The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Iowa paralegal Jane Wiggins, employed by Simmons Perrine Moyer & Bergman in Cedar Rapids, has had a photograph published by National Geographic. Her photograph, taken from the 11th floor of a downtown office building in 2006, shows the first new cloud formation, Undulus asperatus, classified by scientists since 1951.
Ms. Wiggins said, “I was like, ‘Wow, just to have a photo published by National Geographic means a lot to an aspiring photographer.’”
Leann Baker, Nancy Knight, Joanne Wolforth, Melinda Kirkpatrick, and Connie Ballou, experienced paralegals have joined Virtual Paralegal Services, Inc., a full-service paralegal firm in Framingham, Massachusetts. (Business Wire)
Je’ahna Petties, a senior in the Law & Public Safety Program at Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School in New Jersey, won a first place gold medal in the New Jersey SkillsUSA Championships, Criminal Justice category.
Graduates of the law program may continue their education and pursue careers as police officers, firefighters, security officers, paralegals, lawyers, and sheriff’s officers. Je’ahna plans to continue her studies in the law and public safety field at St. Peter’s College after she graduates in June.
Je’ahna utilized the skills and knowledge she acquired at the Vo-Tech to capture the gold medal in the NJ SkillsUSA Championships. She completed a job interview, initiated a motor vehicle stop, handled a domestic violence scenario, administered CPR, conducted finger printing, and scored well on a written exam. She earned her CPR First Responder Certification last year, which qualified her for the CPR portion of the contest.
Oklahoma paralegal Madelyn Andrews, employed by the Office of the Public Defender of Tulsa, was honored at Tulsa Community College’s 11th annual Best of TCC event.
“The purpose of the evening is to acknowledge individuals who, through commitment, dedication and hard work at TCC, have achieved their educational and professional goals,” said TCC President and Chief Executive Officer Tom McKeon.