Legal Secretary Jobs – Tips for Legal Secretaries

Law jobs are the most sought for jobs in the current job market. It is no more considered to be a boring jaw centred merely on a court. In fact a law degree now has hundreds of avenues each more interesting than the other. One of the most preferred ones are that of the famed legal secretaries. The most interesting part of their job is that they need not toil around the court and still make lots of money. The cream of legal secretary jobs which are better defined are often referred to as paralegal jobs. There is no limit to your earnings once you are in this.

And I am yet to come to the best part. You will be surprised to know that you actually need no qualification or educational degree to get into the legal secretary jobs and can actually make more money than a full time lawyer. If you can work hard with determined efforts this is just the thing for you. Remember that in this field you will need to twist laws to get your work done so be sure learn all the tricks of being a master manipulator. Here go a few tips to succeed in these legal assistant jobs:

Your only focus shouldn’t be money. Work with an excitement and eagerness towards your profession. Focus on the opportunities and remember money will automatically flow in if you focus on your job.

Get into the habit of making notes. Running notes are an important aspect of this profession and the sooner you realize it’s worth the better it will be for you. When a good discussion is in progress you won’t get the time to think however if you note down all you heard and saw you might think seriously on it with a composed mind later. You can go through that matter any number of times till you finally understand it.

Learn to observe well. You might not be a lawyer but being in a legal profession you will find your observing skills very useful.

Try to be a quick learner. Be fast and steady at what you do and there really will be no looking back.

Consult seniors from your profession. Their experience and advice will help you a lot in your job. You can learn a lot from them if you carefully observe.

Go through the numerous law journals online and off. Articles by renowned and experienced professionals from your field are sure to leave a lasting impression on you not to forget the amount of good it will do to you.

Paralegal jobs are best started with internships as you get to learn a lot on the job.

The best place to look out for legal secretary careers is the government sector. These firms are considered to be the best work environments.

Legal secretary job search are available on numerous websites online so make sure you go through all of them and leave your resumes floating online. This indeed is the best of legal careers and should ideally top your list of jobs.

Expats in China Find Success, Fame and Infamy

China’s new open-door policy and spectacular growth over the past three decades has prompted droves of westerners to make the leap to the Middle Kingdom. The total number of expatriates presently living in China reached over half a million in 2010. Expatriates can be seen in nearly every provincial city in China, Shanghai and Beijing of course hosting most of them.

Life in China for expatriates today is not as difficult as in years past. The living standard in China’s largest cities like Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai is as enjoyable as that of the western cities like New York, London and Paris.

Some expats find Chinese culture confusing, most consider it fascinating. The stable development of society and economy and rich job opportunities are all positive factors that attract more and more expatriates to come live, work and travel in China.

Expatriates in China are mainly employed in the information technology, education and finance sectors. In larger cities, there are also many expatriates who earn a living by opening their own western style restaurants and bars. Then there are those who have become celebrities in their own rights, either from capitalizing on their western face for television, by blogging about current events, or publishing memoirs of their adventures.

Following is a sampling of China’s most extraordinary expats living there today, and how they found their respective fortunes and/or fame and/or infamy.

1) David “China Bounder” Marriott

David Marriott sparked a cyberspace man-hunt several years ago after he set up a blog where he posted entries boasting of his many and varied carnal encounters with the women of Shanghai. Using the alias “ChinaBounder,” Marriott sparked outrage among the men of Shanghai with his graphic descriptions of his success with Chinese women. In his blog, Chinabounder described in juicy details how he seduced multiple Chinese girls most of whom were his former students. The online campaign drew over 17,000 visitors and Marriot was threatened with murder and castration by conservative Chinese claiming he had blackened their country’s good name. However, although he was thought to be an English teacher in his thirties, his cover was never completely blown. Now he has decided to reveal his identity in a publicity attempt for his new book, Fault Lines on the Face of China: 50 Reasons Why China May Never Be Great.

2) Mark “Dashan” Rowswell

Dashan is the Chinese stage name adopted by Canadian Mark Henry Rowswell, who works as a freelance performer in People’s Republic of China. Relatively unknown in the West, Dashan is perhaps the most famous Western personality in China’s media industry. He occupies a unique position as a foreign national who has become a bona fide domestic celebrity. Dashan can speak English and Mandarin fluently. He also spoke Cantonese in a Ford Commercial targeted at North American Chinese consumers.

3) Richard Burger

Richard Burger is author of the popular blog The Peking Duck, which has been publishing since 2002. The Peking Duck’s posts on hot-button issues generate energetic comment threads from all sides of the political spectrum, and the site used to be a target of nationalist Chinese blogger trolls who criticized Burger for his views on China, which were often critical of the government. Burger recently became an editor at the newly launched English edition of the Global Times, a Chinese newspaper that has a reputation for leftist, nationalist content.

4) Peter Hessler

Peter Hessler is best known for his two books on China: River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze, a Kiriyama Prize-winning book about his experiences in two years as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching English in China, and Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China’s Past and Present, a collection of journalistic stories he wrote while living in Beijing. While his stories are ostensibly about ordinary people’s lives in China and are not motivated by politics, they nevertheless touch upon political issues or the lives of people who encountered problems during the Cultural Revolution.

5) Dominic Johnson-Hill

Dominic Johnson-Hill is a former backpacker from the UK who now runs Plastered T-shirts, the startup he founded in 2005 which does about $800,000 a year in sales. When Dominic first arrived in China, he had little to his name – but the guy knew how to hustle. A passionate love for China got him plenty of media attention. And he made the most of each press opportunity, such as appearing on a popular Chinese TV show wearing a t-shirt that featured his shop’s phone number. Plastered’s iconic fashion brand, which is known for visualizing creative twists on everyday elements of Beijing life, has since earned the easy going British businessmen celebrity status amongst local Beijingers.

6) Mark Kitto

Mark Kitto, author of Chasing China (aka “China Cuckoo”), made the great leap from the intense commercial chaos of Shanghai and a groundbreaking career as an English language magazine publisher, to running a coffee shop in a beautiful, but isolated mountain village. Five years ago, Mark Kitto was described as a ‘mini media mogul’ in China but that came to a brutal end after greedy Chinese investors (with the help of China’s fluid legal system) stole his entire media conglomerate away from him. Now Kitto leads a vastly different life on a mountain in a tiny Chinese village called Moganshan with his Chinese born wife and two young children.

7) Cecilie Gamst Berg

Hong Kong-based Norwegian Cecilie Gamst Berg is the author Blonde Lotus, a female expat memoir published in English and Norwegian in 2006. She has written for newspapers and magazines in Hong Kong, Norway and Beijing and currently keeps two blogs. She presently works for RTHK (Radio Television Hong Kong) making weekly radio programs about Cantonese and, for the last two years, has been engaged in film making, putting her Cantonese course on YouTube as well as making documentaries about people’s daily lives in Hong Kong.

8) Graham Earnshaw

Graham Earnshaw is a CEO and the publisher of China Economic Review and Earnshaw Books. He has a varied background, including a career as a journalist during which he served as Beijing bureau chief for both Reuters and the London Daily Telegraph, and Reuters editor for Asia. He has written a number of books, including a China travel guide, the translation of a Chinese kung fu novel, published in 2004 by Oxford University Press, tales of Old Shanghai, published in 2008, and The Great Walk of China, published in 2010. He plays and writes music and has commercially issued two CDs of his own songs. He has lived mostly in Shanghai since 1995 and believes that the future of the world is being created in two places — the Internet and China.

9) Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor, author of the Lonely Planet guides to China, Tibet, Japan and Cambodia in the 1990s, and the first features editor at the Taipei Times, looks back on this era in his debut novel, Harvest Season, a racy, chemical-fueled parable of party travelers who push things too far in tourism’s latest frontier – China. When he falls for the newcomer’s fire-dancing Chinese girlfriend, he becomes entangled in a conflict that pits the drug-addled Westerners against increasingly hostile locals. A dark exploration of the disrupting effects of change, globalization and travel, Harvest Season also provides a glimpse of a China most of us never imagined existed.

10) Tom Carter

Travel photographer Tom Carter journeyed for 2 years and 56,000 kilometers across the 33 provinces of China, the first foreigner in the history of China to have ever done so. During his travels, Tom racked up an impressive number of arrests and near-fatalities that have since become the stuff of expat legend, turning him into a popular headliner at speaking events and literary festivals. His book, CHINA: Portrait of a People, has been hailed as the most comprehensive photography book on modern China ever published by a single author.

11) Rachel DeWoskin

Rachel DeWoskin spent her twenties in China as a consultant, writer, and the unlikely star of a nighttime soap opera called “Foreign Babes in Beijing.” Her memoir of those years, Foreign Babes in Beijing, has been published in six countries and is being developed as a television series by HBO. Her novel Repeat After Me, about a young American ESL teacher, a troubled Chinese radical, and their unexpected New York romance, won a Foreward Magazine Book of the Year award. Her third book, the novel Big Girl Small, is forthcoming from FSG in 2011.

12) Edwin Maher

Edwin Maher is a New Zealand-born TV journalist who now works for CCTV International in Beijing, China. In 2003, China Central Television sought to expand its CCTV International to be more professional and accessible to Western audiences. CCTV senior executive Jiang Heping approached Maher, already working in China with CCTV as a voice coach, to become one of the first western anchors for the revamped network. In January 2010, it was announced that Mayer’s life story would be adapted into a feature film, starring David Duchovny.

13) Robert “Weird China” Kong Hai

Robert Kong Hai is an American who has amassed the largest twitter (Weird China) following of anyone in China. Robert is active as a coordinator and financial sponsor of TEDx and other educational events in the Middle Kingdom. He puts his MBA to good use as a trainer in Qingdao where his blonde-haired, blue-eyed, Chinese speaking offspring draw crowds like rockstars. His tweets are a veritable Twikipedia of statistics on China. While he doesn’t play in many China expat social sandboxes, that makes him controversial by Old Hand standards, he is listened to by thousands and the most mentioned and re-tweeted on the network. With 266,000 followers he might just be a factor in public opinion about China.

14) Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Jeffrey Wasserstrom is a professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, the Editor of the Journal of Asian Studies, and the author, most recently, of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know (published in April by Oxford University Press). A co-founder and regular contributor to The China Beat: Blogging How the East is Read, and a co-editor of China in 2008: A Year of Great Significance, he has contributed commentaries and reviews to various newspapers and to magazines such as Time, Newsweek, and the Nation.

15) Dominic Stevenson

In 1993, Dominic Stevenson left a comfortable life in Japan, to travel to China. His journey took him from the poppy fields of the Afghan-Pakistan border to the ancient trade routes of the Silk Road, before he was arrested for drug smuggling while boarding a boat from Shanghai to Japan. After eight months on remand in a Chinese police lock-up, Stevenson was sentenced to two and a half years in one of the biggest prisons in the world, the Shanghai Municipal Prison. His new book, Monkey House Blues: A Shanghai Prison Memoir, reflects on his life in Japan, India, Thailand and China, during which time he took on a varied array of jobs, including English teacher, karaoke-bar host, factory worker and drug dealer.

16) Alan Paul

Alan Paul is the author of Big in China, a memoir about raising three American children in Beijing and the unlikely success of his Chinese blues band, Woodie Alan. Paul wrote “The Expat Life” column for the Wall Street Journal Online from 2005- 2009. The National Society of Newspaper Columnists named him 2008 Online Columnist of the Year. He also reported from Beijing for NBC, Sports Illustrated, the Wall Street Journal, and other media outlets.

17) Alfredo Martinez

China may seem an unlikely destination for Alfredo Martinez, a 6-foot-2-inch, 300-pound Brooklyn native who spent 21 months in a United States federal prison for forging drawings by Jean-Michel Basquiat. In August 2007, while living in China, the Beijing police burst into Martinez’s hotel room, which was filled with drawings of guns and bombs, and demanded to know if he was a terrorist. Shortly after, the secret Communist police arrested Martinez, locking him up indefinitely in a Beijing prison without trial or legal council. After almost dying from physical abuse and squalid living conditions, Martinez was hospitalized and deported back to America.

18) Michelle Garnaut

In 1989, Australian chef Michelle Garnaut opened M at the Fringe in the historic Dairy Farm building and changed dining culture in Hong Kong at least five years before her competition caught on. A decade later, she opened M on the Bund in Shanghai, turning a stately and taciturn Bund building into an elegant wining and dining destination, where she also launched the city’s first Literary Festival, followed by the opening of the hugely-popular Glamour Bar.

19) Chris Thrall

In 1995, UK-born Royal Marine Chris Thrall came to Hong Kong to make his fortune. Once here, his business went bankrupt, and a series of unsuccessful jobs led him to work in Wan Chai as a doorman for one of the biggest triad groups, the 14K. Dwelling in the criminal underworld drove him to drugs; he became addicted to crystal methamphetamine, and suffered from clinical psychosis. Now, 15 years on, he is ready to tell his story, in his new book, Eating Smoke.

20) Darren Russell (R.I.P.)

In 2004, Darren Russell, 35, went to China to teach English. His mother says his contract promised many things that didn’t materialize, including a work visa. when Darren threatened to blow the whistle on the school’s poor working conditions, his passport was confiscated and he was forcibly removed from the school campus. Three days later, Darren dead body was found in a ditch. The Chinese police claim he was hit by a vehicle but refused to release Darren’s body to his mother in America unless she agreed with their “official” version of the case. An autopsy conducted later in the U.S. revealed that, in fact, Darren’s head had been beaten in. Darren’s unfortunate case is a prime example China’s lack of enforceable laws from the top-down.

Eyelash Extensions – A Road to Fame!

Fame is one of the prime needs of all of us. We all want to be a known personality in this world, by whatever means we can. A few of us get this fame through the good means, but many others don’t and they walk the wrong path for achieving fame.

Looking beautiful is another legal road towards achieving fame and can be walked by anybody, specially the ladies. Beauty catches attention and in fact all the beauty contest winners have become famous through this path only. Almost all of the famous Hollywood stars like Nicole Kidman, Star Jones, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Gwen Stefani, Lucy Liu, Naomi Campbell and Liz Hurley to name a few. You don’t have to be a celebrity to wear them though they can help you become one. Women everywhere are catching on and becoming Lash Addicted! It has become increasingly trendy for women to flaunt their natural look with eyelash extensions. And the craze is well above any other beauty technique.

Whether you have desires for thicker eyebrows to bring beauty over your face, or the longer ones, eyelash extensions is a sure shot technique for both. Each human eye has about 200 lashes. The lashes usually grow in 3 rows and have a lifespan of 60 to 90 days.

Size, thickness, colours all are available in plenty providing enough choices to the people who want to look beautiful through this method. Short lashes are 6 and 8 mm; medium are 10 and 12 mm; and long are 13, 14, and 15 mm. The medium lashes are the most popular lengths. Lashes also vary in thickness from.10 mm which is thin to.15 mm which is thick and point.020 which is very thick. Demand is more of the black colour, but the other varieties too are able to attract enough attention as they enable any person to wear beauty of their own kind and in their own way. It may help a person to have an eyelash suiting to one’s own style and choice.

Though not everywhere, eyelash extensions centres are available in most of the cities like Brisbane, Queensland, Cleveland, etc.

Is Your Coach Ready For Your 15 Minutes of Fame?

The first time I appeared on radio and on TV to promote my books, I was ready.

In each case, I had associates recording the appearances, and just to be sure there wasn’t a snafu, I asked the stations themselves if they would kindly preserve the shows and send me copies of the tapes.

Those “reels” became promotional items that helped me to secure even more guest appearances, and to sell more books. Plus, when I pitched new books to publishers I sent samples of my media savvy to dramatize my abilities and connections and to say I was definitely ready for my Warholesque15 minutes of fame.

Fame is one thing. Opportunity is another. All of us have moments during which we can seize a chance to shine, to get ahead, and to even get rich.

What we’re missing is the right preparation and the best helpers to take advantage of these moments.

I was offered a lucrative deal to do a video training film, to be distributed by a famous media company. It would have been a first for me, operating on a major “stage,” with worldwide distribution.

I selected the wrong attorney to represent me in contact negotiations. While he was an intellectual property lawyer, specializing in copyrights and trademarks, he wasn’t an entertainment lawyer.

By the time this became apparent, the damage was irrevocably done. Seizing an obscure part of the tendered contact as a point of contention, he scared away the deal, much to my financial and career-building chagrin.

Now, I am also a lawyer, and I can see how he erred, and how I erred as well in retaining him.

I asked him to operate on a playing field that was new to him. He was learning on my time and on my dime. Just because he was competent in filing certain documents didn’t make him a capable negotiator or “talent” representative.

I should have seen that, and I didn’t. Worse, I didn’t have a colleague or a consultant or a coach to see that for me, and to help me to arrange better representation.

I see lots of ads for “life” coaches but these people aren’t necessary, in my estimation, unless they are focused on assisting folks to rise to the most challenging occasions. These include defining moments in people’s careers, marriages, education and training, financial infusions and reversals, and legal situations.

Unless these advisors have special expertise in helping people during life-making and life-breaking situations, they aren’t worth their freight.