Jane Payne can’t remember when she didn’t want to pursue a career in the legal arena. “I always wanted to be in the legal profession,” she says. “The paralegal field was just starting when I graduated from college, and ...Read More »
From working at the FBI to going all the way to nationals in a mock trial competition, Michele Alfakir’s calling to work in the legal arena has led her to pursue a career as a paralegal. She has been a ...Read More »
In 2001, Felecia Fife fell in love with real estate law just two days into a short-term temporary job assignment as a receptionist for the Hutchens Law Firm in Fayetteville. “That two-day assignment turned into the career I have ...Read More »
Outfitted in professional dresses and high heels during the work week, Katherine Helms can appreciate that her co-workers view her as a paragon of femininity, but when weekends roll around, she enjoys exercising her inner tomboy, wearing jeans or sweatpants ...Read More »
Dick Lockwood’s unconventional paralegal work resulted from a long career in the telecommunications industry. He is a product development specialist with Time Warner Cable in Greensboro, and recently earned his certificate in paralegal studies at Guilford College. “In my current ...Read More »
Born and raised in Alamance County, North Carolina, Belinda Thomas discovered the paralegal profession when she decided to make a career change after working for 10 years in the Alamance-Burlington School System. A local job-placement counselor steered her toward a ...
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Heather Padgett believes she has found her paralegal dream job. Born in Southeastern North Carolina, Padgett grew up in a Navy family and moved around throughout her childhood. She attended East Carolina University and left when she got married, but ...Read More »
After Jeremy Williams earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in history, he gravitated to the North Carolina Bar Association, where he landed his first job. As assistant director of section and division activities, Williams serves as staff liaison to the Bar ...
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