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Paralegal Profile: Rick Fountain

Paralegal Profile:  Rick Fountain
Rick & family
Job Title:   Legal Assistant/Office Manager
Employer:   Classic Legal Help,
Years of Paralegal Experience:   3
Education/Degrees:  Associate Degree
Specialty Areas:   Bankruptcy/Divorce
Career Highlight:   Helping open an office in Florida and Oregon (as well as AZ)
Future Professional Goal:   Becoming certified ALS, Accredited Legal Secretary through NALS
Paralegal Practice Tip:   Just take your time and have pride in your work. 
Favorite Way to Deal with Work-Related Stress:    Take a 5 minute break and step away from your desk.  

Greatest Strength As a Legal Professional:  Patience!

Favorite Legal Software:  Best Case (; Google Calendar; Ta Da Do Lists (

Favorite Social Media Site:  Facebook!  It is the best way to stay connected with other legal professionals and to get the public informed about the organization or business you are involved in.

Fun Fact:   I am a home body, and love to watch NASCAR.  (Go Dale!)

Rick titled this one “Rick in Trouble”…

Last Book You Read:   SEO for Dummies – starting Everyday is a Friday from Joel Osteen.

Cat or Dog Person:  Love dogs – don’t have any right now since we are moving to a no pet condo.

Recipe Your Family Begs You to Cook:  Chicken casserole.  It’s so simple and can be made after a long day at the office – like we don’t know what that is like. Here’s the recipe:

3 lb of boneless chicken breast – in cube size bites.
Brown in a fry pan.
Add one large can of cream of mushroom soup and a bag of frozen mixed veggies. 
Heat thoroughly.
Boil a bag of bow tie or elbow macaroni until tender.
Mix the chicken mixture into the noodles – and put into a lasagna sized pan.
Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top and bake at 350 until brown.
Spoon onto a plate and serve with garlic bread and a salad!

One Gadget You Can’t Live Without:   My computer

Favorite Quote:  John 3:16

Paralegal/Legal Association Membership(s):   NALS of West Coast Florida (which I am currently Secretary/Treasurer)

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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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