The Daily Transcript proudly presents San Diego Paralegals 2008

The Daily Transcript is privileged to present the following section highlighting the peer-nominated and independently judged best and brightest in San Diego's paralegal arena.

Recession and paralegals: How to adapt in a changing market

Economic slowdown, business growth decline, recession. Uncertainty. This is the gloomy scenario forecasted on the daily news, but how exactly it will affect the legal market and the paralegal career?

Noncompliance with code threatens paralegal fees

Caveat emptor. Buyer beware -- or, in this regard, attorneys across the state take heed that you are at risk for compromising paralegal fees if you do not take the necessary measures to ensure that the paralegals you hire and employ are qualified under Business and Professions Code Section 6450, et seq. California paralegals must meet minimum educational requirements and maintain mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) hours. These requirements have been in place since 2001.

Congratulations to the 2008 San Diego Paralegal nominees



Julia M. Dunlap

University of California, San Diego Extension

Kira Duzik

Senior Recruiter

Exclusively Legal

Abigail Parente

Senior Recruiter

Exclusively Legal

Tony Pazelt

Account Manager

ALC Legal Technologies

Pat Schmidt


Pro Tem Legal Services

Jan Sones

Office Manager

Mazzarella Caldarelli LLP

Paralegal Finalists

Eileen Atkinson

Law Offices of Beatrice L. Snider APC

Kendra S. Bogle

Centara Legal Group

Linda H. Brangwynne

Latham & Watkins LLP

Jeannette A. Burda

Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson & Haluck LLP

Joni Etue

Gordon & Rees LLP

Lesley K. Forbes

Latham & Watkins LLP

Sheryl Garcia

Best Best & Krieger

Jennifer L. Grygiel

Rogitz & Associates

Judith A. Hansen

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Sheila Hinds

Law Offices of Beatrice L. Snider APC

Michelle Hittle

Cooley Godward Kronish LLP

Alla Kagan

Goodwin Procter LLP

Barbara May

The McClellan Law Firm

Don E. Morton

San Diego County District Attorney’s Office

Diana M. Niquette

The Simmons Firm ALC

Donna L. Rousseau

Fish & Richardson PC

Shelly Scavia

Boner Stern & Sipple

Paula B. Smoogen

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Cindy L. Waller

Pope, Berger, & Williams LLP

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