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Senate Bill 12 Update (6/29/2012) – Call to Action Today

June 29, 2012 Legislation

[Latest Update from the California Escrow Association (CEA) - 6/29/2012] We know it is month end; you are busy, and tired, and just glad it’s Friday.  But SB 12 goes to the Assembly Revenue & Taxation Committee on Monday, July 2nd. Assembly Members on the committee will be briefed by their staffs on Monday morning. It is MORE URGENT THAN EVER BEFORE that you send in your letter AND make your call today. The following “to do”…READ MORE

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Five Trends Guaranteed to Change the Face of the Paralegal Profession, Part Five

June 29, 2012 Corporate

We are pleased to welcome Chere Estrin, editor-in-chief for SUE and KNOW magazines, as a special guest blogger. Please read on for the final  installment of Chere’s five-part blog series on trends in the paralegal profession. Please look back over the last several weeks’ posts to read parts one through four. Trend Number Five:  Regulation for Paralegals At least 12 states have passed or seriously debated regulating paralegals. This…READ MORE

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Senate Bill 12 Update (6/27/2012) – Call to Action

June 27, 2012 Legislation

[Latest Update from the California Escrow Association (CEA) - 6/27/2012] Yesterday, SB 12 (as amended - SB 12 - Assembly Rev & Tax Committee_2012, SB_12_AsAmended) passed out of the Assembly Judiciary Committee. While this action was not unexpected, it makes our letter-writing campaign even more important. In preparation for the next hearing that will take place on Monday, July 2nd, in the Assembly Revenue & Taxation (“Rev &…READ MORE

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Five Trends Guaranteed to Change the Face of the Paralegal Profession, Part Four

June 22, 2012 Corporate

We are pleased to welcome Chere Estrin, editor-in-chief for SUE and KNOW magazines, as a special guest blogger. Please read on for the fourth installment of Chere’s five-part blog series on trends in the paralegal profession. Please look back over the last several weeks’ posts to read parts one through three. Trend Number Four: E-Discovery Unless you completed your first day in paralegal school only yesterday, you must know about e-discovery…READ MORE

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Senate Bill 12 Update (6/19/2012) – Call to Action

June 20, 2012 Legislation

[Latest Update from the California Escrow Association (CEA) - 6/19/2012] Today SB 12 was heard in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. It did not move out of the committee for several reasons; among them, your letter writing and calling to your Assembly Members who serve on that Committee. We expect SB 12 will be heard again in the Assembly Judiciary Committee next Tuesday morning. If it makes it out of the committee on its second attempt,…READ MORE

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SB12 Update (6/15/2012) – Take Action Today to Oppose SB12

June 15, 2012 Legislation

[Original Message from the California Escrow Association. Please take action on or before 6/15/2012.] Action 1: Make a Call Now Dear CEA Members: The time is now.  We need each and every one of you with legislators on the Assembly Judiciary Committee to call your Assembly Member now, today, to express your opposition to SB 12.  It is urgent that committee members hear from you, their constituents, today. If you have not yet checked…READ MORE

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Five Trends Guaranteed to Change the Face of the Paralegal Profession, Part Three

June 15, 2012 Corporate

We are pleased to welcome Chere Estrin, editor-in-chief for SUE and KNOW magazines, as a special guest blogger. Please read on for the third installment of Chere’s five-part blog series on trends in the paralegal profession. Trend Number Three: Merger Mania and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act If only Enron, WorldCom, Computer Associates, Qwest, Comverse, Adelphia and others hadn’t generated so many business scandals. We probably wouldn’t…READ MORE

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Five Trends Guaranteed to Change the Face of the Paralegal Profession, Part Two

June 08, 2012 Corporate

We are pleased to welcome Chere Estrin, editor-in-chief for SUE and KNOW magazines, as a special guest blogger. Please read on for the second installment of Chere’s five-part blog series on trends in the paralegal profession. Trend Number Two: Offshoring Lawyers and Paralegals Mention offshoring, and most paralegals and attorneys storm out of the room. But outsourcing does not appear to be fading away. Hiring attorneys in India or the…READ MORE

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Senate Bill 12 – Bulk Sale Law Updates (6/3/2012)

June 05, 2012 UCC, Legislation

[Updated: 6/5/2012] There is news and updates to report regarding SB12 and the efforts being made to defeat it. Please see the letter linked here, composed by the Escrow Institute’s Tim Egan and other committee members listed below, which voices our collective concerns. Larry Shewfelt Donna GradyDiane Boudreau-Tschetter Nancy Silberberg Beulah Stidham Patsy Mercado PJ Garcia Further, they have an SB 12 conference call set for this…READ MORE

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Five Trends Guaranteed to Change the Face of the Paralegal Profession, Part One

June 01, 2012 Corporate

We are pleased to welcome Chere Estrin, editor-in-chief for SUE and KNOW magazines, as a special guest blogger. Please read on for the first installment of Chere’s five-part blog series on trends in the paralegal profession. Remember when corporations were trusted entities, jobs were had by a quick reference check (or none at all) and anyone who wanted to, could call themselves a paralegal? Recent trends moving the business world have…READ MORE

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