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Category Archives: Community Service

NC Paralegal Spearheads Gifts for Soldiers Campaign in Local School System

Katie Berry, a working mom and senior paralegal with Deuterman Law Group in Greensboro, NC, is using her professional skills to make a difference as a community organizer. She’s coordinating her law firm’s Operation Shoebox campaign by asking local schools to help gather gifts for soldiers. Operation Shoebox – Supporting Our Troops,, sends care packages… Continue Reading

Legal Assistant Shares Mental Health Struggles to Help Others

It takes an incredible amount of courage to step forward and tell the world – and your co-workers – that you once suffered from depression so disabling that you were unable to work and had to undergo electroconvulsive therapy. But Michigan legal assistant Angela Krikke is doing it so that others will know it’s okay… Continue Reading

The Paralegal Voice: Paralegals Giving Back

The Paralegal Voice: Paralegals Giving Back

The latest edition of The Paralegal Voice, “Paralegals Giving Back,” is now available at Legal Talk Network. Volunteering can be an uplifting experience for all involved. On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, my co-host Vicki Voisin and I spotlight two paralegals who are “giving back” to the community and volunteering their time to help… Continue Reading

A Fine Reason to Dunk a Lawyer

A Fine Reason to Dunk a Lawyer

I love this photo of paralegal Jennifer Persinger, employed by LeClairRyan in Roanoke, Virginia, gearing up for her attempt to dunk a lawyer last Friday. Jennifer’s enthusiasm is evident!     No, it wasn’t National Dunk Your Supervising Attorney Day. Persinger was participating in the fifth annual Legal Food Frenzy, a good natured competition between… Continue Reading

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas Seeks Paralegal Volunteers for Veterans’ Clinics

Texas paralegals and legal secretaries looking for an opportunity to volunteer should contact Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas about its upcoming veterans’ clinics in Big Spring on May 4 and in Midland on May 13. The clinics will provide free legal advice and counsel for veterans and are funded by a grant from a State… Continue Reading

Bone Marrow Donor Sought for Chinese-Canadian Legal Assistant

Krisy Lam is fighting for her life. Kristina “Krisy” Lam is a 28-year old legal assistant of Asian descent, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2009. After undergoing chemotherapy, Lam was in remission for most of 2010, but has since relapsed. She desperately needs a bone marrow transplant, but has no matches in… Continue Reading

NCPA Supports NC Highway Patrol Teddy Bear Drive

NCPA Supports NC Highway Patrol Teddy Bear Drive

The North Carolina Paralegal Association (NCPA) is collecting teddy bears for the North Carolina Highway Patrol’s Teddy Bear Drive. The bears will be donated to children staying at battered women’s shelters. Teddy bears can be any size, and be new or gently used. NCPA will have a box to collect bears at its Annual Meeting… Continue Reading

Want to Start Jeans Day at the Law Firm?

Want to Start Jeans Day at the Law Firm?

(That Is, If You Aren’t Wearing Jeans Right Now) United Way is throwing out its out-dated mom jeans poster, and business casual has made jeans less unusual at work, but that doesn’t mean the support organization has given up raising funds through official Jeans Days celebrated by participating employers. Employees contribute $1 a day for… Continue Reading

Paralegal Volunteers for School on Wheels

There are all kinds of opportunities for legal professionals to volunteer in their communities, but School on Wheels (, a non-profit organization in Glendale, California offers Roberta Lara, a paralegal employed by Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, the chance to tutor children staying at PATH Achieve, a local homeless shelter, helping them achieve academic success,… Continue Reading

It Gets So Much Better, and We Need to Help

You guys know I love Glee and don’t answer the telephone at my house between 8 – 9 p.m. on Tuesdays. Even my 14-year old said last week, “Glee just makes my whole week better.” When I saw Chris Colfer’s video for the It Gets Better project, I had to share it here. Not only… Continue Reading

Contact Info:

Lynne J. DeVenny, N.C. State Bar Certified Paralegal

Owner & Virtual Paralegal, DeVenny Paralegal Services

Email: lynne.devenny[at]

Telephone: 336-582-0003

Inquiries are welcome, with free quotes available.

Meet Lynne:

Lynne DeVenny is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal with over 27 years of experience working on complex litigation cases, including medical malpractice, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security disability.

Disclosure: I am not a lawyer and cannot provide legal representation or legal advice.

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