Vickie’s Legal Nurse Consultant Blog

Give Us this Day Our Daily Meds

How do you start your day? Does your breakfast contain a line of pills (and I don’t mean vitamins) longer than your middle finger? If you open your medicine cabinet too quickly is there an “orange avalanche” of pill bottles? Have you succumbed to the slick marketing of pharmaceutical companies like many of my baby boomer friends who daily whip out an array of drugs for restless leg syndrome, elevated cholesterol, reduced bone density and sleep deprivation?

Discover What’s Inside Every Woman on International Women’s Day

Sunday, March 8 is International Women’s Day and we’re celebrating the achievements of women, economically, socially and politically. Wherever you are and whatever you plan to celebrate, I’ll bet that your life is probably a lot like mine – crazy busy with your legal nurse consulting business, your family, the myriad responsibilities in your life with little time left for celebrating, much less time for your women friends.

The Answer to Your Mentoring Question May Be a Google Search Away

Tom’s favorite search tool is Yahoo! Our director of education likes Google. My favorite search tool is Tom. Every day we field questions from CLNC consultants and even attorneys that are easily found through a quick Internet search. Tom has become a master at searching out the most arcane facts from the furthest reaches of the Internet. He uses a variety of search engines, constantly juggles and refines search terms, and even uses whole sentence searches. If you want to know what species of monkey is endemic to Canada, he’s the one to ask.

Tom’s Tech Tips

Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Turn 25 (Sort of)

A couple of Thursdays ago, I posted a blog about my birthday (thanx again everyone). Today I’d like to remind everyone of two more birthdays – both are about half my age and both are almost as important as mine. They’re the birthdays of whats, not whos, and they’re whats you either love or hate (or both at once).

Komen – Mom, This Night’s for You

Saturday night I attended the 2009 Pink Tie Gala, and was honored with the Hope Award for Ambassadorship as a corporate sponsor for the 2008 Komen Houston Race for the Cure. Over 27 years certifying legal nurse consultants and operating a woman-owned business, I’ve been graced with many honors and awards. This one is very personal and special to me because of my Mom.

Create Napa-Style Estate Experiences for Your Attorney-Clients

I’m still celebrating my birthday thanks to Tom. And the celebration includes lots of great wine.

Ever since my director of education stopped us from serving wine at our breaks at the CLNC Certification Seminars (darn), Tom and I have looked for every opportunity to go wine tasting and usually get that chance around the New Year’s holiday.

Dare to Appear Foolish

I’m celebrating my birthday today and want to thank all of you who sent the fantastic cards, emails and presents. Your generous thoughts, prayers and messages mean so much to me. (Whoever sent the 2005 Chateau Petrus Pomeral… you really shouldn’t have.) Also, I would love to share what Tom has planned for this evening, but this blog is rated G. Suffice it to say, “What happens in Texas, stays in Texas.”

Ask Vickie: Personal Information Management


As a busy Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with a number of attorney-clients, I’ve been wondering, what kind of personal information management (PIM) software should I be using?

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