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 […]
By Rachel Royal and Annette Phelps The NCBA Paralegal Division, particularly Pro Bono Co-Chair, Annette Phelps, has been working on a project called Lawyer on the Line – Paralegal Program for quite some time, and it is finally ready to be launched! The program is a partnership between Legal Aid of North Carolina and the […]
By Alicia Mitchell-Mercer Looking for a way to increase productivity in the creation of correspondence and legal documents? There is now a way to dictate correspondence, pleadings, etc. using the new-ish voice-to-text feature in Google Docs. If you text (sure you do) and use the Google voice-to-text function, it works similarly, but this time it’s […]
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 […]
By Mollie Schwam The Secretary of State’s (SoS) Office does it all. From offering helpful materials on starting a business in NC, database to file securities, to storing advance healthcare directives online, the NC SoS’s job is all encompassing and vital to all NC businesses.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]