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Paralegal Studies -- Rockland Community College

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Are you thinking of hiring a paralegal?

If so, please consider a current paralegal student or graduate from RCC's American Bar Association approved Paralegal Program.

  • Courses our students take include:
    Civil Litigation, Real Estate Practice, Domestic Relations, Computer Legal Applications, Legal Research and Writing, and Estate Administration and Probate

  • Students complete assignments that they would be expected to fulfill as a paralegal in a law firm

  • Our students are willing to fill full-time, part-time and/or temporary positions


    Please contact us to help find the appropriate paralegal for your firm.

    JENNIFER L. FREDEMAN, ESQ.

    Job Placement Coordinator/Adjunct faculty Paralegal Studies
    Rockland Community College mailto:jfredema@sunyrockland.edu

    "Choosing the Paralegal program at RCC was the best educational decision I could have made. The faculty was very helpful in the classroom and beyond. I apply the skills I learned at RCC every day at work. Thanks to the Paralegal program and the job placement service, I have gained entry into a rewarding career."

    - Jordan Gaspard, 2014 Graduate

    Paralegal Studies 845-574-4169 www.sunyrockland.edu

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Robert Ambrogi:

I was in Chicago this week for the Clio Cloud Conference, where I sat in horrified disbelief as keynote speaker Cindy Cohn, legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, described the extent of government snooping on our digital lives. As we all know, of course, it is not just the government that is tracking us. Any number of companies are gathering data about our every click and every purchase.

In case you need a reminder of this, check out your location history on Google maps. It constantly tracks your location through your mobile phone or tablet. Above you see mine for the past week, showing my travels from Massachusetts to Chicago. Where did I go while in Chicago? I just need to zoom in to see everywhere I went during my time there. I can zoom in as close as need be for details or back out for the big picture. If I click on any of the red dots, I can see the precise time and date I was at that location.

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Time Management Tip #15: Eliminate Bad Clients - Legal Ease Blog

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Being busy isn't the same as being successful or profitable. Getting rid of bad clients makes room for you to take on additional, higher value clients - and chances are that your higher value clients will be less price sensitive. Often, you can make more money with less high value clients than you can with high volume practice filled with lower value clients.


Read more:  http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/2014/09/time-management-tip-15-eliminate-bad-clients.html#ixzz3EZRJtION

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This Simple Email Habit Will Make You More Productive -- Lawyerist

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If Inbox Zero sounds good in theory but you are too busy to spend time learning a full-on System for managing your email, here is a simple way to get your email under control that you can start going as soon as you are finished reading this post.

To get your email under control, you don't need to read books, watch a video, buy anything, download anything, or get a fancy email app. All you have to do is start using something that is already built into your email.

One Simple Rule

Star/flag a message if you have to do something with it.

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Bash "Shellshock" vulnerability - what you need to know | Naked Security

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Shellshock is the media-friendly name for a security bug found in Bash, a command shell program commonly used on Linux and UNIX systems. 

The bug is what's known as a Remote Code Execution vulnerability, or RCE. 

This means that someone who isn't already logged on to your computer might be able to trick Bash into running a program that it wasn't supposed to.

Officially, the bug is documented as CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169.

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We should note 1st of all that you can update your iOS device through a Mac with iTunes without having much extra space. That might be the quickest/easiest way to go 

Today iOS 8 came out. There was a massive rush to try to install and download it. The one thing that we were not prepared for or made aware of was the need to have up to 4.7-6.9 GB of space available in order to download and install iOS 8. The reason you needed 4.7-6.9 available is that the 1.1-1.3 GB download of iOS 8 also needs to move a lot of files around during installation.

If you are like us, you might not have that much space needed on your iOS device. We've spent the last year downloading music, videos and apps to the point where our iPads tell us to stop. So now we need to delete some of our stuff.

Once you free up your space on your device, and back up your device, then you will be officially ready to download iOS 8. In this how-to I will discuss the two different methods to free up storage space off the device, either from the device itself, or managing the device while being connected to the computer through iTunes...

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Office Lens Update Brings Ability To Create Office Documents From Pictures

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Microsoft describes the Office Lens app for Windows Phone akin to having a scanner in your pocket. Users simply need to take a photo through the application to digitalize notes on blackboards or whiteboards. It also makes it easier to easily store important documents and business cards in digital format. Today the Office Lens app has been updated with a new functionality that will allow users to create Office documents out of the pictures that they snap.


Watchup - Your daily newscast

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Our 'Lawyer2Lawyer' Podcast Begins its 10th Year · Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

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Robert Ambrogi:

This week marks the beginning of the 10th year of Lawyer2Lawyer, the legal-affairs podcast cohosted by J. Craig Williams and me and produced by the Legal Talk Network. We are the longest-running legal podcast and one of the longest-running podcasts of any kind. By my rough count, we've done over 400 shows.




About Adblock Plus-The Scout Report

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As far as the staff at Scout is concerned, ads are the bitter cup of the web surfing experience. Enter Adblock Plus, a free browser extension that 300 million users have already downloaded. This handy installation blocks ads all over the web, including YouTube and Facebook. Compatible with Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer


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From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014. https://www.scout.wisc.edu



Apple Watch Update: More Details and Hands-On Impressions-David Pogue

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David Pogue had the opportunity to try the AppleWatch and provides some of his impressions :

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DVD release of the 1961 cartoon.

DVD release of the 1961 cartoon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What you also couldn't tell in the keynote presentation was how this watch feels and sounds. It issues little vibrations of various intensities (it can control both the intensity and the rapidity of the vibration), which will have different meanings. For example, one vibration means "turn left" when you're using GPS, and another means "turn right." The watch is light and comfortable, and its sounds are clear and full of personality.

There's a speaker and a microphone on the watch. You can, in fact, take and make phone calls from your wrist, Dick Tracy style. That goofy ergonomic position was first made laughable by the Samsung Gear watches, so I'm not sure how many people will use it -- but you can do it if you want.

Read Pogue's entire review here.

Viewabill

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Clients aren't spending less on legal fees. They are spending more carefully. Viewabill shows your clients that you are careful, attentive and efficient. With access to pre-bill information, your clients focus on your work. Not the invoice.

Legal services are not changing; customer service is.

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Clients aren't spending less on legal fees. They are spending more carefully. Viewabill shows your clients that you are careful, attentive and efficient. With access to pre-bill information, your clients focus on your work. Not the invoice.

Legal services are not changing; customer service is.

With Viewabill, keeping clients informed and up-to-date during the billing cycle minimizes write offs. It also speeds up collection times by eliminating the post-invoice back-and-forth. And since your attorneys know their clients may review work-in-progress entries, time entries are entered routinely and accurately.

A little transparency goes a long way. In the "New Normal", client service will be the difference.




Judge orders lawyer to put on socks-ABA Journal

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Told by an Indiana judge that a local court rule requires lawyers to wear socks, Todd Glickfield resisted.

"I hate socks," he told Blackford Circuit Judge Dean Young, who at first saw to it that the attorney was privately advised during a break about the need to don the footwear.

After Glickfield said he didn't intend to comply with the no-socks rule unless it was proven to him, Young documented their conversation in an Aug. 26 court order.

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Above the Law provides a copy of the court order (PDF).


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11 Awkward Things About Email | Wait But Why

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Email is one of those things that's just a part of your life, period. Most of us know someone who has closed their Facebook account or refused to join in the first place in a little foot-stomping stand by their ego, and you might even know someone who is thrilled with themselves for not owning a smartphone.

But within the adult internet-using world, no one is allowed to not have email.
Not having email today would be the equivalent of not having a phone number--you'd have to be reallydoing your own thing to go there.
And so here we all are, typing things into compose windows, battling down our inboxes, and it's going pretty well--but like any world of social interaction, email has its difficulties.


In my last column, I shared how Judge Richard Wesley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is using his iPad while on the bench. I explained how he got started using technology--by using PDFs instead of paper documents--and eventually transitioned to using his iPad for many of his judicial duties. And we learned that not only does he use an iPad, he has managed to convince some of his Second Circuit colleagues to do the same, thus reducing the amount of paper used by the judges.

It was clear from my last column that Judge Wesley is sold on the benefits of using technology. But he's also well aware of the drawbacks--a topic I promised to cover in today's column. So let's get started.

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Offer Unbundled Legal Services to Compete in Today's Legal Market

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Startups and entrepreneurs in need of legal assistance are seeking alternatives to the traditional law firm model for convenience and affordability. Law firms are responding by providing unbundled legal services through different models, and doing so without sacrificing revenue.

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