scales-of-justiceHickory – The Catawba Valley Paralegal Association (CVPA) will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Catawba Valley Community College Auditorium in the east wing in Hickory NC.  Patrick Doherty Finn, Jr. “Pat” of The Law Offices of Lisa Andrew Dubs will present “The Role of the Attorney in Representing Domestic Violence Victims.”  Topics of discussion will include: Differences in Restraining Orders in North Carolina, Obtaining a Restraining Order; Domestic Violence Protection Order Versus Custody, Consequences for the Defendant for Violations, and Annual Renewals.  One hour CPE (Certified Paralegal Education) credit has been approved by the North Carolina State Bar.  There is no charge for CVPA members in good standing to attend.  Visitors that would like CPE credit must pay $25 for the seminar.  The general public is welcome to attend at no charge.  WPCC, CCC and CVCC students are encouraged to attend.

CVPA is a non-profit organization which encourages ethical and professional conduct within the paralegal profession, and promotes paralegal careers in Catawba, Burke, Caldwell, Lincoln, Alexander, Cleveland and surrounding counties.  CVPA furthers education and quality fellowship among its members and guests through CPE, regular meetings, networking and quarterly social events and furthers the paralegal profession through its participation in community involvement projects.  Membership in CVPA is open to paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries, students enrolled in paralegal programs, paralegal educators, employees of judicial entities, other recognized legal agencies, and anyone interested in the legal or paralegal profession.

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