Entries by Paralegals

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 […]

Through Our Eyes – A Paralegal’s View into Spousal Support (Post-Separation Support and Alimony)

By Peggy M. Pardue  As a Family Law paralegal, assisting clients with regard to spousal support is an important skill. When a client comes to your office, they are often scared and concerned about their financial future. It is imperative to provide knowledge and expertise with respect to financial matters, while also being patient and understanding […]

Volunteer to Prepare Expunction Petitions Remotely

By Rachel Royal On March 4, 2023, the Charlotte Expunction Clinic will again be held at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse. This project is a partnership of the following organizations: the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center (PBRC), the SelfServe Center, the Mecklenburg County Clerk of Superior Court’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, and Public Defender’s Office. […]

Paralegal Ethics: Deck the Halls, or Maybe Not!

By Sarah L. White The holidays are fast approaching, and many of us are looking forward to holiday parties, delicious goodies adorning the breakroom counters, festive decorations, gifts, and more. However, it is not all fun, as the holidays bring an abundance of ethical concerns for the workplace. Below are some helpful tips and reminders […]

Paralegal Spotlight: Johana Sanchez

By the Communications Committee This month’s Paralegal Spotlight is on Johana Sanchez, a Paralegal at Armendariz Law Office, PLLC. Johana began her legal career in her native country of Venezuela, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Universidad de Carabobo and a Master’s degree in International Criminal Law from the Universidad Latino […]