Karin M. Scheehle

Paralegal


Karin is employed as a litigation paralegal working on multi-million dollar personal injury cases.  Karin has over 30 years’ experience working in the legal profession and is an experienced litigation paralegal and technology manager.  Karin’s experience comes from working in the law in three states and in a variety of practice areas.  Although the vast majority of her experience has been in litigation (commercial and personal injury), she also has experience in other practice areas including real estate, construction, contract, corporate, admiralty, zoning, and administrative law.  Karin specializes in technology enhanced case management, ESI management and eDiscovery, and electronic evidence presentation at trial.

Karin is committed to giving her best efforts to her attorneys and the firm’s clients.

Representative Cases

  • Prepared and assisted in the courtroom in the largest securities fraud trial in Maricopa County (10 month trial).
  • Assisted in more than 50 trials in California, Texas and Arizona

Representative Experience

  • Experienced litigation paralegal.
  • Trial preparation and in-court paralegal for more than 50 trials in Arizona, Texas and California.
  • Extensive experience managing and using technology in a legal environment.
  • Case and team management experience.
  • Case experience in areas of commercial litigation, personal injury (plaintiff and defense), real estate, corporate, admiralty, zoning, and administrative law.
  • Has taught numerous seminars both locally and nationally, predominately in the areas of litigation, technology, case management, and law firm management.
  • Currently teaches as Adjunct Faculty in the ABA approved Legal Studies program at Phoenix College in Phoenix, AZ.
  • Lectures on NALA Campus Live! Webinar.
  • Served as a guest lecturer numerous paralegal schools.
  • Developed several paralegal training courses.

Education

Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS)
Certified eDiscovery Specialist, 2014

National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
Advanced Paralegal Certification- eDiscovery, 2014

Thomson Rueters
Certified , Case Logistix Administrator, 2013

National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
Advanced Paralegal Certification- Personal Injury, 2013

University of Phoenix
M.B.A., Technology Management, 2010

University of Phoenix
B.S., Management with Honors, 2009

National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
Advanced Paralegal Certification – Litigation, 1987

National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
Paralegal Certification, 1985

Associations & Memberships

  • Arizona Paralegal Association, Board of Directors
  • National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), Board of Directors
  • National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), Certifying Board
  • National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA),Professional Development Committee Member and Chair
  • National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), Advanced Certification Course Committee
  • Arizona Supreme Court Focus Group on Technology, Member, 2013-2014
  • Phoenix College, Adjunct Faculty, 2010-Present
  • State Bar of Arizona Task Force on UPL, Member, 1993

Honors & Awards

  • National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), Lifetime Member, 2012
  • National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), Affiliates Award, 1997
  • State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division, Charter Member, 1982

Community & Philanthropy

Phoenix College, NALA’s CP exam, Teacher & Proctor, 2011-Present
Feed my Starving Children, G&K Volunteer, 2014-2015

Speaking Engagements

  • “Discovery-The Basics of Litigation,” NALA Campus Live! Webinar 9/17/15
  • “Ethics Meets Technology,” Women in eDiscovery, 8/13/15
  • “Legal Technology,” NALA Annual Convention, Tulsa, OK, 7/22-24/15
  • “Cutting Edge Technology Ethical Encounters,” Arizona Paralegal Association Webinar, 1/14/15
  • “Cell Phone and International Discovery,” Arizona Paralegal Association Luncheon Seminar, 10/6/14
  • “Collection of ESI and the Ethical Swamp,” Arizona Paralegal Association, 12/11/13
  • “Law Office Technology Track,” NALA Annual Convention, Portland Oregon, 7/12/13
  • “iPads and Legal Tech,” Arizona Paralegal Association Webinar, 6/10/13
  • “To Be or Not to Be [Certified],” PASCO Annual Seminar and Vendor Show, San Jose, CA, 11/9/12
  • “Paralegal Practice and Certification,” Air National Guard JAG, Phoenix, AZ, 9/22/12
  • “TechnoEthics:  Ethical Challenges with New Technologies,” NALA Campus Live Webinar (Semi-annual Presentation), 9/6/12-Present
  • “TechnoEthics:  Ethical Challenges with New Technologies,” ALA Annual Seminar and Vendor Show, Phoenix, AZ, 8/22/12
  • “TechnoEthics:  Ethical Challenges with New Technologies,” NALA Annual Convention, Omaha, NE, 7/28/12
  • “TechnoEthics:  Ethical Challenges with New Technologies,” APA Annual Seminar, Phoenix, AZ, 5/18/12
  • “Countdown to Trial: A Crash Course in Trial Preparation for Paralegals,” Institute for  Paralegal Education (Panel Discussion), 11/13/2009

Other

Published Works

  • Working with Experts, The Digest – Arizona Paralegal Association, August 2015
  • Working with Experts, NALA Facts & Findings, July/Aug 2015
  • Challenges in Discovery Practices (International Discovery), NALA Facts & Findings, Nov/Dec 2014
  • Challenges in Discovery Practices (International Discovery), The Digest – Arizona Paralegal Association, November 2014
  • Tips and Tricks [for Paralegals], NALA Facts & Findings, Sept/Oct 2014
  • Tips and Tricks [for Paralegals], The Digest- Arizona Paralegal Association, September 2014
  • Paralegals, Education and the Future, NALA Facts & Findings, May/June 2014
  • The New Generation of Document Management Solutions, NALA Facts & Findings, Nov/Dec 2013
  • The New Generation of Document Management Solutions, The Digest – Arizona Paralegal Association, November 2013
  • Ethics & Passwords, NALA Facts & Findings, May/June 2013
  • Medicare Reporting in Liability and No-Fault Cases, NALA Facts & Findings, March/April 2013
  • Ethics & eDiscovery, The Digest – Arizona Paralegal Association, October 2012
  • Ethics & eDiscovery, NALA Facts & Findings, Sept/Oct 2012
  • Ethics & Competence, The Digest – Arizona Paralegal Association, June 2012
  • Ethics & Competence, NALA Facts & Findings, May/June 2012