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Jan 2005
January 13, 2005

Three Warner Norcross Paralegals Receive Professional Certification

Three paralegals of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP have received certification as Professional Paralegals from NALS, the association for legal professionals.

Janet Tilley, Karen Shively and Janette Olexa have successfully completed the certification requirements, which demonstrate an advanced knowledge of procedural law, the law library and the preparation of legal documents. Those who hold the Professional Paralegal certification also possess a working knowledge of substantive law and the ability to perform specifically delegated legal work under an attorney's supervision. Shively and Olexa work in the Grand Rapids office of Warner Norcross and Tilley works in the Muskegon office.

The one-day certification exam covers four areas: written communications, legal knowledge and skills, ethics and judgment, and substantive law. To be eligible for certification, a paralegal must have a minimum of five years of experience.

About NALS:

Established in 1929, NALS is the premiere association for legal professionals. NALS offers members of the legal services industry education, certifications and career enhancement opportunities through programs and conferences. More than 6,000 legal professionals belong to NALS.

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About Warner Norcross & Judd:

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP is one of Michigan's leading providers of legal services with more than 170 attorneys in four Michigan offices located in Grand Rapids, Metro Detroit, Holland and Muskegon. For the third consecutive year, Warner Norcross was named the best corporate law firm in West Michigan by Corporate Board Member magazine. More than 40 percent of the Firm's partners are listed in the 2005-2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a greater percentage than any other large law firm in Michigan. Warner Norcross has been recognized as a national leader in client service among law firms by BTI Consulting, as one of West Michigan's 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For and as the best law firm in Grand Rapids by a Grand Rapids Magazine reader survey. The Firm represents local, statewide, regional, national and international clients in all areas of business and civil law.

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