Entries by Paralegals

Paralegal Ethics: Are You Really Being Ethical?

By Sarah L. White Every paralegal knows the four main ethical guidelines that govern our profession. They have been drilled into us with every paralegal class and continuing education seminar over the course of our careers. Most of us probably could recite them verbatim in our sleep, but just so we are clear, paralegals must […]

Utilization Committee Update – Regulatory Reform Affecting Paralegals in North Carolina and Beyond

By The Utilization Committee North Carolina Regulatory Reform Update It has been two years since the State Bar’s Subcommittee to Study Regulatory Change had its first meeting on June 4, 2020, to study various types of regulatory reform (e.g., limited licensing, court navigators, regulatory sandbox). Highlights: On June 3, 2021, the Bar’s Subcommittee Studying Regulatory […]

A New Bar Year, A New Beginning, The Same Great Division

By Yazmeen O. Gadalla Hello to all of our wonderful Paralegal Division members! It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself to you as your 2022-23 Paralegal Division Chair. I would like to introduce you to this year’s officers: Yazmeen Gadalla, Chair Yazmeen Gadalla is a North Carolina Certified Paralegal currently employed at Hendren, […]

Carolyn Timmons Receives the Paralegal Division’s Endorsement for the NCSB Board of Paralegal Certification

By the Special Nominations Committee On June 23, 2022, the North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification (hereinafter the “Board”) notified the North Carolina Bar Association Paralegal Division (hereinafter the “Division”) of a call for nominations pursuant to 27 N.C.A.C. Chapter 1G – Section .0105 to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Board. For […]

Volunteer to Prepare Expunction Petitions Remotely

By Rachel Royal On September 24, 2022, 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, and the Mecklenburg County Clerk of Superior Court’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, and Public Defender’s […]

Paralegal Spotlight: Jennifer Gaff

By the Communications Committee This month’s Paralegal Spotlight is on Jennifer Gaff, a Senior Litigation Paralegal at Raleigh Law Center. Jennifer is a North Carolina Certified Paralegal who has been a paralegal for the past 15 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UNC Charlotte, and then later obtained her Paralegal […]

Learning to Say No (Professionally)

By Katie Riddle Why does the word “no,” a two-letter, concise word, carry such a heavy weight when used in a professional setting? I think of the use of the word “no” in my personal life. My husband may ask if we should have dinner at one restaurant, and I am not anxious or worried […]