Sandra L. Weiss
Sandy has achieved her status as a paralegal through more than 25 years of work experience in the firm. Initially a very well qualified secretary, she is specifically delegated substantive legal work and handles a great deal of the logistical work that is part of the real estate transactions, land use, will writing, and estate administration that fall within her area of experience.
In days gone by she would be a lawyer through the process of žreading the lawÓ that was the basis of many old time lawyers achieving their status as a member of the bar. Today that avenue has been closed to aspiring lawyers, so Sandy is not a lawyer, but instead a well qualified paralegal.
In each case in which she is involved one or another of our lawyers are ultimately responsible for the work she performs, but through her efforts the cost to clients is well contained because of the lower billing rate applied to her work.
As with all of our staff personnel, clients find her to be pleasant to work with and responsive to client needs.
A paralegal or legal assistant, as defined by the American Bar Association, is a person qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, or law office, who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Sandy more than meets this criteria.
Clients of our firm look forward to working with Sandy.