About Pamela J. Starr, CBA, J.S.M., MATD
Following a successful career in BigLaw, Pamela launched StarrParalegals to provide 21st century paralegal support to attorneys in Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights, all things ECF, and more. In her role as Paralegal Extraordinaire, she helps attorneys throughout the US make their “billable dollar worth every penny.”©
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.
A daughter of the GSOT, 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 and Southwestern Paralegal Institute in Houston – one of the first ABA approved paralegal certification programs in the US – in 1983; became a Certified Bankruptcy Assistant (“CBA”) in 2006; received a Master of Science of Law (“J.S.M.”), cum laude, in Bankruptcy & Restructuring and E-commerce from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2012; and earned a Master of Arts in Training & Development (“MATD”), summa cum laude, from Roosevelt University in 2016.
A leader in the paralegal community, Pamela’s articles and interviews have been featured in GPSolo Magazine, The National Paralegal Reporter, Paralegal Today, Law Technology News, BankruptcyProfessional.com, and The Fulton County Daily Report. She is considered the go-to paralegal speaker on topics including: e-filing, working virtually, ‘what to do after graduating from paralegal school’, and DMCA. In 2011, Pamela was honored by her peers as a ParalegalGateway ‘Paralegal Superstar’ and Georgia Powerhouse Paralegal nominee.
To top it off, Pamela serves as the Chair of NFPA’s Ethics Board, blogs as her alter ego, ‘Pamela the Paralegal‘ and provides Career Mitigation© services to transitioning professionals at ‘Sessions with a Starr’.
Click on the following links to learn more about Pamela and virtual paralegals:
- “To Boldly Go . . . Outsourcing to Virtual Paralegals”
GPSolo Vol. 31 No. 3 | May/June 2014: Law Practice 2020
- Virtual Paralegal Solutions in Bankruptcy
Interview with Nick Augustine, LawTalkRadio | Legal Podcasts