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Primo Paralegal Shoutouts

Primo Paralegal Shoutouts

Florida full-time legal assistant and student Scarlett Martinez was recently was named a recipient of one of the Tributo a Sus Logros or Tribute to Her Achievements awards given by the American InterContinental University in Weston at its fifth annual International Women’s Day awards ceremony. Ms. Martinez also served in Iraq and has been awarded a Purple Heart. (Miami Herald)

Indiana paralegal studies student at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, Samantha Friedman, was recognized as one of the top state interns for 2008 by Indiana INTERNet. She served as a Senate Democrat intern during the 2008 session of the 115th Indiana Annual Assembly. Ms. Friedman has demonstrated outstanding leadership, obtained experience working in a law office, and has been recognized for legal research while being a full-time student. I recommend reading the article in its entirety. (

Massachusetts paralegal Thomas Sullivan, Jr. assisted the Middlesex District Attorney’s office in its successful prosecution of Ahmed “Apples” Bright, who was found guilty of the March 2006 murder of 19-year old Boston native Corey Davis, and sentenced to life in prison. (

New York paralegal student Katelin Foley is being inducted into the Omicron Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Naussau Community College. (The Garden City News)

New York City Tech law and paralegal studies student Judy Stoves assisted Nursing Professor Kathleen Falk to launch the New York City College of Technology Mentor Program for Children of Promise, which “aims to help children of incarcerated parents in Brooklyn achieve better outcomes: to progress scholastically and develop emotionally.” (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Fraud Section Paralegal Specialists Crystal Curry and Sarah Marberg assisted the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio in its successful prosecution of former National Century Financial Enterprises (NCFE) executives Lance Paulson and Rebecca Grant for “their roles in a scheme to defraud investors about the financial health of NCFE.” (Four other executives were previously convicted). (

Pennsylvania office manager and legal assistant Heather L. Trainer, employed by Goldsmith & Ogrodowski LLC, was elected secretary-elect of the Pittsburgh Legal Administrators Association. (The Pittsburgh Trainer-Review)

Pennsylvania self-employed notary and paralegal Kim L. Bagenstose has entered the race for the six-year term as district judge for the Hamburg Area. (

Washington resident, Rich Zwicker, a paralegal with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office and a member of the Renton City Council, received his two-year Associate Degree in Applied Sciences (legal secretary/legal assistant) from Renton Community College. (Renton

Congratulations to all of the above individuals for their achievements in the areas of education, professional accomplishments and community service. If you have good news to share, please e-mail me at

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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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