"I like puzzles and figuring things out, so when all the parts of a transaction or a highly technical government filing come together, it's a rewarding feeling," said Bohn, who holds a bachelor's degree in paralegal
studies from Concordia University.
Proposed by NFPA leaders and developed by NFPA's Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the Justice Champion Award was established to recognize a practicing paralegal
whose conduct, actions and activities demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to diversity and inclusion, as defined in NFPA's Position Statement on Diversity, and in promotion of NFPA's Core Value of supporting unity within the profession.
Of those surveyed, 31 percent of those who employ paralegals
said that their hourly billing rate is between $81 and $100, while 49 percent report that the billed paralegal
hourly rate is more than $120.
The learning platform ensures paralegals
in all BJMP jails will have access to topics such as criminal procedure, modes of early release, time allowances, alternative dispute resolution, rights of the accused, international standards, and negotiation with justice stakeholders.
As with many professions, paralegals
come from a range of backgrounds - traditionally rising from the ranks of legal secretaries.
and lawyers would all benefit from this program.
of the Year Award is a time-honored tradition of PAR, and we look forward to celebrating the recipient at PAR's annual meeting dinner on May 22 at Joey B's.
Although some employers may prefer that their paralegals
have bachelor's degrees, most paralegals
have an associate degree or a certificate in paralegal
She pursued a bachelor's degree in paralegal
studies at Concordia University and is now the lead litigation paralegal
at Hupy and Abraham.
programs are not required to receive ABA approval, but we knew from the beginning that this designation would add stature and credibility to the program," she said.
The seminar features a breakout session specifically for paralegals
, and great CLE opportunities.