The 15 Most Successful Paralegals In America Named In Lessons From The Top 15 Paralegal Experts

Santa Rosa, CA (PressExposure) November 24, 2008 -- After a nationwide search, four prestigious judges selected 15 successful, top-producing, and highly experienced paralegals, working in various specialties in law firms, businesses, and government offices. The top paralegal experts, most of whom have more than 20 years’ experience, worked with author Carole Bruno for four years to codify their hidden secrets, including organizational tips, technology techniques, and case examples they use in their daily work into their individual chapters to create a valuable easy reference book for real work world paralegals, paralegal graduates, and students.

LESSONS from the Top Paralegal Experts is a unique and much needed reference as there is nothing else like it for paralegal students and professionals on the market. It not only covers real-world war stories paralegal professionals have experience but also, shares their insights on how they do their work. The premise of this book is that students and professionals can learn most effectively from the experiences of others. Ethical caveats are included throughout, and it provides many forms and checklists.

The 15 paralegal experts featured in LESSONS include Litigation Paralegals: Dwayne Krager, Foley & Lardner, LLP, Milwaukee, WI; Nancy Heller, RP, Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease, LLP, Columbus, OH; Michele Boerder, K&L Gates, Dallas, TX; Patricia Gustin, Freelance Associates, Harrisburg, PA; and Susan Ippoliti, President & CEO, Solutions in Litigation, LLC, Rochester, NY; Intellectual Property Paralegals: Deborah Hampton, Intellectual Property Manager, Limited Brands, Inc., Reynoldsburg, OH; Victorialei Naka’ahiki, RP, Carlsmith Ball, Kailua-Kona, HI; and D. Grace Carter, NCCP, CLA, Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC; Research & Writing Paralegal: Celia Elwell, Oklahoma City, OK; Commercial Real Estate Paralegal: Susan Custer, Glast, Phillips & Murray, PC, Dallas, TX; Residential Real Estate Paralegal: Jill Hale, PP, PLS, CLA, Roberts & Carver, PLLC, Prescott, AZ; Corporate & Business Paralegal: Siobhan S. Smith, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, London; Family Law Paralegal: Jennifer Arnold, CLA, Conrad Trosch & Kemmy, P.A., Charlotte, NC; Bankruptcy Paralegals: Mathew Laskowski, Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC, Morristown, NJ; and Mary E. Rolland, Frilot, LC, New Orleans, LA.

The judges include the following renowned professionals in the paralegal movement: Therese A. Cannon, Esq., Associate Director of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges; William P. Statsky, Paralegal Educator, and prolific Author; James Wilber, Esq., Principal, Altman Weil, Law Office Management and Paralegal Consultant; and Gary Melhuish, Legal Assistant Administrator for the Philadelphia office of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews, & Ingersoll, LLP. He is the Immediate Past President of the International Paralegal Management Association (IPMA).

The Paralegal Litigation's Handbook is the primer on litigation, a comprehensive book that begins with a guide to the courts, and then leads you through the initiation of a civil action, responding on behalf of the defendant and preparing motions. It explains in systematic action steps the procedures involved in a civil lawsuit, providing accompanying forms and checklists, including client interviewing techniques, preparing motions, pretrial investigative procedures, discovery (including medical discovery), expediting legal research and perfecting your writing; assisting in negotiations, trial preparation, post-judgment collection procedures and appellate brief preparation. Checklists may be used in class or on the job enabling the user to make sure their forms and writing include every item or action they need. The use of computers in litigation, and automated litigation support systems is also included.

The Standard Legal Secretary's Desk Book is a comprehensive "what-to-do" and "how-to-do-it" manual for legal secretaries, legal assistants and new paralegals. Whether you are employed in a private law firm, corporation, government agency, or legal services office, this book will make your job easier. For easy reference it is organized into twenty-one chapters, each of which details various practical methods, working tools, programs, filing systems, and techniques used by experienced legal secretaries, legal assistants, and paralegals nationwide. If you have never worked in a law office or a legal environment, you need this book.

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Carole A. Bruno
1945 Long Dr., Suite 47
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
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