Katie Berry, a working mom and senior paralegal with Deuterman Law Group in Greensboro, NC, is using her professional skills to make a difference as a community organizer. She’s coordinating her law firm’s Operation Shoebox campaign by asking local schools to help gather gifts for soldiers. Operation Shoebox – Supporting Our Troops, http://www.operationshoebox.com/, sends care packages…

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It takes an incredible amount of courage to step forward and tell the world – and your co-workers – that you once suffered from depression so disabling that you were unable to work and had to undergo electroconvulsive therapy. But Michigan legal assistant Angela Krikke is doing it so that others will know it’s okay…

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The latest edition of The Paralegal Voice, “Paralegals Giving Back,” is now available at Legal Talk Network. Volunteering can be an uplifting experience for all involved. On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, my co-host Vicki Voisin and I spotlight two paralegals who are “giving back” to the community and volunteering their time to help…

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I love this photo of paralegal Jennifer Persinger, employed by LeClairRyan in Roanoke, Virginia, gearing up for her attempt to dunk a lawyer last Friday. Jennifer’s enthusiasm is evident!     No, it wasn’t National Dunk Your Supervising Attorney Day. Persinger was participating in the fifth annual Legal Food Frenzy, a good natured competition between…

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Krisy Lam is fighting for her life. Kristina “Krisy” Lam is a 28-year old legal assistant of Asian descent, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2009. After undergoing chemotherapy, Lam was in remission for most of 2010, but has since relapsed. She desperately needs a bone marrow transplant, but has no matches in…

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The North Carolina Paralegal Association (NCPA) is collecting teddy bears for the North Carolina Highway Patrol’s Teddy Bear Drive. The bears will be donated to children staying at battered women’s shelters. Teddy bears can be any size, and be new or gently used. NCPA will have a box to collect bears at its Annual Meeting…

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(That Is, If You Aren’t Wearing Jeans Right Now) United Way is throwing out its out-dated mom jeans poster, and business casual has made jeans less unusual at work, but that doesn’t mean the support organization has given up raising funds through official Jeans Days celebrated by participating employers. Employees contribute $1 a day for…

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There are all kinds of opportunities for legal professionals to volunteer in their communities, but School on Wheels (http://www.schoolonwheels.org/), a non-profit organization in Glendale, California offers Roberta Lara, a paralegal employed by Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, the chance to tutor children staying at PATH Achieve, a local homeless shelter, helping them achieve academic success,…

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