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What Do Paralegals Do? A Day in the Life.

While there are many movies and books about lawyers, the work of a paralegal is rarely depicted. Most people do not know how to answer the question, “What does a paralegal do?” The role of a paralegal here at Brown and Crouppen is an interesting, dynamic one. We know that the work we do is to help our clients during a time when they need...
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Premises Liability: What Paralegals Do

When it comes to premises liability law (when you’re injured due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property), a good paralegal will be an integral part of your legal team’s approach. Paralegals assist attorneys with client communication, working with other offices or personnel, filing of documents, correspondence with adjusters or insurance carriers, investigation of the claim and parties involved, and much, much more. Paralegals conduct...
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How to Advance on your Paralegal Career Path

Choosing the paralegal career path can be both challenging and rewarding. As a paralegal, you may assist lawyers with tasks associated with a file, or work for government agencies, insurance companies, or real estate companies. The skills you learn training for your paralegal career are transferable skills, and therefore, advancement opportunities and career development is a real possibility. Career advancement and development look different for...
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How Paralegals Assist with Jury Duty Selection Process

The jury duty selection occurs the first day of trial and is the first step toward ensuring a fair trial. It begins with a jury list, consisting of randomly selected people from your community. In most states or venues, the jury list is compiled from voter registration and driver’s license lists. Some venues have a jury commissioner, an officer of the Court responsible for choosing...
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An Inside Look at Paralegal Trial Preparation

A better question might be, “What isn’t involved in paralegal trial preparation?”. Trial takes the whole legal team into an intense, exciting, and stressful time, and trial paralegals juggle many responsibilities. Throughout the trial phases, the main thing for the paralegal is to be organized through many competing duties. Organization is key to making the trial run as smoothly as possible. The next most important...
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Paralegals and Your Lawsuit: How a Legal Assistant Helps You Navigate Your Case

Paralegals are often the first people you’ll encounter when Brown and Crouppen agrees to look at your case. They are the ones who will begin our initial investigation into your claim from obtaining a copy of a police report, contacting insurers to confirm coverages to searching property ownership records, among other research. Paralegals will need this information to make sure we have all parties relevant...
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What Does a Paralegal Do? Advice for Document Collection and Management

Paralegals play an integral role in the delivery of legal services. Their work is critical in the preparation of affidavits, legal correspondence, electronic filings, trial preparation and much more. Lori Snead, a senior litigation paralegal, offers this advice to peers on document collection and management. Having too little information is a no-no in the legal world. Commit as much time as needed to gathering information...
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St. Louis Plastic Surgeon Posted Patients’ Pictures, Names Online

On behalf of Brown & Crouppen, P.C. posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 Ten women who went to a St. Louis cosmetic surgeon for breast augmentation surgery have discovered that their pre- and post-operation pictures were posted on the Internet — along with their names. Before being taken down, the identifying photos were available to anyone who visited the surgeon’s website or...
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