Issue #23
Take me to the TPJ Archives

Focus on. . .

Nancy Carmen McLauglin, CLAS
A memorial tribute to the editor of the Texas Paralegal Journal, one of LAD’s most valuable and well-respected volunteers.

The Most Valuable Gift
by Maribeth Scott
This article tell us who, what,where and how to execute a sound estate plan.

Cover: The cover is meant to convey how each life touches other lives, and how the “overlap” of lives and friendships creates something beyond just the individuals involved.


Hot "Cites"

Expert Witnesss, How to be Sure that Yours are Qualified
by Lori A. Daly
Whether you work on cases for plaintiff or defendants, whether the cases in which you are involved are pending in federal or state courts, whether the cases are criminal or civil, chances are at some point you will be in need of an expert witness.....

Dual Representation and the Tripartite Relationship in Insurance Defense
by David W. Lauritzen
Are you aware of potential pitfalls and other complications involved when defending an insured under an insurance policy with a carrier?

More Month Than Money
by Craig Hackler

Legal Research 101
by Joan Olson, CLA

Et Al.

Live Fully! Be Alive!
by Javan Johnson, CLAS

Texas Forum XIX: Career Diversity — Differing Roles for Today’s Paralegals
by Michele Boerder, CLA

District 2 News
by Kim Cantu, CLA, Director

Member News
Recognition and What’s Coming Up....

LAU 2001—Dallas


The Ethics of Agreements
by Ellen Lockwood

Suggestions this month from Linda J. Wolf,  Dallas



Everyone likes to see their name in print...well...almost everyone! If you would like to see your’s, all you have to do is submit an article to The Texas Paralegal Journal. It doesn’t have to be a tome—it can be as short as one-half page. Or if you have more to say, you can take up to five (5) single-spaced, typewritten pages. If you need ideas, take a look at the following suggestion: 
Criminal Law: Concealed Handgun Law; Pre-Litigation: Subrogation, Interview Techniques, Obtaining a Proper Witness Statement; Litigation: Trial Notebooks, Organization of Complex Document Production, Use of Databases, "On-the-Road" (working on a case out of your immediate area-what you need to know); Corporate/Business Law; Immigration; Environmental Law; Maritime and Admiralty
Products Liability; Medical Malpractice (including the role of the nurse/paralegal); Real Estate; Entertainment and Intellectual Property; Non-Traditional Roles for Legal Assistants; Pro Bono

These are only a few ideas for potential articles. If you feel you don’t have anything to contribute, you probably know someone who does. Either contact them directly, or let us know their information and we will track them down.  We are also looking for suggestions for "Paralegal Pointers" "Law & Disorder" and our "Web Wizards" columns.  Also welcome are your comments and criticisms of our publications and website.

To share your ideas or submit an article, please contact:

Norma Hackler, Coorinator
Legal Assistants Division
P. O. Box 1375
Manchaca, TX 78652
512/280-1776 (o)
512/291-1170 (fax) 


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