Author Archives: staffcpn

I’m glad I’m a failure

A little over two years ago I started a company with a co-founder, gave notice at my then-job, and jumped into being an entrepreneur with both feet. However, eight months into the venture, for a variety of reasons—some of which ...

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Summer wellness tips to try this season

Summer has officially arrived. The turn of the new season often comes with backyard barbecues and trips to the beach. Given the unexpected events that 2020 has brought on, your summer plans likely will look a bit different this year, ...

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How (and why) to take a digital detox

With the coronavirus and nationwide protests, we’re glued to our screens like never before. When COVID-19 was declared a worldwide pandemic in March, views on Instagram Live doubled in one week, Facebook reported a 70 percent increase in Messenger group ...

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What Would You Like to Have Known Then?

By Katherine R. Nelms As a seasoned paralegal, I get asked pretty regularly, “What would you like to have known then what you know now?” Honestly, I don’t remember what I didn’t know then. I graduated from a local technical ...

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July 2019 National Association News

National Association of Legal Assistants Notes: •NALA offers a variety of self-directed educational programs and webinars. Visit www.nala.org for information on topics and registration. NALS- The Association for Legal Professionals Events: •Sept. 26-28: NALS 68th Annual Education & Networking Conference, ...

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July 2019 South Carolina Association News

Charleston Association of Legal Assistants Events: •Oct. 18: Save the date for CALA’s Annual Meeting. Follow www.calasc.org for updates and information. •Membership meetings are held the third Wednesday each month, and they offer one hour of CLE. To attend the ...

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July 2019 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. https://sites.google.com/site/alamancectyparalegalassoc. Asheville Area Paralegal Association Events: •Nov. 8: The Asheville Area Paralegal ...

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After losing a job, Cathy Boette finds a career

Cathy Boette learned, early in her career, how to turn a negative job experience into a productive career. After graduating from Bowling Green State University in Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, Boette set her sights on becoming ...

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Noelle LeBlanc earned her nickname as “Little General”

Noelle LeBlanc describes her younger self as a petite, painfully shy little girl who toughened up after leaving her Richmond, Virginia home for the first time and taking her first airplane trip to join the U.S. Air Force. She says ...

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Kim Davis: Devoted to her paralegal career since her teen years

If Kim Davis had to pick her favorite area of the law, she would choose civil litigation. “We are able to take a huge burden off our clients’ shoulders by assuring them that we are in their corner and it ...

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When the opportunity came knocking, Capps landed her dream job

Laura Capps claims that she didn’t choose to pursue a legal career. Rather, the legal field chose her. “I was right out of college and landed a temp job in the litigation department at Ragsdale Liggett,” she says. “After being ...

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May 2019 National Association News

National Association of Legal Assistants Events: July 11-13: Annual Conference and Expo, Westin Kierlan Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. Notes: NALA offers a variety of self-directed educational programs and webinars. Visit nala.org for information on topics and registration.   ...

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May 2019 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. https://sites.google.com/site/alamancectyparalegalassoc   Asheville Area Paralegal Association Events: March 29: Spring Seminar in Asheville ...

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May 2019 South Carolina Association News

  Charleston Association of Legal Assistants Events: 18: Save the date for CALA’s Annual Meeting. Follow www.calasc.org for updates and information. Membership meetings are held the third Wednesday each month, and they offer one hour of CLE. To attend the ...

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September 2018 National Association News

National Association of Legal Assistants Notes: NALA offers a variety of self-directed educational programs and webinars. Visit nala.org for information on topics and registration.   NALS- The Association for Legal Professionals Notes:   Visit www.nals.org for information about events and ...

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