Talented and project-oriented Paralegal offering over 15 years of experience in Family Law, Personal Injury, Med. Mal and General Litigation. Detail-oriented and methodical in preparing case files, investigating issues and producing legal paperwork. Demonstrated attention to detail, confidentiality and completion of time-sensitive legal projects.
I am an avid reader of crime novels and psychological thrillers. I am also a gardener and enjoy designing garden spaces. I have remodeled two homes and enjoy refinishing furniture. I love outdoor activity including hiking, boating and tubing on our Crownline open bow I also enjoy biking and attending classes at the gym. I have two fabulous sons and a wonderful husband.
FBI Citizens Academy- 2 1/2 months of training in forensics, hostage negotiation and simulation, firing range practice with several types of weapons, Cyber crimes, polygraph testing, and other rinvestigative techniques.
Office of the State Appellate Defender
Investigator, 1991-1992 (State ran out of funding).
Research, draft appeal bonds, prison visits to inmates and begin appeal process, handle inmate complaints against the prison system and resolve those issues.
Handled 2 defense murder investigations for public defender in Bureau County, Illinois.
Participated in post-conviction murder investigation of Steven Small death in Kankakee, IL.
Drafted clemency petition, presented to clemency board and was granted clemency
University of Georgia, School of Law
Prisoner Legal Counseling Project – Reidsville, GA.
Paralegal, 1989-1990 until the project closed.
Draft pleadings, research, handled all divorce proceedings for our district, handled property claims with the State and inmates, civil litigation (1983) for prison inmates and post-conviction relief. In charge of four prisons providing legal assistance
Prepared a pro se package for inmates to use for pro se divorces
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