Posts Tagged ‘The Paralegal Voice’

The Male Voice

Monday, June 25th, 2012

I recently returned to the topic of men in the paralegal profession, noting the first male graduate of a particular paralegal education program. So I am particularly pleased to see that in this month’s The Paralegal Voice Vicki and Lynne “welcome two male paralegals — one with extensive experience and the other newer to the profession — to get the male perspective and their interesting insight on male paralegals in the profession today.” Here’s more info from Vicki Voisin’ The Paralegal Mentor website:

Carl H. Morrison II, PP, AACP is a Senior Certified Paralegal with Rhodes, Hieronymus, Jones, Tucker & Gable, in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he specializes in insurance defense, medical products, medical malpractice, vaccine litigation, asbestos litigation, products liability and dram shop liability. He has a degree in Biological Sciences (Pre-Med) and is a NALS Certified Professional Paralegal (PP), as well as an American Alliance Certified Paralegal (AACP).
Zachary W. Brewer, CP is a paralegal with Hall Estill, one of the larger firms in Oklahoma. He specializes in medical malpractice and has expanded into other areas, including banking, transactional, divorce and nursing home litigation. Zach has an interesting educational background with an AA in History from Tulsa Community College (TCC) and a BA in History from the University of Tulsa. He received his teaching certification in secondary education from Northeastern State University and he graduated from the paralegal studies program at TCC. He also earned his Certified Paralegal credential from NALA.
Carl and Zach discussed:

What they do in their paralegal jobs.
What drew them to the paralegal profession.
Is there an increase in men enrolling in paralegal programs?
How they found their first jobs.
Does a “glass elevator” exist, allowing male paralegals to advance faster than females
Challenges male paralegals face.
Their advice for men considering the paralegal profession.

For information on how to contact Carl and Zach, and for Vicki & Lynne’s monthly practice tip and social media tip, be sure to listen to this episode. It’s easy…and it’s free! Just click on the following links:

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The Paralegal Voice also thanks its sponsor: NALA…The Association of Paralegals and Legal Assistants.

Paralegal Voice Features IPMA

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

I feature posts on paralegal associations here, especially the benefits to paralegals and the paralegal profession of belonging to and being active in such professional associations, but the focus is generally on NFPA, NALA, and NALS.  While I do have a link to the International Paralegal Management Association, I seldom comment on it, primarily because I know so little about it. Now, thanks to The Paralegal Voice, that has changed.  Here’s the Legal Talk Network squib on the most recent podcast:

Want to hear ideas about how to advance your paralegal career? On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-host Lynne DeVenny welcomes Karen Tuschak, President of the International Paralegal Management Association, Stacie McLean, IPMA President–Elect, and Sylvia Naim, IPMA Secretary-Treasurer, to take an in-depth look at  IPMA, and discuss IPMA’s mission, the job market for paralegals, what they look for when hiring, and key traits needed to make a successful paralegal.

Follow the link to the podcast. It’s only 23 minutes long, but it covers a lot of very informative ground.,

A True Expert on Paralegals!

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

As regular readers of this blog are aware, I frequently pump new editions of The Paralegal Voice, with co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin. I’ve never met Lynne or Vicki, but I am a big fan of their blogs and other work and most episodes of The Paralegal Voice. Their most recent edition is a bit difficult to pump  because “On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome William P. Statsky, one of the foremost experts on paralegals in the country and the author of numerous paralegal and legal writing textbooks. Bill talks about the importance of a paralegal’s writing skills, legal research, technology today, blogging and the future of the paralegal profession.”

Of course, I fancy myself to b e one of the foremost experts on paralegals ( a good trick considering the fact that I have never been one myself). And I’ve written a book or two myself (actually exactly two: The Empowered Paralegal: Effective, Efficient and Professional and The Empowered Paralegal: Working with the Elder Client, but two more are on the way The Empowered Paralegal Professionalism Anthology [ I provide commentary and editing to a lot of work done by professional paralegals and professional paralegal educators, etc.] and The Empowered Paralegal Cause of Action Handbook.

But let’s fact it folks, this is William P. Statsky, one of the foremost experts on paralegals in the country and the author of numerous paralegal and legal writing textbooks, together with Lynne and Vicki.  Do yourself a service and hook yourself up to this edition of The Paralegal Voice. You can bet I will.