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A PARALEGAL’S SIGNATURE

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on June 2, 2013

Signature

As we all grow in our careers, our titles and credentials change.  Our written and electronic signatures provide information, transparency, and identity of our role as a member of the legal community.  However, this does create a lot of variations in our signatures.  Some have tag lines or quotes, some are short and to the point with a name and a title.  Others show approved acronyms after their names to show a credential.   Additionally, people use buttons to redirect from an email to other sites we want them to visit, such as our LinkedIn page, a blog, Facebook or Google+.

If you want to add “buttons” or “icons” after your signature, there are numerous websites from which you can download the appropriate icon.  Once you have added the icon, you can then add a hyperlink to the icon which directs people a specific website.  For example, you can add the

following button for WordPress in your signature that would direct people to your blog.

Recently, members of the Paralegal Division are showing their pride by displaying an icon with such a statement.  The Paralegal Division encourages the use of the PD graphic set out below in its members’ e-mail signature block.  However, if a member wishes to add the PD graphic to his/her work email signature block, the Division strongly recommends that members do so only after express permission from their employers.

GUIDELINES TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN INCLUDING THE PD GRAPHIC IN YOUR E-MAIL SIGNATURE BLOCK

The Division is mindful that everyone receives all types of e-mails in addition to business related e-mails, however, please be mindful when sharing or responding to e-mails that contain improper or risky material.  Remember that when you include the PD graphic in your e-mails you are effectively representing the Paralegal Division.  Accordingly, the Division asks that its members be mindful of this and that they remove the graphic before sending any e-mails which contain improper or risky material.  The Division asks that its members always represent themselves as Division members in the best light.

Members of PD can use the graphic below:

TXPD

Our signatures should make a good impression.  Before adding designations such as “CLA,” “CLAS,” “RP,” “TBLS,” make sure you have added them correctly and you have authority to do so.

 

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