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Meeting Other Paralegals En Masse Is the Best!

Meeting Other Paralegals En Masse Is the Best!

Last week, I attended the North Carolina Bar Association, 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 ๐Ÿ˜ฎ 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 ๐Ÿ˜›

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 ๐Ÿ˜›

10 Responses to Meeting Other Paralegals En Masse Is the Best!

  1. Wow! This post is a paralegal's dream! Thanks for sharing all these links Lynne! That sounds so amazing! I love all your looks–the black dress is especially fetching on you. Have a great three day weekend! Meanwhile, I am slaving away while the attorneys are out at play. Ugh. Figures.

  2. A fabulous set of outfits for the conference! Sounds like it was a ton of fun. I think the Vogs were one of the best purchases, they go perfectly with everything you've worn them with.

  3. lovely outfits, formal and casual. Despite the less than perfect lighting, your green top with pencil skirt looks chic and work appropriate. I like the leather tie belt. The evening dress looks beautiful on you too. The striped top with jeans is a cute outfit. By the way I like how your hair falls nicely on the sides of your face, I love bob hair style.


  4. Ha ha – I would totally have introduced myself, but I was with a co-worker. I actually met you at a previous seminar, but I was with co-workers then, too. Maybe some day I will get to discreetly introduce myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

    By the way, loved your CLE!

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