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Reena Basser, Paralegal

Know Your Torts: Basser Book Review

Paralegal and instructor Reena Basser reviews “Tort Law: Cases and Materials” – Ernest Weinrib, Emond Montgomery Publications, 2003. It examines the philosophy and history behind legal torts that affect paralegals in civil law matters. Am I actually reviewing a textbook about tort law? Yes! We paralegals deal with torts in practice through negligence and emotional […]

Reena Basser, Paralegal

Loving Leaning In: Book Review

Reena Basser reviews the bestselling book, “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell (2013). Basser finds the book’s message resonates with women in the legal profession. I hate self-help books. I hate self-help books for women. I hate self-help books for women by those highly successful people. […]

Reena Basser, Paralegal

Right On-Target: Paralegal Start-up Text

Paralegal and professor Reena Basser reviews Small Business and Practice Management for Paralegals, Rebecca Bromwich, (EMP, 2010). Unlike other products on the market, this textbook is written with the paralegal in mind, rather than small business overall. Written for both students and new licensees, the textbook outlines the steps involved in starting-up, including the legal […]

Paralegal Professionals

Client Interviews: The Gentle Art of Getting to the Heart – Book Review

Interviewing is an art. It takes time and vigilance to become an excellent interviewer, and stay that way. In Interviewing Skills for Legal Professionals, 2004, Doug Cochran points out that excellent interviews save time and money, ensure that a client’s legal matter progresses efficiently, prevents costly mistakes, and is an expression of professionalism. Customer service […]

After the Trauma: Coping

Paralegals were among those directly affected by Friday’s shooting at the A. Grenville and William Davis Court in Brampton. At about 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, a man entered the security area. An altercation took place between the man and a Peel Regional Police officer. The man was killed. Constable Mike Klarenbeek remains in hospital […]

Reena Basser, Paralegal

Meet “Mr. Loophole”: Book Review

Paralegal Reena Basser, B.A., M.A., is a professor at Humber and Seneca colleges, in their legal programs. She reviews a book written by “Mr. Loophole,” with courtroom strategies that are particularly relevant for Provincial Offences work.   One happy summer, we had guests from Manchester, England, for one week. One of the guests was a […]

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