Important Dates – Fall 2015

17 Jun

do-all-the-things1Important Dates for Fall Term 2015(pdf)

Check your Connect Mail for more information on registration, and remember to check in with your advisor at least a week in advance of your registration date.

Saving the Fox

9 Jun
Carl Fox WRAL screengrab

Courtesy WRAL.com

Superior Court Judge Carl Fox is no stranger to trials, and now he’s facing his own. Fox is battling a blood cancer–myelodysplastic syndrome–and needs a blood marrow donation. According to WRAL-TV, Bob Murray,a marrow donor recruiter, finding a match  “will be difficult because of the small number of African-Americans on the donor registry. Only 7 percent of people on the registry are black.” Registration to be a donor is free and painless, and the test kit can be ordered online and sent to your home. If you’re a match, don’t worry: donation in most cases is also painless–much like donating blood to a blood bank.

Fox earned his Bachelor’s degree and J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has been recognized for his service to the community.

For more information on Carl Fox’s battle and where you can go to help him and others, check out the WRAL story and Delete Blood Cancer. You can also join the “Save the Fox” group on Facebook, where his friends have created a July 17-18 bone marrow registry drive.

2015 Commencement Information

12 May

Need last minute info on The Big Day?

Durham Tech’s Commencement page is right here.

Step One: Purchase your graduation outfit. Extended to Thursday, May 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 4 – 4:45 p.m. (5:45 p.m. Wednesdays); Deadline is 4:30 p.m. on May 14. You still have time to purchase your outfit! Pay the $24 fee at the Cashier’s Window, White Building, lobby area. Then bring your receipt to pick up your graduation outfit in the Dean’s office, Wynn Center, room 1309. Call 919-536-7207 x1418 if you need to make special arrangements.

Step Two: Attend the required rehearsal. Commencement Rehearsal, Monday, May 18, 10:30 a.m., Durham Performing Arts Center. Clear your calendar of all other obligations so that you’ll be able to attend rehearsal and feel prepared for the commencement ceremony. The rehearsal will only last one hour and 15 minutes. All students who wish to participate in the Commencement Ceremony must be present at the graduation rehearsal. The rehearsal is the only opportunity that students have to learn about the protocol for the evening commencement. Graduation rehearsal will be at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Information concerning directions and parking for the day will be available online at http://www.dpacnc.com. Plan to arrive a few minutes early since parking is not immediately next to the Arts Center.

Step Three: Line up by 4 p.m. to participate. Monday, May 18, 4 p.m., Durham Performing Arts Center. By 4 p.m., you must be in the line up for the commencement ceremony according to programs and degrees.  If you are not in line at this time, you may not be able to walk across the stage to receive your degree, diploma or certificate. The Commencement Ceremony begins promptly at 4:30 p.m. The ceremony generally lasts 90 minutes.

Change the Date!

23 Apr

The NCPA Meet & Mingle has been moved from May 13 to May 14.

NCPA – District II – Meet-n-Mingle May 14

Save the Date! NCPA Meet & Mingle – May 13

22 Apr

NCPA logoThe North Carolina Paralegal Association is hosting a “Meet and Mingle” on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at Midtown Grille in North Hills (4421-115 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh).

They will be accepting donations for Military Missions in Action. You can check out the list of needed items at http://www.militarymissionsinaction.org.

Please RSVP to srstricklandnccp@gmail.com no later than 5 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2015.

This is an outstanding opportunity to network! And remember, NCPA student membership is free. Applications can be found here.

See you there!

TGIF!

17 Apr

high fiveThe semester is winding down quickly! Remember to take a deep breath and look at how much you’ve accomplished this semester!

As Michael Jordan said, “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”

And with another semester drawing to a close, you’ve made it happen! You are one step closer to your goals.

And after that celebration–get back to the books!

Special Counsel Releases “The Guide to U.S. Legal Sector Hubs”

16 Apr

Special Counsel, a staffing firm specializing in attorneys, paralegals, and other support staff, has released an infographic showing where the growth opportunities are in the United States. They attribute their findings to information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and their own internal hiring data. Of particular interest is the potential for paralegals entering the E-discovery field.

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