Job Title: CEO/Paralegal Extraordinaire
Employer: StarrParalegals, LLC
Years of Paralegal Experience: 20 many
BA – University of Texas at Austin; Paralegal Certificate – Southwestern Paralegal Institute, Houston; Post-Baccalaureate – University of Houston / Kennesaw State University; Master of Science of Law – Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Specialty Areas: Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights, Restructuring, UCC, CM/ECF Filing
There have been several – all relatively recent. I was named as a 2011 Paralegal Superstar
by ParalegalGateway; nominated as a 2011 Georgia Paralegal Superstar by the Georgia Association of Paralegals; and was the Spotlight featured professional in the December 2010 edition of Bankruptcy Professional (BankruptcyData.com)
Future Professional Goal: To help other paralegals realize their full potential whether in law firms or on their own.
Paralegal Practice Tip: Get to know the clerks of the courts in which you practice – they will make your life infinitely easier.
Favorite Way to Deal with Work-Related Stress: Step away; call a friend
Greatest Strength As a Legal Professional: Knowing when to ask for help …
Favorite Social Media Site (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or a blog – and why): Each has its merits; Facebook to keep up with family, friends, and colleagues; LinkedIn for networking; Twitter and my blogs as a creative outlet; all of them as forms of marketing.
Fun Fact: I’m a left-handed, redheaded stepchild, who was born on Friday the 13th
Last Book You Read: For fun? I’ve been in grad school all year; I honestly can’t recall the last thing that I read that wasn’t a textbook or the Bankruptcy Code …
Cat or Dog Person: Cats – Mr. Sulu and Lt. Uhura
|Gorgeous, and they know it!
Recipe Your Family Begs You to Cook: Homemade challah
Gadget You Can’t Live Without: My laptop – it’s my office. I can’t be a virtual paralegal without access to the interwebs 😉
Favorite Quote: “…books are where you can experience the law, not in a synthesized computer.” ` Samuel T. Cogley, Attorney at Law (Star Trek The Original Series: “Court Martial”)
Paralegal/Legal Association Membership(s):
American Bar Association (“ABA”)
Atlanta Bar Association (“ABA”)
Delta Phi Epsilon Alumna (Chi Chapter – University of Texas at Austin)
Atlanta Scholars Kollel (“ASK”)
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