NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The winner of the 2022 American Association for Justice (AAJ) Paralegal of the Year Award, sponsored by Advocate Capital, Inc., is Olga Patterson of the law firm of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, Pennsylvania
She was nominated by Brenda Fulmerpartner and shareholder of Searcy Denney.
Patterson has been a member of the law firm Searcy Denney for 17 years and has worked in the legal field for over 30 years. Patterson works with the company’s bilingual clients and assists them with their Hispanic marketing efforts. She loves having the opportunity to mentor and train others and is a frequent speaker.
In recent years, she has continued her education and earned the following certifications and accolades: Certified Paralegal Advanced in Discovery, Estate Planning, and Trial Practice from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), Florida Certified Paralegal, and Florida Registered Paralegal.
Patterson is an active member of numerous legal organizations, including the AAJ Paralegal Committee, the Florida Justice Association and the Hispanic Bar Association. She has held many leadership positions including past president, bar liaison, speaker coordinator for the Paralegal Chapter of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, vice president of the Florida Registered Paralegal Eligibility for the Florida Bar, Advisory Board Member of the MTMP Paralegal College Advisory Board, and Advisory Board Member of the Keizer University Legal Studies Program.
Fulmer said in her letter of appointment: “Given all that Olga does in our local and national legal community as well as at home and in our law firm, I cannot think of anyone who more deserves this honor from the AAJ.”
The AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award is presented to an outstanding AAJ Affiliate Paralegal Member who has made contributions to the paralegal profession, demonstrated commitment to continuing legal education and commitment to community volunteerism . Advocate Capital, Inc. is proud to sponsor this award which recognizes the important and key role that paralegals play in our country’s civil justice system and in our communities.
Patterson will receive the award at the annual AAJ convention on July 16-19 in Seattle. As part of the award, Patterson will receive a free airline ticket, hotel room and registration to the 2022 AAJ Annual Convention.
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