Message from the Paralegal Division
By Greg Wayment.
I would like to introduce the 2019–2020 Board of Directors of the Paralegal Division. We are pleased to announce the chair for this year is Sarah Stronk. We have four new members joining the Board of Directors and wish to extend a warm welcome to them. We also wish to thank outgoing board members Erin Stauffer, Lorraine Wardle, Shaleese McPhee, and Terri Hines. This year’s Board of Directors are:
Chair: Sarah Stronk. As a paralegal at Dorsey & Whitney, Sarah supports attorneys in the corporate, mergers & acquisitions, and capital markets groups with private and public business and financing transactions. Sarah was on the Dean’s List at Salt Lake Community College, where she earned her Paralegal Studies degree. She also earned her bachelor of science degree in political science from the University of Utah. Sarah first began working as a paralegal in 2009 and is a strong advocate for the profession.
Chair-Elect, Region 1 Director: Tonya Wright. Tonya is a litigation paralegal at Peck Hadfield Baxter & Moore. Tonya works on a wide variety of litigation matters. She moved to Preston, Idaho, in 2006 and has traveled over the border to Logan, Utah, every day since. She worked as a Deputy Court Clerk at First District and Juvenile Courts in Logan from 2006 to 2011. Tonya is an advanced certified paralegal. She is a recent empty-nester, mother of two adult children, and she currently resides in Weston, Idaho, with her husband, two dogs, and nine horses.
Region 2 Director: Shalise McKinlay. Shalise has worked in the legal field for over twenty-five years. The majority of her career has been spent with the law firm of Richards Brandt Miller Nelson. Shalise also works as an Adjudication Officer for Park City Municipal. She attended Weber State University and obtained her paralegal certification through the University of Phoenix. Shalise has a love for golf and enjoys being outdoors.
Region 3 Director, Membership Chair: Stefanie Ray. Stephanie graduated from Utah Valley University in 1994 and has...