NALA Certified Paralegal with two advanced certifications: Trial Practice and Discovery. I have been a legal secretary / legal assistant / paralegal for half my life. I've worked as a contract paralegal since 2014. My experience covers many areas of law, but most recently, civil litigation (state court) and business law. At my previous firm, I was primarily working on class action lawsuits in federal courts. Before that, I worked in real estate, oil & gas, and estate planning & probate.