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You have remote workers now, but is your data safe?

By Melinda Rizzo  Has a remote workforce created new feeding ground for cybercriminals?  According to a February U.S. News and World report nearly 56 percent of Americans are still working from home in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  Keeping business information ...

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Paralegal News

NCBA Paralegal Division seeks volunteers for driver’s license restoration clinics On June 8, the NCBA Paralegal Division will participate in virtual driver’s license restoration clinics from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The virtual clinic can accommodate up to 40 volunteers, and registration ends on June 1. Paralegal ...

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Takeaways from 2020 to carry into 2021

By Lauren Dixon BridgeTower Media Newswires While many of us would love to say goodbye and good riddance to 2020 and all of its challenges, we’ve all learned a few valuable lessons from this tough year. Like resiliency, epidemiology, cutting ...

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2020 taught us we can connect virtually

by Jenn Deinlein BridgeTower Media Newswires I realize it’s entirely cliche to look back at the year that just passed, but 2020 certainly was … interesting. I didn’t learn a new hobby or how to bake bread or start a ...

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Listening to others during a videoconference

By Karen S. Borofsky Most meetings lately are held via some form of videoconferencing platform — Zoom, Teams, Webex, etc. Those of us who use that medium throughout the day know that “Zoom fatigue” is a real thing. According to ...

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Carolina Paralegal News Briefs

COVID-19 has curtailed most normal activities, including at law firms and paralegal associations, but their members are still active and engaged in community service and leadership. Here are some notable accomplishments and news about paralegals and law firms: Charlotte Triage ...

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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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