Business Technology & Service

Joni Mina

Joni Dickinson Mina, Ph.D.

Division of Business Technology & Service

  • SGC 200K
  • Business Technology & Service Division
Office Hours
Mon 2:00-4:00p
Wed 2:00-4:00p
Fri By appointment only


Joni joined the BTS faculty in 2003 to teach in the Legal Support Programs.  A native of Moloka`i, Hawai`i, she holds a B.A. in humanities and a Ph.D. in education from Washington State University.  More relevant, however, is the fact that she spent almost 30 years as a litigation paralegal and law firm administrator, "doing" what she teaches.  

In teaching, she connects her students to the work world by emphasizing competence, professionalism, critical thinking, and relevance to practice.  She provides them with stimulating and challenging curricula and encourages balance in their professional and personal lives.  

Joni has published and presented papers on paralegal practice, higher education, and web response.  Currently, her primary research areas focus upon higher education leadership as well as paralegal licensure and attorney admission trends (a byproduct of her service with the Character & Fitness and Disciplinary Boards of the Washington State Bar Association).  


Spring 2015
LAWPT 224 Introduction to Law T-Th, 10-11:45a; 222 SGC 224.Course Syllabus
LAWPT 230 Legal Research & Writing I M,W 10-11:45a; 222 SGC 230.Course Syllabus
LAWPT 265/365 Business Law I & II M,W 12-1:15p; 222 SGC 265/365.Course Syllabus
LAWPT 323 Civil Litigation I T,Th 1:30-3:15p; 222 SGC 323.Course Syllabus 323.Course Assignments