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Practical Skills for North Carolina Family Law Paralegals



Jennifer R. Smith, Monica A. Inzaina, Pamela Deeds Stewart

$65.00

Date: 3/23/2017
Pages: 228

Written by two certified paralegals and a Board Certified Family Law Specialist (a former family law paralegal herself), this new resource discusses practical skills, such as calculating deadlines and drafting various documents, offers helpful hints for completing necessary tasks, such as scheduling consultations and filing documents at the courthouse, and outlines essential procedures, such as client file setup, document organization and trial preparation.

As a family law paralegal, your role extends beyond just assisting your attorney with case preparation. You also act as a liaison to the client, represent the firm when interacting with the opposing party, courthouse staff and experts, increase the firms business by successfully scheduling consultations and billing effectively, and help to prevent any ethical or malpractice traps for the attorney.

Written by two certified paralegals and a Board Certified Family Law Specialist (a former family law paralegal herself), this useful resource discusses practical skills, such as calculating deadlines and drafting various documents; offers helpful hints for completing necessary tasks, such as scheduling consultations and filing documents at the courthouse; outlines essential procedures, such as client file setup, document organization, and trial preparation; and provides sample documents and forms.

Equipped with these skills, any family law paralegal is sure to become more efficient, organized and prepared to excel in every role.

Monica A. Inzaina is a family law paralegal at Charles R. Ullman & Associates, PLLC in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she has worked for the past 10 years. She was formerly the arbitration coordinator for Wake County and then helped co-write a grant for judicial assistance for domestic violence victims in her role as domestic violence coordinator for Wake County. Mr. Inzaina received a B.A. from Meredith College and earned a Master of Arts degree from the School of International Service at the American University. Jennifer R. Smith is a practicing attorney at The Doyle Law Group, P.A., in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she focuses her practice in family and divorce law. Ms. Smith was certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a family law specialist in 2009 and recertified as a specialist in 2015. She was awarded the Outstanding Family Student Award from the North Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2003. Ms. Smith received a B.A., cum laude, from North Carolina State University, a Civil Litigation Paralegal Certificate from Meredith College, and a J.D., cum laude, from North Carolina Central University School of Law. While attending law school, she was a member of the senior editorial staff at the North Carolina Central Law Journal. Pamela Deeds Stewart is a family law paralegal with the Raleigh, North Carolina office of Cordell & Cordell. She became a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal in December 2005.