Entries by Paralegals

Power Hour: Who Needs It?

By Kimberly M. Johnson Is there a reason why you have not registered and viewed the latest Power Hour? Is it the time? It always starts at noon. Is it the topic? The Power Hour sessions look into an interesting array of topics. In our most recent Power Hour, Judge Dietz shared his knowledge about […]

Volunteer to Prepare Expunction Petitions Remotely

By Rachel Royal  On March 9, 2024, the Charlotte Expunction Clinic will again be held at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse. This project is a partnership of the following organizations: the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (the “Advocacy Center”), the SelfServe Center, and the Mecklenburg County Clerk of Superior Court’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, and Public […]

Tamesa Richmond’s Journey to Becoming a Paralegal

By the Communications Committee with an introduction by Peggy Pardue Tamesa Richmond has been a North Carolina Certified Paralegal for six years but has been in the legal field for 23 years. She works remotely as a corporate paralegal for Medterra CBD, LLC, which is based out of Irvine, California. Tamesa graduated from the University […]

Almendarez Nominated for the North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification Vacancy

By the Paralegal Division Council The Paralegal Division nominates Shawana W. Almendarez, NCCP, for consideration for the North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification vacancy. Shawana is committed to the paralegal profession, the legal community, and the general public. Shawana has been a paralegal for 23 years. She has held her North Carolina State […]

Volunteer to Prepare Expunction Petitions Remotely

By Rachel Royal On September 23, 2023, the Charlotte Expunction Clinic will again be held at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse. This project is a partnership of the following organizations: the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (the “Advocacy Center”), the SelfServe Center, and the Mecklenburg County Clerk of Superior Court’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, and Public […]

Jennifer Smith-Sutphin’s Journey to Becoming a Paralegal

By the Communications Committee Jennifer is a Certified Paralegal in North Carolina and South Carolina and has been a paralegal for 25 years. She also received her Advanced Certified Paralegal Certification in Trial Practice, Land Use, and Real Property through the National Association of Legal Assistants. Jennifer attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte […]

Through Our Eyes – From Firm to In-House

By Katie Riddle and Aimee Roix Currently, paralegals have many more employment and growth opportunities than ever before. Paralegals were once thought to be simply responsible for secretarial or administrative duties within their firm. However, this has now vastly changed in more ways than one. Today, paralegals handle more substantive work and often fill their […]

Paralegal Spotlight: Kari Fabrizio

By the Communications Committee Kari Fabrizio began her legal career in Baldwinsville, New York, where she owned her own freelance transcriptionist company. Since resettling to Forsyth County, North Carolina nearly 30 years ago, she has supported some of North Carolina’s most sought-after family law attorneys. Today, Kari is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal […]

2022 Pro Bono Reporting is Open for NC Paralegals

By Rachel Royal In 2022, the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center (the “PBRC”) launched a statewide voluntary Paralegal Pro Bono Reporting process for the first time. In 2022, 127 paralegals reported performing 1,983 hours of pro bono service throughout the year. Additionally, 13 of those paralegals who reported a combined 1,227 hours were inducted […]