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Paralegal career advice

Paralegal career advice Prospects It is a good time to be thinking about entering the paralegal profession and becoming a professional legal practitioner. The paralegal profession is one of the fastest growing in the country and right now thousands of paralegal vacancies are being advertised on the internet. Check our Jobs Board, powered by TotallyLegal here. How to become a ...

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How to manage furlough

What to do when furloughed Many people working in the legal community  have been furloughed over the past few weeks. Whilst some may be pleased to be paid to stay at home, others will struggle. For many of us, especially legal professionals, our job is closely linked with our sense of our own identity, and losing our daily purpose all ...

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Reclaim your lunch break and recharge in nature

Spending time outdoors reduces stress levels Many of us have lost our connection with nature, spending most of our time indoors, at home, in an office or in a car. Sometimes even having a lunchbreak seems luxurious – most of us bolt food down at our desks so as not to miss a minute of the working day. However as ...

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DOES YOUR DATA PROTECTION OFFICER (DPO) KNOW THE RULES…..?

Data protection and compliance has become quite complicated over the last few years. There are four pieces of legislation affecting the area of data protection and they are all governed by the ICO (Information Commissioners Office): GDPR 2018 – General Data Protection Regulation PECR 2003 – Privacy in Electronic Communication Regulation UK Data Protection Act 2018 UK Data Protection 2018 ...

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Are Mailroom Service Eating Into Your Bottom Line.....?

How to run a successful mailroom Running a mailroom can be an expensive business! Along with staff running costs, the outlay on equipment required to be effective and professional and the expenditure on hosting the mailroom itself can be substantial – and then you have a considerable electricity bill each month to complete the picture. No wonder businesses are looking ...

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Why you need to take some time off this summer

Whilst many of us sadly won’t be jetting off on holiday this summer, it is still important to take some annual leave over the next couple of months, even if just for a staycation. Yes we’ve all been at home for weeks on end, but taking some time off at home is very differentto trying to work from home through ...

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How to Successfully Implement New Technology into Your Practice

Implementing new technology in the workplace Technology in legal industry The final instalment of a three-part series by estate planning software specialist, Arken.legal You have now chosen the right technology partner, you are happy, you have agreed pricing. Everyone is ready to start implementation, but how do you do this? What are the key elements that make up a successful ...

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Crypto Time For The Paralegal Probate Practioner

Safe way to invest in cryptocurrency Ten years ago if someone were to mention cryptocurrency you might be forgiven for thinking they were discussing the cost of a tomb. Fast forward ten years and we now live in a world where the mention of digital gold or cryptocurrency is barely escapable. It’s here and judging by the new digital currencies ...

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National Paralegal Awards 2021 are now OPEN for entries!

Paralegal awards uk The Institute of Paralegals are delighted to be supporting the National Paralegal Awards for the third year and encourage all of our members and paralegals based in the UK to enter. Individual Awards Paralegal of the Year (South) Paralegal of the Year (Midlands) Paralegal of the Year (North) Best Newcomer of the Year * NEW * Community ...

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Partner News: Key Considerations when Choosing a Technology Provider

Technology in legal industry The second of a three-part series by estate planning software specialist, Arken.legal Part one of this series shared some considerations that should be taken into account prior to implementing technology – the most important of which, is to have a clear objective. What is the problem you’re trying to solve? How will the technology make your ...