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Becoming a Paralegal in Real Estate Law – What Skills Are Sought?

Holding a certificate in law, or a college diploma in legal techniques, the paralegal assists his or her notary and lawyer colleagues. There is a need for them in real estate law. What skills do you need for a career in this speciality? Know how to analyze Becoming a paralegal in real estate law requires […]

Company life

Tips to Establish Trust Between a Lawyer and a Paralegal

Trust between a lawyer and a paralegal is crucial and contributes to a good working environment. Here are some behaviours to establish this culture of trust. According to Marc-André De Sève, president of the Canadian Association of Paralegals, correcting typos in a document or bringing coffee is not how a paralegal builds a bond of […]

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The Art and Method of Taking Notes Effectively

Taking notes effectively is an activity that is not easy. It demands method, practice and speed. Here are some tips to master this exercise.  Understanding this exercise. Without methods, our reflex is to want to write down everything we hear. “People do not measure the difficulty of taking notes effectively,” says Isabelle Riverin, Training Manager […]

Pay and benefits

Arguments For Negotiating a Better Salary

Paralegals living in the city can be paid twice as much as those working in the suburbs. Is threatening to go into exile in the city a good strategy to negotiate your salary? The president and founder of the Novea legal recruitment firm, Marie-Ève Altur, is not so sure. In fact, according to a salary […]

Jobs search

7 Awesome Job Search Resolutions for 2018

Whether you have been seeking a new job for several months or whether changing company is part of your good resolutions for 2018, you will have to take some initiatives to find an offer that suits you and convinces employers. Here are 7 awesome job search resolutions for 2018. 1. I will review my CV Whether […]

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Techniques and Tips to Improve your Memory

With the tons of information to be remembered, having a good memory is essential for any paralegal. Here are some tips to improve. Before embarking on practical tips, remember that a healthy lifestyle has a significant impact on our brain capacity, including memory. So diet, sleep and exercise are the first things to work on […]

Jobs search

Dare to apply without having all the qualifications !

Employers are increasingly demanding with regards to the skills of administrative employees. However, it is quite rare for a candidate to have all the requirements. Here are some tips of what to emphasize when you decide to apply without having all the qualifications. Zaïda B. Mangones, employability consultant at the Club de recherche d’emploi de […]

Company life

Paralegal Job: Between a Secretary and a Specialist

Paralegals perform both administrative and legal duties. However, recognition does not often come for these super assistants. In 2016, the British website Lawyer 2B conducted a survey of paralegals to better understand their situation. Although 67% of them rated their experience as “positive”, their role was not always clear to the lawyers they work for. […]

Company life

Organize Your Work to Be More Productive

As a legal secretary, it is essential to develop tactics to save time and gain efficiency. Our advice on how to organize your work. Responding to clients, setting up meetings, making appointments, filing legal documents, opening and distributing the mail, attending court hearings, writing minutes…  As a legal secretary, you have to do everything at […]

Company life

Top 10 steps to improve your office organization

Improve your office organization and avoid piles and files! Improve your office organization – There are recurring themes that I have seen as a small office consultant for over the years. I will outline how to best approach a common challenge – too much visible paper! It can be overwhelming and interfere with productivity. When I’m invited […]

Rights and labour standards

Labour standards : Five little-known facts

Can my employer ask me to work on public holidays? Can I choose my own vacation weeks? Here are five little-known facts concerning labour standards. In What Cases Must an Employer Pay for Work Clothes? Jocelyne Cotnoir—lawyer and Assistant Director of Legal Affairs at the Commision des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de […]

Rights and labour standards

Disrespect at work : A nuisance to consider

What is disrespect at work ? Does it happen in businesses? What are the consequences of disrespectful behaviour? These are the questions which a CROP poll, undertaken for the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréées du Québec, wanted to answer. Respect, collaboration, politeness, good manners and courtesy are some rules of conduct which ensure well-being […] network

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