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Paralegal News Clips

Paralegal News Clips

Since the purpose of this paralegal blog is to celebrate the achievements of paralegals, working and student, all over the country, I’m pleased to share the latest round of good news in the paralegal profession.

Paralegal Associations & Programs

Dr. Mary Ellen Keith has joined the full-time faculty at New Mexico State University–Alamogordo as an assistant professor of criminal justice and paralegal studies. Keith earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas, and a doctor of jurisprudence from the University of Houston’s Bates College of Law. (Daily News)

The Northeast Florida Paralegal Association celebrated its 25th anniversary this month with a party at the Hyatt. (Jacksonville Daily Record)

One of the highlights of the 25th anniversary celebration at the Hyatt was uncorking the time capsule that was created when the NEFPA was founded. Items inside the tube included old photographs, newsletters, professional surveys, business cards of former presidents and an old banner.

New Hires
Linda D. Waldner has joined the law firm of Todd A. Stewart, P.A. in Charlotte, North Carolina, as a paralegal. She has over 25 years of experience in estate planning and business representation, and holds a B.B.A. in Accounting and a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati. (Carolina Newswire)

Dawn Thrasher, a recent graduate of the Paralegal Studies Program at Duke University, has been hired as a legal assistant at Wolf & Hogan, P.C. in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Supervisory Paralegal Mary Downing, employed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., was recognized as part of a support team whose work resulted in the arrest and indictment of a drug ring. (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Jill Francisco, a paralegal at Huddleston Bolen in Huntington, West Virginia, has been named to the Marshall University Alumni Association Board of Directors. She “received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Legal Studies from Marshall University in 1994. In 2005, she successfully completed the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Certified Legal Assistant examination and obtained the Advanced Certified Legal Assistant designation in 2006.” (The West Virginia Record)

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