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N.C. Paralegal updates September 2023

N.C. Paralegal updates September 2023

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Association presents Riddle its Distinguished Paralegal Award 

Katie Riddle has received the N.C. Bar Association Paralegal Divison’s Distinguished Paralegal Award.  

Riddle is a paralegal at Lincoln Financial Group and a second-year evening law student at North Carolina Central University School of Law, where she serves the Student Bar Association as an evening representative and is the secretary for the Trial Advocacy Board.  

In 2022, she was awarded the Outstanding Paralegal Pro Bono Award for her community service and pro-bono work. She was inducted in the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center’s Pro Bono Honor Society for Paralegals for 2021 and 2022.  


LM Title Co. hosts Parapalooza event 

The LM Title Co. will hold Parapalooza, a daylong seminar for real estate paralegals, title searchers, legal assistants and staff, in the fall. 

The event, which offers five continuing paralegal education hours, takes place Oct. 10 at the Royal Banquet and Conference Center in Raleigh.  

LM Title is a subsidiary of Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Co., which was created to serve the real estate bar in North Carolina. For information, visit 


NALS annual conference honors Wolfe, Friedrich 

Traci Wolfe, president of the Legal Staff Professionals of South Carolina, and Alma Friedrich, founder and president of NALS-NC, were honored at the 2023 convention of the National Association of Legal Support Professionals on Aug. 23 at Houston. 

Wolfe, a family law paralegal Burnette Shutt & McDaniel of Columbia, S.C. was a finalist for the NALS Award of Excellence. She has been a NALS member for five years and has led the Membership and Marketing Committee. She was the 2022 conference chair when NALS convened in Charlotte, N.C. 

Friedrich is a litigation paralegal at Poyner Spruill in Raleigh. She launched the North Carolina Chapter of NALS in 2021 and serves as its founding president. She received the NALS Volunteer of the Year Award.

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