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Primo Paralegal Shoutouts

Primo Paralegal Shoutouts

California legal assistant student Angelica Avalos has received the 2009 Dwight Byrdie Scholarship to use toward her associate degree studies at Oxnard College. What makes this recognition even more notable is that she dropped out of high school two years ago to help support her family. A year later, she joined the Youth Empowerment Program at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, and earned her GED. She is now employed there as an administrative assistant.

The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to responsible youths who want to make better lives for themselves, demonstrate leadership potential, show the ability to make good choices, and have the desire to improve their skills to succeed in the workplace.

New Jersey paralegal student Kristen Venabe has been named to the fall semester Dean’s List at Gloucester County College. GCC’s paralegal program recently celebrated 10 years of ABA approval. (New

Chris McCallum, a paralegal at Legal Aid of North Carolina in Fayetteville, is the author of a book YES to the Troops – NO to the Wars (Quaker House, 2009). The book is part of Quaker House’s celebration of its founding in 1969. (Fayetteville Observer)

I’d love to have enough daily good paralegal news to post a “shoutout” every day. It is a real pleasure to recognize paralegal professionals and students all over the country for their achievements and contributions.

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One Response to Primo Paralegal Shoutouts

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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