Legal Professional Profile: Lisa Wagman, CP, NJCP

Lisa Wagman

Job Title: President and Founder
 
Employer:
Social Security Disability Benefit Consultants, http://www.ssdbc.com/

 
Years of Paralegal Experience:
35

 
Education/Degrees: Associates in Legal Technology 1986; CLA certification in 1988 (now referred to as “CP”) through the National Association of Legal Assistants; NJCP (newly issued certification designation in 2011) through the South Jersey Paralegal Association


Specialty Areas: Personal Injury Litigation, Social Security Disability law

 
Career Highlight:
Starting my own practice in 2004


Future Professional Goals:
To educate as many people as I can about the Social Security disability process, and to win disability benefits and health insurance for all of my clients.

 
Paralegal Practice Tips: Always exude confidence (even if you don’t feel confident).  Be organized.  Show your excellent people skills.  Work well with others.  Take criticism as a positive thing to better yourself.  Be pro-active in your profession.  Help new paralegals feel welcome into our profession and show them the way.

 
Favorite Way to Deal with Work-Related Stress: Go on vacation!



Greatest Strengths as a Legal Professional: Leadership skills, organizational skills, stamina, an excellent work ethic, passion for what I do.
 
Favorite Internet Resource: I have so many I wouldn’t know which one to pick!


Favorite Legal Software:
Needles database software, http://www.needles.com/.  Absolutely the best customizable legal software on the planet!  Check them out!

 
Favorite Social Media SiteLinkedIn, http://www.linkedin.com/, is an excellent networking professional site for individuals who need to connect with other professionals and/or promote their businesses.

 
Fun Fact about You:  Love to travel and see the world, learn about other cultures.  

 
Last Book You Read:  
The Help

 
Cat or Dog Person: Dog

 
Recipe Your Family Begs You to Cook:
A recipe for Bolognese sauce that has been passed on for several generations in my family!

 
One Gadget You Can’t Live Without:  I know this is cliché, but my iPhone!

Favorite Quote: Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce.

 
Paralegal/Legal Association Membership(s): South Jersey Paralegal Association, National Federation of Paralegal Associations, former President of South Jersey Paralegal Association

 
Professional Link(s):  www.ssdbc.com

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I’m a fan of Lisa’s blog at http://www.ssdbc.com/blog/ and her Social Security Disability newsletter. You can review past issues and join her mailing list at http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs072/1101818461821/archive/1101886183535.html

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