How do you know you've got a raging case of burnout? You start a blog called Paralegal Hell. Or at least that's what one senior paralegal - we'll call her PH - decided to do in order to cope with the stress of her long hours at a mid-sized law firm in Texas.Read More »
Carolina Paralegal News – March 2011 PDF
Here is a link to download a pdf of the March 2011 issue of Carolina Paralegal News. Click here to download.
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Carolina Paralegal News – January 2011 PDF
Here is a link to download a pdf of the January 2011 issue of Carolina Paralegal News. Click here to download.Read More »
What’s hot, what’s not: Experts weigh in on the trends paralegals should be watching in 2011
By DIANA SMITH, CPN Managing Editor [email protected] The job market dried up, layoffs loomed and bonuses bit the dust. That may be the gloomy legacy of 2010 when it comes to happenings in the legal industry. The recession left ...
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North Carolina Alamance County Paralegal Association Upcoming events: Regular membership meetings on the third Tuesday of every month at 12:20 p.m. at Carver’s on Elm in Graham. Asheville Area Paralegal Association Upcoming events: Monthly membership meetings occur the first ...
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Carolina Paralegal News – Nov. 2010 PDF
Here is a link to download a pdf of the November 2010 issue of Carolina Paralegal News. Click here to download
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Strike a (professional) pose
With fall in full swing, many people are donning their long-sleeved sweaters and warmer dress slacks when they head into work each morning. But that's not the case at every law office.
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Congratulations: Results from the NC paralegal certification exam are in
The North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification just announced the names of the paralegals that passed the September certification exam. Out of 171 hopefuls who sat for the test, 131 passed. That brings the total number of N.C.-certified ...
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Q&A: NALA president: Mandatory certification could actually limit paralegals
Karen McGee is the president of the National Association of Legal Assistants. She is also the first deputy clerk with the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal in Shreveport, La. A frequent speaker on paralegal procedures, McGee also is a member of the Northwest Louisiana Paralegal Association, the Louisiana State Paralegal Association and the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks. She received her certified paralegal credential from NALA in May 1990 and her advanced credential in civil litigation in May 1994.
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Q&A: Paralegal profession is suffering from an ‘identity crisis’
Laura Champlin is a paralegal in the commercial litigation practice group at Van Winkle, Buck, Wall, Starnes and Davis in Asheville, N.C. Champlin is certified through the North Carolina State Bar and holds an advanced certification in contracts administration/management through the National Association of Legal Assistants. In 1990, she received her bachelor's degree in administration of justice and associate's degree in paralegal studies from Wichita State University in Kansas.
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North Carolina Alamance County Paralegal Association Upcoming events: Regular membership meetings on the third Tuesday of every month at 12:20 pm. at Carver’s on Elm in Graham. Notes: The Alamance County Paralegal Association held its first meeting of the 2010-2011 ...
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In the Spotlight
Over 100 people attended a career fair at the North Carolina Bar Center in October. Open to all individuals interested in pursuing or currently involved in the paralegal profession, the event was a collaborative effort between the Research Triangle Paralegal Association and the Paralegal Division of N.C. Bar Association.
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NCPA issues 2,000-hour pro bono challenge
The North Carolina Paralegal Association is urging all paralegals - both members and non-members - to help the organization accomplish a goal of performing 2,000 hours of pro bono service by October 2011.
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