I am an experienced Advanced Certified Paralegal in Trial Practice with over 15 years experience in the legal field. I am a wife, mother of three, and grandmother to handsome and adorable twin grandsons! After high school, I began working in a law firm in my Texas hometown as the receptionist and bookkeeper. In that position I also managed the firm's law library, handled payroll and ordered office supplies. I then began training as a legal secretary with the senior partner and his legal assistant. They became my mentors by taking time to explain why things are done a certain way and instilled a desire for excellence and professionalism. I soon learned about an organization named National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) which had been formed. My mentor went on to become one of the first legal assistants certified by NALA. And my dream was born!