Archive for April 2012

Client Profile :: Rebecca J. Barnes

Rebecca J. Barnes :: Senior Paralegal with Menden Freiman LLP (Atlanta, GA)

Interview with Rebecca J. Barnes

How long have you been a paralegal? 20+ years, yikes!

What firm do you currently work for? What practice areas do you concentrate in? I am a Senior Paralegal for Business Matters at MendenFreiman llp, an Atlanta firm serving closely held businesses, owners and affluent families.  

What do you most enjoy about being a paralegal? The relationships that are formed with clients.

What do you find to be most challenging? Constant interruptions.

What skills are most important for a paralegal? Organization, diligence, flexibility and follow-through.

Any tips on job retention for a paralegal working in this trying economy? Be efficient, effective and exact.

Finally, tell us what you enjoy doing in your free time? I am actively involved in leadership in the Junior League of Atlanta (and formerly in San Diego), a women’s volunteer organization that has been positively impacting the Atlanta community for almost 100 years. I also volunteer at Zoo Atlanta (where I hope to become a docent), and support the Atlanta History Center, Atlanta Botanical Gardens and the Atlanta Ballet. I am constantly amazed by the incredible people, history and culture that abound in Atlanta!

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Florida: Annual Report Due Date

All businesses are required to file an annual report by May 1, 2012 in order to maintain “active status” with the Florida Department of State. Business entities—with the exception of not for profit corporations—that fail to file by the deadline will be subject to a $400 late fee.

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