Name: Christy  Benson
 
Department: Paralegal Technology Program, William K. Diehl (Professional Careers Divison)
Title: Instructor-PT
Office Location:
Cato I, 204
Cato Campus
Phone Number: (704) 330-2722x7868
Fax Number: (704) 330-4850
Email Address: Christy.Benson@cpcc.edu
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Responsibilities:
Courses I currently teach:

*LEX 121 - Legal Research & Writing II
 
Educational Background:
B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communications from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;
Post-baccalaureate paralegal certificate from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC.
 
Educational Experience:
I am certified by the National Association of Legal Assistants (CLA/CP) and the North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification (NCCP).  I have more than 15 years of paralegal experience and have worked in both corporate and law firm settings.
 
Publications:
I am currently a staff columnist for Paralegal Today (formerly Legal Assistant Today), a national magazine for paralegals, where I write a column on Advanced Legal Writing topics.  I have had many articles published in both state and national publications including NC Lawyers Weekly, the NCPA Forum, Facts & Findings (the Journal of the National Association of Legal Assistants), and various publications of the North Carolina Bar Association.  In addition I have written manuscripts for CLE seminars for which both attorneys and paralegals received CLE credit.
 
Interests:
Writing, shopping, & reading
 
Other Information:
I do not have regular office hours because I am part-time Faculty.  However, I will be glad to meet with you at a mutually agreeable time or you may see me directly after class.  Please feel free to contact me for an appointment.  
 

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