Job Title: Paralegal
Employer: Staff Counsel Office, Allstate Insurance Company; Indianapolis, IN
Years of Paralegal Experience: 6
Education/Degrees: Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies, International Business College, Indianapolis
Specialty Areas: Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Workers’ Comp, Family Law
Career Highlight: Getting the chance to travel for my job and help out other Staff Counsel Offices
Future Goals You’re Working Toward: Getting my bachelor’s degree. The Ultimate Goal? Becoming an attorney. (You know, after I win the lottery.)
Paralegal Practice Tip: Always keep a stash of chocolate nearby for emergencies!
Favorite Internet Resource: Indiana Courts, http://www.in.gov/judiciary/
Do you use social media resources, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or blogs, for career and/or case development? Definitely!
Fun Fact: I have an identical twin! Also, I am obsessed with gummy candy!
Favorite Book or Movie: I love anything by Agatha Christie and Richard Montanari. I love, love, love animated movies. Still a kid at heart, I suppose.
|Maggie’s gorgeous smile!|
Cat or Dog Person: Both! I love my puggle mix, Maggie, and our fat tabby cat, Big Mac.
Recipe Your Family Begs You to Cook: My husband loves my lasagna!
One Gadget You Can’t Live Without: If we are talking about a technical piece of gadgetry, then my cell phone, most definitely. Otherwise, I would have to say Post-It notes. God help us all if I run out of Post-It notes!
Favorite Quote: “Calgon, take me away!”
Professional Link: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ashleyhatton
Ashley, thanks so much for completing a Practical Paralegalism profile. I love a good mystery series, and will be checking out Richard Montanari’s books. Any other great mystery series recommendations from readers? Recently, I’ve devoured Louise Penny, Deborah Crombie, and Laura Lippman via iPad. I’m partial to endings I cannot figure out, complex characterizations, descriptions of foreign locales (at least to me, hehe, Baltimore), and detectives who like to eat.