After a lifetime of working as a paralegal for ‘biglaw’, Pamela J. Starr decided it was time for a change – the year was 2008.
It was an obvious and natural transition – bankruptcy courts had been using e-filing and document management for years; lawyers were finally starting to see the real advantages of technology; and, well, the economy could no longer support traditional law firms. The time was ripe for this enterprising paralegal to hang her virtual shingle to offer savvy solos and small firms a reliable, cost-effective staffing alternative that would allow them to maintain their image of professionalism and their bottom line . . . outsourcing paralegal duties.
Applying 25+ years of paralegal experience, Pamela created STARRParalegals, LLC, to provide 21st century paralegal support to attorneys in Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights, all things ECF, and so much more. In her role as Paralegal Extraordinaire, she helps attorneys throughout the US make their “billable dollars worth every penny.”©
A daughter of the Great State of Texas, now living in Georgia, Pamela is an active member of the Georgia Association of Paralegals (“GAP”), the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (“NFPA”), the American Bar Association (“ABA”), the American Bankruptcy Institute (“ABI”), and the Association of Bankruptcy Judicial Assistants (“ABJA”).
Pamela graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with BA in Political Science and from Southwestern Paralegal Institute in Houston – one of the first ABA approved paralegal certification programs in the US – as a ‘certified’ paralegal in 1983; became a Certified Bankruptcy Assistant (“CBA”) in 2006; and on May 20, 2012, Pamela received a Master of Science of Law (“J.S.M.”), cum laude, in Bankruptcy & Restructuring/E-commerce from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
Considered a leader in the paralegal community, Pamela has been featured in, and written for, several publications, including: GPSolo Magazine, The National Paralegal Reporter; Paralegal Today BankruptcyProfessional.com, The Fulton County Daily Report, and Law Technology News, and has presented on topics including, ECF, ethics, becoming a paralegal, and working virtually for NFPA, ITT, Paralegals Navigating Perilous Waters, and others. In 2011, Pamela was named as a ParalegalGateway ‘Paralegal Superstar’ and nominated as a Georgia Powerhouse Paralegal.
To top it off, Pamela serves on NFPA’s Ethics Board, blogs as her alter ego, ‘Pamela the Paralegal‘, provides Career Mitigation© services to transitioning professionals at ‘Sessions with a Starr’, and is pursuing a Masters’ degree in Training & Development from Roosevelt University.