Author Archives: Barbara L. Jones

Unsung: Amanda Johnson

Amanda Johnson

The 450-strong Bowman and Brooke has a three-person Human Resources Department, when those jobs are staffed. But in the last year or so, the department lost its director and payroll specialists, leaving Amanda Johnson’s plate stacked high. She handled it ...

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Unsung: Bonnie Korte

Bonnie Korte

As the manager of patent paralegals at Fish & Richardson, Bonnie Korte has one of the most important jobs in the firm. With responsibility for recruiting, hiring, training, and assigning work to over 80 patent paralegals across the firm’s 11 ...

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Unsung: Maria Patino

Maria Patino

The population of Willmar is about 20,000, and about 21 percent of its population is of Hispanic or Latino origin, according to the 2010 census. A large portion of the clientele at Mid Minnesota Legal Services in Willmar speaks only ...

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Unsung: Sheri Peterson

Sheri Peterson

In 2007, SiebenCarey was handling a large toxic tort case and Sheri Peterson came on board as a paralegal. For most of that case, she was the only support professional and she interviewed over 200 potential claimants, ultimately pursuing 45 ...

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Unsung: Kia Schmeckpeper

Kia Schmeckpeper

When litigators in Robins Kaplan’s Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation Group take on a new case, the paralegal that the attorneys ask for is Kia Schmeckpeper. “If the matter is going to be in any way challenging or complex, I ...

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Up & Coming: Joseph Kelly

Joseph Kelly

Joseph Kelly represented a veteran who was fired by the city of Hopkins, reinstated after a veteran’s preference hearing, and was sued by the city for $66,000 for the costs of the hearing. The city lost that case in the ...

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