Friday, October 21, 2011

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Modifying Heading Styles & Generating a Table of Contents in MS Word 2007 & 2010

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 (ROOM STILL AVAILABLE)

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Learn how to format a pleading in MS Word 2007 and 2010 using Heading Styles and Outline Numbering as well as how to automatically generate a Table of Contents.


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Modifying Heading Styles & Generating a Table of Contents in MS Word 2003

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 (ROOM STILL AVAILABLE)
Learn how to format a pleading in MS Word 2003 using Heading Styles and Outline Numbering, as well as how to automatically generate a Table of Contents.


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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Cool Breeze

Even though summer is over, that doesn't mean the temperature in your office won't rise causing you to wish you could catch a cool breeze.

And you may be like some of us, who are having our own "private summers" (ahem).

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Bless You! Now, Go Home!!

I like to think of myself as someone who tries to do the right thing. I try to put in an honest day's work for a honest day's pay. I don't pretend to be sick when I'm not. If I'm exhausted and need to take a day off, I say so.

I think employers usually understand. So, what's a dedicated girl to do when she has the sniffles?

I've had a cold for most of the week and there was one day mid-week that I got caught in a rainstorm. I arrived at work soaking wet. Even my shoes were leaking. Obviously, it made my cold worse.

When I got up on Friday, I didn't feel like I was dying and I figured that I could "suck it up" and take one for the team and make it through the day. I'd have the weekend to recuperate, right? Wrong.

Boy - talk about "dirty looks." Everywhere I walked and everyone I ran into said, "Are you sick? Oh, My God, don't get me sick." After a couple of hours, it was obvious that I was not a welcome member of the team. Or at least my sneezes weren't.

So, I packed up my bags and went home for the day. I'm still torn as to whether or not I did the right thing.

Do you stay home when you're sick, or do you, like many others, take a deep breath and keep moving?

The economy is bad. Jobs are scarce. Employers demand more. We do the best we can.

Cold and flu season is just beginning. I'd love to hear - what would you do?

Here's to a healthy week - and remember, drink plenty of fluids, watch out for puddles and keep your hand sanitizer handy.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Thank You, Steve Jobs

By now, you've heard the sad news about the passing of Apple's co-founder, Steve Jobs.

I think we all knew he was very sick and there was a chance he might not beat the cancer. But, there was a part of me who felt that a man with so much creative genius would be here a lot longer. But it's not how long you live, but what you do while you're here. Steve Jobs did a lot.

Now, you might wonder what this has to do with the legal profession or legal secretaries. Well everything and nothing.

Nothing if you've managed to live your entire adult life without ever having purchased or been given an Apple (TM) product. And everything if you are like the millions of working Americans who couldn't make it through the daily grind without plugging into that little ipod and tuning out the noise that gets in the way of doing real work. You know the noise I mean - the gossip, the yelling, the constant interruptions.

I was first introduced to Apple products in 1988 while working for Kodak. And later in around 1990 when I went to work for a software company where we all had Apple computers because - because they're hip.

Thank you, Mr. Jobs for making the world a different place. You changed the way we think, work and play. And we will never forget.

Rest In Peace, Steve Jobs. and congratulations on a life well-lived.

Be good to one another.