Okay, this one was cuter than peeps high-fiving 😛

Arizona legal assistant Jessica Lanum’s employer, Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices, nominated her for the Arizona Daily Star’s list of outstanding employees that helped their companies excel in 2011. Described as willing to go the extra mile, intelligent, hard-working, and loyal, it’s also extremely cool that her supervising attorneys publicized how valuable she is to the firm.

California paralegal Barbara Liss wrote an editorial to the Santa Barbara Independent, opposing a county ordinance that would harm mobile home residents. Kudos to Barbara for speaking up!

Colorado paralegal RoxAnn Mack is featured in the Longmont Daily Times-Call for her impressive record of pro bono and community service. Winner of the 2011 CBA Pro Bono Paralegal of the Year Award, RoxAnn represents the best of the profession.

Florida legal assistant Preston Kuhlman got a new three-bedroom home through Habitat for Humanity. He contributed over 500 hours of sweat equity to qualify for the purchase. After 16 years of living in a mobile home, he is thrilled to make the move and appreciative of the organization’s work to make it happen. Congratulations, Preston!

South Carolina paralegals employed by Collins & Lacy, P.C. were the subject of a proud press release from the firm, announcing their leadership roles in 2012: Barbara Spearman, President of the South Carolina Upstate Paralegal Association; Daysha Bonner, Co-Chair of the Pro Bono Committe for the South Carolina Upstate Paralegal Association; Vickie Baker, First Vice President and Eduction Chairman of the Palmetto Paralegal Association; Cyndi Miller, Chair of Ways & Means Committee of the Palmetto Paralegal Association; Kelly Spinks, Chair of the Employment Information Committee of the Palmetto Paralegal Association; and Roshel Tuska, Secretary of the Palmetto Paralegal Association. It’s great to see a law firm sharing the news of its legal staffers’ accomplishments and service to the legal profession.

Texas paralegals, Elle Glenn and Misty Hardy, employed at Hughes Watters Askanase, were certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) in real estate law. Only 15 paralegals have achieved the certification to date. Way to go!

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