Job Title: Paralegal
Employer: Taylor, Warren & Weidner, P.A.; Pensacola, FL
Years of Paralegal Experience: 23
Specialty Areas: Civil Litigation/Trial – Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Insurance Disputes, Contract Disputes
Career Highlight: Each time a client expresses their gratitude for a job well done.
Future Professional Goal: Explore new areas of law.
Paralegal Practice Tip: Always take the time to really listen.
Favorite Way to Deal with Work-Related Stress: Taking care of myself – exercising, reading, and planning ahead.
Greatest Strength as a Legal Professional: Dogged determination
Favorite Internet Resource: Florida Law Online (free), http://www.floridalawonline.net/
Favorite Internet Resource: Time Matters® Practice Management Software, http://www.lexisnexis.com/law-firms/practice-management/specialized-law/time-matters.aspx
Favorite Social Media Site: LinkedIn, http://www.linkedin.com/, allows me to meet people with similar professional interests, and stay in touch with those with whom I have worked in the past.
Fun Fact: I am more adept using power tools than kitchen appliances.
Last Book You Read: Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project (2009) – A nice gift from my daughter that documents one person’s proactive approach to changing her life for the good of herself and of those around her.
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Cat or Dog Person: I have two miniature pinschers (Star & Dobie) who are a constant source of entertainment.
Recipe Your Family Begs You to Cook: Potato Salad
One Gadget You Can’t Live Without: Android Smartphone
Favorite Quote: “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso
Paralegal/Legal Association Membership: Northwest Florida Paralegal Association (NWFPA)
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