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Paralegal News

Attorneys, paralegals working to restore drivers’ licenses The Driver’s License Restoration Pro Bono Project and the Durham Expunction & Restoration Program are working to resolve old traffic charges that have caused long-term driver’s license suspension for Durham residents. Approximately 15 ...

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Teri Rodriguez needed a new career, but a career found her

After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Teri Rodriguez needed a job. It never crossed her mind to pursue a career as a paralegal. “I did not pick the paralegal profession per se; it found me,” Rodriguez said. Born in ...

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Dawn Powell is a paralegal student with big dreams

Dawn Powell lives her life based on the lessons she learned from her grandparents, who raised her and her sister from the time they were babies. “My grandparents are a retired electrician and a retired nurse, and they taught me ...

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Trailblazers open pathways to more inclusive opportunities in law

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Sharon Bey-Christopher, a Raleigh attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina, has enjoyed a successful career as a paralegal and a lawyer, but she understands quite well just what it takes to navigate the gender and racial barriers that often ...

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Olivia McElvaney parlays her love of learning into a paralegal career

Olivia McElvaney loves solving problems. “People ask for my help putting out fires, and that is my specialty,” she says. “I am good at finding the gaps and the minutiae that others miss, and those details can often make or ...

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The love of research led Christiana Parker to her paralegal career

Christiana Parker struggled with making a career decision after graduating from Meredith College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Then an ad for a paralegal position caught her eye. “Of course, I didn’t have the resume needed for ...

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Surveys show paralegal profession is growing and maturing

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Over the past decade, paralegals have been skewing older and more educated, according to the 2020 Paralegal Survey, released last August by the North Carolina Bar Association’s Paralegal Division. The survey, which is outlined in the Division’s bylaws, is designed ...

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Lisa Marker finds joy in work and family

Lisa Parker Marker, who loves her rhyming name, grew up as an only child in Stanly County.  A graduate of South Stanly High School, she studied at Appalachian State University but left before graduating and found a job as a ...

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Landon McKinney: “Find your niche and enjoy what you do”

Landon McKinney credits his love of politics with leading him to a career in law. “As I went through school and learned more about our legal system and the complexity of it, I became intrigued with its depth even more,” ...

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September 2020 Association News

Asheville Area Paralegal Association Visit www.ashevilleparalegals.com or find AAPA on Facebook for more information about monthly meetings, seminars, and membership. Cumberland County Paralegal Association For news and information, look for the Cumberland County Paralegal Association on Facebook or contact Felecia.Fife@hutchenslawfirm.com. ...

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July 2020 Association News

Asheville Area Paralegal Association Visit www.ashevilleparalegals.com or find AAPA on Facebook for more information about monthly meetings, seminars and membership. Cumberland County Paralegal Association For news and information, look for the Cumberland County Paralegal Association on Facebook or contact Felecia.Fife@hutchenslawfirm.com. ...

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Sarah Johann enjoys her career as a paralegal and keeps law school on her mind

When Sarah Johann started college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she had no career path in mind and changed her major several times before combining the subjects she enjoyed the most—political science, sociology and writing—and set ...

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