Membership in the NCBA Paralegal Division Has Benefits

By Tina Dadio

The NCBA Paralegal Division is excited to announce the officers for the 2019-2020 NCBA bar year (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020).

Tina Dadio, Paralegal Division Chair, Charlotte

Stephanie Durham-Rivera, Paralegal Division Vice Chair, Raleigh

Leslie Pegram, Paralegal Division Immediate Past Chair, Raleigh

Karen M. Rabenau, NCBA Board Liaison, attorney in Durham

Stephanie Elliott, Paralegal Division Secretary, Charlotte

Shawana Almendarez, Paralegal Division Treasurer, Kannapolis

The NCBA Paralegal Division will start the new bar year on Friday, Aug. 9, with a section liaison/new board member orientation followed by our council meeting, then a private wine tour and dinner at The Bistro at Childress Vineyards.  On Saturday, Aug. 10, the group will meet in Lexington for our council annual strategic planning to develop a fun and busy year with new pro bono activities, socials, and the continual networking and learning opportunities available for all members.

 We hope you will consider joining the NCBA Paralegal Division by clicking on this link: calling the NCBA Membership Department at (919) 677-0561. Firm billing opened on June 18, 2019, so please take advantage of this and inform your firm billing department. More information can be found here:

For those not yet aware of the new changes to the NCBA membership, beginning on July 1, 2019 two significant new benefits are now included in your paralegal membership fee of $90:

 Up To 12 Hours Of Quality On-Demand CLE

Each month, a new 1-hour On-Demand CLE from NCBA’s Expert Series will be available for download to your personal learning portal during that month and you will have unlimited viewing access for up to 90 days. Find this month’s Expert Series CLE here.

The expert series CLE includes:

  • 2 hours of ethics/professionalism
  • 1 hour subsequent abuse/mental health
  • 1 hour of technology training
  • 8 hours of substantive and timely CLE topics

 Membership In One Section of Your Choice Included

  • Take advantage of one section membership included in your membership.
  • Benefits include: in-person networking opportunities, discounts on section-specific CLE programs, and access to exclusive forms and email forums. Additional sections may be purchased for $36 each.

Think About Joining a Committee

Are you interested in being more involved with the Paralegal Division beyond attending CPEs, reading the blog or posting to the Listserv? We’ve got the answer, join a committee! There are many options to hopefully match your interest. More information can be found by visiting the website here: ( or by clicking on the sign-up form here: by clicking here. Please feel free to contact Tina Dadio, Paralegal Division Chair at 704-687-8592 or for additional information.