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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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From BigLaw to big dreams


Renowned LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya on why art is essential For anyone who spent their childhood building make-believe worlds out of Lego bricks, the creations of artist Nathan Sawaya are awe-inspiring. Each work in “The Art of The Brick,” an ...

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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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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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Lawyers on the Move


Joslin Davis, a principal attorney with Allman Spry Davis Leggett and Crumpler of Winston-Salem, has been elected president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a national organization comprised of more than 1,600 divorce and family law attorneys Anna P. ...

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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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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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How to get the most out of your networking

For tips on effective networking, Carolina Paralegal News turned to Christina Koch, a litigation paralegal and trial practice specialist with Inserra & Kelley of Omaha, Neb.; Lois Belle, a paralegal with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice in Greenville, S.C.; and ...

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Harnessing the ‘Power of Ten’ in the legal workplace

Being a high performance paralegal means developing strong personal and professional work traits that govern your career. When a successful professional paralegal defines himself or herself by a set of incorruptible and desirable work traits, you have a soaring eagle ...

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Best practices for avoiding data breach liability

Data breaches and cyber-attacks are an unfortunate reality. In the past few years, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Wyndham Hotels have all faced data security breaches.

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A three-step plan for making social media work for law firms

The American Bar Association’s 2010 Legal Technology Survey reported that 56 percent of respondents use social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, LawLink or Legal OnRamp, as compared to only 15 percent in the 2008 survey. As the number of attorneys using social media has more than tripled in the past two years, now is the time for you to join the conversation.

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