Entries by Paralegals

Fail-Safe Your Working Relationships

By Travis Bradberry A new relationship—whether personal or professional—is a lot like buying a new car. Driving it off the lot is pure bliss. And like a car, when a relationship breaks down, it’s overwhelming. A trained eye knows when a car is in trouble. The same is true of relationships, and you can be […]

Work Experience: The Newest Option for NCCP Exam Applicants

By Alicia Mitchell-Mercer This spring, the North Carolina Supreme Court approved amendments to The Plan for Certification of Paralegals, 27 N.C.A.C. 1G, Section .0100. The amendments eliminate the educational prerequisite for paralegal certification for applicants who satisfy work experience requirements. To be certified, applicants who satisfy the work experience requirements must pass the certification examination. […]

Social Media Discovery Requires a Plan (and Here’s One Below)

By Rhiannon Fionn-Bowman In the time of COVID-19, Electronically Stored Information and efficient ways to retrieve it are important considerations in any discussion regarding litigation preparation, especially when it comes to discovery planning. However, keep in mind that social media content is easy to create, but can be difficult to use in litigation and you […]

Lawyers for Literacy: Become a Virtual Volunteer

By Tina Dadio  The North Carolina Bar Foundation is working to provide North Carolina students with access to resources. Lawyers for Literacy is one of the best things that we can do right now to make a big difference in the lives of young students currently stuck at home and their parents. If you or […]

Don’t Forget About Cyber Hygiene During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

This article was originally published in Corporate Counsel magazine and is republished with permission from Baker Donelson. By Alicia L. Chestler, CIPP/US and Alexandria Murphy  As organizations prepare for certain contingency work arrangements in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, companies must also focus attention on ensuring appropriate cyber hygiene. Companies are anticipating more individuals […]

Case Management Tips for Paralegals

By Misty Murray The biggest issue for a lot of Paralegals today is case management. We’re overloaded and overwhelmed, and a lot of the time, we are either working with no case management software or outdated case management software loaded with bells and whistles we simply don’t use, don’t know how to use, and truly […]

Planning the Annual Meeting – A Look Behind the Scenes

By Leslie Pegram  If you have ever planned an event or continuing education seminar, you know it takes a lot of time and resources. All Paralegal Division CPE planners are volunteers. They take time out of their already busy work days to send emails and hop on phone calls to discuss potential topics, locate speakers […]

Why Mediation Matters: A Step Toward Empowerment

By Salim Uqdah Domination is potently feared by most people. The concept of an unfair exertion of power over a group or an individual by an entity is menacing because it can be arbitrary and unjust, and can make the recipient feel an overwhelming sense of helplessness. The beauty of the modern world is that […]

Nominations for 2020 Distinguished Paralegal Award are Now Open!

By Tina Dadio The Paralegal Division of North Carolina Bar Association is currently seeking nominations for its 2020 Distinguished Paralegal Award. Please take this time to think about that colleague or professional contact who stands out in your mind as an exceptional paralegal both in the legal community and community in which the nominee lives. […]