The winner of the 2022 American Association for Justice (AAJ) Paralegal of the Year Award, sponsored by Advocate Capital, Inc., was Olga Patterson from the law firm of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.
We created a video capturing the moments from the award ceremony at AAJ's Annual Convention on July 16-19 in Seattle. As part of the award, Olga also received complimentary airfare, hotel accommodations, and registration for AAJ’s 2022 Annual Convention.
She was nominated by Brenda Fulmer, Partner and Shareholder at Searcy Denney.
Olga has been a member of the law firm Searcy Denney for 17 years and has worked in the legal field for over 30 years. She works with the firm’s bilingual clients and assists with their Hispanic marketing efforts. She loves the opportunity to mentor and train others and is a frequent lecturer.
Fulmer stated in her nomination letter, “Considering all that Olga does in our local and national legal community as well as at home and at our law firm, I cannot think of someone more deserving of this honor from AAJ.”
The AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award is given to an exceptional AAJ Paralegal Affiliate member who has made contributions to the paralegal profession, shown commitment to continuing legal education, and commitment to community volunteering. Advocate Capital, Inc. is proud to sponsor this award that recognizes the important, key role that paralegals play in our nation’s civil justice system and our communities.