The Paralegal Studies program is featured inĀ Paralegal Today ™ online magazine: http://paralegaltoday.com/paralegal-schools/

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Tips on how to be successful

How to be a successful paralegal student

  • Attend every class session (arrive on time)
  • Read the assignment before class
  • Participate in class discussions and activities
  • Take notes
  • Follow instructions and ask questions when necessary
  • Complete homework in a timely manner
  • Improve your organizational skills
  • Meet with the professor if you need help!

How to be a successful paralegal

  • Arrive at work early and be ready to go when your shift begins
  • Plan your day before you arrive
  • Take notes
  • Follow instructions and ask questions when necessary
  • Complete assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Improve your organizational skills
  • Meet with the supervisor if you need help!

I hope you see the correlation between a successful student and a successful paralegal.

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Alaska Divorce Courts will now treat pets more like children!

A couple of weeks ago, I posted an article explaining how pets are considered property under the law.

Now, I am posting information about a new Alaska state statute that requires divorce courts to consider the animal’s well being and empowers judges to assign joint custody over pets. Read more here: https://www.adn.com/alaska-life/pets/2017/01/25/in-a-first-alaska-divorce-courts-will-now-treat-pets-more-like-children/

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In a divorce who gets “visitation” rights with the family pet?

In a case of first impression an Illinois appellate court decided that courts have no authority to enter an order requiring that a soon-to-be-ex spouse have visitation rights with the family pet.

Read more here: http://www.familylawtopics.com/2016/01/divorce-illinois-courts-authority-order-pet-visitation/.

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Happy Halloween!

Do you suffer from “coulrophobia?” In Virginia is it legal to wear a mask in public? Find out here: http://valawyersweekly.com/2016/10/03/clowns-to-the-left-of-me-jokers-to-the-right-2/

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