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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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Paralegal Skills for Thriving in Court

Paralegals working alongside attorneys in the courtroom is becoming the new normal. As the go-to person for seemingly countless duties, paralegals oversee many aspects of going to trial. Here some key paralegals skills for thriving in court: Make a good first impression. For starters, first impressions are lasting impressions. Everyone will have their eyes on you in one way or another. A paralegal should act...
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Women in Law Spotlight: Katie Hubbard

It only seems fitting to kick off our Women in Law: Spotlight series with the news that the 2020 Women’s Justice Awards Ceremony honored our very own attorney Katie Hubbard with the Litigation Practitioner Award earlier this week. We join Missouri Lawyers Media in recognizing women across Missouri who have demonstrated leadership, integrity, service, sacrifice and accomplishment in improving the quality of justice and exemplifying...
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Court Rules and Practices for Paralegals – Brown & Crouppen

It is tempting to think most courts conduct business in similar ways. However, individual court rules and practices for paralegals can regulate many functional aspects of the case. Failing to adhere to these requirements can result in significant errors and lead to unfavorable consequences. Courts adopting these requirements have been known to deny all unsatisfactorily filed motions, for example. Court rules, also called local rules...
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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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Do I Need a Lawyer?

Over the course of an average lifespan, most Americans find themselves in a situation where they consider hiring a lawyer. And almost as many Americans wonder whether hiring a lawyer is worth the time and trouble. Lawyers can be expensive. Acting as your own attorney (“pro se”) doesn’t cost you anything, right? Well, like so much about the law, it depends. If you find yourself ...
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Tips on Talking to a Lawyer and Case Success

Communication is what makes a team strong. It is important for you to have open and transparent communication with your lawyer and legal team. Be sure to make certain things known to your attorney. You may not think certain topics matter or want to avoid certain uncomfortable points of conversation. However, these topics could potentially have serious implications with your case. The short answer is...
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Brown & Crouppen Named Top Workplace 2020 by St. Louis Post Dispatch

For the 9th year in a row, Brown & Crouppen is honored to announce that our firm was awarded the Top Workplaces 2020 distinction by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. We are beyond thrilled that our efforts landed us at 4th place overall in the mid-size category. This year we find ourselves in a unique position during the acceptance of such an award as we ...
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Missouri Lawyers Media Honors Khevna Patel with Diversity and Inclusion Award in 2020

Brown & Crouppen’s HR Recruiter Khevna Patel was recently honored by Missouri Lawyers Media for being a diversity and inclusion leader in the legal field. The awards, virtually celebrated on July 31st, recognized attorneys, firms and organizations that are significantly advancing diversity, inclusion and the dignity of all people in Missouri’s legal profession and in communities in which exceptional legal work impacts justice for all....
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