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February 15, 2013 – 1,957 views
The Paralegal Resource
Litigation can be expensive and cases can continue for years. In the current scenario of tough economic times, clients are depending on their legal advisors to produce favorable outcomes. Different studies have shown that ECA (Early Case Assessment) evaluation, if performed correctly, can help in saving money and giving favorable outcomes to clients. No matter how complex the case is, ECA can be an advantage not only for the client, but also for the legal team... Full Story 
February 4, 2013 – 2,673 views
The Paralegal Resource
Paralegals are professionals who provide assistance to lawyers in their legal work. Due to the nature of their work, these professionals are very much in contact with the day-to-day developments in technology. However, since they are bounded by several rules and ethics, paralegal professionals should be very much careful while dealing with the latest technological developments. A small mistake from your side can even cause you to lose your professional practice license itself. Given below are certain guidelines to be observed while using the latest developments in e-discovery... Full Story 
January 22, 2013 – 1,542 views
Norma Billups
Commercial litigation is a broad term covering legal disagreements between businesses. The disagreement may be over a financial issue, or a contract. A commercial litigation attorney spends his or her time handling these cases with the goal of settling most such disputes without having to go to trial. Commercial lawyers help in the area of mergers and acquisitions by negotiating contracts, ensuring the sale follows all legal requirements, and reviewing stock sales related to the merger or acquisition. Types of cases handled by commercial litigators include breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, securities-related litigation, and disputes with stockholders... Full Story 
January 15, 2013 – 1,533 views
The Paralegal Resource
A probate is the legal process of establishing the validity of the will of a deceased person in a court of law. Through this process, the assets of a dead person are administered. If the person has died without a will, then the court employs a Personal Representative to dispense the person’s assets according to hereditary succession... Full Story 
January 8, 2013 – 3,100 views
The Paralegal Resource
The HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) was passed by the US congress in 1996. The federal regulations were established, which force hospitals, doctors, and providers of health care to meet baseline standards while handling the protected electronic health information like patient's medical accounts and health records... Full Story 
December 31, 2012 – 2,443 views
The Paralegal Resource
What is defined as a paralegal? Are they legal secretaries or something more? There are many community colleges that offer degrees to someone as a paralegal. Typically, it can be an associate's degree or a post-bachelor degree. That said, what more is important for such a person to excel?... Full Story 
December 17, 2012 – 1,596 views
Salman Haider
A nondisclosure agreement, which is also referred to as a confidentiality agreement, a proprietary information agreement or a confidential disclosure agreement, is a legally-binding contract formulated between at least two parties to outline confidential material, intelligence or any information that the parties wish to share with one another, but wish to restrict access to by third parties and the general public. The nondisclosure agreement is a formal contract through which the participating parties agree not to disclose pertinent company-specific information latent in the agreement. The nondisclosure agreement creates... Full Story 
December 14, 2012 – 1,658 views
Mark Shapiro
When a debtor satisfies or settles a judgment, the creditor must, or at least should, file a proof of satisfaction at the court where the judgment was filed. Some states have strict time limits on when to file a satisfaction - for instance, 2 weeks or 30 days - while other states do not have any time limits. An advantage of such a time limit is, that a debtor should quickly be relieved of having a judgment debt hanging around... Full Story