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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, http://www.ssdbc.com/
 
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, http://www.needles.com/.  Absolutely the best customizable legal software on the planet!  Check them out!
 
Favorite Social Media SiteLinkedIn, http://www.linkedin.com/, 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):  www.ssdbc.com
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I’m a fan of Lisa’s blog at http://www.ssdbc.com/blog/ and her Social Security Disability newsletter. You can review past issues and join her mailing list at http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs072/1101818461821/archive/1101886183535.html

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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]gmail.com

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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