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Paralegal Profile: Bonnie Ruffin, NCCP, Business Owner & Gardener

Paralegal Profile: Bonnie Ruffin, NCCP, Business Owner & Gardener

Job Title: President

Employer: Ruffin Consulting, Inc., Wilson, NC

Years of Paralegal Experience: 20

Specialty Areas: Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Career Highlight: Working as a senior litigation paralegal for a large law firm in downtown Dallas, Texas

Paralegal Practice Tip: Learning to manage deadlines is essential!

As a successful business owner, what advice do you have for paralegals interested in starting their own businesses providing legal support services?
Set clear goals as to what type of service(s) you want to provide and then research and investigate to ensure there is a market for what you are offering. Additionally, be sure you have a source of income while building your business as it does not happen overnight.

Favorite Internet Resource:

Favorite Legal Software: LexisNexis people search for locating witnesses. Once you have learned how to utilize this tool you can locate almost anyone or their parents.

Fun Fact: I love gardening. My greenhouse is a wonderful addition to my backyard for preparing plants for my garden.

Do you Twitter? Not very often.

Favorite Quote: “Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt.

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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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