Posts Tagged ‘Voison’

Paralegal Mentor’s 13 Questions

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Vicki Voison, The Paralegal Mentor, regularly provides profiles of paralegal professionals who have had an impact on the paralegal profession. I’m mentioning this for two reasons. First, I wanted the opportunity to write “provides profiles of paralegal professionals” just for the alliteration. Second, her most recent newsletter contains this, which I am passing along to those who might not yet have seen it:

One last thing…I need your help. If you’d like to participate in the professional profile and answer my Thirteen Questions, or nominate someone else who’s made an impact on the paralegal profession, please contact me at Ditto for news. If you’ve received an award or have other paralegal news, contact me so I can include that in Paralegal Strategies. Thanks!

Workspace Strategies

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Workspace, workload, docket, and time managements are key elements of professionalism for paralegals, forming the basis for a significant portion of The Empowered Paralegal: Effective, Efficient and Professional.” Early in this blog I did a post based on the book entitled “One File at a Time,” that included some advice on how to begin workspace management. It was and continues to be one of the most popular posts on this blog.

Shortly thereafter Vicki Voison, The Paralegal Mentor asked in her newsletter “Is ‘One File at a Time’ Realistic?” Vicki recognized that for a working paralegal One File at a Time is a, perhaps unreachable, ideal but advocates taking steps that will bring that ideal closer to reality. At the time she offered ten tips, all of which were excellent.

Now Vicki is going a step further by way of recognizing January is Get Organized Month. Instead of a guest on the Mastermind Call scheduled for next Tuesday, January 11th at 8pm Eastern time, she’ll be presenting her own Kick Start Strategies to Organize Your Work Space….and it’s f’ree. The tagline is “Spend 60 minutes with me and you’ll love spending time in your office!” Here’s more:

In this webinar you’ll learn how to organize your desk, as well as every drawer, filing cabinet, shelf, book case and closet in your office. Even how to organize your FLOOR…yes, I know all about your floor! In Kick Start Strategies to Organize Your Workspace, you’ll learn:

processes for deciding what to keep and what to toss/shred
how to tackle those piles of paper that take on a life of their own in your office
keys to prioritizing your work and planning your day
steps to creating an organized and peaceful workspace that will result in higher productivity

These strategies will transfer to anything in your life that needs organizing, both at home and at your office. Again, there is no charge for this webinar…be sure to join me on Tuesday… just follow this link for more information and to register.

This is bound to be an hour well spent and I hope you’ll join Vicki for this call.


Senior Partner Murdered in Tulsa Paralegal Mentor Presentation!

Monday, October 11th, 2010

It’s been a busy time here at OleMiss with mid-term exams (the fact that I’m teaching media ethics in the School of Journalism this semester may help explain the alarmist headline for this post) and my preparations for a presentation on the role of paralegal educators in teaching civility scheduled for October 26 in Indianapolis for the AAfPE National Conference, but I do want to take a minute to note that Vicki Voison, The Paralegal Mentor is also speaking to a conference and her presentation is this week! Here’s her announcement:

This Saturday, October 16th, I’ll be in Oklahoma speaking at the Fall Conference of the Tulsa Area Paralegal Association (TAPA). The conference takes place in at the Holiday Inn – Tulsa Center.

This 90 minute presentation will cover ethics issues related to the law firm’s technology system. The mystery will focus on issues of confidentiality and privilege and take you through the tangled web of electronic equipment, blogs, email, metadata, social media…and more.
My goal is to talk about ethics for 90 minutes and keep attendees awake at the same time. I’ve come up with a good way to do that…we’ll be solving a mystery! Oh, dear…the Senior Partner has been murdered! Carolyn, a litigation paralegal with the firm, believes there are clues within the firms technology system that will point to the murderer. She enlists the help of the firm’s IT guru, McTechie…and they’re off.
If you’re in Tulsa and want to help figure out who murdered the Senior Partner…as well as learn a lot about law firm ethics…just click on this link for more information and to register. See you there!

If I were in Tulsa on October 16th, I’d be checking in on Vicki’s presentation and the rest of the Tulsa Area Paralegal Association (TAPA) conference.