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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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From e-research to specialized software, technology elevates the way law firms serve clients

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Software that streamlines resolution of traffic violations has revolutionized the way a Chapel Hill law firm serves its clientele. The Law Office of Daniel A. Hatley uses its iTicket.law technology to deliver speedy results while keeping clients informed every step ...

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Tina Thacker built a career from law and historic preservation

Tina Thacker says she and her former husband fell in love with Winston-Salem when his brother was completing a fellowship at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. “When the marriage ended in 2007, I thought of places both domestic and ...

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Faye Bass charted her course paved with skill, luck, and opportunity

Faye Bass is living proof that with a little hard work, smart decisions, and the ability to make the most out of opportunities along the way, anyone can create their own destiny. As a young woman, Bass could not afford ...

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Coalition of legal pros beefs up pro bono services for natural disaster victims

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A year after Hurricane Florence caused devastating flooding along the coasts of North and South Carolina, residents are still trying to recover. But volunteer efforts by legal professionals are making the pathways a little smoother. On Aug. 6, the North ...

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September 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: 8: Asheville Area Paralegal Association will ...

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Men in the Breakroom

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BY TERI SAYLOR    As a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte paralegal certificate program, Nathaniel Drum honed his love for the law volunteering with Legal Aid of North Carolina. He worked as a paralegal, helping low-income ...

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Governor’s Proclamation for N.C. Paralegal Day puts GTCC paralegal program on the map

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s proclamation naming March 22, 2019 as Paralegal Day in North Carolina put an exclamation point on the end of a mighty effort by paralegal technology students at Guildford Technical Community College. The proclamation also lit ...

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Anne Goldman takes her paralegal degree to the corner office

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  From her hometown of Charleston, West Virginia, to worldwide travels during her career, Anne Goldman, CCIM, lives and works by a guiding principle to never forget her roots. These roots have been planted deeply into law and corporate real ...

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Paralegal who is a Dreamer takes it one day at a time

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  As a paralegal at the Hatch Rockers Immigration law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina, Michelle Valladarez is the first point of contact for clients who need legal help concerning their status as undocumented immigrants in the United States. While ...

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Attorney and Paralegal Give Gifts of Life Through Kidney Donation

Lakisha Chichester, a paralegal with Self Help of Durham, donated a kidney to her sister. She enjoys an active lifestyle and works hard to stay healthy. Photo provided by Lakisha Chichester

  Until last spring, Suzanne Lever, an attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Jeff Rexford, a medical supplies sales executive in Dallas, Texas, were complete strangers. On March 20, they bonded for life when Lever donated one of her kidneys ...

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Graves translates journalism degree into a paralegal career

Victoria Graves has a journalism degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but earned her certificate in paralegal studies from Duke University. She refuses to claim the Duke Blue Devils. “I will always be a Tar Heel, ...

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Paralegal career a novel idea for Erika Jefferson

A fan of attorney-turned-novelist John Grisham, Erika Jefferson discovered the paralegal profession by reading about it in his books. As a student at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, she studied constitutional law, and harbored an early ambition to someday ...

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