Have you ever read a case and had a very strong opinion about it. Well during this case review session you can do just that and not have to worry about the unauthorized practice of law.
During this session we will be reviewing and discussing the following article which discusses how a Judge in child porn case tosses pictures found after Geek Squad contacted FBI. To prepare for this session and to be prepared to discuss the case read the following case summary:
A federal judge in California has tossed pictures collected in a search of a physician’s home that was conducted after Best Buy’s Geek Squad discovered an image of a nude child on the doctor’s computer.
The lawyer for gynecologic oncologist Mark Rettenmaier had maintained his client’s Fourth Amendment rights were violated by the Geek Squad computer search, and any evidence found as a result of the search for child pornography should be suppressed. Read the full article.
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Skills like muscles can atrophy by underuse. How you hone your skills is important to how well your career will develop overtime. It is never useful to be stagnate and to assume that what worked for you yesterday will work for you today and in the future. There is no better way to enhance your career, instill confidence in your abilities, and put yourself on the trajectory for a raise or promotion than to enhance your current skill set.
Skills can be enhanced a variety of ways including learning something new simply by doing it. As the saying goes practice makes perfect. Consider when you first learned to ride a bicycle as a child. When you first learned you may have used training wheels or where even a little wobbly, but as time went on and you no longer allowed the fear of falling to keep you from getting on the bike your once wobbly bicycling advanced to riding longer distances, turning curbs, and maybe even popping a few wheelies.
Don't let your career go stale challenge yourself to enhance your current skill set or maybe even try learning a new skill.
Paralegal Power Breaks are ideal for entry level to seasoned paralegals. These short information packed sessions provide a convenient and useful method for paralegals to learn new concepts, improve on various legal processes, and interact with other paralegals in different locations. They are provided in order to assist with paralegal career development. The sessions are short, concise, and packed with useful information and resources that can be immediately put to use.
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Where did it all begin and where will it end? The paralegal profession has undergone tremendous changes since the profession was first developed. There is a popular saying that you can't know where you are going until you know where you have been. Numerous debates about paralegal licensure, paralegal education, and whether paralegals should be allowed to provide services directly to the public are constantly being debated.
Do you know where the career is going and how the changes may impact your career future? None of us have a crystal ball to look into the future, but by studying trends it is not as difficult to peek into the future to determine changes that may be on the horizon in the near and distant future for the paralegal profession.
The following topics will be covered in this webinar:
Learn about the history, the changes, and the future developments for the paralegal profession in this recording from the session on May 23, 2017.
From jobs and careers to social and relational challenges occur in every aspect of life. It is always important to remember that challenges do not come to stay. It is not possible to be defeated by any challenge when you know that you can overcome it. No challenge that you ever face will be able to defeat you if you approach it as if you are undefeatable. It does not mean that you will never be fired, never experience set back or loss, but what it does mean is that whatever comes your way you are well able to not only cope with it but to overcome it.
Overcoming a challenge and coping with a challenge are two entirely different things. Coping with something means that you have resigned yourself to dealing with it whether dealing with it is healthy or unhealthy. On the other hand overcoming something means that you either remove it, correct it, or push it to the side. For example, coping with a bully means that you avoid going to the areas where you may face the bully, succumb to the bully, or complain about the bullying without directly challenging the bullying behavior. This is not only counterproductive it oftentimes heightens the same behavior that you may be trying to avoid. In this same scenario overcoming this issue would require facing the bully and making it clear that you will not tolerate the behavior, remove the person's ability to bully (moving to another department, reporting them to someone with higher authority with the intention of not only complaining, but with the intention of having the person reprimanded, or ignoring them). Bullies thrive on the attention that they receive from their behavior. When you ignore it and swat it off of you like you would a gnat the impact that they are seeking will be lost.
Triumphing over challenges requires facing them not merely ducking and dodging real issues. A mind set on overcoming will always allow for the attainment of personal and professional goals. Nothing will hinder you if you decide before the challenge arises that you will overcome it.
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Paralegals unlike attorneys do not have a mandatory set of ethical guidelines that they must adhere to, but are only guided by the ethical standards of their employers, paralegal associations, and/or their personal ethics. This can often result in a mismatch between an attorney's ethical obligations to clients and what is being delivered. All professions have a set of ethical standards that those that practice within the profession must adhere to. Doctors have them, attorneys have them, and accountants have Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). In order for paralegals to solidify themselves as a distinct and necessary profession they too must follow a set of ethical standards and the Generally Accepted Paralegal Principles are able to assist by providing a universal set of standards for all paralegals.
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Become a Paralegal Rainmaker member and join a growing community of paralegals across the globe. When you sign up you can access career resources including complimentary registration to The Paralegal MasterClass, which includes sessions from paralegals and other legal professionals across the globe, newsletters, an on-line social forum to discuss topics of interests specific to the nuances of working as a paralegal, discounts, and more.
Paralegal Rainmakers provides information, resources, courses, workshops, and programs tailored specifically to paralegal professionals as well as individuals seeking to enter the paralegal profession. Paralegal Rainmakers focuses on the professional development aspect of a paralegal career and also assists paralegals with maintaining a successful career in the legal industry.
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