SPEAK SPANISH? LAST CALL
To be listed in the next edition of the directory (or to reserve your copy), contact attorney Kirsten E. Thompson, 249 N.E. Lincoln, Hillsboro, Ore. 97124; 503-648-3020; fax: 503-693-6694; e-mail: LawDawgs1@aol.com.
NATIONAL MINORITY JUDGE DIRECTORY
This edition includes a total of 4,045 minority judges from five different classifications: 1,798 entries for African-American judges, 1,524 entries for Hispanic judges, 322 entries for Asian-Pacific Islander judges, 56 entries for Native American judges and 345 entries for Tribal Court judges.
The total represents a 12 percent increase from the previous edition published in 1997, with the Hispanic classification showing the largest increase. The increase in entries is likely due to modest increased in the numbers of minority judges as well as better reporting of data.
It is available through the ABA Service Center for $49.95 by calling (800) 285-2221. Judicial Division members receive a $10 discount.
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REPORTS ONLINE
ELR will continue to publish the print 'News and Analysis' monthly journal summarizing developments in the field. For a free trial of the website, call (800) 433-5120 or visit the website at www.eli.org.
PARALEGAL COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
In 2001 the average paralegal salary was $41,742, with 65 percent earning an additional bonus of $2,468. Ninety-one percent of the survey respondents are women with an average age of 39. Forty-one percent of the billing rates are $81-90 per hour.
Compared with the five previous survey results in alternate years beginning in 1991, the trend reflects a slow increase in the number of male paralegals and the number of minority paralegals as well.
The executive summary of the survey can be found
A full report can be purchased at www.paralegals.org
(click on 'publications') or call (816) 941-4000.
The price is $30 for non-members and $20 for members of NFPA.
Overload? You're Not Alone
According to a survey of the Affiliates,
a national legal placement firm, lawyers receive nearly 50
e-mail messages daily.
The Affiliates suggests some ways to cope: Schedule blocks of time for e-mail and don't be interrupted at other times. Consider closing the e-mail application altogether when it's not 'message time' - an automated reply can even state when you will be returning messages. And be diligent about saving non-urgent and personal messages for after the workday.
If you have other suggestions for ways to
prevent e-mail from derailing your workday, send them to us
and we'll publish the helpful tips we receive. Of course this
means we'll be getting more e-mail…