The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Job Title: Freelance Paralegal/Certified Legal Document Preparer
Employer: Classic Legal Help, http://classiclegalhelp.com/
Years of Paralegal Experience: 18.5
Education/Degrees: Associate in Science (Paralegal)
Specialty Areas: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Family Law
Career Highlight: Working on my own, having my business in more than one state (Arizona and Florida)
Future Professional Goal: Open the next office in Oregon by the end of 2013.
Favorite Way to Deal with Work-Related Stress: Deep breaths and scrap booking!
Greatest Strength As a Legal Professional: I listen!
Favorite Social Media Site: Facebook – it’s easy to find people you are looking for and for information on the other side for trial…
Fun Fact: I am the only girl born into my family – and I was born on my father’s, his twin brother’s, and my great uncle’s birthday!
Last Book You Read: The 8th Horseman from James Patterson (Women’s Murder Club Series)
Cat or Dog Person: Either – but currently own two VERY Cute (but very dumb) dogs: Dimera, my Chihuahua, and Hope, my Maltese Poodle.
Recipe Your Family Begs You to Cook: Lasagna, Chili, the German pork dish, ‘hot dog stuff’……. just about anything!
One Gadget You Can’t Live Without: My smart phone
Paralegal/Legal Association Membership(s): NALS of West Coast Florida (President); NALS of Phoenix (former Director of Education and Membership, former editor); NALS of Arizona (former Director of Membership); national level of NALS (former member of Textbook Development and Membership committee); APA (Arizona Paralegal Association) (former Parliamentarian)
Many thanks to Dawn for doing this profile. She actually contacted me about the new NALS chapter she started in Florida, http://www.nalsofwcfl.org/, and to ask about Practical Paralegalism re-prints, but then graciously acquiesced when I begged her or any of her new members for profiles. But hers is the last completed profile in my queue, so if you’re reading the fine print here, I could really use your help. My goal is to feature a weekly profile of a legal support staffer by any name, including paralegal, legal assistant, and legal secretary, so if this is you, and you’re willing to share a little about yourself, please see the questionnaire tab at the top of this blog!