Class Cancellation – LEX 120-030

17 Sep

Tonight’s 5:15pm LEX 120-030 Legal Research & Writing I class has been cancelled. Check your Connect Mail for any updates.



Freebie Alert!

11 Sep

Free movie at Stadium 10 at Northgate

Durham Tech students and employees are invited to a free movie, Thursday, September 25, all day long, at Stadium 10 at Northgate Mall. The offer is good for one free ticket to any movie, any showing. You must show your Durham Tech ID.

Need Help Landing That Job?

4 Sep

Durham Tech has announced their lineup of workforce development classes, workshops and labs that are designed to help students prepare for their career. In some cases, the fees are waived for qualified individuals.

The classes cover key areas such as resumes, LinkedIn, and job hunt skills. There are also classes that help students that have been justice involved and need help with related education and career issues.

Click to have a look at the HRD Fall 2014 pdf.


3 Sep

Ghostbusters doesn’t figure into much legal parlance, but that didn’t stop new North Carolina Bar Association President Catherine B. Arrowood from quoting Bill Murray in her initiatory remarks to the Association in June:  “We’ve been slimed.”

What’s the slime our new state bar President is talking about?

  • Following recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions allowing it, outside money has been flooding into North Carolina judicial races. The problem?  This makes judicial races subject to special interest groups, and undermines the public’s confidence in the judiciary as above and beyond politics.
  • Complaints against judicial misconduct are no longer public information, unless and until a case reaches the N.C. Supreme Court and the Court chooses to make it public. This change results from a bill introduced last year which the governor signed into law despite a letter bearing the signatures of all living presidents of the N.C. State Bar requesting it be vetoed.  That was the first such request ever made by the Bar.

The NC Bar Association has several initiatives aimed at “unsliming” the judiciary.  One is a forthcoming new website,, that will publish objective information about all candidates for Superior and District Court positions.

For more information about this and other initiatives, read The President’s Perspective in The North Carolina Lawyer, available online at  Or, follow our new NC Bar Association president on Twitter:  @cbarrowood.

- Barb Stenross

Tips from the Legal Pros Next Door

21 Aug

North Carolina Central University’s School of Law has some excellent tips for students that want to enter law school. What might surprise you is that all of the tips are relevant for paralegal students as well.

Have a look here.



Dress for Success Triangle Hosts “Jump Start Your Job Search” Event

21 Aug
Need some help with professional attire and career coaching? Dress for Success Triangle may be able to help. We’ve attached their most recent press release. The August 28th event will be held at Urban Ministries of Wake County.  Details are in the release.

Triangle Nonprofit Accelerates Low-Income Women’s Journey to Self-Sufficiency
RALEIGH, N.C. — August 19, 2014: Dress for Success Triangle will open its doors on August 28th to all low-income women in the Triangle who are unemployed or underemployed for a special one day event, “Jump Start Your Job Search”. 
Dress for Success, which helps women achieve self-sufficiency by providing tools to succeed in the workplace, will provide each woman with a free suit and shoes for her job search and a short session with a Career Coach.
After a woman receives a suit for her interviews and obtains employment, she is invited to return to Dress for Success for her first week’s clothing at work, and becomes a free, life-time member of the Professional Women’s Group. Additional resources and support are available to her from Dress for Success throughout her professional career. Through its dedicated services and programs, Dress for Success Triangle addresses every phase of a woman’s career—from unemployed and searching for a job, recently employed and adjusting, and gainfully employed and succeeding. 
Often for many women, the suit provided is the first business suit she’s ever owned, and helps to boost her confidence when interviewing. One client, after receiving a suit and a short coaching session said, “I just wanted to let you know that I GOT THE JOB! I am so happy. I am really shy and never talk but thanks to Dress for Success, I was so ready for that interview. I am so confident and proud of myself.”
The “Jump Start Your Job Search” day, from 10 am to 6 pm, will operate at Dress for Success located in the Urban Ministries of Wake County building, at 1390 Capital Blvd, Raleigh. No appointment is needed, women only are invited. This event is for women who have not yet been to Dress for Success.
For more information, email

Kaye Summers, ACP, NCCP – What Every Paralegal Should Know

19 Aug

Welcome, new and returning students! Have a look at Kaye Summers, ACP, NCCP, as she tells the 2012 Durham Technical Community College Paralegal Club about the key skills every paralegal should know. You might be surprised to find that many of those skills won’t come from a textbook.


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