Another Holiday: Shavuos

May 16, 2018

StarrParalegals will be closed Monday, May 21st, in observance of Shavuos. 

I can hear the collective “Oy vey!” from here.

The Atlanta office will close at 3 pm (EDT), Friday, May 18th (same time as any other week) and reopen Tuesday morning, May 22nd.

Shavuos celebrates the day HaShem gave us the Torah at Mount Sinai.
On Shavuos, we renew our acceptance of this very precious gift.
Oh, sure, we congregate, eat, … and we learn.
Oy, how we learn!!
All night we study and learn.

So, even if work weren’t prohibited, you wouldn’t really want an exhausted me handling your files.

We wish everyone a relaxing weekend and a hearty Chag Sameach for ‘our’ MOTs!

 

 

 

Remember, StarrParalegals is the most useful tool in your toolkit – utilize us:

  • E-filing, anywhere and everywhere
  • Bankruptcy Petition Preparation – from intake to filing – ALL chapters
  • Bankruptcy Motion Support (draft, file, serve)
    • Motions for Relief
    • Proofs of Claim
    • Notices of 4001 Examination
    • Proposed Orders
    • Fee Applications
    • and more . . .
  • Adversary Proceedings & Preference Actions (draft, file, serve)
    • Complaints/Answers
    • Case Management
  • UCC Filing, Search & Retrieval, Summarize Priority/Status
  • Litigation Support
    • Draft Pleadings
    • Document Review
    • Deposition Summaries
    • Prepare & Serve Subpoenas
    • Discovery Requests/Responses
    • Legal Research / Memoranda
  • Immigration Support

We’re here to make your billable hour worth every penny. Tell us what you NEED. We’re quick studies and welcome the opportunity to increase our skill sets. If we can’t help you, we’ll refer you to someone that can.

 

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What Part of “ONLY Licensed Attorneys” Don’t You Understand?

May 7, 2018

My company, StarrParalegals, provides paralegal support to attorneys PERIOD.

A simple concept, that is until I realized people have developed ‘selective reading’. It’s a bit like selective hearing. You know, the way a parent doesn’t hear, “Mommie!!! Mommie!!! I WANT THIS!” Or an attorney doesn’t hear repeated reminders of upcoming deadlines and bar dates 😉

Why is this an issue? Because non-lawyers keep wasting my time – constant calls from folks that “don’t really need an attorney” or “just want to ask a simple question” or who dive straight into the facts of their case despite the loud repetition of my mantra: “I’m sorry, we can’t help you. We only work for attorneys. If you’re not an attorney, we can’t help you.”

They even ignore the outgoing message on my phone, “Thank you for calling StarrParalegals … if you’re not an attorney or representative of a law firm, we can’t help you. Please hang up; don’t leave a message …” (I need to re-record it, so please don’t call to check it out.)

Everyone claims they’ve ‘been to my website’.
Nu? DID YOU SEE THE DISCLAIMER AT THE TOP OF EVERY SINGLE PAGE??!!??

Well, uh, yeah, but …

Or better yet, “I didn’t actually go to your website. You just came up on Google, so I called.” (BULL CACA!)

And the emails … OY!! The emails!!

Really? Did you REALLY look? Did you READ THE WORDS?

Clue, buy you should.

 

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It’s Almost … Spring, Pesach, and Easter

March 19, 2018

 Yes, they’re all just a few weeks away.

At StarrParalegals, we honor our commitment to Torah and our attorney-clients. Our minhag (“tradition”) is to provide our holiday schedule in advance so we can coordinate calendars, deadlines, and projects. Since Pesach and Easter overlap this year, the impact will be nominal. In addition to our regularly scheduled Shabbas shutdowns, our offices will be closed (no phone/no email) the following dates/times:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a moment to review your to-do list and calendar for any impending deadlines, then send us your wish list so we can accommodate your needs.

As always, we appreciate your business and look forward to working with you.

Chag kasher v’pesach sameach!

Pamela and the StarrParalegals‘ team

Please note: Our holiday observances, including Shabbas, officially begin before sundown the evening before (“erev”) the calendar date and end after sundown on their final day.

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Time For An Upgrade

March 14, 2018

We’re busy, busy, busy here at StarrParalegals, but never too busy for new assignments and referrals.

This Paralegal Extraordinaire started out as a true solo with a laptop, printer, phone, and internet connection. I worked at a small desk in the 2nd floor hall/landing, overlooking my living room (and with so much more natural light). A couple of years in, my friend and mentor, Lyza Sandgren, gifted me with the gorgeous desk you see below.

I wore almost all the hats those first few years. When I wasn’t working or writing, I was learning. Over 5-years, I learned myself into two graduate degrees – a Master of Science of Law and a Master of Arts in Training & Development. With sheepskins in hand and new letters following my name, StarrParalegals is flourishing.

Oh, how things have changed!

I work with a team of experienced sub-contractors and like-minded virtual paralegals to offer more services. My laptop is now the brain controlling dual (dueling?) monitors and 2 LaserJet printers (black & white and color). Sure, my desk and workspace are cluttered, but they say that’s a sign of brilliance 😉 

After almost 10 years (yes … TEN years!), I’m finally turning my dungeon basement into a proper office! 

Imagine the space with:

The cat stays. Mr. Sulu is my supervisor and that’s his chair; Lt. Uhura is lurking under the desk.

Remember StarrParalegals for your virtual paralegal support needs. We’re here for you.

And with that, it’s back to work!

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It’s 2018 – Let’s Get Back to Work!

January 8, 2018

Happy New Year from StarrParalegals! We hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season.

Yes, we’re a week into 2018 –  time to clear all that drudge work off your desk and get crackin’.

StarrParalegals is ready for new challenges. Bring it on!

  • E-filing, anywhere and everywhere
  • Bankruptcy Petition Preparation – from intake to filing – ALL chapters
  • Bankruptcy Motion Support (draft, file, serve)
    • Motions for Relief
    • Proofs of Claim
    • Notices of 4001 Examination
    • Proposed Orders
    • Fee Applications
    • and more . . .
  • Adversary Proceedings & Preference Actions (draft, file, serve)
    • Complaints/Answers
    • Case Management
  • UCC Filing, Search & Retrieval, Summarize Priority/Status
  • Litigation Support
    • Draft Pleadings
    • Document Review
    • Deposition Summaries
    • Prepare & Serve Subpoenas
    • Discovery Requests/Responses
    • Legal Research / Memoranda
  • Immigration Support

StarrParalegals is here to make your billable hour worth every penny. Tell us what you NEED. We’re quick studies and welcome the opportunity to increase our skill sets. If we can’t help you, we’ll refer you to someone that can.

Here’s to 2018 – a year of abundance and success for everyone!

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