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May National Association News

National Association of Legal Assistants Events: July 13-15: NALA 2016 Conference and Expo, Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, adidas yeezy boost 350 v2 męskie Las Vegas, Nevada. NALS- The Association for Legal Professionals Events: Oct. 6-8: NALS 65th Annual ...

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Legal Aid paralegals find satisfaction in helping farm workers

Migrant farmworkers often harvest tobacco in eastern North Carolina.

After nearly two decades as a legal-aid paralegal, Danny Mills is never surprised when his job extends far beyond the boundaries of a desk, a computer and four walls. Sometimes he finds himself in predicaments that call for skills that ...

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Be aware and take precautions to avoid cyber breaches

Computer hacker stealing data from a laptop

When Wendy Kindley saw an email from one of her law firm’s partners pop up in her mailbox, she noticed right away that it looked strange. “It appeared to be from our managing director, whose name is J. Scott Dillon, ...

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Paralegal certification enters its second decade

The North Carolina State Bar was one of the first to implement a certification program for paralegals. Photo by Teri Saylor

The New Year has barely started, and at the North Carolina State Bar offices in Raleigh, Joy Belk is up to her elbows in paralegal certification applications and renewals. As the State Bar’s assistant director for paralegal certification, Belk is ...

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Bonnie Ruffin: Paralegal and entrepreneur

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Bonnie Ruffin grew up in Wilson, North Carolina, dreaming of becoming an attorney. But along the way, she decided to pursue a career as a paralegal, and has excelled. She owns her own consulting business and is serving a term ...

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Staying organized key to success for Jennifer Eason

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Staying organized is a way of life for Jennifer Eason. She believes in to-do lists, calendars and tickler systems to keep her work straight and on target. But that’s not all. “At the end of each day, I create a ...

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Single mom finds career fulfillment as a paralegal

A stay-at-home mom with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music, Allison Yezek was newly divorced when she decided to following in the footsteps of her great-grandfather, who was a judge, and her uncle, who is a lawyer. Today, she ...

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Finding a way back: One veteran paralegal’s job search journey offers clues for those trying to chart a course to employment

Lynne DeVenny found herself in the fight of her life when her adopted daughter’s sickle cell anemia reached such a critical stage it took a life-saving bone marrow transplant to cure her.   But the battle didn’t end when DeVenny’s ...

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A way through the darkness

Ignoring stress can be person’s undoing. Fjällräven Kånken Ryggsäckar Take it from someone who has come undone.   Jim Blackburn is living his life in Technicolor these days, but he walked a long hard road to get out of the ...

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Paralegal of the Year found his way after the Recession

M. Tyler Helms has not only survived being a 2008 Recession graduate, he has thrived. Within two years of graduating from Pfeiffer University he was laid off from two jobs. His first lay-off led him to move from his hometown ...

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The Year the Future Arrives

The trends are clear and undeniable, so paralegals should make 2014 the year they become masters of technology. Camille Stell is going to the movies in 2014 — at least as far as her video camera will take her. “I ...

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On the border: Attorneys and paralegals are traveling across the country to help protect the rights of Central American immigrants

Across the country, immigration attorneys, paralegals and other support staff are mobilizing to offer pro bono and low-cost legal options for the undocumented immigrants flooding across the southern United States border seeking asylum from violence in Central America.   Among ...

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Working for a solo a multitasker’s dream come true

As a paralegal in a solo practitioner’s office, Beverly King Moore does it all, from legal work to accounting to answering the phone.   The North Carolina native grew up in Lincoln County, where she was active in her high ...

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From the classroom to the courtroom – career path brings satisfaction

After a decade in teaching, Kris Lineberger found her dream job at a Charlotte law firm. Lineberger, who grew up in Gastonia, N.C., earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University. ...

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