Ms. Smith joined the Office of General Counsel on October 1, 2010. Ms. Smith previously worked at Tharrington Smith, LLP for seven years. Ms. Smith has earned the certified paralegal designation and specialty in civil litigation from the National Association of Legal Assistants and is certified by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification. Ms. Smith received her Paralegal Certification from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed undergraduate course work in Chemistry at NC State University. Ms. Smith is also a member of the NC Bar Association's Paralegal Division, North Carolina Paralegal Association and Notary Public Commission.