Joyce Brafford is a North Carolina attorney and CLE Manager at NC Bar Association. She helps solo practitioners and law firms find the right practice management tools for their business. She provides individual and firm consultations on legal research and MS Office, as well as identifying appropriate tech resources which the NCBA provides as part of its member benefit suite.

You're Ready for This! You're going to ace the NCCP Exam

Congratulations on wrapping up your paralegal classes. You've worked hard, and you're ready to join the legal profession as a Certified Paralegal-Almost. The last hurdle you need to clear is the NC Certified Paralegal Exam. Luckily, you have access to the most established, affordable, and success driv… Read More

Three Problems Solved by the Right Email Encryption Solution

As I sat down to write this article, I thought about comparing all sorts of email encryption solutions, but I had a hard time writing an article that was truly useful. I eventually rethought my premise. I decided to focus on the features that I thought would matter to you, and the best solution for each problem… Read More

Networking as a Young Lawyer- 5 Tips to Make a Great Impression

Just a few years ago, I was a young almost-lawyer looking for job.  It was May of my third year of law school, and I was deep into the job hunt. I’d spoken to the folks in the career center, I’d recently revised my resume, and I was looking all over the state for a job that seemed interesting. … Read More