Presenter: Christi M. Weideman
RICHARDSON, WYLY, WISE, SAUCK & HIEB - Aberdeen
Approved by NALA for 1 Non-Substantive CLE credit
Christi M. Weideman joined Richardson Law Firm 20 years ago, starting out as a bookkeeper/receptionist. She advanced to the role of a legal assistant and eventually became a Certified Paralegal before obtaining her Advanced Certified Paralegal credential in Trial Practice. She became a licensed attorney in 2021, and practices in family law, estate planning, probate, criminal defense, Indian law, and handles landlord/tenant disputes. She brings a dual-perspective to the table and will share advice both for those who are considering practicing law, and those who want to improve their skills as paralegals and legal assistants.
- Pathways to becoming a certified paralegal and beyond - becoming an attorney
- The paralegal’s advantage when attending law school, studying for the bar exam, and practicing as a licensed attorney
- The pros and cons of transitioning from the paralegal’s supporting role to the attorney decision-maker mindset
- Tips on how you can improve your relationship with your attorney and advance in your career, even if you don’t intend to become an attorney