About Paralegal 411

    Paralegal 411 is a comprehensive, free resource established in 2012 providing information for individuals interested in getting started in the paralegal field. We provide helpful information on paralegal school options, program reviews by students, a guide to earning a paralegal degree, top paralegal blogs, and recommended sites for succeeding in a paralegal career. Paralegal 411 has been featured extensively on dozens of college and paralegal association websites as a recommended career resource. If you have any questions or suggestions for improving the site please contact us.

    Published by Project 8 Labs LLC, Paralegal 411 is based in the Seattle metro area and has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2012.

    Editorial Team

    Audrey Stoffle
    Audrey Stoffle is the Chief Editor of Paralegal 411. A graduate of Berea College, Audrey has a BA in English with a writing emphasis and a minor in Spanish. Audrey has worked as Editor for a literary magazine, Appalachian Heritage, and has taught English as a foreign language in Seville, Spain. Her writing and editing work has appeared on a variety of career and travel websites. When she’s not writing, Audrey enjoys running, tennis, photography, and biking around Atlanta.

    Laura McPherson
    Laura McPherson is the Associate Editor of Paralegal 411. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Career and Technical Education and History from Eastern New Mexico University and a Certificate in Writing from the University of California Berkeley Extension. Her experience includes designing career training modules for professionals in various industries. Her creative work has appeared in literary journals such as Paperbark and Corvus Review and she has been an awards reader for The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP). Follow Laura on LinkedIn.

    Experts and Contributors

    Ann H. Hamilton
    Ann H. Hamilton has been a paralegal for over 15 years. She has worked in both federal and state litigation. After graduating from FMU – Orlando with honors, she went on to work extensively in the legal research, writing, and evidence processing areas of law. She has focused on our Career Resources for Paralegals, which provides help for recent paralegal graduates. Anne currently works as a freelance paralegal and legal writer.

    James Madeiros
    James Madeiros is a professional writer with 10 years of professional writing and copywriting experience and has appeared as a guest contributor of several popular websites. He has a law degree from University of Toledo and has appeared as a background performer in several television shows including Human Target.

    Dennis Masino
    After practicing law for 36 years, Dennis Masino went from the courtroom to the classroom as a professor in the paralegal and legal studies programs at a college in New York. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Hofstra University and a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law. Mr. Masino is the author of a book on DWI laws published by Thomson/Reuters. He and his wife, Sylvia, live in New York with their dog Benton. All three of them, but especially Benton, enjoy traveling to visit with the children and grandchildren.

    Charles Sipe
    Charles Sipe has interviewed over a dozen paralegals and presidents of paralegal associations and created the Top 25 Ranked Paralegal Blogs which ranks the top blogs in the industry. He is also a frequent guest contributor on paralegal blogs, university career blogs, and career sites.
    After 8 years in the military, Charles graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s in business. He currently works as a web editor in the Seattle area where he lives with his family. His hobbies include reading non-fiction books and spending time with family.

    Guest Experts and Contributors

    Amy Bowser-Rollins, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University
    Michael Fox, Partner and Employment Lawyer, Ogletree Deakins
    Vicky La Celle, Orange County Paralegal Association President
    Katrina Lea, Fort Worth Paralegal Association President
    Michael Maslanka, Employment Lawyer, Constangy Brooks and Smith

    Further expert contributors:


    Data Sources

    Indeed powers our highly flexible job board with daily updates.
    American Alliance of Paralegals, Inc.
    American Association for Paralegal Education
    The American Bar Association
    NALA – The Association of Legal Assistants * Paralegals
    International Practice Management Association
    National Federation of Paralegal Associations
    O*NET OnLine
    Projections Central Long Term Occupational Projections
    US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics
    US Department of Education

    Select Sites Referencing Us

    Capital Area Paralegal Association
    DePaul University
    Santa Barbara Paralegal Association
    Texas A&M University-San Antonio
    University of Denver

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