Brett Ryder, NCCP

Job Title:  Independent Title Searcher, Legal Courier, Notary Public

Employer:  Self-employed, Brett Ryder Title Abstracting & Legal Courier Service, Wilmington, NC

Years of Paralegal Experience:   8

Education/Degrees:  Bachelors Degree, UNC Wilmington, 2003. Major: Political Science. Minor: Public Administration

Specialty Areas:  NC Title Searches, Foreclosure Searches, Full Searches, Mobile Notary, Loan Signings

Career Highlight:  Striking out on my own in August of 2009.

Future Goals You’re Working Toward:  Gaining more local clients and being able to reduce my coverage area.

Paralegal Practice Tip:  Make checklists to ensure the accuracy of your work.

Favorite Internet Resource:  First in line would be my website, Then, thanks to a recent Lawyers Mutual CLE, I was directed to a site that allows you to upload and edit PDF files for FREE: I’ve used it a bunch in the last week or so, and at the price of FREE, it’s way cheaper than Adobe Acrobat. Lastly, is another great website I like to visit.

Do you use social media resources, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or blogs, for career and/or case development?  I do use all of the above. Please check out my profiles and connect via the following links:

Fun Fact:  I love being on the water, be it fishing, skiing, or tanning. Favorite spots include Figure 8 and Masonboro Islands, as well as Wrightsville Beach.

Favorite Book or Movie: The Hangover

Practical Paralegalism loves your puppy pics.

Cat or Dog Person:  Love my doggies, Daisy & Lilly.

Recipe Your Family Begs You to Cook: My wife likes my beef stew in the winter, and anything on the grill otherwise.

One Gadget You Can’t Live Without:  Droid mobile phone; I’m not an Apple fan.

Favorite Quote:  Do unto others…or Karma’s a ….

Paralegal/Legal Association Memberships:  North Carolina Certified Paralegal, Notary Public

Professional Link:
I really appreciate Brett taking the time to complete this profile and introduce himself to Practical Paralegalism’s readers. Also, I love it when you guys send your four-leggeds’ pics with your profiles! Be sure and check out the informative video about the history – including a tour – of the Register of Deeds in New Hanover County, NC at Brett’s site.

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