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Paralegal Profile: Kristina Duncan, Freelance Paralegal and Law Student-to-Be

Paralegal Profile:  Kristina Duncan, Freelance Paralegal and Law Student-to-Be

Job Title: Freelance/Virtual Paralegal

Employer: Self-employed at Paralegal Associates, San Diego, CA

Years of Paralegal Experience: 2+

Specialty Areas: Civil litigation, personal injury, employment law – learning environmental law

Career Highlight: Starting my freelance business and having it actually take off.

Paralegal Practice Tip: Always have pen and paper handy. You never know when that attorney is going to give you something to do.

Favorite Internet Resource: LAT Listserv, http://www.legalassistanttoday.com/lat-forum/default.htm

Fun Facts: I was a competitive ice skater for six and a half years before turning to ballet. I also was on swim team, played soccer, and coached & trained in gymnastics.

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Kris is one of the wonderful paralegals I’ve met through Twitter’s legal community. Her Twitter handle is @legalninjakris. Through her blog and Twitter, she generously shares tips, news and musings about finding the right balance of career and creative passion as a legal professional and a dancer. I recommend adding her blog to your favorites.

Kris is absolutely right about having something to write with at all times. On Friday, as I was leaving for the day, I stuck my head in my boss’s door to say good-bye and he suddenly asked me to draft a specialized motion in an unusual civil litigation matter. This is not a motion that will be found in a form book. As he’s talking a mile a minute about what he wants it to contain, and I’m standing there in his office doorway, looking rather useless and unprepared with my purse, my car keys and an armful of books, I finally asked him, “Could you please dictate what you just said into a note since I don’t have anything to write with right now?” But I will the next time…even if I am on my way home!

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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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