Job Title: Intellectual Property Law Paralegal
Employer: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A., Raleigh, NC
Years of Paralegal Experience: 7
Education/Degrees: BA – Journalism/Indiana University; Certificate from Meredith College Paralegal Program
Specialty Areas: Intellectual Property Law; Patents, Trademarks; Litigation
Career Highlights: Nominated to be President of the Research Triangle Paralegal Association (RTPA); Teacher at Meredith College Paralegal Program; Helped plan the first ever NC Bar/RTPA Career Fair at the NC Bar Center
Future Professional Goal: Continue to learn more aspects of Intellectual Property Law, and continue to spread the word about RTPA.
Paralegal Practice Tip: Stay ahead of your deadlines! Trying to Find a Job Tip: Network, network, network!
Favorite Way to Deal with Work-Related Stress: EAT!…and bite my nails sometimes! 🙁
Greatest Strength as a Legal Professional: My written communication skills – they taught me well at Indiana University!
Favorite Internet Resources: The USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office) website, http://www.uspto.gov/; WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) website, http://www.wipo.int//portal/index.html.en
Favorite Legal Software: Get PTO Patent software created by our in-house IT person
Favorite Social Media Site: LinkedIn, http://www.linkedin.com/
Fun Fact: Everybody says I look exactly like Uma Thurman – so every Halloween I dress up like one of her characters (hence the Poison Ivy picture from Halloween 2009). I love to go on road trips with my husband and twin daughters.
|Paralegal Poison Ivy!|
Last Book You Read: The last Harry Potter book (read it again); I’m so excited for the movie to come out.
Cat or Dog Person: I have both and a turtle.
Recipe Your Family Begs You to Cook: Scrambled Eggs (simple but good)
One Gadget You Can’t Live Without: My cell phone
Favorite Quote: “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” ~ Walter Bagehot