Duran Wins State Paralegal Association Scholarship

Published: March 31, 2015

lourdesduranEssay earns second prize

Lourdes Duran, a student in the paralegal program at Johnston Community College, has received a $300 scholarship from the North Carolina Paralegal Association.

A resident of Clayton and a member of the Paralegal Club at JCC, Lourdes plans to graduate in May 2016 with her associate's degree. She hopes to find a job working as a paralegal in a law office in the Smithfield area.

Duran received the second-place scholarship based on an essay she wrote about why she wants to be a paralegal.

"I've always wanted to help people, and I think this is a good career field where I can do that," Duran said. "I was really excited about winning the scholarship. I would like to thank the NCPA and Mrs. Williford for all her help."

The North Carolina Paralegal Association, Inc. (NCPA) is a not-for-profit corporation, formed for the purpose of promoting and enhancing the paralegal profession in the state of North Carolina and throughout the United States of America.

For more information about the paralegal program a JCC, please contact instructor Jennifer Williford at (919) 209-2062.