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Arts major ends up as award winning paralegal

Kaye Summers parlayed degrees in art and recreation into a successful paralegal career that launched her on a journey of lifelong learning and on-the-job excellence. Her hard work and initiative earned her the North Carolina Bar Association’s 2013 Distinguished Paralegal ...

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Paralegals need to ‘raise the bar’ of professionalism

Jennifer Watford has been employed as a litigation paralegal at Young Moore & Henderson in Raleigh since 2004. She holds a degree in political science with a concentration in law and legal philosophy. She earned her paralegal certification with a concentration in civil litigation from Meredith College. She and her husband of nine years have two sons, ages 5 and 2.

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CLE programs for paralegals on fast track for growth

As a teenager Amy Plent was totally against the idea of law school, despite her dad’s pleadings during dinner table debates. “I actually started college pre-med, then switched to journalism and dabbled a bit with acting,” she says. “It was a part time, pay-the-rent job at a law firm during my early 20s that made me realize I was interested in law, and it was something I might be good at doing.”

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