LINDA K. ODERMOTT

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503.525.2525 Ext. 2115

503.773.8749 (Direct Line)

Odermott@RosenLawFirm.com

EDUCATION 

  • Portland State University,                 Portland, Oregon

    • B.S. Administration of Justice

  • Everest College,                                 ​Portland, Oregon

    • A.S. Paralegal Studies​

  • Portland Community College,               Portland, Oregon

    • A.S. & A.A. Criminal Justice &  General Studies​

Ms. Odermott, RP®, OCP has worked as a paralegal on complex litigation matters since 2007, developing expertise in civil litigation in state and federal courts, administrative rules, and document production and management.

Her skills are nationally recognized. Ms. Odermott is a regular panelist, facilitator, and speaker for the National Federation of Paralegal Association (NFPA) and Oregon Paralegal Association (OPA), focusing on paralegal certification, assisting paralegals in our Armed Forces, and the new paralegal licensure programs sprouting up across the U.S. For more than six years that work has included working with the JAG offices of the Air Force, the Army, the Navy, and the Marines and the Judge Advocate General’s Association of Paraprofessionals assisting paralegals of those branches achieve paralegal certification in the civilian world for their postmilitary careers.

In 2017, she was awarded the rank of Honorary Sergeant Major by Command Sergeant Major Lister of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps by and through U.S. Army Master Sergeant Jamal Owens, recognizing her work in assisting Retired JAG Military Paralegal Association to amend that Association’s bylaws to incorporate active-duty military paralegals and civilian paralegal contractors into their membership; helping create a credentialing program for military paralegals; and assisting in the creation of a transition plan for active-duty paralegals into civilian roles supported by voluntary certification. In both 2015 and 2016 was named Paralegal of the Year by Oregon Paralegal Association and in 2015 Ms. Odermott was named Certification Ambassador of the Year by the National Federation of Paralegal Association for her work with our military.

Ms. Odermott is currently a member of the Oregon State Bar Paraprofessional Licensing Implementation Committee (PLIC), where she chairs the Admissions and Education Workgroup. The PLIC focuses on drafting the implementation plan to license paraprofessionals in order to address the state’s access to justice gap. She is also a member of the adjunct faculty of Portland Community College’s Paralegal Program.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Oregon Paralegal Association, Oregon Certified Paralegal Credentials (OCP®)

  • National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam, Registered Paralegal (RP®) Credentials

VOLUNTEER & PRO BONO POSITIONS

  • Judge Advocate General’s Association of    Paraprofessionals (JAGALP); NFPA  Secondary Delegate  Representative, current

  • National Federation of Paralegal  Associations, former positions: Vice  President and Director of Paralegal Certification; Armed Forces Coordinator; Certification Public Relations Coordinator; Ad Hoc Committee to Draft Position Statement on UPL  Member; Association Management Co-Coordinator; Ad Hoc Committee to Draft Amended Position Statement on Non-Lawyer Legal Practice Chair; Regulation Review Coordinator; Budget Committee Member

  • Oregon State Bar: Paraprofessional  Licensing Implementation Committee – Admissions and Education Chair, current; Board of Governors Futures Task Force Regulation Committee Task Force Member, 2016-2017; Board of Governors Limited License Legal Technicians Task Force     Member, 2013-2015

  • Oregon Paralegal Association former positions: Board Director; Certification Ambassador; Bylaw Amendment Ad hoc Committee Member; Public Relations Chair; Social Media Chair; Military                 Outreach Liaison; Annual Salary Survey Chair; Annual Meeting Committee  Member; Paralegal Day Committee Member, Ethics Committee Member

PUBLISHED WORK

  • What are the Real Benefits of Attending a National Convention, Feb. 2017, OPA Paragram

  • Reintegration; What They Didn’t Tell Me, May, 2016, The National Paralegal Reporter

  • How to Educate Your Firm About Certification (and Ask Them to Pay For It), Nov, 2014, OPA Paragram

  • The Certification Train is Leaving the Station, Sept. 2014, The National Paralegal Reporter, OPA Paragram

  • Federal Funded Unemployment Benefits Paying for PCCE, July 2014, OPA Paragram

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Bar Association, 2015-2016

  • Judge Advocate General’s Association of                Paraprofessionals, 2017-present

  • Multnomah Bar Association, 2014-present

  • Oregon Paralegal Association, 2009-present

  • National Federation of Paralegal Associations,        2009-present