ABA Journal


333 ABA Journal Paralegals articles.

Paralegal injured playing softball for law firm team isn’t entitled to workers’ comp, court rules

The executive director of the Delaware law firm Morris James thought softball was so important to team building that she asked job candidates whether they played. She was the softball coach, after all.

Sex trafficking survivors in Nepal receive legal training

A project developed with the ABA empowers sex trafficking survivors in Nepal with legal and job training from paralegals.

Technology has not replaced need for paralegals

Although more lawyers are performing the work of paralegals, job prospects for trained assistants seem good.

Supervision is key to effective employment of paralegals

Ethical issues can arise from using paralegals and legal assistants. Under the ABA Model Rules, lawyers must make reasonable efforts to ensure those working under them comply with “professional obligations.”

What do you love most about being a lawyer?

Last Friday was “Love Your Lawyer Day,” an annual day of appreciation promoted the by American Lawyers Public Image Association to honor those in the industry.

The campaign outlined different…

Mayer Brown isn’t liable for $1.5B error that erased security interest in loan, 7th Circuit holds

Mayer Brown isn’t liable for a paralegal’s error that canceled a security interest in a $1.5 billion loan to General Motors because the law firm didn’t represent the lenders, according to a federal appeals court.

Despite kinks in program, nonlawyers successfully providing some legal services in Washington state

Limited license legal technicians in the state of Washington are succeeding at helping clients who can’t afford a lawyer while staying within their limits as practitioners, a new study has…

Morgan Lewis tax lawyer is in spotlight for helping Trump with asset trust

A tax partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius took center stage on Wednesday when she appeared at a press conference to explain the steps the president elect is taking to…

Utah Supreme Court backs licensed paralegal practitioners

Corrected: The Utah Supreme Court has given the green light to allow licensed paralegal practitioners to help clients navigate the legal system, though the new professionals won’t be allowed to…

Paralegal who ‘couldn’t keep up with the work’ charged with forging court orders

A paralegal at a New York personal injury firm was having trouble keeping up with his work, which involved sales of structured settlements. So he forged the signatures of 76…

Vivek Maru: Drawing the arc to global justice

After finishing at Harvard College and before entering Yale Law School, Vivek Maru, born and reared in the U.S., took off more than a year to live in a hut…

Paid $650K in bonuses, 2 lawyers formed new firm and ‘wiped out’ senior lawyer, suit says

When a Georgia boutique settled a False Claims Act case after 16 years of litigation last year, Bothwell Bracker’s sole shareholder had a plan.

Mike Bothwell gave big bonuses to…

Seven people pass test to become nation’s first legal technicians

Seven people have cleared a major hurdle to become the nation’s first limited license legal technicians.

Nine people took Washington state’s first exam for limited license legal technicians, and seven…

Paralegal’s ex testifies, says she admitted DUI setup of opposing trial lawyer

So far, the Florida Bar hasn’t introduced a controversial cellphone video into evidence against three lawyers accused of helping to set up opposing trial counsel for a drunken-driving arrest…

Patent team exits Womble Carlyle to open new Silicon Valley office for Downey Brand

A five-lawyer patent team headed by Michael Ferrazano has exited Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice to open a new Silicon Valley office for Sacramento-based Downey Brand.

The group also includes…

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