Zachary and family

Job Title:  Paralegal

Employer:  Richards & Connor, PLLP; Tulsa, OK

Years of Paralegal Experience: 2

Education/Degrees: AA – History; BA – History; Certification – Secondary Education;  NALA’s Certified Paralegal (CP) credential

Specialty Areas: Med-Mal, Insurance Defense

Career Highlight: Drafting a winning Motion to Dismiss on my first try

Future Professional Goal:  ACP Credential and teaching paralegal classes

Paralegal Practice Tip: Always be prepared for any contingency. Have extra copies, pens, paper, etc. ready for your attorney…you will need them.

Favorite Way to Deal with Work-Related Stress:  Go eat gelato at the cafe down the street.

Greatest Strength as a Legal Professional:  Versatility, being able to do a lot of things well.

Favorite Internet Resource:  The Oklahoma State Courts Network (cases, statutes, jury instructions, dockets, etc. all in one place…yay!)

Favorite Legal Software:  Juris (timekeeping program by LexisNexis)

Favorite Social Media Site:  LinkedIn,, because there are no annoying friends, pointless updates, or butchering of the King’s English.

Fun Fact:  I was an all-state soccer player and state champion.

Last Book You Read:  Eat to Live


Cat or Dog Person:  Dog, Lexi is my rescue mutt.

Recipe Your Family Begs You to Cook:  Salsa (not bragging, but it is pretty famous around these parts)

Gadget You Can’t Live Without: Droid (HTC) smartphone

Paralegal/Legal Association Memberships:   NALA – for Paralegals and Legal Assistants, Tulsa Area Paralegal Association (TAPA), Tulsa County Bar Association (TCBA) – Paralegal Divsion

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