ABA Journal


354 ABA Journal Paralegals articles.

Cert Granted in Paralegal Fee Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that decides the rate of reimbursement for paralegal services when a winning party seeks attorney fees against the United States.

Sea Change in Legal Secretary Job Duties

A sea change from the way law practice was conducted when senior lawyers learned the ropes means that the traditional job of legal secretary will, within the foreseeable future, be…

Admin Charged in Law Firm Embezzlement

A longtime administrator has been charged with allegedly embezzling more than $200,000 from a New Orleans law firm through a fraudulent bank deposit scheme.

Lisa Mayerhafer, 41, who had worked…

Column: Legal Secretary Isn’t ‘Furniture’

Many lawyers are frustrated when they deal with their legal assistants (and vice-versa). But a new column by a legal secretary seeks to narrow that gap by telling attorneys what…

NY Lawyer Lived Happily Ever After (Sort Of), After Acid Attack on Girlfriend

Once a New York trial lawyer, Burton Pugach today is an improbable white-mink-clad movie star. Convicted in an infamous case of putting out a contract to have his girlfriend blinded…

Paralegal Pleads Guilty to Escrow Thefts

A paralegal has pleaded guilty to taking nearly $700,000 from escrow accounts at the law firm where she worked.

Amy C. Smith worked at Abel and Reynolds in Mount Pleasant,…

Disbarred—but Not Barred from Work

In some states, disciplined lawyers can still work as paralegals or clerks

Moving To Mumbai

More Firms Are Outsourcing Support Services to India. Will Legal Work Be Next?