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Primo Paralegal Shoutouts

Primo Paralegal Shoutouts

Alaskan Ashton Compton, a student majoring in political science and minoring in paralegal studies, has been appointed by Governor Sarah Palin as the University of Alaska’s student representative on the Board of Regents. (

California paralegal Lauri Gomez assisted Richard Cheng, Assistant U.S. Attorney, in the successful prosecution of Michael Daly, the president of Data Resource Group, who pled guilty to “defrauding Cisco Systems, Inc. of computer networking equipment and engaging in money laundering by selling the fraudulently-obtained equipment to other hardware resellers.” (Imperial Valley News)

California legal assistant Becky Shevlin is running for a seat on Monrovia’s City Council. She has served for 11 years as a community services commissioner and six years on the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce board. (Pasedena Star-News)

California paralegal Gary Whitehead, owner of Gary Whitehead and Associates in San Diego, a paralegal service and accounting firm, is featured in The Gay & Lesbian Times “Business Spotlight”. ( (I love that Mr. Whitehead’s professional photograph includes his beagle.)

California paralegal Lorraine Ebdon, an employee of the Oxnard City Attorney’s office, has been named City of Oxnard Employee of the First Quarter 2009. (Ventura County Star)

Florida paralegal Steven de Santos, legal assistants Linda Savarese and Reva Taylor, and administrative assistant Cynthia Castro have joined the new intellectual property firm Peretz Chesal & Herrmann in Miami. (

Maryland paralegal student Kristina Hartman was named to the Fall 2008 Dean’s List at Stevenson University. (Cantonsville Times)

North Carolinian Lorie Pacheco, a paralegal student at Cape Fear Community College, has won a second prestigious academic award, a Guistwhite Scholarship with a value of $7,500.00. (Lori appeared in my April 6, 2009 “Primo Paralegal Shoutouts” for being named to the USA Today’s 2009 All USA Community College Academic Team.) Lorie will travel to Phoenix this week to receive the scholarship from the American Association of Community College convention in Phoenix, Arizona. Local Star-News reporter Chelsea Kellner has done two terrific feature articles about Lorie, which are well worth reading. Lorie is an inspiration for all of us to reach out for help when our obstacles seem insurmountable and to turn adversity into incentive to move forward and follow our dreams. (Star-News Online)

I’m honored to share the achievements of paralegal professionals and paralegal professionals-to-be all over the country. I’d love to share you or your association’s good news as well. Please contact me at

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Lynne J. DeVenny, N.C. State Bar Certified Paralegal

Owner & Virtual Paralegal, DeVenny Paralegal Services

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Telephone: 336-582-0003

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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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