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Switch to in-house counsel role proves a surprisingly good fit

Charity Inglis calls herself a “true Carolina girl.” A lifelong North Carolina resident, she grew up in Hamlet, a small town in the central region of the state known for its historic train depot. A paralegal for over 10 years, ...

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Practice Regular Acts of Kindness

If stress is the health epidemic of our era, learning how to help one another could be the most powerful cure for what ails us Amanda Davis remembers the day she committed to kindness. Her journey started in an unlikely ...

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Fast pace, substantive work fuel career in medical malpractice defense

Teresa Smith is never bored.   As a senior paralegal in the medical malpractice defense area of Batten Lee in Raleigh, Smith does it all, from mundane tasks like searching for lost items, to challenging tasks such as planning defense ...

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A well-oiled machine

A savvy paralegal can make the difference between a courtroom that grinds to a halt and one that sings with efficiency On a busy trial day when a courthouse is running like a factory on steroids, it grinds out verdicts. ...

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Award-winning paralegal loved how Della Street saved the day

Sarah Kaufman had planned to become an attorney or a high school band director, but she loved being a paralegal so much that she made it her career.   On May 9, she received the North Carolina Bar Association Paralegal ...

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NCBA changes membership application rules for paralegals

A change in the membership application process for the North Carolina Bar Association’s paralegal division is expected to result in a major growth spurt for the organization. asics buty męskie Under the change, a paralegal’s employing attorney is no longer ...

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Networking know-how

The most successful paralegals are those who understand that networking doesn’t stop after they’ve gotten the job Lauri Oliver was impressed. After an entire afternoon spent at a career fair talking to paralegals about their professional prospects, she recalled a ...

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When life hands you a lemon

On a recent steamy Sunday afternoon, Stephanie Elliott was unpacking her luggage after a week at the beach. She had been home for 24 hours and in the past she would have already been unpacked, with laundry washed, car scrubbed and vacuumed, house cleaned, groceries purchased and put away, and preparations for a new work week well underway.

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The Constancy of Change

Ann Atkinson remembers trading in her electric typewriter for an IBM Selectric. She can also remember the good old days of letterhead and carbon paper, of printing, mailing, and faxing documents, hours of filing and dealing with file storage systems. ...

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Giving back

Paralegals transform their lives and the lives of others through charity work Karen Hall is a hardworking paralegal in a law firm on Main Street in Greenville, S.C.  She is also a wife and mother working hard to help provide for ...

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The Making of Leaders

Long relegated to support roles, paralegals today learn leadership skills through their professional associations Deborah Reynolds laughs as she perches on the brink of her second term as president of the Legal Staff Professionals of South Carolina. “I guess you could say ...

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