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The Estrin Report
Los Angeles, CA
CEO Estrin Legal Staffing; CEO & Co-Founder, Organization of Legal Professionals; Editor-in-Chief: KNOW, The Magazine for Paralegals & OLP eJournal; Founder International Paralegal Association; Co-Founder Intern'l Paralegal Management Association
Interests: Learning, teaching, writing, laughing, creating organizations, using my imagination, film, theatre, hearing your story
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Have you ever noticed that colleagues around you were getting promoted or moving on to higher level positions and you were not? And yet, you know that you are just as qualified, if not more than they are? I read this article and right over my head, a brilliant fluorescent light came on and the dawning of the age of promotions came alive. These five signs are so hidden on the job that I will bet ($.25, I never go more than $.25), that you never would have thought these subtle moves on your part were not showing what a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Estrin Report
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“In all the time I have been working, I have never witnessed any candidate say, “Gee, let me give them Jane Doe as a reference. She really hated me.” Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Estrin Report
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The Estrin Report is moving to a new domain and a new blogging platform. From TypePad to WordPress Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2021 at The Estrin Report
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Tips for Job Seekers and Employers: For those of you seeking a dynamic new job: Do not use a resume that is “one size fits all”. Tailor your resume to the job description. Employers will not imagine that you have had the right responsibilities for the job if it is not on the resume. For those of you seeking a top candidate: Don’t waste your time with what you think are “behavioral” questions such as: If you were an animal, what would you be? Or, who would you most like to have dinner with?” We are not psychologists and really,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2021 at The Estrin Report
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Is there a bright future for Paralegals? The Bureau of Labor Statistics is out with their 2020 Occupational Outlook for Paralegals and Legal Assistants. Bottom line – it’s not a bad time to be in, or to be getting into, a paralegal or legal assistant position*. Consider these findings: o Median annual pay is $51,750, compared with $39,800 for all occupations in the US. o 80% of paralegals and legal assistants earn between $32-82,000. o The federal government, finance, and insurance sectors pay the most, with a median income above $84,000 per year. o Employment of paralegals and legal assistants... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2021 at The Estrin Report
Are you seeking a new position? Our client, a global law firm, is seeking an experienced Trusts & Estate Planning Paralegal for its Los Angeles. You will work with very high-wealth clients in high profile roles. The ideal candidate has at least 5 years experience in a law firm; BA and paralegal certificate. The salary is up to $135,000 with great benefits and stable environment in this COVID day and age. Send your resume to chere@estrinlegalstaffing.com Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2021 at The Estrin Report
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The following is one attorney's view of how the pandemic has affected his work. Not everyone is having the same experience. There are some very scary stories out there, lots of successes, too many halls of shame and finally, acceptance. Here is Ted Wells, litigation attorney in Los Angeles. Communication with Colleagues and Support Staff I miss popping into my colleagues’ offices to chat or to hear their thoughts about how to handle this or that problem or motion. I miss impromptu coffee runs. But what I’ve lost in that sort of thing I’ve gained in group chats and Zoom... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2021 at The Estrin Report
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Young people forget that old people had a career before they retired..... Charley, a new retiree-greeter at WalMart, just couldn't seem to get to work on time. Every day he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean-shaven, sharp-minded and a real credit to the company and obviously demonstrating their "Older Person Friendly" policies. One day the boss called him into the office for a talk. "Charley, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang-up job when you finally get here; but your being late so often... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2020 at The Estrin Report
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"Once there was a young woman who heard that an old wise woman had the secret of wisdom. The young woman was determined to track the old woman down. After traveling many months, the young woman found the old woman in a cave. She entered and addressed the old woman: "Old Wise Woman, I hear you have The Secret of Wisdom. " Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2020 at The Estrin Report
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Every Legal Professional's To Do List Wear mask. Ride the horse in the direction it is going. Social distance. There was too much huggy, kissy stuff anyway. Wash hands over and over and over. Use hand lotion to restore your youthful dewy look. Don't go to big parties or large or even medium gatherings of any kind. It's not worth dying for. Listen to the scientists. They know better than us. Really, they do. And, Vote Your vote IS important. If you want things to change for the better, this is the best solution. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at The Estrin Report
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An open letter: I am sure all of you are aware of the terrible fires raging in the West. Normally, when things of this nature occur, we glance at the TV and think, "That's terrible" but honestly, other than following the story on the news, we really do not know how it feels to have a disaster hit you. It's something that happens to someone else. Now, I do know. In the Oregon fires raging across the state during the past couple of weeks, my family lost all of our property (7 acres) when it burned to the ground. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2020 at The Estrin Report
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You might have noticed some of your bosses and colleagues and friends getting somewhat, well, downright testy during this Coronavirus time. No wonder! Huge changes, disruption of business and home life, financial woes, uncertainty about the future, little or no social contact and that stay-at-home confinement we are all getting tired of. What I noticed is the effect this crazy upside-down time is having on our emails. Yes, our emails. I noticed that more and more, emails are getting somewhat, if not totally, passive-aggressive. Based upon what I recently found out, I am willing to bet $.25 (I never go... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2020 at The Estrin Report
Join us for a dynamic webinar: Learning Vacuum Aug. 12 - 10 AM Why are associates, paralegals and legal professionals not learning as effectively during COVID-19? Because the usual way of learning by osmosis has been suspended, while everyone works at home. The ‘incidental’ learning, such as junior lawyers listening in to their senior colleague’s phone calls and meetings, is just not happening in quite the same way. The turning your chair around to ask a quick question becomes a big deal, it now necessitates setting up a call or virtual meeting. In this webinar you will come away: Understanding... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2020 at The Estrin Report
Join us for a dynamic free webinar! 5 Steps to Avoid Age Discrimination - How to get employers to avoid your age and focus on your talents and abilities. August 14th @10am Pacific/12pm Central/1pm EST. Don't miss this all important webinar! Register today for this free and informative webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1175343154195461644 What people are saying about Estrin Legal Staffing webinars: "Awesome webinar!!!!! Thank you for the nuggets. I needed this because definitely not getting the wealth of powerful info from any other organization." Sheila Brown "I really enjoyed your webinar today. I found it to be insightful and extremely helpful. It... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2020 at The Estrin Report
Join us for this all important free webinar: "How to Create a Powerful LinkedIn Profile." This dynamic webinar shows you the secrets, tips and tricks to stand out from the competition and gives you a tremendous opportunity to attract potential employers, get promotions, speaking gigs, articles and more. July 23rd. 11:30 Pacific/1:30 Central/2:30 EST Over 2,500 people have signed up for our career path webinar series in the past 4 months. Don't miss this! Register: How to Build a Powerful LinkedIn Profile - July 23 - 11:30-12:30 PST/1:30 Central 2:30 Eastern Free webinar https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6933429472504512526 Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2020 at The Estrin Report
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Estrin Legal Staffing Connecting expert professionals and top law firms across the country. Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2020 at The Estrin Report
Thanks,Barbara! I am very positive that being positive is the only way to go! We all have challenges, some more so than others. It all comes down to how we choose to handle those challenges.
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Today is my birthday. It’s one of those Big-O numbers. It's the kind where AARP tracks you down. I don’t mind, really. I feel more confident than ever – nothing much shakes me up too much anymore. With things the way they are in this upside- down world, the day has caused me to review my current situation: My business, legal staffing, is the third largest industry to be hit next to hospitality and retail. Everything was going so well in the first quarter. In fact, it was going to be one of my best years ever. Then, along with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2020 at The Estrin Report
JOB ALERT!! JOB ALERT!! Are you seeking a position in Los Angeles? It may be a tough market out there but firms are still looking! Our clients may have just the job you are looking for. Take a look: Personal Injury Litigation Paralegal - Must have at least 2 yrs. PI exp. Legal Assistant - Personal Injury Firm - Must speak fluent Spanish Intake Paralegal - Personal Injury Firm - Must speak fluent Spanish Receptionist - Must speak fluent Spanish Class Action Attorneys - work remotely - Must have Class Action exp. and CA license Class Action Attorney - Sherman... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2020 at The Estrin Report
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It's finally happened and it took a pandemic to bring it about: Law firms are finally recognizing that allowing employees to work remotely does work. Law firms have always been slow to change. That's a fact. Back in the days when computers were just coming about, lawyers felt they didn't want them because it would interfere with billable time. Fast forward several years later, and law firms did not want to send their documents to outside vendors because they wanted to keep the documents close to them - even if they never visited the vendor who was processing the data.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2020 at The Estrin Report
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PRESS RELEASE National Legal Staffing Organization Announces Formation of MediSums, Medical Records Summarizing, Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic Estrin Legal Staffing Expands to Include Medicolegal Services in New Division LOS ANGELES, CA – Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – Newly-formed MediSums, a division of Estrin Legal Staffing, adds chronologies and medical record summaries prepared by licensed doctors and legal nurses to its client services. The launch comes at a critical time as the COVID-19 global pandemic adds pressure with personal injury, med/mal, products liability, mass tort, healthcare, workers comp cases and insurance claims on the rise. “The best Plan B's are different, but... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2020 at The Estrin Report
Correction: The Stress Seminar for Attorneys is tomorrow, May 15rh at 10am Pacific/12 Central/1pm Eastern: Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2523407080072810252 Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2020 at The Estrin Report
Join Estrin Legal Staffing and MediSums, Medical Records Summarizing for a dynamic free webinar: How Attorneys Can Deal with Stress During Covid-19. Presented by Mark Gorkin, LICSW, The Stress Doc, a renowned speaker and author. Tomorrow, May 14 10am Pacific/12:00 Central/1pm Eastern. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2523407080072810252 Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2020 at The Estrin Report
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Finally. Some movement. Whether you are anxious that it is too soon to physically return to the office or you are ready, willing and able, it is inevitable. We are going back at some point. It's been a long and difficult haul for most people! Some have adapted nicely to WFH while others are struggling with overwhelming pressure to handle family, kids in home school, parent caring, added workload, and staying inside and creating a working space in their home that should be in a 7x10 foot cubicle located in the Firm complete with plastic unbreakable walls. I spoke with... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at The Estrin Report
Announcing MediSums, medical records summarizing. Here's the most economical and efficient way to get your medical records summarized. MediSums medical records summarizing is completed only by licensed doctors and legal nurses. You get a complete and very accurate summary or chronology. Most of all, our doctors can provide medical opinions and design deposition questions. Reserve your team now! www.MediSums.com chere@MediSums.com MediSums, a division of Estrin Legal Staffing. Experience the difference. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at The Estrin Report