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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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Paralegals are surviving, thriving, and volunteering in the pandemic storm

Whether they are serving in elective office, running campaigns, dealing with disappointed high school graduates, or filling their weekends volunteering to help others, paralegals are making the most of social distancing and finding ways to stay connected to their clients ...

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N.C.’s Marsy’s Law adds layers of responsibility to D.A.’s offices

Across North Carolina, victims’ assistance teams in district attorneys’ offices are busier than they ever have been, thanks to an expanded Crime Victims’ Rights Act that went into effect last August. This act was one of four constitutional amendments voters ...

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Lawyers for Literacy enriches students and inspires legal professionals

Legal professionals across North Carolina are receiving as much as they are giving through the North Carolina Bar Foundation’s Lawyers for Literacy pro bono program. Over a four-week period in the spring and fall, teams of lawyers, paralegals, and others ...

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From e-research to specialized software, technology elevates the way law firms serve clients

Software that streamlines resolution of traffic violations has revolutionized the way a Chapel Hill law firm serves its clientele. The Law Office of Daniel A. Hatley uses its iTicket.law technology to deliver speedy results while keeping clients informed every step ...

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