<br /> First Impressions: Writing a Compelling Cover Letter<br /> Paralegal<br /> Today<br /> TM<br /> 21st Century Trial Notebooks<br /> Punch Up Presentations with Digital Technology<br /> Heating up Cold Cases<br /> Investigating Cold Civil Matters<br /> Volume 28 Issue 3 $9.95<br /> Testing the Waters<br /> Serving as an Expert<br /> Paralegal Witness<br /> Out of Service<br /> Choosing a Dependable<br /> Process Server<br /> www.ParalegalToday.com The Authority for the Paralegal Profession July/September 2011<br /> You<br /> don't<br /> know<br /> what<br /> you're<br /> missing.<br /> “As the co-managing partner of a<br /> 120-plus attorney law firm, I never<br /> would have considered expa<a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=1"> </a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=2"> You don't know what you're missing. “As the co-</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=3"> Paralegal Volume 28 </a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=4"> EDITOR’SNOTE Civil litigation is the bread a</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=5"> Letters from Our Readers We welcome you</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=6"> ETHICS ROUNDTABLE Q Ethical Issues Surrounding </a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=7"> nology has made it possible to spread n Qu</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=8"> ASkTHE LISTSERV The Paralegal Today Listserv is a</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=9"> has apps for your Android and iPhones, so to t</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=10"> NEWS & TRENDS NALA’s Utilization and Compensatio</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=11"> Years of Legal Experience 1–5 years 6–10 year</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=12"> NEWS & TRENDS Paying the Price of Not Being Nice</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=13"> debt settlements then this attorney is for</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=14"> NEWS & TRENDS it’s A Matter of Pride: Jane Gill </a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=15"> “It was fascinating to me that you can have a </a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=16"> CREATIVE COmpUTINg conn</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=17"> can do things with PDFs that you never screenp</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=18"> pARALEgAL SpOTLIgHT n Devoted Paralegal Drives W</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=19"> someone to fill in for me.” Wowing Her Clients </a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=20"> Paralegal Spotlight and allots her a half hour p</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=21"> plaque, Wilkins received a $1,000 check donated b</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=22"> Heating Up Cold Cases A Guide to Investigating Ci</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=23"> A civil cold case is a case or claim involving an</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=24"> Heating Up Cold Cases Title History - Ordering a</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=25"> Official Reports - Gather any official reports on t</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=26"> 21stCentury Trial Notebooks Punch Up Trial Presen</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=27"> In you can help you tions sizzle trial notebo i</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=28"> including PCs, Macs or even iPad tablets, ca</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=29"> Figure 2 </a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=30"> about important issues relative to the hearing fo</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=31"> Testing the Serving witness in allows on test Ca</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=32"> Testing the Waters The Case </a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=33"> ernmental agency or other entity and who per</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=34"> Testing the Waters cause he had taken the deposi</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=35"> Out of Service Choosing a Dependable Process Serv</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=36"> Last year, William Singler, president of Amer</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=37"> require that servers be of a certain age and not </a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=38"> l VENDOR VIEWS A select directory of leading pro</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=39"> LEGAL RESEARCH & WRITING - First Impressions Wri</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=40"> Cover Letter Sample: Experienced Paralegals IMA </a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=41"> honors from ABC Paralegal School (an ABA- accredi</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=42"> ASSOCIATION NOTES 2 NatioNal IPMA Annual Confere</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=43"> the topic “Probate: Special Issues and Problems.”</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=44"> LITIgATION CORNER 1 The Invisible Economic Injur</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=45"> in receiving an award for a client, the suc- cess</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=46"> CORpORATE COmmENT ! Uncovering the Truth The Par</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=47"> Getting Organized Once a data site or war room</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=48"> , ADVERTISER INDEX For advertising information</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=49"> MY SPECIALTY 8 Regulatory Compliance I have </a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=50"> such as policy issue and claims pay- ment. I also</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=51"> <RXUJXLGHWRVXFFHVVDV DSDUDOHJDOSURIHVVLRQDO <R</a> <a title="Paralegal Today Jul/Sept 2011 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2ae3f9?page=52"> 100% ONLINE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Science & Tech</a>