Friday, May 25, 2012

Meeting Other Paralegals En Masse Is the Best!

Last week, I attended the North Carolina Bar Associationhttp://www.ncbar.org/, Paralegal Division Annual Meeting, which was so much fun I wish we did it more than once a year. It was awesome re-connecting with friends I've known for decades at least a coupla years, presenting a combo ethics and social media session, and attending a rollicking "60 Websites in 60 Minutes for the Corporate Paralegal" session by Erik Mazzone, NCBA's Director of the Center for Practice Management, and Lee Rosen, a family lawyer and blogger at Divorce Discourse. (The sites were great for paralegals in all specialty areas, and now I never have to worry about finding a bathroom anywhere in the world.)

I would have been taking pictures like crazy except Dear Hubby gave me a teeny tiny temporary SD card, and the camera battery died just when I needed it the most. But I grabbed a few, because to paraphrase several style bloggers' recent comments, it's not really an outfit unless you've photographed it.

ER, awful lighting, my face is picking up the green in my shirt :o Draped tee (Loft); Merona pencil skirt (Target); Obi belt (The Limited); Breva pumps (John Fluevog); Cuff bracelet (Jada's Jewels)
I will never sell these Vogs on eBay.
Carole Oliver, a terrific NCBA CLE staffer, and me. She also loves to thrift!
Camille Stell of Lawyers Mutual and me. Either we are short, or the photographer is really tall :P
The day before the Annual Meeting, I attended a Paralegal Division Council meeting and luncheon, and showed off pictures of The Corginator, via my iPad. This is not as bad as it sounds; two of  us discovered we both have 10-year old runt Corgis.

Meeting ready: Stripped tee-shirt (Loft); Nine West Vintage America jeans (Steinmart last year); Mossimo ballet pumps (Target); Scarf (Charleston City Market)
Then I had a blast at the evening networking reception. There was a chocolate fountain. Need I say more.

I gave that cuff bracelet and Vogs a workout. Dress (bought at Ross Dress for Less for a friend's wedding several years ago)
Okay, I can always say a little more. Such as it turns out the world of social media is very small! I met @Parasec's (in real life, Erin) brother, Ian (who also works for Parasec), while enjoying post networking party cocktails, and it turns out the anonymous paralegal behind Mom-Alegal's Blog was in my CLE session. Despite my brief discussion of how to dig up the identity of anonymous bloggers, I would not have outed her if she'd come up and shook hands.

Wait, maybe we did shake hands :P

10 comments:

  1. I LOVE an obi style belt. I never wear one myself, but I like looking at it on other peeps!

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  2. Wow! This post is a paralegal's dream! Thanks for sharing all these links Lynne! That sounds so amazing! I love all your looks--the black dress is especially fetching on you. Have a great three day weekend! Meanwhile, I am slaving away while the attorneys are out at play. Ugh. Figures.

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  3. A fabulous set of outfits for the conference! Sounds like it was a ton of fun. I think the Vogs were one of the best purchases, they go perfectly with everything you've worn them with.

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  4. sounds like you had fun and met lots of great people
    love the black dress
    brett

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  5. You dress so well. Really. These outfits blow me away.

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  6. Several great looks here! And how do you track down anonymous comments/bloggers?

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  7. lovely outfits, formal and casual. Despite the less than perfect lighting, your green top with pencil skirt looks chic and work appropriate. I like the leather tie belt. The evening dress looks beautiful on you too. The striped top with jeans is a cute outfit. By the way I like how your hair falls nicely on the sides of your face, I love bob hair style.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset,blogspot.com

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  8. Ha ha - I would totally have introduced myself, but I was with a co-worker. I actually met you at a previous seminar, but I was with co-workers then, too. Maybe some day I will get to discreetly introduce myself. :)

    By the way, loved your CLE!

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  9. I want your LBD!
    and the OBI belt.
    and the outfits are all rocking!

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