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Meet the leadership team

Below is a list of officials with the North Carolina Bar Association’s Paralegal Division. Note: This an excerpt of a recent blog post from chairperson Yazmeen Gadalla. Lakisha Chichester, vice chair Lakisha Chichester is a corporate paralegal at Trupanion Inc. ...

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Amy Fleischer: A paralegal with a law degree

As a paralegal with a law degree, Amy Fleischer brings a unique perspective to her job at Ragsdale Liggett in Raleigh. A litigation paralegal, Fleischer primarily works on insurance defense cases and loves her work for its variety and complexity. ...

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Empathy honed through life experiences enables Kimberly Zirkle to excel 

By Teri Saylor  Minority and underserved populations in Charlotte have a straighter path to justice and prosperity thanks to the efforts of Kimberly Zirkle, a member at Moore and VanAllen of Charlotte.   Zirkle’s life experiences shaped her desire to help ...

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New North Carolina NALS Chapter offers certifications for legal support professionals

By Teri Saylor With a new NALS Chapter in North Carolina, paralegals and other support staff at law firms now have another professional organization available for networking and earning continuing education credits. The North Carolina Chapter of the National Association ...

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ABA analysis shows lawyers rely more on tech during pandemic

By Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires In the fall of 2021, the American Bar Association released its annual Legal Technology Survey Report. This extensive report provides data and analysis on the technologies that lawyers are using and how they are ...

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Stressed? Law firms find solace in wellness activities

Over the years, Noel Hill, a busy insurance defense paralegal at Teague Rotenstreich Stanaland Fox & Holt has become accustomed to juggling the large caseload that comes with the job. As a novice paralegal 15 years ago, the work weighed ...

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Mission of mercy: Paralegal team’s efforts lead to compassionate release of inmates during COVID-19

Bobbie Kullman learned the value of compassion last year when she volunteered to help screen and organize hundreds of letters from prison inmates seeking opportunities to serve the remainder of their sentences outside prison walls during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Prisoners who were ...

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Trailblazers open pathways to more inclusive opportunities in law

Sharon Bey-Christopher, a Raleigh attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina, has enjoyed a successful career as a paralegal and a lawyer, but she understands quite well just what it takes to navigate the gender and racial barriers that often ...

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Surveys show paralegal profession is growing and maturing

Over the past decade, paralegals have been skewing older and more educated, according to the 2020 Paralegal Survey, released last August by the North Carolina Bar Association’s Paralegal Division. The survey, which is outlined in the Division’s bylaws, is designed ...

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