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Paralegal Profile: Stephanie R. Sterling, TBLS-BCP

Stephanie R. Sterling, TBLS-BCP is a Litigation Paralegal at DuBois, Bryant & Campbell, LLP in Austin, Texas. She specializes in Civil Trial Law, specifically handling complex commercial matters. Stephanie earned an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies with honors from Lamar University, (an ABA approved program) and Bachelors of Science in History with… Continue Reading

Paralegal Profile: Belline Manopla

Belline Manopla graduated in May 2016 from New York City College of Technology, where she earned her Bachelor’s in Legal Studies (Summa Cum Laude).  She began working as a paralegal that same week at a firm specializing in employment and family based immigration. Belline was the winner of the 2015 New York City Paralegal Association’s… Continue Reading

The Paralegal Voice Explores the Future of the Paralegal Profession

In this episode of The Paralegal Voice, I chat with NALA President Cassandra Oliver, ACP about the organization and the significance of paralegal certification. First discussion point includes a brief history of NALA, beginning with its incorporation in 1975, and continuing to the recent celebration of NALA’s 40th anniversary last year. Cassandra touches on the… Continue Reading

Paralegal Profile: Kimberly Grabbe, ACP, FRP

Kimberly Grabbe, ACP, FRP, is a Senior Paralegal (Vaccine Injury Litigation) with Maglio, Christopher & Toale, PA. She is a 2008 Honors graduate of Hodges University with an Associate in Science degree in Paralegal Studies. She is a NALA Advanced Certified Paralegal (ACP) Product Liability and a Florida Registered Paralegal. She is also a graduate… Continue Reading

Paralegal Profile: Robin E. Rosenthal, PP-SC

Robin E. Rosenthal, PP-SC, specializes in medical malpractice defense at Christie & Young PC, a medium sized law firm in Center City Philadelphia. In previous employment she has worked in the areas of insurance defense, premises liability, personal injury and family law She graduated from the Martin School of Business  and has taken some classes… Continue Reading

A Paralegal’s Struggle: Is the Grass Really Greener on the Other Side of the Fence?

This is a true story about a paralegal who believed working at The Other Firm would solve all her problems. Read on… Everything would be different — if only I worked at the law firm down the street. I call it The Other Firm…the charming one in the historic building with the fancy letterhead, latest equipment… Continue Reading

Paralegal Profile: Sonjanita C. Jordan

Sonjanita C. Jordan  is a freelance paralegal and the owner of LA Paralegals, LLC, where she specializes in criminal law. She is the current President of the New Orleans Paralegal Association. She has a paralegal certificate from the University of New Orleans. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Why did you choose a paralegal career?   I have always had an… Continue Reading

It’s Five O’clock Somewhere: How are your ethics ‘after hours’?

“What time zone am on? What country am I in? It doesn’t matter, it’s five o’clock somewhere.” ~ Alan Jackson, ‘It’s Five O’clock Somewhere” recorded with Jimmy Buffett “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere” refers to a popular expression used to justify drinking at any time of day, given that somewhere in the world it’s 5:00 p.m.… Continue Reading

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Lisa Vessels, RP, CP, FRP, Leads the NFPA

Lisa Vessels, RP, CP, FRP,  is President of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) for the 2014-2016 term. As President, she serves as the leader of NFPA and a mentor for the paralegal profession. She is responsible for daily, on-going and long-term decisions regarding NFPA’s overall effect on the profession and ensuring these decisions… Continue Reading

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Paralegal Profile: Karen L. McKnight, CP

Karen L. McKnight, CP, is a paralegal employed by the Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO). She is from Holloway, Louisiana and is a member of the Louisiana State Paralegal Association, Inc. Her membership in LSPA has provided her with affordable continuing legal education, as well as networking opportunities with her peers. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Why did you… Continue Reading