Paralegal Certification

Attention NCCPs: 2012 Board of Paralegal Certification Online Voting

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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Former Paralegal Supervisor Indicted with Ex-Husband for Payroll Fraud

Karen Parker may have divorced her husband in 2009, but she was still indicted with him last week – by a federal grand jury – for payroll fraud charges that allegedly occurred before, during, and after the marriage. Practical Paralegalism mulled over this burgeoning New Orleans parish brouhaha back in January 2010, when Parker’s qualifications…

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New Paralegal Voice Podcast – Career Tips: How to Advance in the Paralegal Profession

The latest edition of The Paralegal Voice, “Career Tips: How to Advance in the Paralegal Profession,” co-hosted by Vicki Voisin and me, is now available at Legal Talk Network. Want some tips from the experts about how to get ahead in the paralegal profession? On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, Vicki and I join NALA President, Karen McGee, ACP and Charlsye Smith…

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Road to NALA CP Exam: One eChapter at a Time

I’ve received so much advice about preparing for NALA’s CP/CLA exam that my head might explode before I ever have a chance to take it, but I also hear a lot of complaints about the staggering cost of the study materials. I reminded a friend that several of the recommended books can be purchased by…

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Road to NALA CP Exam: Flash Card App

Y’all remember when I brought th’ iPad home like a stray puppy, and told Dear Hubby I needed it to study for the NALA CP/CLA exam? He didn’t believe it, either. But I do! Seriously, last year I downloaded the Cramberry flash card iPad app to make study cards, and the first steps this week…

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Paralegal Profile: Tara Wilder, Associate Director, NC Board of Paralegal Certification

Tara Job Title:  Assistant Director to the Board of Paralegal Certification Employer:  NC State Bar, Raleigh, NC Years of Paralegal Experience:  17 (Okay, that is starting to sound old, but so did my initial and now annual celebration of my 39th birthday recently!) Education/Degrees:  BA from NC State University (1994); Paralegal Certificate from Meredith College…

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The Paralegal Voice: Revitalizing Your Career with Continuing Education

Looking for new opportunities in the paralegal world? In February’s episode of The Paralegal Voice, we welcome Karen G. McGee, ACP, President of NALA, and Christine E. Porter, ACP, Chair of NALA’s Continuing Education Council, to talk about opportunities through NALA and how you can revitalize your career with continuing education. Karen and Chris discuss…

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