Paralegal Profile: Linda McGrath Cruz, ACP, FRP

Job Title: Paralegal

Employer: Arnstein & Lehr, LLP, Miami, Florida

Years of Paralegal Experience: 14

Education/Degrees: AA and BS in Paralegal Studies, ACP through NALA

Specialty Areas: Litigation

Career Highlight: Being asked to vice-chair the DCBA’s brand new FRP committee.

Future Goals You’re Working Toward: Getting more trial experience under my belt and getting more involved in the DCBA.

Paralegal Practice Tip: Proofread, proofread, proofread!! Sloppy work says a LOT about you.

Favorite Internet Resource: http://www.noah-health.org/en/usmd/state.html – credential verification by state

Favorite Legal Software: Adobe Acrobat Professional, I couldn’t get through my day without it!

Chinese Crested Dog
Do you use social media resources, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or blogs, for career and/or case development? I primarily use LinkedIn for networking and career development.

Fun Fact: I am owned by three Chinese crested dogs.

Favorite Movies: Pretty Woman and the original Willie Wonka

Cat or Dog Person: Dogs rule, cats drool!

Recipe Your Family Begs You to Cook: Green bean casserole

One Gadget You Can’t Live Without: iPhone

Favorite Quote: “The snozberries taste like snozberries.” ~ Willie Wonka

Paralegal/Legal Association Membership(s): Dade County Bar Association (Vice-Chair FRP Committee), Orange County Bar Association, NALA

Professional Link(s): www.miamifrp.com

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