The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Employer: Ballard Spahr LLP, Philadelphia, PA
Years of Legal Experience: 33
Specialty Areas: Currently, commercial real estate. Over the years I have worked in many different practice areas, including replevin, bankruptcy, family law, business organizations/corporate, personal injury, wills and estates, criminal law, and residential real estate.
Career Highlight: Passing the NALS PLS certification examination was a career-altering event for me. However, I am the 2005 winner of the NALS Award of Excellence and that, along with being NALS 40th President, are also career highlights for me.
Paralegal Practice Tip: Tackle the hard or difficult tasks first – don’t procrastinate. It is much easier to handle arduous duties when you are full of energy, making the rest of your tasks a breeze.
You recently started a new blog, Patti’s Legal Support Professionals Blog (http://pinfanti.wordpress.com/). What inspired you to start a blog, and what topics do you plan to feature?
You’re the 2010-11 President for NALS. What are your goals for NALS during your leadership of the organization?
Favorite Internet Resource: MoreLaw ~ http://www.morelaw.com/
Favorite Legal Software: Microsoft Outlook for calendaring; FileSite 8.2 by Interwoven, Inc. (online document filing system).
Fun Fact: When I was younger, I marched in an all-girl drum and bugle corps called the Royaleer Mounties. Our uniforms included hats similar to those of the Canadian Mounted Police, and we had the characters from Dudley Do Right on our flags.
Do you Twitter? Yes
If so, Twitter handle: @PattiPP
Favorite Quote: “With God, all things are possible.”