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Jill Francisco

Jill Francisco

Host of Paralegal Voice

Jill I. Francisco, ACP, received her BA in Criminal Justice, (concentration in Legal Studies), from Marshall University in 1994. She became a certified paralegal in 2005 and obtained two advanced certifications (trial practice and discovery) in 2010. Mrs. Francisco is employed as a paralegal with Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, in their Huntington, West Virginia office. She previously worked as a paralegal at Huddleston Bolen LLP, 1997 through January of 2015 when they merged with Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP.

She is very active in local and national professional associations within her profession. She was Charter President of the Legal Assistants/Paralegals of Southern West Virginia and has served as a member of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Professional Development Committee, NALA’s Affiliated Associations Secretary, Affiliated Associations Director, NALA’s Treasurer, Secretary, Second Vice President, Vice President, and is currently serving a second term as NALA President.

She also currently serves on the Legal Assistant Program Advisory Board for Mount West Community College and the Marshall University Big Green Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees.

She resides in Kenova, West Virginia, with her husband, Shawn and their son, John David.

Host of
Episodes
November 12, 2020

Stand Up, Speak Up

Creating a diverse and inclusive culture requires action. Jill Francisco explores big and small ways to support diversity in the workplace.

July 6, 2020

Get Ready for the 2020 NALA Conference @ Home

Carl Morrison, Jill Francisco, and Brian Moore discuss the exciting experience in store at NALA’s virtual conference.

June 11, 2020

Sneak Peek of NALA Conference & Expo 2020

In this brief announcement, host Jill Francisco shares some of the details about NALA’s first virtual conference.

June 11, 2020

What a Legal Recruiter Can Do For You

Jillian Kuehl outlines how the recruitment process works and how to find the right recruiter for your needs.

April 23, 2020

The At-Home Paralegal: Tips & Tricks for Remote Work

Debbie Hrytzay offers remote work tips for paralegals.

February 28, 2020

The Power of You: Building a Paralegal Career That Will Move, Touch, and Inspire

Kristine Custodio Suero shares career development insights for paralegals.

January 31, 2020

NALA’s 2020 Outlook

Vanessa Finley gives insights on NALA’s offerings for members and plans for 2020.

December 23, 2019

Paralegal Hot Topics: The ABA’s Proposed Definition Changes and New Education Guidelines

New Paralegal Voice co-host Jill Francisco talks with Chris Jennison about potential changes to the ABA’s legal assistant/paralegal definition and new guidelines that would approve online paralegal coursework.