Paralegal Profile: Tammy Edwards

Tammy Edwards

Name: Tammy Edwards

Job Title: N.C. Certified Paralegal

Employer:  Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A., Winston-Salem, NC

Years of Paralegal Experience:  The number is too high to remember! LOL. Seriously, I was working for an attorney in his basement when I was in high school! I suppose that means 34 years.

Education/Degrees:  I went to college for one year, and quit to get married at the age of 19.

Specialty Areas: Civil Litigation, Collections, Construction Law

Career Highlight: Obtaining my paralegal certification in 2007

Future Goals You’re Working Toward:  To be a better person – always – and of course to be better at my job. You’re never too old to learn.

Paralegal Practice Tip:  Before putting a file away (I know – we still use the dreaded paper ones), I always ask myself, “What is the next thing we need to do in this matter?” Then I put a follow-up reminder on my calendar.

Favorite Internet Resource:  I have so many! If I had to choose only one, I suppose it would be the AOC’s website:  http://www.nccourts.org/

Favorite Legal Software:  Time Matters, http://experience.lexisnexis.com/exp8-time-matters-brand?ppcid=136965_p82390182&WT.srch=1&optify_r=ppc&optify_rd=time+matters

Do you use social media resources, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or blogs, for career and/or case development?  Yes.

Fun Fact About Me:   A co-worker calls me “Yoda,” because she comes to me to get answers about civil procedure and collection of judgments. It’s a nice name, as long as she doesn’t say I have a physical resemblance!

Favorite Book or Movie: Non-Fiction Books Holy Bible; Fiction Books – The Shack and One Tuesday Morning; Movie – Forrest Gump

Tammy’s adorable beagle, Lexi

Cat or Dog Person:  Dog

Recipe Your Family Begs You to Cook: Spaghetti

One Gadget You Can’t Live Without:  My Droid and my computer (oops, that’s two!)

Favorite Quote:  “If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.”

Paralegal/Legal Association Memberships:  N.C. Bar Association Paralegal Division, http://paralegaldivision.ncbar.org/

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Many thanks to Tammy, one of my hometown paralegals, for her willingness to complete a profile for Practical Paralegalism and to share a little about herself with you guys.  Featuring paralegals and other legal support staffers is one of the main reasons I blog, and posting a weekly professional profile is a great way to do that. Whether you’ve been working as a legal support staffer for a year – or many more than that – Practical Paralegalism welcomes your profile, and your four-leggeds’ pics!

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