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Mitchell-Mercer focuses on legal project management

After a career as a Farsi linguist/interrogator in the Army, Alicia Mitchell-Mercer worked as a gallery administrator before taking a job as tour coordinator for a company that managed tours for opera star Luciano Pavarotti and the Three Tenors. After ...

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Inspired by her father, Gadalla pursues career in law

Yazmeen Gadalla remembers the day she first took an interest in law. “It was when I started my internship at the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” she said. “I really took an interest in the way the entire system worked to keep ...

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Fife liked accounting but fell in love with law

In 2001, Felecia Fife fell in love with real estate law just two days into a short-term temporary job assignment as a receptionist for the Hutchens Law Firm in Fayetteville.   “That two-day assignment turned into the career I have ...

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Paralegals invited to advance planning clinics


Bar, care center partner for National Health Care Decisions Day event Christine Brown is passionate about end of life care. As regional vice president of business development for the Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Winston-Salem, Brown walks families through ...

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March National Association News

National Association of Legal Assistants Events: July 13-15: NALA 2016 Conference and Expo, Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Sac à Dos Kanken Fjallraven Las Vegas.   NALS- The Association for Legal Professionals Events: October 6-8: NALS 65th Annual Educational ...

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Life experiences lead Tara Brown into the legal world

Tara Brown was a child when her parents went through a trying divorce. “My siblings and I felt like pawns in their domestic matters,” she says. sac à dos kanken fjallraven pas cher “But as I got older, I felt ...

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Heather Padgett finds her dream job in a city attorney’s office


Heather Padgett believes she has found her paralegal dream job. Born in Southeastern North Carolina, Padgett grew up in a Navy family and moved around throughout her childhood. She attended East Carolina University and left when she got married, but ...

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A balanced life leads to career success for Ashley Johnson

As a high school senior in St. Petersburg, Florida, Ashley Johnson knew she wanted a career in law, so she took a part time receptionist job at a local law firm. After graduating, she attended a paralegal program at St. ...

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Taylor Barrett finds her niche as a paralegal

As a college student in Greensboro, Taylor Barrett explored a variety of majors including education, psychology and French before finding her niche in justice and policy studies. Born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, Barrett moved to Greensboro to attend Guilford ...

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March South Carolina Association News

Legal Staff Professionals of South Carolina April 22-24: LSPSC’s Annual Meeting & Educational Conference takes place at the Downtown Hyatt Regency in Greenville. The April 22 sessions carry 3.5 hours of CLE credit. Humorist Marianne Frederick will deliver the keynote ...

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March 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. The next luncheon meeting is scheduled for April 19. Visit https://sites.google.com/site/alamancectyparalegalassoc. Notes: The ...

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May North Carolina Association News

Alamance County Paralegal Association Events: June 21: The Alamance County Paralegal Association will hold its final meeting for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The association members will elect new officers and present a $300 student scholarship to Lauren Barbee of Mebane, ...

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May South Carolina Association News

Legal Staff Professionals of South Carolina Events: Aug. 20: LSPSC’s Summer Membership Meeting will be held at Nelson Mullins in Columbia. Notes: The Legal Staff Professionals of South Carolina has elected new officers for 2016-2017: Meredith Lazarski, president; Sonia L. ...

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