking out after the latest ruling by the US District Judge William Pauley that favors the mass call tracking program conducted by the National Security Agency, which violates the constitutional Fourth Amendment. This judgment comes as a direct conflict to a ruling of federal judge Richard Leon in Washington DC a few days back, taking the example of the fourth amendment. The American Civil Liberties Union has decided to appeal against this ruling which came as a massive jolt to their efforts to protect the privacy of the citizens of the country... Full Story 
December 26, 2013 – 1,021 views
The Paralegal Resource
ObamaCare has picked up pace, and has been able to secure a good number of jobs for many American citizens, but still, it has a rather long way to go before it can meet its targets. As of now, ObamaCare has successfully met only about 10% of all the targets. In some states, it has done far worse than this figure... Full Story 
December 18, 2013 – 1,101 views
The Paralegal Resource
The Federal Trade Commission is to take action against mobile cramming. Mobile cramming refers to the process by which a number of telephone companies pitch different offers and services such as ‘Fun Facts’, and then add charges to the consumer without their permission. This has been affecting the public for a very long time now, and most mobile users have a positive outlook to the FTC’s recent action plan... Full Story 
December 16, 2013 – 3,246 views
The Paralegal Resource
Every paralegal and legal assistant knows very well about the weightage of a good trial book. It comes out as one of those tools which are frequently used by paralegals to organize their trial documents. This makes it essential for legal assistants to keep the trial book updated by adding all the information related to the trial. Plus, it keeps all the information handy, which means you do not need to carry several files, just one trial notebook... Full Story