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Legal Professional Profile: Lisa Wagman, CP, NJCP

Legal Professional Profile:  Lisa Wagman, CP, NJCP
Lisa Wagman

Job Title: President and Founder
Employer: Social Security Disability Benefit Consultants,
Years of Paralegal Experience: 35
Education/Degrees: Associates in Legal Technology 1986; CLA certification in 1988 (now referred to as “CP”) through the National Association of Legal Assistants; NJCP (newly issued certification designation in 2011) through the South Jersey Paralegal Association

Specialty Areas: Personal Injury Litigation, Social Security Disability law
Career Highlight: Starting my own practice in 2004

Future Professional Goals: To educate as many people as I can about the Social Security disability process, and to win disability benefits and health insurance for all of my clients.
Paralegal Practice Tips: Always exude confidence (even if you don’t feel confident).  Be organized.  Show your excellent people skills.  Work well with others.  Take criticism as a positive thing to better yourself.  Be pro-active in your profession.  Help new paralegals feel welcome into our profession and show them the way.
Favorite Way to Deal with Work-Related Stress: Go on vacation!

Greatest Strengths as a Legal Professional: Leadership skills, organizational skills, stamina, an excellent work ethic, passion for what I do.
Favorite Internet Resource: I have so many I wouldn’t know which one to pick!

Favorite Legal Software: Needles database software,  Absolutely the best customizable legal software on the planet!  Check them out!
Favorite Social Media SiteLinkedIn,, is an excellent networking professional site for individuals who need to connect with other professionals and/or promote their businesses.
Fun Fact about You:  Love to travel and see the world, learn about other cultures.  
Last Book You Read:  The Help
Cat or Dog Person: Dog
Recipe Your Family Begs You to Cook: A recipe for Bolognese sauce that has been passed on for several generations in my family!
One Gadget You Can’t Live Without:  I know this is cliché, but my iPhone!

Favorite Quote: Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce.
Paralegal/Legal Association Membership(s): South Jersey Paralegal Association, National Federation of Paralegal Associations, former President of South Jersey Paralegal Association
Professional Link(s):
I’m a fan of Lisa’s blog at and her Social Security Disability newsletter. You can review past issues and join her mailing list at

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Contact Info:

Lynne J. DeVenny, N.C. State Bar Certified Paralegal

Owner & Virtual Paralegal, DeVenny Paralegal Services

Email: lynne.devenny[at]

Telephone: 336-582-0003

Inquiries are welcome, with free quotes available.

Meet Lynne:

Lynne DeVenny is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal with over 27 years of experience working on complex litigation cases, including medical malpractice, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security disability.

Disclosure: I am not a lawyer and cannot provide legal representation or legal advice.

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