Entries by Paralegals

Apply For New Ways To Get Free CPE

By Debbie Harris The NCBA Paralegal Division has changed the way it gives back to its members. The Paralegal Division has replaced its Membership Scholarship with the “Member Premier Pass Giveaway,” and Premier Passes will be given away to two lucky Division members in a lottery-type drawing each year. This package is valued at $325.00, and […]

Pause Before Adding Clients On Social Media

By Alicia Mitchell-Mercer Increasingly, we’re seeing attorneys and paralegals connecting with clients on social media including LinkedIn and Facebook. When I ask why, I’m hearing that social media connections (e.g. Facebook) make the client feel like they are more than just a file. I think there’s also this belief that it’s an inconspicuous way to […]

Paralegal Spotlight with Morag Polaski

Q: Name, Position Title and/or major duties: A: Morag Polaski, freelance paralegal Q: Firm or Corporation/Location: A: Just A Paralegal Virtual Services LLC Q: Brief background of education, certification, etc.? A: A paralegal certificate from Old Dominion University, a Bachelor of Science in History from Excelsior College, a Master of Liberal Studies in Social Science […]

Paralegal Call to Action: Volunteer With Disaster Legal Services or FEMA Recovery Centers, and Clothing Drive Continues

The North Carolina Bar Association Paralegal Division is participating in various ways to help the victims of Hurricane Florence.  In addition to the Professional Clothing Drive, the Division is excited to announce two additional volunteer opportunities. Division members are invited to participate in the North Carolina Disaster Legal Services hotline as phone intake volunteers and/or to help […]

New Blog Series: Paralegal Spotlight and Paralegal Perspectives

By Mollie Schwam and Alicia Mitchell-Mercer Greetings from your Communications Committee Co-Chairs, Mollie Schwam and Alicia Mitchell-Mercer. We want to introduce ourselves and provide an update regarding some exciting developments with regards to the Division blog. To promote the Division and its members, we will be adding two new blog series! First, we will be profiling […]

Welcome to the 2018-2019 Bar Year!

By Leslie Pegram Thank you for choosing to be a member of the Paralegal Division. I hope that you find your membership professionally satisfying and that you’ll take advantage of the many member benefits offered by the North Carolina Bar Association. I’m honored to be serving as chair this year alongside a diverse group of […]