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S.M. Kernodle-Hodges

S.M. Kernodle-Hodges

S.M. Kernodle-Hodges is the legal support center program coordinator and clerk at the Wake County (N.C.) Legal Support Center. She has previously served as a paralegal project manager for Tolliver, Richardson & Kernodle, LLC. With an impressive educational background, including an A.S. in criminal justice/law enforcement administration from Patrick Henry Community College, a Bachelor of Science in sociology/criminal justice from Averett University, and a graduate certificate from Duke University’s Law Studies Paralegal Program, Kernodle-Hodges brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her work. In addition, she has more than a decade of experience as a criminal justice official and holds multiple certifications, including North Carolina certified municipal clerk, Superior and Federal Court mediator, and victim services practitioner. Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, she is a graduate of the University of South Florida’s DEI program. She also serves as a court-appointed guardian ad litem.

Guest Appearances
March 16, 2023

How Paralegals Can Fill Legal System Gaps, A Panel Discussion

Our justice system is changing as demand for access to court services grows. Are specially trained paralegal professionals the answer? Across the country, states are looking for ways to grant special licenses...