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Fall Conference for Paralegals 2021

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Fall Conference for Paralegals 2021

The Fall Conference for Paralegals is designed for anyone on the legal support staff and provides 6.0 CPE hours (including 1.0 ethics)—the annual requirement for the paralegal certification

Registrants for this event will be joining the program virtually. 

Topics & Speakers 

8:55 a.m. | Welcome & Introductions

  • Brooks Miller, Sanford Thompson PLLC, Raleigh
  • Kathy Willetts, Grimes Teich Anderson, Asheville 

9 a.m. | eFiling / eCourts - The Future of Filing is Here

  • Brad Fowler, North Carolina Judicial Branch, Raleigh

 9:45 a.m. | Criminal Law - How Paralegals Help the Lawyer Help the Client

  • Timothy Morris, Timothy C. Morris, P.A., Erwin

 10:30 a.m. | Break

 10:45 a.m. | How Paralegals and the Court System Can Work Better Together

  • Cynthia Crawford, Buncombe County Superior Court Judicial Asst II, Asheville

 11:30 a.m. | SSDI - Portals, Processes and Patience

  • Kathy Willetts, Grimes Teich Anderson, Asheville

 12:15 p.m. | Lunch Break

 1:15 p.m. | Diversity and Inclusion - Perspective

  • Samantha Couch-Moye, Ware Law Firm PLLC, Graham
  • Manisha Patel, Law Office of Manisha P. Patel, PLLC, Greensboro 

2 p.m. | Ethics - Where is the Line? Marketing, UPL and Regulatory Reform

  • Camille Stell, Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of North Carolina, Cary 

3 p.m. | Break 

3:15 p.m. | Where Personal Injury and Workers’ Comp meet

  • Gabriel Snyder, Ward Black Law, Greensboro 

3:45 p.m. | Solo and Small Firms – How to Manage it All and Change with the Times

  • Laura Keeler, Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program, Boston 

4:30 p.m. | Adjourn

Thank You to Our Sponsors 



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