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Author Archives: Scott Baughman

Paralegal pro bono winner Katie Riddle enjoys giving back

Pro bono work is so important to paralegal Katie Riddle, she was inspired to go to law school for opportunities to do more of it. So far in her young career, she has volunteered for the North Carolina Pro Bono ...

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Meet the leadership team

Below is a list of officials with the North Carolina Bar Association’s Paralegal Division. Note: This an excerpt of a recent blog post from chairperson Yazmeen Gadalla. Lakisha Chichester, vice chair Lakisha Chichester is a corporate paralegal at Trupanion Inc. ...

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Paralegal News Briefs – September

New eCourts system in North Carolina As part of the North Carolina Judicial Branch’s transformative eCourts initiative to take the state court system from paper to digital, the Odyssey Integrated Case Management System (ICMS) is projected to launch on October ...

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Empathy honed through life experiences enables Kimberly Zirkle to excel 

By Teri Saylor  Minority and underserved populations in Charlotte have a straighter path to justice and prosperity thanks to the efforts of Kimberly Zirkle, a member at Moore and VanAllen of Charlotte.   Zirkle’s life experiences shaped her desire to help ...

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Paralegal news briefs – Revised 

NCBA Paralegal Division first in-person conference since 2019 held this month  On May 6, the N.C. Bar Association Paralegal Division held its first in-person annual meeting since 2019 at the Holiday Inn, Wrightsville Beach. For those who were unable to ...

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Overheard at the Water Cooler 

by Camille Stell  Many businesses who were still working from home returned to the office in Spring 2022. Lawyers Mutual was one of those. After 24 months working from home, we returned to work from the office with a hybrid ...

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New North Carolina NALS Chapter offers certifications for legal support professionals

By Teri Saylor With a new NALS Chapter in North Carolina, paralegals and other support staff at law firms now have another professional organization available for networking and earning continuing education credits. The North Carolina Chapter of the National Association ...

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Victoria Quarles paralegal services blanket the state

by Teri Saylor A self-described “Navy brat,” Victoria Quarles was born in upstate New York and raised in Connecticut. After moving to North Carolina and raising her children, she went back to school at Johnston Community College and N.C. State ...

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ABA analysis shows lawyers rely more on tech during pandemic

By Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires In the fall of 2021, the American Bar Association released its annual Legal Technology Survey Report. This extensive report provides data and analysis on the technologies that lawyers are using and how they are ...

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