South Carolina paralegals recently took a step forward as professionals when the South Carolina Supreme Court made a landmark decision, issuing an order to create a state board of paralegal certification. The board created a method of using a variety ...Read More »
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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On the border: Attorneys and paralegals are traveling across the country to help protect the rights of Central American immigrants
Across the country, immigration attorneys, paralegals and other support staff are mobilizing to offer pro bono and low-cost legal options for the undocumented immigrants flooding across the southern United States border seeking asylum from violence in Central America. Among ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Data breaches and cyber-attacks are an unfortunate reality. In the past few years, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Wyndham Hotels have all faced data security breaches.Read More »
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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Being a high performance paralegal means developing strong personal and professional work traits that govern your career. When a successful professional paralegal defines himself or herself by a set of incorruptible and desirable work traits, you have a soaring eagle ...Read More »
Welcome back to my mini-series on “frienemies,” those legal professionals that many of us either love or hate, depending on the day. Today I highlight another frienemy: the law clerk.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »