Business Technology & Service

Joni Mina

Joni Dickinson Mina, Ph.D.

Legal Support Programs

  • SGC 223B
Office Hours
Tue 3:30-5:00p
Wed 2:00-5:00p
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).  


Fall 2014
LAWPT 219-7001 Legal Terminology 222 SGC LAWPT 219: Course Syllabus
LAWPT 223-01 Paralegal Ethics & Fundamentals 222 SGC LAWPT 223: Course Syllabus
LAWPT 345-01 Torts 222 SGC LAWPT 345: Course Syllabus
LAWPT 331-01 Legal Research & Writing II 222 SGC LAWPT 331: Course Syllabus
LAWPT 324-01 Civil Litigation II 222 SGC LAWPT 324: Course Syllabus