While the specifics are different with regard to each stress producer, the paralegal can identify the areas of concern, analyze each aspect of that concern, set priorities that address those concerns, obtain a greater understanding of the area of concern, investigate solutions and barriers to those solutions, and establish procedures for implementing solutions and removing or overcoming barriers to those solutions. This can, and should, be done in a direct, rational and professional way – a way that honors our own need to be efficient, effective and empowered, and honors the interrelationships and responsibilities of the legal team.
Direct Quote : A direct quote is when you use another persons words directly in your paper. Knowing when to use a direct quote is important. Do not quote everything you want to say. Most things should be paraphrased. Use a direct quote when you want the reader to read an important historical line or it is something someone said that is important. Use direct quotes sparingly, there should only be a few in the paper and they better be good ones. The key difference in citing a direct quote is that you must put quotation marks around the sentence and then cite at the end. IF YOU FAIL TO USE QUOTATION MARKS AROUND A DIRECT QUOTE YOU ARE SAYING YOU WROTE THE SENTENCE. THIS IS PLAGIARISM!!! More information on direct quotes and direct quotes over four lines to follow.
The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) is the organization that administers the Certified Paralegal Exam. Paralegals become Certified Paralegals (CP) after successfully passing the exam. Sometimes the designation is Certified Legal Assistant (CLA). To be eligible to sit for the exam one must have graduated from a paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association or a post-secondary program that awards either an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies. Certification is voluntary but it helps to make a paralegal more marketable and opens opportunities for greater responsibility and pay commensurate with it.