KNOW Names 9 Influential Contributors to the Paralegal Field

Know, The Magazine for Paralegals has named 9 Influential Contributors to the Paralegal Field. Recipients received the the designations in the areas of education, technology, e-discovery, regulation revolution, association advocate, pro bono, leadership, paralegal entrepreneur, and paralegal utilization.

Los Angeles, CA, August 27, 2008 --( Know, The Magazine for Paralegals has named the 9 Most Influential Contributors to the Paralegal Field in its recent issue.

The contributors were selected based upon their contributions to the paralegal field over a 10 year period. They demonstrated a unique ability to provide professional advancement to hundreds or thousands of paralegals across the U.S.

The recipients are:
Leadership: Gary Melhuish, Director of Litigation Services, Ballard Spahr, Philadelphia, PA; past-president of the International Management Association for Paralegals.

E-discovery: Tom O'Connor, consultant,, New Orleans, LA. A writer, teacher and consultant, O'Connor has written hundreds of articles, several books and is a frequent seminar leader at The Paralegal SuperConferences, ILTA and LegalTech.

Pro Bono Work: Lori Thompson, Paralegal Specialist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Washington, D.C. Thompson has created, contributed to, managed and supported pro bono opportunities nationally including an outreach program for military paralegals deployed in Iraq.

Association Advocate: Deisha L. Vazquez, Corporate Paralegal, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Atlanta, GA: Vazquez has initiated events for the Paralegal Section of the Gate City Bar Association established in 1948 and is the oldest African-American Bar Association in the State of Georgia.

Regulation Revolution: Stacey Hunt, CLA, CLAS, Contract Paralegal, San Luis Obispo, CA. Hunt is a co-founding author of Business & Professions Code 6450 that established regulation for paralegals in California.

Paralegal Entrepreneur: Henry Alonso, CEO, Alonso consulting & Training, Inc., Washington, D.C. A mentor, trainer and techology evangelist who successfully started and grew his paralegal related business in litigation over 20 years ago.

Paralegal Utilization: Deborah Hampton, Trademark Administrator, Limited Brands, Inc., Columbus, OH contributed to numerous organizations and extensively worked with attorneys and paralegals to promote proper utilization of paralegals.

Education: William Statsky, Esq., Author, Educator, Lawyer, Los Altos, CA has written 26 texts and many articles. He has sold over 500,000 paralegal books and is the editor of 19 other texts.

Technology: Lisa Rosen, CEO, Rosen Technology, Chicago, IL has changed the face of technology in the legal field with her own litigation support software (Al-Coder) and provided training to paralegals in the litigation support field.

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