Tag Archives: paralegal

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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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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Legal Aid paralegals find satisfaction in helping farm workers

Migrant farmworkers often harvest tobacco in eastern North Carolina.

After nearly two decades as a legal-aid paralegal, Danny Mills is never surprised when his job extends far beyond the boundaries of a desk, a computer and four walls. Sometimes he finds himself in predicaments that call for skills that ...

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Career change leads to fulfillment

Born and raised in Alamance County, North Carolina, Belinda Thomas discovered the paralegal profession when she decided to make a career change after working for 10 years in the Alamance-Burlington School System. A local job-placement counselor steered her toward a ...

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No response from S.C. Bar when paralegal asked to teach CLE

Last month I attended a continuing legal education course sponsored by the Association of Litigation Support Professionals. The seminar, entitled "Making the Most of Technology in Trial," featured a panel of graphic designers, litigation support specialists, an attorney and a representative of the South Carolina Office of Disciplinary Counsel. Introducing myself, I discovered that nearly two-thirds of the attendees were in some form of litigation support. That got me thinking: Could a paralegal's perspective benefit a CLE?

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Paralegal blogs increasing in popularity

By Kimberly M. Johnson, Special to CPN In addition to attending seminars and CLEs, paralegals across the country are increasingly turning to blogs to gather information about the profession. Everything from current legal news, the latest employment trends and even ...

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