About Us: Learn About Who We Are
We would like to let you know a little bit more about Legal
Assistant Today. Below we have included some information that should help you
get more acquainted with the only independent magazine written exclusively for paralegals.
We also encourage you to look at some of our Reader Comments.
What’s Inside Each Issue
My Opinion – offers our readers the
opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions regarding the profession.
presents readers with professional insights with columns such as Ethics
Roundtable, as well as paralegal feed back on important industry issues
in Legal Teams and My Opinion.
News & Trends – provides readers with the
latest news and updates on topics such as regulation, legislation and happenings within
the paralegal community. News & Trends also offers readers Legal Assistant Today’s
own What’s New and our famous Association Notes.
Tech Center –
highlights the latest technology tools for legal professionals in
Reviews and Creative Computing. What’s New features the most recently
released legal software, hardware and services.
– put the personality in our paralegal publication. With industry
experts covering topics ranging from paralegal
management to legal assistant education issues and everything in between, our readers are
afforded a unique opportunity to get the inside scoop from the major professional players
– is a wealth of content every issue with items such as WebStop, our Legal Products and Services Directory and a host of
other valuable information.
As the only independent magazine serving the legal assistant community, Legal
Assistant Today’s mission is to provide intelligent, thought-provoking and
practical material to its readers, such as: career and technical information to help
readers excel in the workplace, coverage of national news, trends and professional
happenings that affect paralegals, as well as colorful and informative pieces on unique
areas and people in the profession. We encourage our readers to reach out to us with their
thoughts, questions and suggestions. Legal Assistant Today pledges to work
tirelessly to benefit its readers in the most professional and unbiased manner possible.
In 1983, Legal Assistant Today put together its first issue for the paralegal
community. Then a Dallas-based national publication, the magazine promised to "be as
helpful and approachable as a good friend next door." In December of 1989, James
Publishing Inc. of Costa Mesa, Calif., acquired Legal Assistant Today. With a
new look and new ideas, Legal Assistant Today reached out to its readers with
intelligent, timely and informative articles. Legal
Assistant Today is the independent source of information on the paralegal field.
Readers subscribe to Legal Assistant Today to stay abreast of developments within
the field and to advance their careers. Utilizing its broad-based, national contacts and
resources to keep pace with the evolution of the legal assistant profession, Legal
Assistant Today provides the tools needed by every paralegal to attain his or her
career goals. After all, what are good friends for?
About Our Publisher
James Publishing is one of the few remaining independent law book publishers. Its
publications are full of forms, practice tips, and case summaries and are always
reasonably priced. James Publishing has been in business since 1982 in Costa Mesa,
Calif. You can visit its web site at
browse through its catalog, and see what others have said about its publications.
meet the staff
John J. McGurk
Jamie Ann Tyo
Leanne C. Cazares
Art Director and
John J. McGurk
John J. McGurk