About the Winner
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After a lifetime of working in BigLaw, I became a statistic; a victim of the economy. The odds were against me â€“ I was a â€˜matureâ€™, experienced professional looking for a job and competing against equally qualified paralegals, and, as it turns out, attorneys, for paralegal jobs. We all know that prospective employers are not allowed to tell you that youâ€™re â€˜too oldâ€™ for a job, but they will say that you have â€˜too much experienceâ€™.
So, in 2008, I took that experience, and packaged it with the chutzpah of a left-handed, red-headed stepchild from Texas and I hung out my virtual shingle as StarrParalegals, LLC.
StarrParalegals uses technology to provide effective, efficient, and exemplary paralegal services to attorneys throughout the US. Our services offer attorneys a cost-effective staffing alternative that decreases their overhead while increasing the value of their billable dollars. An added benefit - working virtually reduces emissions (no more driving to work) and paper waste (all transactions are conducted electronically).
So, here I am - Pamela J. Starr (Pamela, not Pam; no relation to Belle, Bart, Brenda, Ringo or Ken. Okay, yes, Ken Starr* was my father), Virtual Paralegal Extraordinaire, CEO, CBA, J.S.M., Blogger, Speaker, Webinar Presenter, Mentor, Trekkie, A++ Personality, Hebrew/Sunday School Teacher; Amateur Cantor; Mom to two adorable cats â€“ Mr. Sulu and Lt. Uhura (did I mention that I'm a Trekkie?), and MATD Grad Student, with aspirations of developing a successful training program to help, primarily â€˜matureâ€™, professionals (like myself) transition out of brick & mortar jobs and into virtual careers. No, I don't actually have a life...
*Not that Ken Starr... :)