Archive | September, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court Returns to the Bench on Monday, Oct. 1st.

29 Sep

The U.S. Supreme Court returns to the bench for its new term on Monday, October 1st.

Great previews–though the full docket for October through June isn’t in stone yet–can be found at WSJ  and The Atlantic. One case that may directly affect North Carolina is high court scrutiny of the portion of the Voting Rights Act that affects advance approval of changes that affect elections in states with a history of racial and ethnic discrimination. The Washington Post looks at a Texas case before the court that considers race as a factor in college admissions.  Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum gets a preview from business-oriented Forbes, since it brings up the Alien Tort Statute. The ATS dates back to 1789, but is dusted off and thrust in the spotlight again in a case with human rights implications.

Drug-sniffing dogs, and just how far you can be from a search location identified on a warrant and be detained, are also on the docket.

You can get more in-depth information at SCOTUSblog,  and for a good read and sometimes snarky commentary, there’s the always-feisty Above The Law blog.


DTCC Paralegal Club Meeting Oct. 3

27 Sep

The first meeting of the Paralegal Club is Wednesday, October 3 at 11;45am in White 63. Meet your new club officers, learn about the club’s participation in Fall Fest, and help plan the community service projects for 2012-2013. You’ll also receive important information about advising and registration. The meeting should last an hour or less.

Job Posting: IP Administrative Assistant – RTP, NC

21 Sep

IP Administrative Assistant

3 Month Contract
Pay Rate: $27-30/hr, w2
Work Environment: General Office

Shift Requirements: Day / Hrs of Work: 40 Hours/Week


  • Patent Preparation and Prosecution
  •  Assisting patent attorneys in the preparation and filing of US, PCT, and foreign National Phase patent applications and accompanying documents both electronically and via conventional paper filings with the USPTO and other patent offices as appropriate;
  • Assisting patent attorneys in the preparation of draft responses to office actions, restriction requirements, Information Disclosure Statements, formalities, etc.
  • Preparing correspondence relative to a patent attorney?s communication with outside U.S. and foreign counsel;
  •  Managing and maintaining dockets and docket reports for multiple attorneys, keeping abreast of due dates
  •  Maintaining patent files, including keeping abreast of all emails and other correspondence from outside counsel, inventors and others relative to each patent case.
  • Assisting patent attorneys in the preparation of license and other IP-related agreements

Office Administrative Duties

  • Establishing, updating and maintaining files and records, including opening and closing files; implementing and maintaining data management systems. Processing a variety of highly confidential information.
  • Scheduling appointments and maintaining calendars; scheduling, coordinating and facilitating meetings, web conferences; telephone coverage;
  • Arranging travel for attorneys and preparing expense reports;
  •  Office supply procurement and physical resource management;
  • Under the direction of an attorney, preparation of reports, presentations, documents, and group projects;
  • Attaining comprehensive knowledge of organizational policies, practices, procedures and applying to daily office management;
  • Procuring check requests when needed;
  • eBilling?act as billing coordinator for NOL/P group including matter creation and associated tasks incidental to managing invoices for legal services rendered by outside counsel.


  • High School Diploma/GED with a minimum of 5 years experience in providing administrative support in a legal/business environment;
  • Advanced experience in MS Office applications;
  • Multi-task oriented and able to manage tight deadlines;
  • Experience managing patent prosecution matters preferred;
  • Experience with IP docket/management systems preferred
  • Experience using Lotus Notes and SAP a plus
  • Experience managing/directing office staff a plus

Optional Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

If you are qualified, available, interested, planning to make a change, or know of a friend who might have the required qualifications and interest, please email me a copy of your latest resume, even if we have spoken recently about a different position. If you do respond via e-mail please include a daytime phone number so I can reach you.  In considering candidates, time is of the essence, so please respond ASAP.  Thank you.

Sincerely yours,
Kristen Borgosz
Axelon Services Corp.

44 Wall Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: (212) 306-0100

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Job Posting: Vandeventer Black LLP – Raleigh NC

17 Sep

Vandeventer Black LLP seeks a part-time paralegal to assist with community association collections, business litigation, and commercial transactions.  Prior experience with community association matters or commercial transactions is preferred.  This position requires a detail-oriented professional with the ability to manage a diverse caseload and communicate effectively with attorneys and clients. Please submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to

Job ID:

September 11, 2012

Job Function:
Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Entry Level:

Job Type:

Contact Person:
Diana Nelson

Email Address:

Constitution Day at DTCC

17 Sep

Durham Tech is honoring Constitution Day by giving out free copies of the United States Constitution today. Grab your copy at the Phail Wynn Jr. Student Services Center lobby. You can find out more about Constitution Day at the National Constitution Center web site.

New Paralegal Club Officers

13 Sep

Here are the paralegal club officers for 2012-2013:

President – Shaikh Alamin-Khashoggi

Vice Presidents – Jason Reeves, Katrina Wesley

Secretary – Kayla Meadows

Treasurer – Ryan May-Arthur

Delegate – Jason Gosnell

The club community service project this Fall will be another food drive, and the club will be represented at Fall Fest in October! Look for an announcement soon.


Job Posting: Bagwell Holt Smith PA

5 Sep

We are looking for someone who would be able to work 2-3 days a week starting late morning and working until 5pm.  This position would be an entry level runner position and this person would be responsible for running documents between offices as well as to the court house for recording.  This person would also be involved with some document preparation on an “as needed” basis. This position has a high probability of turning into a full time position.

Tara P. O’Donnel
Bagwell Holt Smith P.A
111 Cloister Court, Ste 200
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 401-0062