Archive | May, 2013

Senate’s Budget Proposal May Slash Court Reporter Services

30 May

As North Carolina legislators search for ways to pare down the state budget, the state’s courts–and court reporters–are facing the possibility of severe funding cuts. The consequences may affect more than just jobs. Proponents of the budget cuts argue that using modern recording technology and contractors will save money. However, opponents are warning that reducing the number of reporters and relying on technology may create serious problems in courtrooms around the state.

NC Policy Watch’s Sharon McCloskey does a great job of explaining why court reporters are invaluable. WRAL-TV interviews court reporters in this story.


Congratulations to DTCC’s 2013 Graduates!

30 May

Durham’s Herald-Sun covered Wednesday’s commencement ceremony. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress–we want to hear how you are doing!

Need A Ticket for Graduation?

28 May

Robert Chafee has ONE ticket he’s willing to give to someone who needs it! Contact him via his school email account.

NALA Examinees – Don’t Forget Your Transcript!

21 May

If you filled out a transcript waiver form in order to take the May 2013 exam, please remember to mail in your transcript to NALA by July 15th!

1516 S. Boston, Suite 200
Tulsa, OK  74119
Phone:  918.587.6828
Fax:       918.582.6772

Fall Semester Registration – 2013

21 May

Here’s the latest information on Fall 2013 information, which can be found on the DTCC web site.

Fall Semester 2013 Registration 

Fall Semester 2013 classes begin Monday, August 19. The Fall Semester 2013 Credit Schedule of classes is available online using Section Search.

Preparing for Registration
Students who submit all required admissions forms, financial aid paperwork, and transcripts by June 15 get priority enrollment status. Students who meet the due date can expect to be admitted to the college, have transcripts evaluated in time to attend the new student orientation, and have the option to charge tuition and books to financial aid (if eligible for an award) at the beginning of general registration for new students. For more information, consult the enrollment due dates information on the college’s website.

Your advisor can help you develop a plan for how to meet your academic goals and provide you with access to our web registration (WebAdvisor) system. Please see the Academic Advising section for more information.

Review the helpful links to using the WebAdvisor registration system on the GetConnected! web page or contact advising and registration staff by phone at 919-536-7200 or by visiting the Admissions and Enrollment Services Center in the Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center, room 1200.

Early Registration
Early registration is reserved for continuing students who have been admitted to a program as of Summer Term 2013 or prior, have an assigned academic advisor, and have enrolled in classes during at least one of the past three semesters. Eligibility is determined by the amount of credit hours completed.

Early registration for enrolled admitted program students with 35 or more credit hours is July 10.

Early registration for enrolled admitted program students with 17 or more credit hours is July 12.

Early registration for enrolled admitted program students with 4 or more credit hours is July 16.

Early registration for eligible students with fewer than 4 credit hours is July 18.

General Registration
General online registration is open the following dates for all advised students including those new to the college, newly admitted to a program, visiting students, or those who did not register during priority registration. Students who need to meet with an advisor should schedule a time as early as possible.

Open WebAdvisor (online) registration for all advised students July 22 – August 18.

The last day to receive assistance with registration at the Late Advising locations is August 15, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Waitlist function (via WebAdvisor online) available to advised students July 10 – August 13.

Payment Deadlines
Full payment of tuition and fees is due the same week that you register. During the week before classes start, full payment is due daily. If you do not pay on time, your courses will be de-registered and made available for other students on the waitlist.

If you register the week that begins Monday, July 8, full payment is due by midnight July 14.

If you register the week that begins Monday, July 15, full payment is due by midnight July 21.

If you register the week that begins Monday, July 22, full payment is due by midnight July 28.

If you register the week that begins Monday, July 29, full payment is due by midnight August 4.

If you register August 12 – 15, full payment is due by midnight the same day.

If you register August 16 – 18, full payment is due August 18.

Payments may be made online through WebAdvisor from 8 a.m. – 2 a.m. Mondays – Saturdays or from 8 a.m. – midnight on Sundays. Payment may also be made in person at the Cashier’s Window in the White Building, lobby area, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mondays – Thursdays, 9 a.m. – noon Fridays (May 24 – August 9), or 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday (August 16), unless the college is closed.

What To Bring With You to the NALA Exam

9 May

NALA examinees attending the May 17-18 testing window at Durham Tech need to bring the following:

1.  The “Certified Paralegal Examination Authorization to Test” letter you received via email from NALA

2. Photo ID

3. Pen and/or pencil

Good Luck!


Job Opportunity: SoftPro – Raleigh, NC

6 May

Company: SoftPro

Location:   Raleigh, NC 27609

Job Type:  Full Time Employee

Real Estate Closing Documents Specialist

About the Job

SoftPro is the nation’s leading provider of real estate closing and title insurance software.​ A division of Fidelity National Financial (NYSE: FNF), SoftPro’s technology solutions are used in thousands of law firms and title companies throughout the country and are an essential part of residential and commercial Real Estate transactions.​  SoftPro is located in North Raleigh and is a great alternative to driving in RTP traffic each day!

SoftPro has received national recognition for our excellent customer service and products and we were recently recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by Triangle Business Journal!

Job Description

SoftPro has an opening for a Document Specialist in our Raleigh, NC office.​  In this position you will be responsible for developing and maintaining high-quality real estate documents for the SoftPro suite of products for our clients.​  This is a great opportunity for Real Estate Paralegals or experienced Title Insurance Professionals looking for a change!

Job Requirements

The requirements of this position are:

  • A thorough understanding of the documents used in the Real Estate Closing and Title Insurance industry are required.​
  • Must have real estate industry experience and a vast knowledge of closing documents specializing in HUD preparation.​
  • Superior MS Word skills creating complex documents utilizing the Mail Merge and/​or Tables features.​
  • Superior Excel experience
  • Exceptional attention to detail, as well as strong typing and Windows navigation skills are a must.​
  • Strong customer service skills and able to work in a team environment.​
  • 15%​ US travel is required.​

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or Associates degree, or two to five years related experience and/​or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.​