Employer: Self-employed virtual paralegal
Years of Paralegal Experience: 10
Education/Degrees: AAS in Paralegal Studies; BS in Business Management
Specialty Areas: Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate, Bankruptcy and Entities
Career Highlight: Convincing my boss to transition my position to my home office. It has opened a door in the paralegal profession that I never thought possible. I started my own business providing paralegal services virtually.
Paralegal Practice Tip: Take advantage of technology advances because it will make your job easier!
Favorite Internet Resource: http://www.nebraska.gov/. As a Justice subscriber you can search cases and view pleadings, or any documents, that have been filed of record in any Court across the State of Nebraska. This has eliminated my trips to the courthouse 🙂
Favorite Legal Software: Adobe Acrobat Professional–I wouldn’t be able to do my job without it!
Fun Fact: I ran my first 10k this summer and am addicted to BodyPump by LesMills. It’s a great way to relieve stress!
One Gadget You Can’t Live Without: My good ole’ laptop and wireless Internet
Favorite Quote: “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” ~ Randy Pausch
Paralegal/Legal Association Membership: Central Nebraska Legal Professionals http://www.orgsites.com/ne/centralnebraskalegalprofessionalsassociation/index.html
Professional Links: TruE-Paralegal; LinkedIn Profile
Thanks, Nikki, for the great profile, and congratulations on making the transition to virtual paralegal. I’ll add you to the list of experienced virtual paralegals I can contact for support when my turn comes!