Author Archives: terisaylor

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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Shawana Almendarez focuses on public service and the law

Before she had an internship with Golden, Meekins, Holdens and Stiles, Charlotte native Shawana Almendarez had never heard of paralegals and had no idea what they do. But during her internship, through a program sponsored by the John O’Leary Bar ...

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Paralegals are surviving, thriving, and volunteering in the pandemic storm

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Whether they are serving in elective office, running campaigns, dealing with disappointed high school graduates, or filling their weekends volunteering to help others, paralegals are making the most of social distancing and finding ways to stay connected to their clients ...

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May 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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Karole Northrup balances a love of history with a career in the law

Karole Northrup’s career as a paralegal has introduced her to a few interesting characters and has given her a seat at some of the nation’s most sensational court proceedings. She earned her associate degree in paralegal studies from Orlando College ...

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N.C.’s Marsy’s Law adds layers of responsibility to D.A.’s offices

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Across North Carolina, victims’ assistance teams in district attorneys’ offices are busier than they ever have been, thanks to an expanded Crime Victims’ Rights Act that went into effect last August. This act was one of four constitutional amendments voters ...

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March 2020 Association News

NORTH CAROLINA 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: AAPA holds monthly lunch and ...

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Lawyers for Literacy enriches students and inspires legal professionals

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Legal professionals across North Carolina are receiving as much as they are giving through the North Carolina Bar Foundation’s Lawyers for Literacy pro bono program. Over a four-week period in the spring and fall, teams of lawyers, paralegals, and others ...

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January 2020 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: AAPA holds monthly lunch and learn events ...

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Paralegal Christie Herding has loved the law since she was a teenager

Christie Daniels Herding landed her first law firm job when she was a quick-witted, enterprising teenager. At 16, she convinced the Cary law firm of Bain & Marshall to hire her. “Sol Marshall was the first person to give me ...

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Donna Hendren charts an unconventional path to paralegal status

Donna Hendren forged her own path into the legal world at a time when the paralegal profession was just emerging as a defined career. She grew up in the rural Piedmont region of North Carolina, in a small Wilkes County ...

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Delfin Floresca: Professional journey leads to lifelong learning

Delfin Floresca believes adaptability is one trait that sets paralegals apart from other legal professionals. As the senior paralegal for four attorneys at Koontz Mlynarczyk of Charleston, Floresca has honed his ability to efficiently solve problems, think outside the box ...

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Durham-Rivera savors assignments calling for investigation

Stephanie Durham-Rivera does not consider her day complete unless she has an opportunity to say “Oooh, plot twist.” Of all her responsibilities as a workers’ compensation paralegal, Durham-Rivera loves doing investigations the most. She has been with McAngus Goudelock & ...

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November 2019 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: AAPA holds monthly lunch and learn events ...

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