I recently accepted a position as Paralegal/Office Manager for this brand-new law firm, having left my prior firm with Kara Samuels, a partner with whom I worked closely. I was offered this position due not only to my vast experience as a senior paralegal, but because of my knowledge and passion for legal technology.
I've been a Louisiana paralegal for over 30 years, working for firms both large and small, and was a freelancer for a number of years. I am a technology enthusiast and enjoy finding innovative ways that technology can help lawyers in their practices. I have, from time to time, worked as a software trainer, in-house at the firms where I have worked and at seminars for paralegals.
For several years, I had the privilege of writing a column, called Creative Computing, for Paralegal Today (formerly and now incorporating Legal Assistant Today), and also reviewed legal software for that national publication for paralegals.
I have a real passion for law office technology and am often sought out by colleagues, friends and co-workers regarding software choices, tips and tricks, and troubleshooting. My favorite legal software program is CaseMap (for case analysis and much more), which I consider essential. I also consider Adobe Acrobat core, essential software for litigation paralegals.
I enjoy all types of writing, especially related to technology, and have researched and written legal briefs (including writ applications and appeals, as well as oppositions) at the state trial, appellate and supreme court level. Figuring out how to solve problems and navigate bureaucracies are also specialties I enjoy.
I am a Louisiana Civil Law Notary, and have vast experience preparing other types of legal documents (e.g., incorporation papers, general contracts, operating agreements, affidavits, etc.).
Civil litigation (all phases); legal research and writing; legal technology software (including Acrobat, CaseMap, Summation, Excel, Powerpoint, and Word); corporate formation and filings.