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Be aware and take precautions to avoid cyber breaches

Computer hacker stealing data from a laptop

When Wendy Kindley saw an email from one of her law firm’s partners pop up in her mailbox, she noticed right away that it looked strange. “It appeared to be from our managing director, whose name is J. Scott Dillon, ...

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From BigLaw to big dreams

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 Renowned LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya on why art is essential For anyone who spent their childhood building make-believe worlds out of Lego bricks, the creations of artist Nathan Sawaya are awe-inspiring. Each work in “The Art of The Brick,” an ...

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Lawyers on the Move

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Joslin Davis, a principal attorney with Allman Spry Davis Leggett and Crumpler of Winston-Salem, has been elected president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a national organization comprised of more than 1,600 divorce and family law attorneys Anna P. ...

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Staying organized key to success for Jennifer Eason

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Staying organized is a way of life for Jennifer Eason. She believes in to-do lists, calendars and tickler systems to keep her work straight and on target. But that’s not all. “At the end of each day, I create a ...

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Practice Regular Acts of Kindness

If stress is the health epidemic of our era, learning how to help one another could be the most powerful cure for what ails us Amanda Davis remembers the day she committed to kindness. Her journey started in an unlikely way ...

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How to get the most out of your networking

For tips on effective networking, Carolina Paralegal News turned to Christina Koch, a litigation paralegal and trial practice specialist with Inserra & Kelley of Omaha, Neb.; Lois Belle, a paralegal with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice in Greenville, S.C.; and ...

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A three-step plan for making social media work for law firms

The American Bar Association’s 2010 Legal Technology Survey reported that 56 percent of respondents use social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, LawLink or Legal OnRamp, as compared to only 15 percent in the 2008 survey. As the number of attorneys using social media has more than tripled in the past two years, now is the time for you to join the conversation.

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No such thing as too much practical information

Barbara Galerno Spearman earned her paralegal certificate in 1995 and has been employed as a senior paralegal in civil litigation in the Greenville office of Collins & Lacy since 2008. She has twice been named Paralegal of the Year by the South Carolina Upstate Paralegal Association and currently serves as its president. A native of Florida, Spearman moved to South Carolina in 1977.

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