Author Archives: Scott Baughman

FBI job, mock trial team put Alfakir on legal path

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 ...

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July 2017 North Carolina Association News

Alamance County Paralegal Association Events: The Alamance County Paralegal Association meets the third Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. at various restaurants near the county courthouse. . Asheville Area Paralegal Association Events: October 13, 2017: Save the date. The ...

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Immigrant paralegal charts her course and helps others along the way


Born in Mexico City, Atalia Cardenas was a young girl when she traveled with her parents and sister to the United States. She has made the most of the opportunities her adopted country has offered. From a struggling engineering student ...

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Payne finds her dream career as a paralegal

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 ...

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July 2017 South Carolina Association News

Legal Staff Professionals of South Carolina Events: August 19: LSPSC Summer Membership Meeting & CLE, Clark’s Inn, Santee. The deadline for registering is August 9. For information about LSPSC visit . Notes: LSPSC elected new officers for 2017-2018 at the ...

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July 2017 National Association News

NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS National Association of Legal Assistants Notes: NALA offers a variety of self-directed educational programs and webinars. Visit for information on topics and registration.   NALS- The Association for Legal Professionals Events: October 6-8: NALS 65th Annual Educational Conference ...

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Engineering paralegal fills a special niche for Time Warner Cable

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 ...

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