Jan 11, 2011 Issue
Message from the President
Message from the President I trust that your holiday season was peaceful and joyful. The NYCPA Board of
EVENTS Directors and Coordinators looks forward to a great year and providing the
Special resources to advance your careers. What are your resolutions for 2011? What
CLE Series do you want to learn? Send us your wish list of CLE topics; we will do our best to
COMMITTEE NEWS deliver. We‘re also planning social events for networking with your fellow
Resources Please join us at our Membership Appreciation Dinner that will take place at the
CLE New Yorker Hotel on January 19, 2011. We will honor our sponsors, distinguished
Grammar Tips members, and the winner of our PACE scholarship—register here.
Q & A Corner WHAT’S NEW?
CONTACT US I am pleased to announce our new board members: Evan Goldberg, Scholarship
Committee Chairperson; Mariette Dalmacy, Communications Committee
Chairperson; and Margaret Lattimore, Professional Development Coordinator.
Meet Evan, Mariette, and Margaret as well as other board members and
Calendar of Events coordinators at our Dinner!
To all new members, we welcome you and know that your input makes a
Winter 2011: difference! Invite your colleagues and network associates to join.
I encourage everyone to take an active role in furthering the Association‘s goals for
1/19 – Member Appreciation Dinner the professional advancement of all paralegals in the NYC area. Volunteering
1/25 – Minding Medicare‘s Interests, Liens supports your profession, expands your network, and advances your professional
and Set-asides in Liability Cases and personal growth. To volunteer send your statement of interest, resume, and
2/15 – Workplace Bullying: Is it illegal? letter of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail questions to
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mariana Fradman, MBA
NYCPA President & Mentor Program Chairperson
Member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Paralegal Studies, SCPS, NYU
MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION DINNER
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 | 6:00 – 9:00 PM
New Yorker Hotel
481 8th Avenue, NYC 10001
MINDING MEDICARE’S INTERESTS, LIENS
AND SET-ASIDES IN LIABILITY CASES
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Brett Newman managing partner
The Lien Resolution Group
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 | 6:00 – 8:30 PM
North Star Fund
520 Eighth Ave, Suite 2203; NYC (36th/37th)
Networking reception to follow CLE
Your guide to Broadway, family, sports,
music, comedy, and other live events and WORKPLACE BULLYING: IS IT ILLEGAL?
attractions. To browse all February Eric Matusewitch, PHR, CAAP
Entertainment Offers, events and venues, go Tuesday, February 15, 2011 | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
to our members’ benefits page. Venue TBD
For CLE approved classes:
Attendees receive CLE credit & Certificates of Attendance
Attendance for full seminar required—Members have priority seating
To register click on each Class—members should login first
IT IS NEVER LATE TO BECOME A MEMBER! Read the many reasons to join
our association at www.nyc-pa.org/reasons-to-join
If your company sponsors your membership, let us know; we will credit your
company by adding its name to the list of companies that support the paralegal
NEW BENEFITS??? YES!!!
We continue to work with various companies to bring our members new benefits.
Visit our member‘s only area to take advantage of discounts offered by our
vendors. Don‘t forget to sign up for Plum benefits and AssociationPerks too!
USA-Serve will help you save time and money with its unique, totally secure
web-based virtual solution to order service of process for your firm. In just minutes
you can request service and upload your legal PDF documents to be hand
delivered to any address in the nation, track status 24/7, receive email alerts and
generate preliminary electronic affidavits and full diligence reports. This highly
automated website is second to none in the industry and provides you the tools to
quickly, accurately and cost effectively request and manage service of process
from one single source. NYCPA members receive the following special prices:
$55 – Up to 150 miles of your office (Includes out of state service)
$65 - National (Remainder of the continental U.S.A.)
To receive this special offer, go to NYCPA log in with your username and
password then click the provided link for USA-Serve to register FREE and begin
using the USA-Serve‘s online national process services for your firm. This
proprietary integrated powerful system provides the mechanism to request and
track your serves online from Start-to-Finish.
Barkley Court Reporters the first and only government green certified court
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reporting firm in the US.
E Perfect Imaging (EPI), NYCPA partner, is a reputable litigation support firm
servicing NY/NJ law firms for the past 30 years. E Perfect Imaging will extend the
benefits of a 15% discount on all of their services to our members.
Vcorp Services is a leading provider of corporate state filing services
nationwide, including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The company has
been working with paralegals and attorneys for over a decade. Among their many
services, Vcorp forms and dissolves business entities (LLC, corporation,
partnership, 501C3), provides $99 annual registered agent service, retrieves
certificates of good standing and performs UCC filings and lien searches. They
have recently rolled out their Blue Sky state filing services as well. Vcorp
Services offers personal, efficient customer service; every client receives a
personal account manager to handle all filings, regardless of state. They work to
ensure that all orders are processed smoothly and efficiently. Feel free to peruse
their website, www.vcorpservices.com, for a more comprehensive listing of the
services they provide.
Help Wanted Need CLE credits or more information about a legal topic or just like to hear more
information about that topic? As a service for NYCPA members, Vcorp Services
NYCPA is looking for a volunteer to is offering members a full suite of online CLE courses. All CLE courses are
help produce its highly regarded categorized by topic and can be viewed online free of charge! Additionally, Vcorp
newsletter the Paralegal Buzz. This Services is offering 3 free CLE credits to paralegals who are customers of Vcorp
is a great opportunity for the right Services (check out their services below). CLE courses can be viewed at
For further details regarding CLE courses or Vcorp Services, please contact
Shoshana Halpern at 646-808-6071 or at email@example.com and
mention NYCPA promotion at the time of scheduling. Thank you for your
continued support of NYCPA and please take advantage of this great opportunity.
YesDocs Ever get a document emailed to you by someone saying "please sign
and return"? Suddenly, you find your time sucked up babysitting printers,
scanners or worse yet... faxes. ... YesDocs (www.yesdocs.com) can help you
avoid this time consuming "signature dance" by making it a snap to digitally sign
your documents using your PC or your smart phone. Plus, unlike scan and email
alternatives, your private information will be protected by stringent security
standards when you sign using YesDocs. YesDocs is an electronic signature
solution that allows users to digitally manage the entire life cycle of the agreement
process, from drafting, signing as well as archiving. To receive an automatic 15%
discount on all services, log in to http://nyc-pa.org and use the link provided by
PlumBenefits Plum before you buy…many exclusive offers provided to you by
NYCPA, just log into your account and save! In addition to the discounts and
entertainment access your would normally find, this month you can take
advantage of access to Billy Elliot (save 35%), Princess Wishes: Disney
On Ice (20% off tickets) & New Jersey Nets (50% off tickets), as well as new
events in Las Vegas.
Don't forget to visit member's only area and sign up for Plum benefits and
AssociationPerks at www.nyc-pa.org!
Do you need auto insurance? Homeowner insurance? NFPA members‘ gets 5%
discount from Liberty Mutual. Are you looking to purchase a new computer? Take
off an additional 7% on top of generally advertised Dell Products! For this and
more benefits offered by NFPA, don‘t forget to log in to Member‘s only page at
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Q & A Corner NFPA.
Q: When does the membership year start?
A: Our memberships now run year-to-date, i.e. CLE
your membership starts from the date your
payment is processed and is active for one
year. Visit our CLE Page where the following providers offer CLE training and in
some cases certification in these products:
Q: How can I renew my membership? SecuritiesMosaic live web training and self-help for its searchable databases on
financial, compliance, and other business data resources.
A: Renew your membership by visiting your ILW.com is one of the largest providers of immigration law CLE seminars, attended
profile page here nyc- via telephone (toll-free) or CD recording.
pa.org/Content/Members/MemberProfile.aspx West LegalEd Center One of the largest libraries of live and on demand CLE
(please note you will be required to login programs from leading local, state and national CLE providers.
first) then click on the renew button. NFPA Online CLE Classes Electronic Data Case Mgmt, Ethics, Family Law &
HIPAA courses. Also Social Security advocacy training via Summit Org.
NALA Campus Live Offers two categories of courses: CLA/CP review & general
CLE, intermediate to advanced levels. All programs qualify for credit for Certified
CONTACT US Paralegals.
LexisNexis CaseSoft Webinar Center: prerecorded presentations of its suite of
firstname.lastname@example.org products: CaseMap, TimeMap, NoteMap, TextMap and DepPrep.
email@example.com Grammar Tips
firstname.lastname@example.org Grammar is Fun — well it should be and these two sites make it just that.
Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. Mignon
Fogarty, creator of Grammar Girl, makes complex grammar questions simple
with memory tricks to help you recall and apply those troublesome grammar
rules. Best of all, now you can take her tips with you — download them as a
email@example.com podcast. Go to:
―You write, me edit--me help you hunt for clues and learn how to write better,‖
is how Bonnie Trenga describes her Sentence Sleuth Blog spot where she
posts ‗criminal‘ sentences then plays detective to help you to spot the
mistakes. Go to:
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