Paralegal Division, 1016 UTBJ, Vol. 29, No. 5. 56

Author:Greg Wayment, J.

Paralegal Division

Vol. 29 No. 5 Pg. 56

Utah Bar Journal

October, 2016

September, 2016

Message from the Paralegal Division

Greg Wayment, J.

I would like to introduce the 2016–2017 Board of Directors of the Paralegal Division. We are pleased to announce the chair for the upcoming year is Julie Emery. We have three new members joining the Board of Directors and wish to extend a warm welcome to Candace Gleed, Carma Harper, and Laura Summers. Also, Cheryl Jeffs and I will serve another two-year term. We also wish to thank Tamara Green, Diane McDermaid, and Paula Christensen for their service. This year’s Board of Directors are:

Chair – Julie Emery. Julie has twenty-six years legal experience focused on complex litigation, trial practice, electronic discovery, and document management. After working as a paralegal for approximately ten years, she started and managed a litigation support company providing paralegal and litigation support, mock trials, and trial support. Julie is now with the law firm Parsons Behle & Latimer. Julie is a past adjunct instructor for the paralegal programs at Salt Lake Community College and Westminster College. She has served as a director on the Boards of Legal Assistants Association of Utah, Center for Family Development, PTSA Legacy Council, Community Council, and Eagle Aquatic Team. Julie is an avid supporter of the Road Home in Salt Lake City; however, her greatest passion is spending time with her family.

Chair-Elect – Lorraine Wardle. Lorraine has been in the legal field for more than twenty-five years. She is a paralegal at the firm of Trystan Smith & Associates, Claims Litigation Counsel for State Farm Insurance, and is involved in litigation defending personal injury claims against State Farm insureds. Prior to joining State Farm’s CLC more than fifteen years ago, Lorraine worked at several highly esteemed insurance defense firms in Utah. She has been involved with the boards of both paralegal associations in Utah for many years. Lorraine lives in West Jordan with her husband and two golden retrievers and spends any spare time she has with her grandchildren, as well as camping, biking, and gardening.

Region I Director – Alaina Neumeyer. Alaina is a paralegal at Farr, Rasmussen, & Farr. She has been with FRF since December 2013. Alaina currently runs the personal injury & mass tort divisions for the firm. Alaina has over fifteen years of personal injury experience. She works in all types of personal injury and products liability cases, including wrongful death; all types of accident...

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