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Idaho State University, M.S., Organizational Learning and Performance/Human Resource Development, with Career-Technical Education Emphasis, 2020.
Lewis-Clark State College, B.A.S. & A.A.S., Paralegal Studies, 1999 and 2000.
Program Director and Assistant Professor, January 2016-current
Responsibilities: Instruct paralegal and legal support assistant students on the duties and responsibilities of the legal professional; discuss legal ethics and the importance of professionalism; review law office procedures, including the preparation of legal documents, filing procedures and legal research; and review the state and federal court systems and administrative agencies.
Classes Taught: Legal Terminology; Introduction to Law; Business Law; Tort Law; Business Organizations; Legal Procedures; Legal Support Fundamentals and Ethics; Wills, Trusts and Estates; Business Organizations; Civil Litigation I; Advanced Civil Litigation; Legal Research and Writing I, Legal Research and Writing II, Criminal Law and Procedure for Paralegals, and Real Estate Law and Procedures
Certifications: Idaho Career Technical Education Credential—Postsecondary Advanced Occupational Specialist; CTE OS—Business Management/Finance (4015) and CTE OS-Paralegal/Legal Assistant (4080).
Adjunct Instructor, January 2009-December 2015
Classes Taught: Legal Procedures I, Legal Procedures II, Legal Support Fundamentals and Ethics; Wills, Trusts and Estates; Business Organizations; Civil Litigation I; and Advanced Civil Litigation.
Law Firm Administrator & Litigation Paralegal, July 2005-December 2015--Risley Law Office, PLLC and Randall, Blake & Cox, P.A.
Responsibilities: Administer in-house procedures to two attorneys and three support staff; responsible for management of IOLTA (trust) accounts and business operating accounts; maintain attorney licensure and continuing education reporting; supervise accounts payable and receivable; draft correspondence, pleadings, discovery, contracts, deeds, estate planning documents and leases; draft mediation submittals; assist in the drafting and finalization of trial memoranda; attend court hearings and trials, as needed; maintain attorney calendars and deadlines.
Litigation Paralegal, December 1999-June 2005--Irwin, Myklebust, Savage & Brown, P.S.
Responsibilities: Lead paralegal for three full-time litigation attorneys; drafted correspondence, pleadings and discovery; drafted mediation submittals; drafted settlement demands; organized and summarized medical records; organized hearing and trial notebooks; and maintained calendars and deadlines for attorneys' practice.
Legislative Intern for In-House Legal Counsel, U.S. Senator Larry E. Craig, United States Senate, May 1999-August 1999
Responsibilities: Attended legislative sub-committee and committee hearings; prepared written summaries of hearings attended and subjects discussed; assisted in-house legal counsel with drafting memorandums, correspondence and research; open, sorted and drafted responsive letters to Idaho constituents; and gave U.S. Capitol Building tours to Idaho constituents.
Spotlight Article entitled "Paralegal Perspective." Contract Law for Paralegals. Traditional and E-Contracts. Reed and Cheeseman: Pearson Prentice Hall Publishing.
In her free time, Natalie enjoys spending time with her family, camping and traveling. Natalie is originally from Klamath Falls, Oregon and resides with her family in Lewiston.