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I started my legal career in the US in the mid-90's as a paralegal where I gained experience with large litigation matters for an AMLaw 100 firm. My love of all things technical led me to computer programming classes and development of software to simplify creation of legal documents using existing client, case and court data in databases.
After moving into the litigation support field I was promoted to the first National Litigation Support Team Leader for a large Canadian law firm. I headed up the development of their in-house litigation support services and was actively involved in complex eDiscovery matters across the country.
I hold a number of certifications in both the IT and litigation support fields, including CCE, LAW, Concordance, Summation, CaseMap and Timemap certifications, as well as the CompTIA A+ certification.
Through my business, InTechGration, I offered legal-specific training, litigation support workflow design and department set-up and management, drafting of RFP’s and litigation readiness plans, as well as project management for ediscovery cases.
While at Ogletree Deakins, I held the position of Litigation Support Operations Manager, managing a centralized team of eDiscovery analysts and specialists for the entire firm.
Specialties: CT Summation, Concordance, eCapture, Allegro, Eclipse, Eclipse SE.
Law firm litigation support department set-up and management.
Litigation Support process improvement and implementation.
Litigation Support software and best practices training.
Inexpensive application of technology for small-scale eDiscovery matters.
Virtual litigation support services, including hands-on processing and troubleshooting.
Provide software training, implementation and consulting to customers of IPRO's industry-leading eDiscovery solutions.
Managed a team of eDiscovery analysts and specialists for Ogletree Deakins, the third largest labor and employment law firm in the U.S. Focusing on process improvements and implementation, I strove to improve client service at all levels.
Intechgration provides litigation support training, consulting, and software development services to law firms and their clients. Vendor-neutral, cost-sensitive service provided with honesty and integrity.
Responsible for organizing the educational content of the quarterly meetings of the Western New York chapter of ARMA International. Stepped down due to long-term contract in South Carolina.
First National Litigation Support Manager at Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP; one of Canada's largest law firms.
Managed a team of ten or so litigation support professionals in five offices across Canada.
Responsible for oversight and project management of large eDiscovery and litigation support projects.
Developed strategic direction for litigation support in-house and promoted the department to internal and external clients.
Developed some standardized national policies and procedures for litigation support and eDiscovery wherever possible.
Provided litigation support services to local office of national law firm, including consulting services for clients and lawyers on eDiscovery issues and large paper-based litigation matters.
Provided consulting, training and support services to small businesses; focused primarily on software training, small network installations.
Offered temporary, part-time paralegal services in bankruptcy, foreclosures for local attorneys.
Senior paralegal for small bankruptcy boutique in premier bankruptcy jurisdiction. Drafting of pleadings, case and calendar management; desktop technical support and training.
Specialized primarily in bankruptcy litigation. Experience in handling so-called “mega-cases” of thousands of electronically filed court documents and hundreds of related adversary actions.
Experience in large, complex litigation and bankruptcy cases, including sole responsibility for deliverables for one major project involving many thousands of documents from multiple corporate entities, and on-time filing of related court papers.
This introductory class in C# .NET programming covered the basics of coding in C# including Visual Class Designer, classes, properties, methods and basic statements.
CCSA awarded September 2, 2010
eDiscovery and administrator certifications completed September 2010.
CCE awarded August 11, 2010
Visual Basic 6 and Visual Basic .NET classes (to intermediate/advanced level) at various colleges in the Allentown, PA area.
Classes included hands-on programming and basic SQL (programming for databases).
Graduated at the top of each class taken with 4.0 GPA.
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