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A way through the darkness

Ignoring stress can be person’s undoing. Take it from someone who has come undone.   Jim Blackburn is living his life in Technicolor these days, but he walked a long hard road to get out of the darkness.   Anyone ...

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A well-oiled machine

A savvy paralegal can make the difference between a courtroom that grinds to a halt and one that sings with efficiency  On a busy trial day when a courthouse is running like a factory on steroids, it grinds out verdicts. ...

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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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When the experts speak, it’s wise to listen

Carolina Paralegal News asked five professionals to identify the trends they see taking shape in 2014. Camille Stell with N.C. Lawyers Mutual; Sarah Kaufman with Ellis Winters of Raleigh, Vicki Voisin (aka “The Paralegal Mentor”); Doris Compton, president of the ...

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The Year the Future Arrives

The trends are clear and undeniable, so paralegals should make 2014 the year they become masters of technology. Camille Stell is going to the movies in 2014 — at least as far as her video camera will take her. “I ...

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The Constancy of Change

Ann Atkinson remembers trading in her electric typewriter for an IBM Selectric. She can also remember the good old days of letterhead and carbon paper, of printing, mailing, and faxing documents, hours of filing and dealing with file storage systems. ...

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