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

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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Paralegal certification enters its second decade

The New Year has barely started, and at the North Carolina State Bar offices in Raleigh, Joy Belk is up to her elbows in paralegal certification applications and renewals. As the State Bar’s assistant director for paralegal certification, Belk is ...

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Paralegal work compensable, but total fee must be reasonable

Relying on a 2011 decision in an out-of-state federal court, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina ruled Jan. 5. that the time spent by paralegals working on a Social Security case is compensable but must not ...

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Controlling the impact of workplace conflict

Workplace conflict can wreak havoc with office culture, especially if it is ignored or handled improperly. Communication breakdowns and lower productivity can result; such situations also breed unhealthy relationships. And the work product is bound to be affected. Distractions. When ...

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Seven strategies for effective IT communication

The speed of technology can seem like a blur at times — is the iPhone 7 really so far away? — and because of that pace, IT communication can be a particularly tough challenge. People who are bombarded with information ...

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