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


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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Men in the Breakroom


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


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


  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


  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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10 tips for annual employee performance reviews


By Ronald Guerra BridgeTower Media Newswires Annual employee performance reviews rank right near the top as a supervisor’s least favorite task. Because of this and other work demands, evaluations are easy to put off, rush through or even avoid altogether. ...

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Immigrant paralegal charts her course and helps others along the way


Born in Mexico City, Atalia Cardenas was a young girl when she traveled with her parents and sister to the United States. She has made the most of the opportunities her adopted country has offered. From a struggling engineering student ...

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Paralegal, law clerk fees proper in attorney fee award


Family courts in South Carolina are not prohibited from awarding fees incurred by paralegals and law clerks in its award of attorneys’ fees in divorces cases, the state’s Court of Appeals has ruled. The court’s March 16 decision upheld a ...

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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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Put the blame on VTR: Common pitfalls of a practicing paralegal

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Having worked in a number of offices and in differing sectors of lawyerin’, I have come to know many paralegals. And, over the years, many an aspiring paralegal has asked, “Where do you see the biggest areas for improvement for ...

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Utah courts approve new job designed to fill legal gap


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — People filing for divorce, settling debts or dealing with an eviction could soon have a new option to get help navigating Utah’s legal system. The Utah Supreme Court has approved the creation of a new ...

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Tips for putting together the all-important trial notebook


by F. Dennis Saylor IV and Daniel I. Small Dolan Media Newswires It almost goes without saying that a successful trial lawyer needs to be thoroughly prepared. But hard work alone is not enough, and even the most prodigious memory ...

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