For those of you not already familiar with North Carolina’s voluntary paralegal certification program, the State Bar approved and the N.C. Supreme Court adopted The Plan for Certification of Paralegals in 2004. North Carolina legal professionals hold the N.C. Certified Paralegal designation in great esteem, and the certification is often required of applicants for legal…

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The latest edition of The Paralegal Voice, “The Best Paralegal Law Technology Trends” co-hosted by Vicki Voisin and me, is now available at Legal Talk Network.This month’s guest expert, Jared D. Correia, Esq., the Senior Practice Advisor for Massachusetts’ Law Office Management Assistance Program (MASSLOMAP), shares his thoughts on everything from law practice management software,…

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Why isn’t this post entitled “Paralegal Career Dressing”? Well, the pictures are from last Friday, when the office closed at noon. My outfit might be a little too casual for most conservative offices even on a Blue Jeans Friday, but I want to share the last refashion of  a very bleh blouse, using Megan’s beautiful…

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I also painted my hedgehog’s portrait 😛 I got a blogger award!!!! Jumping up and down like a two-year old high on ice cream and cupcakes. (And likely just as irritating.) This is my first blogger award ever, and I have the lovely Robin at Frannie Pantz to thank for it. I call her my…

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Terrific Networking Opportunity for NC Paralegals The North Carolina Bar Association – Paralegal Division and the Research Triangle Paralegal Association request you save the date to attend: 2012 NC Bar Association – Paralegal Division and RTPA Career FairFriday, June 15, 2012 – 1:00 – 4:00 PMNorth Carolina Bar Center8000 Weston ParkwayCary, North Carolina 27513 The…

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One of the biggest complaints I hear from legal support staffers is about activity that occurs while they are not at their desks, i.e. the dread piles of paper keft in their chairs or surreptitiously slipped among ongoing projects. By “surreptitiously” I mean in the dead of night, and usually not in that box clearly…

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Or, I Was So Crushed When I Found Out When? 4:42 p.m. Here’s my corroborating tweet: Seriously, what did your employer do today or this week to celebrate your administrative professional awesomeness? P.S. One of my co-workers pointed out we celebrate a lot at our firm, which is very true. And my boss buys me…

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Even though Vicki Voisin, The Paralegal Mentor, and I have been working with Legal Talk Network to produce The Paralegal Voice podcast for over three years now, and Vicki and I both post monthly show notes for each podcast on our blogs, I still have loyal blog readers who confess they don’t know what a…

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For readers new to Practical Paralegalism, I’m re-printing and sharing posts from Easter Past. One includes my personal assistant, Phoebe The Corginator, and the other includes my last entry in the ABA Journal’s annual Peeps in Law contest, which I’ve missed the last two years. 2010: Is It Accurate to Say I’ve Been Published by…

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