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Unformatted text preview: The North Carolina The North Carolina State Bar State Bar Paralegal Paralegal Certification Exam Certification Exam The Inside Story The Inside Story Presented by the Presented by the North Carolina State Bar Paralegal North Carolina State Bar Paralegal Certification Certification Committee Committee The North Carolina State The North Carolina State Bar Paralegal Certification Bar Paralegal Certification Exam has been designed to Exam has been designed to test the test the minimum minimum competencies required for a competencies required for a paralegal entering the paralegal entering the profession following profession following completion of a qualified completion of a qualified paralegal studies program. paralegal studies program. How did you identify the How did you identify the minimum competencies? minimum competencies? Job analysis is the primary process for identifying the competency areas needed for proficient performance in a profession and it normally provides the blueprint for examination development. WHAT IS C-O-D-A- WHAT IS C-O-D-A- R? R? Paralegal Profession Paralegal Profession Core Competencies Core Competencies C ommunications O rganization D ocumentation A nalysis R esearch Communication Communication Task 1: Discuss the matter with the attorney to understand the parameters of the assignment. Task 2: Interview the client and other persons to obtain information required for the assignment. Communication Communication Task 3: Relay information between the attorney and the client to facilitate timely communication. Task 4: Interact with co-workers, attorneys, and outside resources to obtain additional information required for the assignment. Communication Communication Task 5: Report findings to the attorney to confirm that all necessary information has been obtained. Task 6: Provide periodic updates to the attorney and the client as necessary regarding progress of the assignment. Communication Communication Task 7: Adhere to the ethical standards of the legal profession by complying with all guidelines to protect the publics interest. Communication Communication Good communication requires knowledge of : Areas of law involved with the assignment Steps to complete the assignment Types of information needed Resources for collecting information Communication/Interviewing techniques Ethical guidelines Communication Communication Good communication requires skills in : Speaking effectively Listening effectively Writing effectively Organizing Using computer programs Determining sources required to obtain information Determining proper interview technique Sample Communications Sample Communications Question Question It is the responsibility of the _________ to discuss the fee agreement with the client....
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