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Paralegal, law clerk fees proper in attorney fee award

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Family courts in South Carolina are not prohibited from awarding fees incurred by paralegals and law clerks in its award of attorneys’ fees in divorces cases, the state’s Court of Appeals has ruled. The court’s March 16 decision upheld a ...

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Put the blame on VTR: Common pitfalls of a practicing paralegal

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Having worked in a number of offices and in differing sectors of lawyerin’, I have come to know many paralegals. And, over the years, many an aspiring paralegal has asked, “Where do you see the biggest areas for improvement for ...

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Paralegal certification enters its second decade

The North Carolina State Bar was one of the first to implement a certification program for paralegals. Photo by Teri Saylor

The New Year has barely started, and at the North Carolina State Bar offices in Raleigh, Joy Belk is up to her elbows in paralegal certification applications and renewals. As the State Bar’s assistant director for paralegal certification, Belk is ...

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Utah courts approve new job designed to fill legal gap

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — People filing for divorce, settling debts or dealing with an eviction could soon have a new option to get help navigating Utah’s legal system. The Utah Supreme Court has approved the creation of a new ...

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Controlling the impact of workplace conflict

Workplace conflict can wreak havoc with office culture, especially if it is ignored or handled improperly. Communication breakdowns and lower productivity can result; such situations also breed unhealthy relationships. And the work product is bound to be affected. Distractions. air ...

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Tips for cultivating good LinkedIn karma

Every day, I receive invites to join other people’s LinkedIn networks. Sometimes, the volume of these invites can be overwhelming, but because I find LinkedIn offers great value to my career and business, I attempt due diligence and practice care ...

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