Kathy Adams is a paralegal with William P. Holley III in Marietta, Georgia where she specializes in Civil Litigation, Family Law, Personal Injury and Criminal Defense. She is a graduate of the Kennesaw State University Paralegal Program and has earned certifications from NALS: Certified Professional Legal Secretary and Certified Professional Paralegal.
What prompted you to choose a paralegal career? I really fell into it. When I was in high school in 1977, I took a vocational office training course that required part-time employment in an office setting. My teacher noticed an ad for a part-time legal secretary position and told me to call and schedule an interview. I have worked in the legal field ever since.
What is your favorite part of your job? Interacting with clients and helping them understand the legal process.
What professional associations do you belong to? Cobb County Legal Professionals Association, NALS of Georgia, NALS, Kennesaw State University’s Continuing Education Paralegal Advisory Board
How has your membership benefited you? Education and Networking. My membership in NALS provides opportunities to attend continuing education conferences increasing my knowledge and expertise in the legal field. Many of these conferences have been on the local level where I live, but I have also been able to attend conferences throughout my home state of Georgia as well as throughout the country. I have met so many people that have helped me throughout my profession including mentors, employment contacts, and lots of friends.
What has been the highlight of your career? I serve as the certification/education chair of my local chapter, Cobb County Legal Professionals Association, and teach NALS certification classes. It makes my day when one of my students sends me an email or calls to let me know they passed their certification exam. Continue Reading