The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Last week, I attended the North Carolina Bar Association, http://www.ncbar.org/, Paralegal Division Annual Meeting, which was so much fun I wish we did it more than once a year. It was awesome re-connecting with friends I’ve known
for decades at least a coupla years, presenting a combo ethics and social media session, and attending a rollicking “60 Websites in 60 Minutes for the Corporate Paralegal” session by Erik Mazzone, NCBA’s Director of the Center for Practice Management, and Lee Rosen, a family lawyer and blogger at Divorce Discourse. (The sites were great for paralegals in all specialty areas, and now I never have to worry about finding a bathroom anywhere in the world.)
I would have been taking pictures like crazy except Dear Hubby gave me a teeny tiny temporary SD card, and the camera battery died just when I needed it the most. But I grabbed a few, because to paraphrase several style bloggers’ recent comments, it’s not really an outfit unless you’ve photographed it.
|ER, awful lighting, my face is picking up the green in my shirt 😮 Draped tee (Loft); Merona pencil skirt (Target); Obi belt (The Limited); Breva pumps (John Fluevog); Cuff bracelet (Jada’s Jewels)|
|I will never sell these Vogs on eBay.|
|Carole Oliver, a terrific NCBA CLE staffer, and me. She also loves to thrift!|
|Camille Stell of Lawyers Mutual and me. Either we are short, or the photographer is really tall 😛|
The day before the Annual Meeting, I attended a Paralegal Division Council meeting and luncheon, and showed off pictures of The Corginator, via my iPad. This is not as bad as it sounds; two of us discovered we both have 10-year old runt Corgis.
|Meeting ready: Stripped tee-shirt (Loft); Nine West Vintage America jeans (Steinmart last year); Mossimo ballet pumps (Target); Scarf (Charleston City Market)|
Then I had a blast at the evening networking reception. There was a chocolate fountain. Need I say more.
|I gave that cuff bracelet and Vogs a workout. Dress (bought at Ross Dress for Less for a friend’s wedding several years ago)|
Okay, I can always say a little more. Such as it turns out the world of social media is very small! I met @Parasec’s (in real life, Erin) brother, Ian (who also works for Parasec), while enjoying post networking party cocktails, and it turns out the anonymous paralegal behind Mom-Alegal’s Blog was in my CLE session. Despite my brief discussion of how to dig up the identity of anonymous bloggers, I would not have outed her if she’d come up and shook hands.
Wait, maybe we did shake hands 😛