The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Practical Paralegalism is about recognizing the behind-the-scenes movers and shakers in the legal world – the paralegals, legal assistants and other legal staffers that do so much to make their supervising attorneys, employers and professional organizations look good.
I’d like to recognize Elisabeth S. Lewis, Nicole F. Murray and Heather D. Kinrade (from left to right), the paralegal planners that organized the excellent CLE/CPE seminar, Workers’ Compensation for Paralegals: A Method to the Madness, for the North Carolina Bar Association on Friday, December 11, 2009.
- Tracey H. Weaver, Executive Secretary of the N.C. Industrial Commission: “Administrative Rulings”
- Sallie C. Mercer, CPCU, AIC, ARM, Director of Claims for Stonewood Insurance Company in Raleigh, NC: “Working Together…Workers’ Comp is a Small World”
- H. Randolph Sumer, Attorney, Mullen Hollan & Cooper P.A., Gastonia, NC: “Ethics for Lawyers, ‘If I Wanted to be a Lawyer, I Would Have Gone to Law School'”
- Lynne DeVenny, Senior Paralegal, Elliot Pishko Morgan P.A.: “Medical Records and Evidence: Key Issues for Compensation Issues”
- Samuel A. Scudder, Attorney, Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, Raleigh, NC: “Mediation Perspectives and Paralegals in the Bilingual Office”
- Jonathan C. Anders, Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog: “2009 Case Law Update”
I’ll be writing a short post about each speaker’s presentation, sharing a few highlights that not only North Carolina paralegals, but any paralegal working in the area of litigation may find useful or interesting.
(The speakers were all very gracious, despite me chasing them down after each presentation to get a headshot.)
I also got to meet one of my Twitter buddies, Tina Hughes (@tmhughes), the Assistant Director of CLE for the N.C. Bar Association.