Apple Self Storage Donates $18,460 To The ABLE Network

Apple Self Storage donated a total of $18,460 to the ABLE Network, a non-profit organization assisting young adults with intellectual disabilities.

The money you raised goes a long way towards making our program affordable to families that can benefit from it.”

— Barb Allan

AURORA, ONTARIO, CANADA, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Apple Self Storage has been working with The ABLE Network for many years. Last year they donated a total of $15,580 but this year they were able to raise $50,000 through a series of support programs. This month they presented a giant cheque totalling $18,460 to Doug Sooley at the Annual Awards Dinner. They are proud and honoured to have Doug as such a wonderful addition to the administration team at Apple Self Storage.

The Founder of the ABLE Network, Barb Allan says "ABLE sends a huge THANK YOU to all of you for the HUGE cheque that you gave us! Your support is so amazing!! How lucky are we to be part of your amazing organization! The money you raised goes a long way towards making our program affordable to families that can benefit from it. We really appreciate your continuous support. Many, many thanks from all of us at ABLE!"

MORE ABOUT APPLE SELF STORAGE
Known for having the best managed self storage facilities in Canada, Apple Self Storage strives to deliver a genuine and authentically great storage experience across every one of its 33 facilities. The family-owned company has established close bonds with the communities in which it operates through regular pursuit of opportunities to assist organizations that enrich them. It has done so since their very first facility opened in 1974. Apple Self Storage is actively looking to expand their third party management platform as well as expanding through acquisitions and new developments.

MORE ABOUT THE ABLE NETWORK:
The ABLE Network is a fee for service, registered charity located in Aurora, Ontario. Their participants are supported in 5 core programs of work experience, transit training, recreation, literacy and volunteer activities. The ABLE Network is based on strong principles and research that states that inclusion of persons with an ID in natural settings provides them with an equal opportunity to make a contribution to the health and well-being of their community.

For more information about the ABLE Network visit: http://www.theablenetwork.ca/

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Swissbit Introduces new CompactFlash™ Cards

Obsolete in the consumer sector but very much in high demand for industrial applications and available through Swissbit with its C5x series: CompactFlash™

Swissbit introduces new CompactFlash™ cards that place state-of-the-art flash memory technology into the old data media format for industrial applications

BRONSCHHOFEN, SWITZERLAND, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Since the development of the first Swissbit CompactFlash™ cards back in 2001, the largest independent manufacturer of memory and storage solutions in Europe has continuously launched new product-extensions as part of its long-term support strategy. Swissbit is currently promoting the C-500, C-56 and C-50 models – its latest CompactFlash™ product ranges that introduce state-of-the-art flash memory technology into the old data media format.

Even though PATA was replaced by faster interfaces a long time ago in the computer market, there is still a high demand for CompactFlash™ cards for systems that remain in use for decades and are still supplied as new in their original versions. These are mainly employed in automation, train controls as well as network and communication systems.

This new family of industrial CompactFlash™ cards comprises the C-500 range with SLC NAND, the C-56 range with everbit™ pSLC technology and the cost-effective C-50 with durabit™ MLC memory. All three Swissbit ranges offer a latest generation high-performance controller and firmware that is optimized for industrial and NetCom applications. The robust and highly reliable products comply with the advanced industrial temperature class -40 to 85°C.

Designed for Durability
These new CompactFlash™ cards with capacities between 512 MB and 128 GB are based on state-of-the-art NAND technology, which guarantees their availability for the remaining product lifetime of the systems. The cards are CFA-6.1 compatible and support UDMA6 and PIO6 modes. A special feature is the page-organized firmware that, compared to previous similar products, increases the write data rate for small data packets by factor 50 to 70 and the permitted write data volume to twice or three times the volume of previous solutions.

All 3 variants come with a data maintenance mode that regularly checks the data stability, even for memory areas that are rarely written to, and if necessary, re-writes them to ensure long-term data retention.

C-5x products are manufactured at the Swissbit plant in Berlin with rigorous and strict final testing performed on every single card. Samples of both C-500 and C-56 are available and C-50 will follow shortly by the end of the year.

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Ari Carlson of Arbonne International to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

EAGLE, IDAHO, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — A monthly salary is hardly enough to get by anymore. An extra $500 or $1000 a month can make a big difference That’s why it has become so important for people to have a secondary source of income.

One of the most popular ways to generate secondary income is through multilevel marketing companies. Also known as affiliated or network marketing, multilevel marketing companies utilize a network of independent distributors to deliver their products or services to the customers who want them, providing a platform to fast track business success.

Ari Carlson is a regional vice president of Arbonne International, a multilevel marketing company that specializes in the manufacture and distribution of health and skincare products.

“What drew me to Arbonne is I always had an entrepreneurial bug in me,” says Ari. “I had worked for a Fortune 100 company, climbed the corporate ladder with success, but I just never felt really fulfilled in that corporate career. When I quit to be home with my kids, I was looking for something that was flexible and I would enjoy. This business model allows me to be an entrepreneur and I can build it as big or as I wanted that's what drew me to it. When I started to have dramatic, noticeable results with the products, I knew I was where I was meant to be.”

Ari says one of the biggest concerns people have when they're evaluating whether this business can be a fit for them is whether they know enough people, but Ari says it doesn't really matter who you know today. If you have a desire to succeed, you find the people. Fortune is in the follow-up.

Still, you don't want to be intrusive; accosting people in the skincare aisle of your local supermarket is not the way to go. Not everyone walking down the street is a good fit for your business or your products. The only way to truly to succeed is to be genuinely interested in people, with no agenda.

“If you're genuinely interested in people, you're going to hear them share their dreams and desires. That provides an opportunity to say, ‘Hey, I have something that can help,’” says Ari. “When you're out networking, you have to do it with an authenticity. You are intentionally looking to meet new people, but not with dollar signs in your eyes. More I'm looking for people who are looking for me. I have to get out there and meet people or I'm not going to find them.”

Ari says the key to success in network marketing is to continuously nurture relationships.

“Some people come in with a lot of confidence it and some people come in with almost none of it. There's a learning curve, but I think that one of the things this industry offers in general and which Arbonne does really well is personal growth,” says Ari. “There's so much mentoring and coaching that you receive from really highly successful people who have your best interest at heart. One of the beautiful things about this business is that then adds value to every area of your life.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Ari Carlson in an interview with Jim Masters on December 17th at 3pm EST.

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If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Ari Carlson, visit www.aricarlson.arbonne.com

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If you plan on doing any Cannabis Business in California or Canada, you should read this -TLC Lab Supply has you covered

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MEDFORD, OREGON, USA, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Current California Cannabis Testing Laws, established 2018

Commercial Products: Table of what the State of California requires for commercial testing of cannabis products according to California Code of Regulations, Section 5715, and the regulations that follow applying January 1, 2018 and July 1, 2018.Cannabinoid testing is the first item in the list referring to identification and potency. The TLC methodology refers to this requirement only. TLC (Thin Layer Chromatography) analysis is currently not allowed under current law for the primary testing of commercial products for sale. However, it does not cover private testing of TLC by home growers, end users, and others wanting to test their own products. Also, TLC can be used as a preliminary guide by commercial growers and manufacturers before sending their products off to be tested in a state-licensed testing facility Note: the date December 31, 2018 when the final testing requirements go into effect.

We are TLC Lab Supply an Oregon based company that has been serving the cannabis industry for over 8 years. We have been supplying product producers, research developers, hemp and recreational growers, medical professionals and indivisuals with complete easy to use TLC testing kits and supplies specifically for cannabis plant material and products made from cannabis plant material.

These testing kits are sold worldwide and are completely FDA, cGMP, UNODC, USP and HEALTH CANADA Approved. You can test for THC, CBG, CBD, CBN all in one test. Any sample with more the 1% cannabinoid in it will be visible on the tlc plate.
Hemp Growers you will see a blank spot were the THC marker would be, that will tell you that you have less than 1% THC which is the current requirement for CBD medicines.

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People have created complete labs just using these kits (there is a complete mini lab available) in areas that have no labs for long distances, but the state or country require testing, and they report great success.

Now is the time to be part of this great new industry were everybody gets a chance to create their own business niche. We have been helping that cause with very low priced quality supplies and testing kits with consistent and accurate results that can be compared to any qualified GC machine as noted in High Times Magazine and other media outlets.

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Massey Consulting Merges with Top Southeast Accounting Firm, Dean Dorton

Leading Kentucky-based technology consulting firm announces the merging of Massey Consulting, Raleigh's premier accounting software provider.

RALEIGH, NC, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC (Dean Dorton) is expanding its presence outside the borders of Kentucky by merging in Massey Consulting, a full-service consulting firm specializing in accounting software products and services, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Massey Consulting’s team will join Dean Dorton’s technology consulting practice and expand Dean Dorton technology’s accounting software expertise, implementations, and integrations. The merger will be effective January 1, 2019.

Over the last several months, Dean Dorton has announced several areas of expansion including very recently, the establishment of a new entity – Dean Dorton Wealth Management, as an independent, registered investment advisor offering a broad range of services including retirement planning, investment consulting, portfolio management, and a host of other holistic financial planning services and Dean Dorton Technology launched a full-service cybersecurity practice.

Dean Dorton’s momentum as an expanding business advisory practice has been evident throughout this year as Dean Dorton was once again recognized as a Top Firm in the Southeast and Firm to Watch by Accounting Today and named to Sage Intacct’s President’s Club for their excellence as a value-added reseller, implementation, and support services of Cloud-based accounting solutions. For the first time in its history, the firm is stepping outside the bounds of state lines, indicating their vigilance for being true advisors to clients, no matter the location. According to David Bundy, President and CEO of Dean Dorton, “Merging with Massey Consulting increases our robust accounting software solutions team and provides an opportunity to serve clients in a broader regional area as well as expanding our capabilities nationally. We continue to stay true to our culture, which is to pursue opportunities for mergers only if the fit is right for our team members, our clients and the timing makes sense for the firm. As we continue to see higher-than-average organic growth year over year, we recognize that our presence is no longer regional but growing rapidly as a nationally-recognized firm. I could not be prouder of our team members and their efforts to be true business advisors to clients, providing holistic advice and expertise which has certainly impacted our position in the market.”

“Massey Consulting has had tremendous growth throughout the past 15 years in the Raleigh and greater Charlotte area,” noted Philip Massey, President of Massey Consulting. “Our clients’ needs always come first. With the combination of developing client needs and continuous growth, it was critical for us to find a way to continue providing high-quality service while providing clients with additional value through a broader range of specialty capabilities, advice, and solutions. In addition, we want to offer more opportunities for our employees and referral partners who are the backbone of our business.”

“In assisting clients with accounting software selection and implementation first-hand we have seen companies flourish with an increased speed of every finance and accounting process, driving faster revenue and influencing timely conversations to improve performance. We look forward to continuing to serve organizations from nonprofits to large public entities and provide innovative financial and business strategies to help our clients succeed now and in the future. The values of Dean Dorton, their founders, partners, and team, combined with their culture of being true business advisors to clients make this a great endeavor for Massey Consulting,”
Massey added.

“Today’s ever-changing technological advancements are only useful to companies if they understand how to use them to operate efficiently and effectively. By combining Dean Dorton’s technology consulting team’s capabilities with Massey Consulting’s expertise, we will be able to provide, implement, and support a variety of accounting software solutions, most notably Sage Intacct – a Cloud-based platform providing real-time data for business owners, in a much greater capacity nationally” commented Jason Miller, Director of Business Consulting Services at Dean Dorton. “When it comes to boosting our accounting software practice, Philip Massey and his team are a perfect fit. As a former CPA, Philip understands the nuances of various accounting roles and their needs, but also how software can be personalized and tailored to fit specific clients’ needs. We look forward to continuing our technology practice growth with Philip and his team.”

About Dean Dorton

Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC provides an integrated suite of audit, tax, business management, consulting and technology solutions to companies throughout the region, nationally, and internationally. The firm helps clients strategize, adapt, and change in every stage of business, from startup to growth and proper succession planning. Dean Dorton emphasizes smart technology, leading a cloud revolution of financial, operational, and compliance tools that are transforming the way companies do business. Dean Dorton technology consulting provides full-service technology solutions to businesses of all sizes – delivering excellence in technology from planning and management through implementation and continued support and improvement. Dean Dorton has been awarded Best Places to Work in Kentucky for 14 years and was an inaugural Best Place to Work Louisville honoree. Dean Dorton was named a “Top Firm in the Southeast” along with being named to the “Beyond the Top 100: Firms to Watch” list by Accounting Today in 2018. For more information visit www.deandorton.com.

About Massey Consulting

Massey Consulting, located in Raleigh, NC, is a full-service consulting firm that specializes in various implementations and integrations of accounting software. Massey Consulting integrates front-end operation management systems with back-end financial software, like cloud-based Sage Intacct or Microsoft Dynamics GP, to create a seamless business management tool. The Massey team is comprised of technology consultants that have experience as accountants, controllers, and information systems experts. Recognized as a Microsoft Gold Partner and Sage Intacct Premier Partner since 2013, Massey Consulting serves over 100 clients across the United States, Canada, and Australia. For more information on our products, services, and financial management technology, visit www.masseyconsulting.net.

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Continuing series of published articles, real estate lawyer William Blanchard reviews Paralegal Training

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In his most recent published article in a series on legal assistants, real estate lawyer William Blanchard reviews training and work assignments

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Doomsday talk persisted that technology was set to fully replace the Paralegal industry … one major law firm today uses highly sophisticated software for research previously conducted by Paralegals”

— William "Bill" Blanchard, Real Estate Lawyer

ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Continuing the publication of his articles on legal assistants in the law office, Illinois-based real estate attorney William Blanchard has issued an article on training and work assignments. The complete articles will be published on the blog of Mr. Blanchard at https://williamblanchardblog.blogspot.com/

Paralegals are a key component of an efficient law practice, and their role continues to expand. In fact, the job outlook (unlike for many other professions) is quite bright. Paralegals must undergo specific education, training and/or work experience and are utilized by many different employers, including individual practitioners, law firms, corporations and various government agencies. Different certifications and credentials are available to classify the Paralegal experience. In the traditional law firm setting, the Paralegal's time is primarily spent on substantive legal work which is billed to clients at market rates, similar to other professional staff, but at a significantly lower rate than would be charged had an Attorney been solely utilized to handle such work, as was standard in the past. This hourly billing option distinguishes Paralegals from other non-lawyer staff members. However, many legal or quasi-legal organizations do not specifically bill for Paralegal time, such as Real Estate Title Firms, Immigration Law Firms, or Bankruptcy practices. Thus, in many organizations, time spent on administrative or clerical functions is not billable to the client’s case.

Due to Ethical Rules, Paralegals will never completely replace Lawyers. Only licensed attorneys may give “legal advice” to clients, and ethical rules in all U.S. States are uniform in that Paralegals are strictly prohibited from doing so. Paralegals also are prohibited from directly accepting a client’s case, setting any fees, or representing a client in court (unless specifically authorized by the court, see below). All U.S. States require attorneys to be licensed and most have regulations imposing strict penalties for anyone who engages in the unauthorized practice of law. In fact, there are rules requiring appropriate supervision of Paralegals.

The largest employers of Paralegals within the legal profession are, naturally, law firms. However, businesses, corporations and governmental entities are large Paralegal employers as well. Paralegals are found in every area work of legal practice, ranging from business litigation, bankruptcy law practice, estate planning, personal injury law, immigration, and corporate law. In fact, Paralegals are now common in virtually every legal practice area.

Strong Need for Paralegals Continues

Doomsday talk persisted in the recent past that technology was set to fully replace the Paralegal industry as a result of software upgrades and automated advances. At least one major law firm today uses highly sophisticated software for research previously conducted by Paralegals and even Attorneys. Many predicted the end of the Paralegal profession. The Associated Press issued a report in 2013 which claimed that an increasing number of Attorneys were using software and other technologies to do the work previously performed by Paralegal staff. It is certainly true that such software and technologies can enable solo practitioners to handle most or all of their workload without the need for any Paralegal. However, in 2014 the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasted a continuing positive growth rate of 8 percent growth from 2014 to 2024, and then in 2016 readjusted that figure to a 15 percent growth from 2016 to 2026 – again documenting continued growth from its original projection.

This information is confirmed by the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), an online database that contains hundreds of occupational definitions to help job seekers, businesses and workforce development professionals to understand educational and occupational trends in today’s economy in the United States. O*NET was developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) in the 1990s. According to O*NET, the future outlook for Paralegals is bright.

The complete articles will be published on the blog of Mr. Blanchard at https://williamblanchardblog.blogspot.com/

About William B. "Bill" Blanchard

William B. Blanchard is a real estate attorney with offices in St. Charles and Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. Bill specializes in representing real estate clients for purchases and sales as well as home owner real estate tax assessment appeals. Mr. Blanchard gained distinction as a real estate assessment attorney by representing 23 Will County senior citizen home owners before the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board and winning every case; this in addition to several successful appeals before various County Boards of Appeal.

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Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 Experts VisualSP and AdaptivEdge Combine Forces

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Two Microsoft enablement firms partner to bring stronger end-user adoption and smoother change management to enterprises.

VisualSP offers our customers a programmatic approach and comprehensive help system for extending training and support to the end-user’s individualized experience.”

— Stephen Soper, Principal at AdaptivEdge

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — VisualSP, the leader in Office 365 and SharePoint contextual end-user help, announced a recent partnership with AdaptivEdge, a Microsoft Gold Partner consulting group, to provide organizations a means to better leverage their Microsoft investments. Among the goals of the partnership are improving user adoption, accelerating change management, and supporting policy compliance.

“VisualSP is the support mechanism for the frustrated end user,” said VisualSP CEO Asif Rehmani. “We focus on helping users—not by training them directly, but by guiding them at their moment-of-need to help them get their job done. AdaptivEdge provides extensive Microsoft expertise and helps to reach more organizations and create customer-specific solutions.”

The two companies have rich histories dealing with Microsoft products. Starting with the original release of SharePoint, VisualSP has built on-premises and web add-on solutions that empower users to learn on their own when adopting or migrating to Office 365 and SharePoint. Its Just-in-Time Learning® products have helped over 2 million end users. The company further extended its offerings in 2016 to include custom interactive guides called Walk-Thrus.

AdaptivEdge launched in 2013 and works closely with enterprises to implement, configure, and customize a wide range of Microsoft solutions, including Microsoft 365, Azure, Skype for Business, and SQL Server. The company helps customers evaluate products and services from a financial perspective as well as from a business and technical/functional perspective to determine the best fit for each IT initiative.

“AdaptivEdge is very excited to announce our new partnership with VisualSP. We’ve learned through hundreds of migrations and new implementations that the impact on the organization and degree of change is significant,” said Stephen Soper, principal at AdaptivEdge. “VisualSP offers our customers a programmatic approach and comprehensive help system for extending training and support to the end-user’s individualized experience. True end user adoption and behavioral change requires a long-term approach…VisualSP provides the ongoing contextual help that drives this change."

Learn more about VisualSP at www.visualsp.com. For more information about AdaptivEdge, visit the company’s website at www.adaptivedge.com.

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VisualSP® has been a leader in e-learning/performance support integration with SharePoint since 2005. The company introduced its on-demand, inline Help System for SharePoint to assist end users in developing mastery over common SharePoint tasks. In 2016, VisualSP expanded its technology solutions to online Microsoft products. The company is led by Microsoft MVP and MCT Asif Rehmani. To learn more, visit www.visualsp.com.

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Attorney Magdalena Cuprys concludes publication of "Paralegal Profession" review articles

Website Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Attorney in Florida

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Paralegals sometimes perform “legal” work that otherwise would be done by attorneys. However, the supervising Attorneys remain fully responsible.

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As in every aspect of the practice of law, utilizing Paralegal services comes with corresponding ethical considerations for the attorney or firm. Attorneys are ultimately responsible”

— Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Florida-based immigration attorney Magdalena Cuprys has published the final article in a series about Paralegals. The complete articles will be published on the Blog of Ms. Cuprys at https://magdalenacuprysblog.blogspot.com/

The Paralegal Role in the Legal Profession

In general, Paralegals are qualified to perform their responsibilities by completing an educational program, receiving training on the job, or through actual work experience. They do not undergo the rigorous training of Attorneys, nor are they licensed like attorneys. Paralegals sometimes perform “legal” work that otherwise would be done by attorneys. However, the supervising Attorneys remain fully responsible for any legal work delegated to a Paralegal and must always supervise the Paralegal’s work. There are several different types of Paralegals, the designation depends upon the required education and training. Examples are:

“Certified Paralegal”

A Certified Paralegal is a Paralegal who has completed the voluntary certification process of a professional association by developing a specified level of professional competency. The various accreditation bodies include: The National Association of Paralegals (NALA) which awards the designation of CP (Certified Paralegal) and CLA (Certified Legal Assistant) to those who meet their specific requirements and complete the competency examination. NALA also governs certain Advanced Specialty Certifications (CLAS) programs, and there also exist certain state-specific advanced competency exams.

“Registered Paralegal”

The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) awards the designation Registered Paralegal (RP) to persons who have met its requirements, which requires passing a specific competency examination known as the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam (PACE).

“Professional Paralegal”

The National Association for Legal Professionals (NALS) awards the Professional Paralegal (PP) certification designation which reflects a proficiency in procedural law, substantive law and an overall commitment to a higher standard of conduct and professionalism. NALS' Professional Paralegals may distinguish themselves further by earning Specialty Certifications in various substantive law areas.

Paralegal Work Assignments

Paralegals can be delegated any task normally performed by a lawyer, as long as the lawyer supervises the work (except those specifically proscribed by law). For example, Paralegals can review and organize client files, conduct factual and legal research, prepare documents for legal transactions, draft pleadings and discovery notices, interview clients and witnesses, and assist at closings and trials. But Paralegals (and their supervising Attorneys) must always avoid the “unauthorized practice of law.” Generally, Paralegals may not represent clients in court, take depositions, or sign pleadings. In addition, Paralegals may not establish the attorney's relationship with the client or set fees to be charged, and may not give legal advice to a client.

The continued usage of Paralegals in the profession is also a mandate of pure economics. Paralegals significantly reduce attorney burden and costs. In many instances it affords the practitioner the ability to lower legal fees in certain practice areas. They are also extremely valuable in their ability to maintain increased client communication and contact which further enhances client satisfaction and customer service. Paralegals also are of tremendous economic value to the law firm or office, as their hourly time spent on individual cases may be billed to the client separately, and at lower rates for the clients. Such staff may increase client satisfaction and provide a significant additional income stream for the law practice if managed effectively. Additional benefits to the firm as well as the community is the usage of Paralegals in Pro Bono activities and services. Paralegals enhance the ability of law firms to provide significantly more pro bono legal services as they could have through attorneys alone.

Supervising Attorneys remain ultimately liable for Paralegal work

As in every aspect of the practice of law, utilizing Paralegal services comes with corresponding ethical considerations for the attorney or firm. Attorneys are ultimately responsible for the work product of Paralegals. Even more, Attorneys are also responsible for the ethical conduct of the Paralegals whom they employ. Any transgressions by the Paralegals may subject the Attorney to professional discipline. This is due to the fact that Paralegals are not directly subject to any rules of professional conduct promulgated by courts, legislatures, or government agencies, the (supervising) Attorneys are. However, Paralegals who are members of national and/or local Paralegal associations are required to follow the ethical codes of those associations.

Billing issues for Paralegal Work

As pertains to fees and compensation, a Paralegal's substantive legal work (i.e., that which is not clerical) may be billed directly to the client just as an attorney's work is billed, or considered in setting a flat fee just as that of an attorney's work. Attorneys may compensate Paralegals based on the quantity and quality of their work and the value of that work to the law practice. Paralegal compensation, however, may not be in any way based on a contingency, by advance agreement, or on the specific outcome of a particular case. In addition, Attorneys may not split any legal fees with Paralegals nor compensate Paralegals for the referral of legal business. They are also not permitted to be a partner or shareholder in a law firm.

Where to get Paralegal Education

As previously mentioned, the educational programs for Paralegals widely vary. These programs may or may not be approved or accredited. Those educational programs that are affiliated with a college or university may offer Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, and/or certificates, which may be classified as undergraduate or post-baccalaureate certificates. Proprietary schools generally offer certificate programs. Educational programs are also available via The American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE), NALS – the Association of Legal Professionals, the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA), the National Association of Paralegals (NALA), and the American Alliance of Paralegals (AAIPI) have developed accredited curriculum.

Conclusion

Paralegals play an indispensable role in the legal profession, and if the predictions are correct, that indispensable role will continue to expand as economic pressures force law firms and businesses to become ever more cost-effective. While the job outlook for Paralegals is bright, this may adversely affect Attorneys, whose work will migrate as much as technical and ethically possible to Paralegals. Just as a doctor’s workload may in part be handled by nurses or nurse practitioners, a lawyer’s workload will end up where it is most cost-effective (subject to professional and ethical rules). The only constant in life is change, and this is just another example of how times are changing. The drum computer has to a large extent replaced the drummer in a band or studio recording. The remote-controlled drone has in part replaced the fighter pilot. The taxi driver may soon be replaced by Google’s or Uber’s self-driving cars. This goes to prove that the only constant in life, even business life, is change.

The complete articles will be published on the Blog of Ms. Cuprys at https://magdalenacuprysblog.blogspot.com/

About Magdalena Ewa Cuprys

Magdalena Cuprys is the principal of Serving Immigrants, a full-service immigration law firm offering a complete range of immigration services to both businesses and individuals. The law firm is uniquely qualified to manage the most contentious and unusual immigration needs.

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OttoLearn Agile Microlearning Wins Gold in the 2018 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards

The OttoLearn Agile Microelarning platform has won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Gold award for Excellence in the Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology.

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Neovation Learning Solutions, a disrupter in the online training field, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group gold award for excellence in the Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology category for their OttoLearn Agile Microlearning platform. Neovation’s win was announced on December 6th, 2018. The winners are listed at http://www.brandonhall.com/excellenceawards/past-winners.html.

“We are thrilled to have our OttoLearn platform win a Gold award,” said Dan Belhassen, founder & president of Neovation Learning Solutions. “The online training world is hungry to move from course completions as the only meaningful metric, to actually ensuring that learners learn and retain the knowledge. Our OttoLearn platform is designed to do exactly that, so this recognition is very meaningful to us.”

“We’re proud to honor the innovators. As human capital management continues to evolve, the creativity of the award winners is breathtaking. Organizations of all size showed that creativity and technology can create new and better work experiences for businesses and their employees,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program.

“We were blown away,” said Mike Cooke, Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group. “Our research was confirmed by the entrants’ responsiveness to the needs of employers who seek to align technology to the goals of their businesses. Every Technology Award entry embodied a win-win proposition for employers and employees.”

A panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives evaluated the entries based upon the following criteria:
Product: What was the product’s breakthrough innovation?
Unique differentiators: What makes the product unique and how does it differ from any competing products?
Value proposition: What problem does the product solve and/or what need does this product address?
Measurable results: What are the benefits customers can expect to experience as a result of using this product?

About Neovation Learning Solutions
Neovation is obsessed with unleashing human potential and increasing organizational intelligence. Neovation is focused on transforming online training through their OttoLearn Agile microlearning platform that delivers daily 2-minute training sessions to first raise a learner’s mastery level, and ensures long term retention.

About Brandon Hall Group, Inc.
With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is the most well-known and established research organization in the performance improvement industry. We conduct research that drives performance, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources. At the core of our offerings is a Membership Program that Empowers Excellence Through Content, Collaboration and Community. Our members have access to research that helps them make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, combined with research-powered advisory services customized to their needs.

Dan Belhassen
Neovation Learning Solutions
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David Pate & Rex Shepherd, One Half of the Oddyssey Quartet, To Release New Album “Seeing Sound” – December 21, 2018

ASHEVILLE, NC, USA, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The first duet release from one half of the Oddyssey Quartet, with David Pate (Sam Rivers Rivbea Orchestra) and guitarist and composer Rex Shepherd (No End of Now). “Seeing Sound” features the two playing an improvised set, creating palpable musical textures using subtle harmonic and melodic ideas and developing them into intuitive conversations, “seeing” the sound of two like minds speaking with one another.

“Playing duets with David Pate is like having a meaningful conversation with a good friend while standing on the precipice of a steep cliff, all the while wondering if you might fall off. As we played this music, we seemed to intuitively happen upon a common musical vision, so I thought that 'Seeing Sound' was an appropriate title.” – Rex Shepherd

Tracks
1. Observation
2. Meaning Everything
3. Concept
4. Saying Nothing
5. Recognition
6. Left is Right
7. Facts?
8. Turn A Round
9. Outsideways
10. Seeing Sound
11. Finding Space
12. Mind Full
13. Commonality
14. Sound Seeing

David Pate – tenor & soprano saxophones

Rex Shepherd – guitar and prepared guitar

Release Date December 21st, 2018

To purchase: https://rexshepherd.bandcamp.com/album/seeing-sound

For more information:
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